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 […]

The death of a Black Panther: 50 years after Bobby Hutton’s killing

Mourners attend the funeral of Black Panther Bobby Hutton on April 12, 1968.   A half century ago, the Black Panthers clashed with Oakland police in a violent episode that forever changed the political organization and the city from which it grew. Amid the gunfire of April 6, 1968, Bobby Hutton, the Panthers’ first recruit […]

The Black Panthers’ Revolution Never Ends

Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Frie As the Seattle Black Panther Party marks its 50th anniversary, its disruptive force lives on. By Marcus Harrison Green Whether the weapons used are ideas or artillery, revolutions will always be soul-cripplingly brutal. Complexity and commotion are their base ingredients—neither of which is surprising considering revolutions are a result of […]

First, dry your tears and give a loving salute to our newest ancestor, KIILU NYASHA

  For all of us, a teacher who breathed vibrant life into Black history and inspired us to keep making it, for me, a little sister, just two months younger, the guide I leaned on to light the way through dark times, Kiilu Nyasha was a Black Panther from the moment she joined the party […]

Shedding new light on the (real) Black Panthers

by By James Jeffrey Huey Newton (center), one of the founders of the Black Panther Party Most people watching the new Black Panther movie know little about the radical political party with the same name as the film’s hero, beyond its reputation for militancy. But the photos of Stephen Shames reveal a far more humane side. […]

ON FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2018: Black Love, Black Womyn & Black Resistance: A “FREE” Community Conversation With 4 Veteran Sistahs of the Black Liberation Movement ~ (5:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary For The 1968 Founding Of The New York Black Panther Party xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Black Love, Black Womyn & Black Resistance A Conversation With 4 Veteran Sistahs of the Black Liberation Movement Friday March 2, 2018: @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM West Park Presbyterian Church Balcony […]

Black Panther Party poster by Emory Douglas

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The FBI’s War on Black Bookstores

source:https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/fbi-black-bookstores/553598/ By Joshua Clark Davis  The most notable example (omitted from this piece) is the imprisonment of Martin Sostre who ran a radical bookstore in Buffalo, NY. A 1972 article about him follows this new piece. Sostre embraced ideas like Black Muslimism, Black nationalism, Internationalism, and anarchism. He fought his 1967 case from an Attica prison cell for years and is […]

Black Panther film fuels calls for release of jailed politikal activists

Sam Levin – February 16, 2018 Film serves as ‘opportunity to remind people of the real heroes of the Black Panthers’, says former party leader When he was released from prison in 2014, Sekou Odinga felt like he was falling from the sky into a foreign land. After 33 years behind bars, the former Black Panther party […]

History Check: The rise and fall of Britain’s forgotten Black Panther movement

  British Black Panthers (BBP) protest in Brixton. Photo: Neil Kenlock This is the first of our new series – History Check – which will dig deeper into the forgotten legacy of Africans at home and in the diaspora that needs to be remembered for posterity. We start with the forgotten Black Panther movement of Britain which […]