Book Review Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California

by Donna Jean Murch VIEW INSIDE 328 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 33 illus., 4 maps, notes, bibl., index PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0-8078-7113-3 Published: October 2010 EBOOK ISBN: 978-0-8078-9585-6 Published: October 2010 “A provocative reinterpretation of the origins of the Black Panther Party in Oakland….Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”–Choice “Well-researched, smoothly written. . . . A testament […]

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. by Morgan Humphrey Drug Policy Alliance Blog  Screenshot / YouTube   On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman, was drugged and assassinated of by the Chicago Police Department (with the […]

Street-level constitutional experts

by Taru Taylor Slave patrols prevented slave revolts, captured runaway slaves and kept watch on “free” Blacks. They policed the South. In many jurisdictions, notably Charleston, South Carolina, slave patrols morphed into the official police force. Slave patrols went obsolete after the Civil War. So why does American apartheid persist despite the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth […]

Murdering Fred Hampton and Black Power with Bruce Dixon and Todd Steven Burroughs

  Coming on the heels of the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton (December 4, 1969) and the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Bruce Dixon of BlackAgendaReport.com and Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs of DrumsInTheGlobalVillage.com were on hand for a discussion of the academic erasure of radical politics from The Black Panther Party and Black Power. Beginning with […]

HISTORY (Our-story) AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Part 3 of A PRIMER: New Afrikan History (Our-story) of Struggle and Perspective by PP Jalil Muntaqim

Jalil has taken the time to compose the African American History curriculum he was teaching when he was thrown into the hole. This is incredible in-depth history with perspectives for today’s struggle! Here is Part 3 of the Primer: THIRD INSTALLMENT A PRIMER: New Afrikan History of Struggle and Perspective “Where is the Black man’s […]

Young Chicano Murdered by Police Reminds Us of Raza Struggle

by Pilli of Republic of Aztlán          permalink On 15 September 2017 I heard of an execution performed on the streets of San Jose, CA. A young Chicano named Jacob Dominguez was gunned down by the “pitzo.” (Nahuatl for pig) What we need to realize is that la gente Xicana have been fighting this war for […]

Black Panther Cubs commemorate 51 years of struggle

The Black Panther Cubs and the Black Panther Alumni Association commemorated the 51st anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding last weekend with several local events. The Panther Cubs—Keepers of the Flame/Raise High the Torch: A Three-Day Legacy of Generational Resistance, Struggle, Liberation and Solidarity Weekend Conference, commemorated the efforts of several offspring of some […]

Jalil A. Muntaqim: The making of a movement

by Jalil A. Muntaqim I was captured on Aug. 28, 1971, in San Francisco after a car chase and gun battle with San Francisco police. It was alleged that myself and co-defendant Albert Nuh Washington were attempting to avenge the assassination of George L. Jackson in San Quentin on Aug. 21, 1971. I was convicted […]

West Oakland Finally Gets a Black Panther Mural

Two Black artists paint history into the neighborhood. By Ryan Lindsay Photo by David Bacon The mural taking shape at the corner of 14th and Peralta streets. On a sunny yet hazy Tuesday in October, artists Refa Senay and Batsh Lo were showing students from the African Children’s Advance Learning Center how to mask off geometric […]

Framed: Chapter 16

“Turned against those two bloods” —Duane Peak, September 29, 1970   Mondo was brought before Municipal Judge Paul Hickman and denied bail. Mondo, who surrendered his freedom, soon lost everything he owned.[i] “I think it was shortly after my arrest the house was burned down. Originally they said there was a fire and the house […]