Support a Release Campaign for Political Prisoner Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes

Please help us save our beloved father and grandfather, Robert “Seth” Hayes from the New York State Correctional System where he has been incarcerated for the past 45 years. Seth was only a young man, father, and husband, as well as a decorated Vietnam War veteran when he was arrested in August 1972 for his […]

Huey Newton’s Lessons for World Revolution in Our Times

Danny Haiphong Huey Newton’s Lessons for World Revolution in Our Times “Huey used the framework of dialectical materialism, which gave him the understanding that all development is a struggle between contradictions.” BAR contributor Danny Haiphong delivered the following remarks to a day-long conference on “Huey P. Newton: Our Struggle for Self-Determination and World Peace” October […]

Black Power’s Global Pulse

By Quito Swan   Black Power demonstration and march, Lancaster Road, West London, 1970. Source: British National Archives. This year, the Black Panther Party (BPP), arguably the most influential Black Power organization, celebrated fifty years since its founding. While many remember the Party for its political influence in the United States, the BPP was also one of the key […]

The Roots of “Malcolmology”

April 10, 2016  By Russell Rickford Malcolm X. Chicago, 1961. Photo by Eve Arnold—Magnum For me, as for many children of the 1980s, the recent death of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest triggered a wave of nostalgia for the “conscious” hip hop of the 1990s, a genre that blended playful, jazz-inflected lyrics with potent themes […]

Burning Down the Amerikan Plantation: An Interview with the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

by  Colin Jenkins The following is an interview with members of the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM), conducted over the course of a month between July and August of 2017. We discuss their formation, vision and goals for the future, and what they are doing to spark a reawakening of revolutionary politics grounded in black liberation, […]

‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day

Redemption Song Statue, Emancipation Park, Jamaica. Photo by Mark Franco, used with permission. On August 1 each year, several Caribbean territories — including Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica — commemorate Emancipation Day in honour of the day in 1834 when the British emancipated enslaved Africans. The day sparked passionate dialogue on the holiday’s meaning and the manifestation […]

The Concept of Black Liberation Theology

Black Liberation Theology from the Afromerica perspective is based on Natural Law, the Holy Bible, and the practice of true Christianity. The purpose of teaching Liberation Theology to Black America is to assure them that the aforementioned theories are the most powerful forces on earth and most assured methods of defeating the secular forces that […]

Neutralize their activities: The footprints of COINTELPRO from the Black Panther Party to the MOVE Organization and beyond

by Uhuru Baraka Rowe In the spirit of the MOVE conference held May 5-7 in Philadelphia to educate the public about the MOVE organization, I will like to expound on the U.S. government sanctioned attacks on MOVE within the larger context of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) campaign of harassment, murder, frame-ups and imprisonment […]

No Justice No Peace

This clip is taken from a 1988 speech by Ahmed Obafemi of the New Afrikan People’s Organization in San Francisco. Obafemi speaks of the death of Michael Griffith, a Black youth murdered in a racist attack in Howard Beach, New York., and how the Black community came together following Michael’s murder. LISTEN HERE Learn more […]

Ramona Africa Talkz MOVE, Liberation and Surviving 1985 Bombing

By: Lamont Lilly Ramona Africa, sole living survivor of U.S. bombing of the MOVE home in Philadelphia. | Photo: Reuters The U.S. freedom fighter discusses the history of MOVE and what it means to fight for liberation in part one of an exclusive interview. Former U.S. political prisoner, Ramona Africa, is the Minister of Communication […]