Black Empowerment for Kidz: Free Breakfast Program Kickz Off

by Lisa Loving Ahjamu Umi discusses racism, sexism, and writing during a release party for his novel, ‘Find the Flower that Blooms,’ at Reflections Coffee and Books, Feb. 18, 2012. Photo by K. Kendall A dedicated Pan Africanist group in Portland is reviving a classic community service project from the days of the Black Panther […]

Revolutionising the people: Interview with Black Panther Emory Douglas

by Katie Wood and Manolya Moustafa Emory Douglas at a tour of his exhibition ‘Freedom Now: The Art of Black Liberation’ at Marxism 2015 conference Early in 1967, radical Black artist Emory Douglas was invited to an organising meeting for the visit of Malcolm X’s widow, Betty Shabazz, to the Bay Area in California. Emory […]

4/16 Pack The Courtroom 4 Jalil Muntaqim

For background on Jalil Muntaqim’s case and long-term struggle for parole, visit http://www.freejalil.com. From a petition last year to the NYS Parole Board (https://www.change.org/p/tina-m-stanford-free-jalil ): Anthony Bottom, aka Jalil Muntaqim, has been incarcerated since 1971 for his involvement with the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. A victim of the FBI’s illegal COINTELPROgram, he […]

Berkeley studentz outrage police with demand to honour cop killer

by Debbi Baker Students at UC Berkeley caused quite a stir this month with their demands that a building on campus be renamed for Assata Shakur, the former black activist convicted of killing a New Jersey State Trooper 40 years ago. The request prompted a petition by a police organization imploring the university not to […]

Ericka Hugginz Openz Up About Race

By Pawan Naidu Ericka Huggins, former Black Panther leader, addressed students, faculty and community members about a variety of topics regarding race on March 17. The discussion included Huggins’ experiences, social activism, ethic identification, issues from the past and today and how to end racial division. Huggins opened the discussion by expressing there is work […]

‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led The Black Panther Party

  Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization. Photo: Platon Elaine Brown | A Taste of Power, Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words)   Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer. In 1968, […]

Act Now to Defend Assata Shakur: Tell Barack Obama and Eric Holder, Stop Pressuring Cuba to Hand Over Assata

Please tell President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to stop trying to extraditeAssataShakur, anAfrican American freedom fighter who is living in exile in Cuba.The U.S. government is using negotiations with Cuba as an opportunity to go after Shakur. Roberta Jacobson, lead U.S. negotiator, testified at a recent congressional committee meeting that she raises Shakur every time she talks with Cuban […]

“I Can’t Breathe,” Could You?, By Chairman Shaka Zulu

    All power to the people!   Northern State Prison, like most prisons, constitutes one huge cesspool of corruption, connected to one huge machine called Mass Incarceration. This huge machine conforms to the capitalist logic of maximization of the rate of profit.   Our minds and bodies (mental and manual labor) in the Mass […]

Black Livez Matter needz the Black Pantherz

The Panthers opposed not only police brutality but also the economic injustice of everyday life   by Deena Guzder Protests over police killings of unarmed African-Americans continue to erupt across the nation, largely thanks to the organizing efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement. As Black History Month draws to a close, it’s worth asking […]

NYC, March 20: Nu-Afrikan Resisitance and the Rootz of Mass Incarceration

The journal Socialism and Democracy presents its special issue on Mass Incarceration, edited by Mumia Abu-Jamal & Johanna Fernández Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration Speakers Sekou Odinga, Recently Released Political Prisoner Arielle Newton, Black Lives Matter Laura Whitehorn, Former Political Prisoner Nyle Fort, Newark-Based Youth Organizer […]