Intercommunalism: The Late Theorizations of Huey P. Newton, ‘Chief Theoretician’ of the Black Panther Party

by Delio Vasquez June 11, 2018 PDF Black Panther leader Huey Newton holds a press conference in San Francisco after returning from a meeting with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai in China. Newton is facing his third trial on charges of killing a police officer. October 8 1971 On September 5, 1970, Huey P. Newton, co-founder […]

The Uniform of The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party (BPP) was an essential piece of the Black Power movement that allowed members in to advocate for the African American race on social and political issues. One of the first things you’d notice about members of the BPP was their standard uniform: a black leather jacket, black pants, powder-blue shirts black […]

After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free?operation

by  Messiah Rhodes It all started the night of May 21, 1971. Two police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, were fired upon while walking to their patrol car at a housing project near the Macombs Dam Bridge in Harlem. Jones died instantly from a gunshot to his head. Piagentini, who was shot 13 times, died […]

Racism is most odious when it’s government policy

   by  Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan   Roseanne Barr’s abhorrent tweet, comparing Obama presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, once again put race front and center in the national discourse, where it should remain. Racism’s most odious form, though, is when it appears as official policy, as is the case with the “Black […]

Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny

Listen to story: Download: mp3 (Duration: 11:56 — 10.9MB) FEATURING MUMIA ABU-JAMAL – A new book authored by Stephen Vittoria and political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, explores the history of the United States and takes on the myth that the US is a beacon for freedom and democracy. Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny is actually […]

Former Black Panther Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald will remain behind bars

by Ann Garrison On May 4, former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald agreed to a five-year denial of parole instead of insisting on a parole hearing, even though he has served more time than any former Black Panther still behind bars: 49 years. Chip was arrested in 1969 and charged with murdering a security guard […]

Why Is Former Black Panther Chip Fitzgerald Still Behind Bars?

by Ann Garrison Why Is Former Black Panther Chip Fitzgerald Still Behind Bars?   “The good news is that we don’t have to wait the full five years.” On May 4, former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald agreed to a five-year denial of parole instead of insisting on a parole hearing, even though he has served […]

The Strength Of Knowledge

I admire the leadership of Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, the co-founders of The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, in Oakland, California. The organization was started in 1966 to bring awareness to — and protect Black people from — police brutality in their communities. Huey Newton, who earned his PhD from the University of […]

Open carry was legal until armed Black Panthers protested

Photo: Walt Zeboski / Associated Press 1967 Then-Assemblyman Willie L. Brown Jr., D-San Francisco, center, talks to a Black Panther Party member May 3, 1967. They were protesting a bill before an Assembly committee restricting the carrying of loaded weapons in public. In 1966, it was legal to openly carry loaded firearms in California — […]

Prison Panthers and awakening the Black radicals

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “What made him (Malcolm X) unfamiliar and dangerous was not his hatred for white people but his love for Blacks, his apprehension of the horror of the Black condition, and the reasons for it, and his determination to work on their hearts and minds so that they would be enabled to […]