Black Pantherz and Black Livez Matter – parallelz and progrezz

Millions March Texas. Elizabeth Brossa/flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Comparing the 1960s and 1970s Black Panther Party and today’s Black Lives Matter movement reveals parallels and progress. Stanley Nelson’s recently released film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution juxtaposes the party’s justice movement against the Black Lives Matter protest campaign. Conceived about 50 years apart, both […]

Remembering Safiya Bukhari

Interview with Laura Whitehorn by Angola 3 News Former political prisoner Laura Whitehorn has edited the new book, The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, & Fighting for Those Left Behind (The Feminist Press, 2010). The War Before features the writings of the late Safiya […]

If Thiz iz a War, Then Black Livez Matter iz Losing

by MUMIA ABU-JAMAL ‘Plus ça change …’ say the French; or ‘The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same.’ That thought, with all its despair and wisdom, resonates with particular power when we look at the Black Freedom Struggle, which, despite its ebbs and flows, has a sameness that seems to […]

1968: Soul Power – a New Album That Invokez An Earlier Era of Activism

BANNED BROADCAST Listen to this segment GUEST: Rasheed Ali is an award winning musician, artist, and educator. The year 2014 may go down as the start of a new chapter in the black struggle for equality and civil rights, with the uprising in Ferguson over the killing of Michael Brown. As police continue to gun […]

Black Pantherz film reminds uz problemz remain

By Gracie Bonds Staples – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  There’s nothing new under the sun. I was sadly reminded of this twice last week. Once while watching “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” the new documentary by Stanley Nelson scheduled to debut here Friday at the Midtown Art Cinema. And again while talking to former […]

Jalil Muntaqim’s “Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black” now out!

ESCAPING THE PRISM FADE TO BLACK Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim Introduction by Walidah Imarisha + “The Other Kind” by Ward Churchill Jalil Muntaqim is a former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. For over forty years, Jalil has been a political prisoner, and one of the New York […]

In Defense of the Pantherz: Why the Film “The Black Pantherz: Vanguard of the Revolution” Should be Put Down, and the book “Black Against Empire” Picked Up

by Danny Haiphong The author endorses former Panther leader Elaine Brown’s critique of the movie, However, Blacks Against Empire, the acclaimed book on the Party, meets his approval as “actual historical analysis that is useful for those seeking lessons from the lived struggle of the Panthers.” In Defense of the Panthers: Why the Film “The Black […]


Stokely Carmichael was a powerful and revolutionary civil rights activist. In this video clip, he is asked if he is a race agitator who causes people to riot.  He readily answered “no” and explained his reasons why Black people are angry. He said things are not getting better, they are getting worse, although it appeared […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal’z Eighth Book: Writing On The Wall

By Carolina Saldaña 05 September, 2015 A review of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Editor, Johanna Fernandez. Foreword, Cornel West. City Lights Books, 2015. Mumia Abu-Jamal’s eighth book written from prison cells in the state of Pennsylvania, USA, is a selection of 107 essays that date from January 1982 […]

Former politikal prisoner, Sekou Odinga Speakz

JOIN US – This Friday September 18   Doors Open at 4.00pm Event Starts at 5.00pm – 8.00pm Evans Hall, Room 10 (green building / North East close to Campanile tower) University of California, Berkeley Sekou Abdullah Odinga grew up in Jamaica, Queens-New York in a family of nine.  He is a husband, father,  grandfather and great-grandfather.  He was […]