Revisiting Black Nationalism and the National Question

by Ken Morgan Revisiting Black Nationalism and the National Question “Economic disparities, police brutality, inequalities et al. go together with capitalism.” I was privileged to learn from and work with Harry Haywood . Most if not all readers of the Black Agenda Report know his legacy and history in the black struggle. If not, please do check […]

The Marxist Proposition, Claudia Jones, and Black Nationalism

by Denise Lynn Claudia Jones Many in the American Left hoped that a worldwide socialist revolution would follow the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. When no revolution materialized, the Soviet Union, in an attempt to keep the revolutionary fervor alive, challenged Communists overseas to push for revolutionary change in their own countries. For Black Americans, it was the […]

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 1967 Rebellion and Visions of an Independent Black Detroit

By Austin McCoy Image of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion in Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Photo: Thomas Giggs. In all likelihood, the progressive slogan—“Another city is possible”—grew from the ashes of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. While many will remember the destruction, the presence of the National Guard, and the many who died during the uprising, it is […]

Black Nationalism and Liberation

by GARRETT FELBER Nation of Islam counter-demonstration at NAACP rally in Harlem, 1961 / Photograph: NAACP collection, Library of Congress In a world where Donald Trump’s presidential nomination speech has been endorsed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan—yet Black Lives Matter activists are accused of reverse racism for asking to not be murdered […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

Will Black Nationalism Reemerge?

by Sean Posey In the summer of 2008, a tidal wave of liberal and youth activists began to carry presidential candidate Barack Obama on a journey leading inexorably to the White House. Town halls and campaign stops attracted droves of admirers-with Obama taking on a persona more akin to a rock star than to a senator […]

Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, November 1979

Mumia Abu Jamal interviewed Bob Marley for radio in Philadelphia, November 1979. In November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored issues such as black nationalism, repatriation, and Pan-African solidarity.  According to many sources, Survival was originally to be […]

Remembering Black Pantherz Founder and Hero, Huey P. Newton

by ayanarashed Continue to rest up 2/17/42 – 8/22/89 #BlackKing Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panthers and spent years debating that black americans needed to arm and defend themselves while fighting for equal rights. He is a hero to most and a villain to white america. Newton founded the Black Panthers nearly 50 years ago […]

Black Livez Matter Demandz Freedom for Killerz of Black and White Copz

by Daniel Greenfield The Black Nationalist hate group Black Lives Matter released its agenda. Among its demands for reparations and a tax on air, not to mention an end to automation, it demands freedom for cop killers. The “political power” part of the agenda demands, “We are calling for the release of all political prisoners […]