Revolutionary Black Artists of the Civil Rights Era Get Exhibition in the UK

Emory Douglas, “We shall survive without a doubt” (Emory Douglas) “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” features iconic works alongside pieces that have long been overlooked by the mainstream by  Jason Daley Civil Rights. Black Power. Black Arts. These movements helped power the 1960s and 1970s as a defining era of political and cultural shifts. […]

Inside the Gun of the Black Panther Party

By Ibram X. Kendi This post is part of our online roundtable on Robyn Spencer’s The Revolution Has Come On May 2, 1967, Black Panthers amassed at the Capitol in Sacramento brandishing guns to protest a bill before an Assembly committee restricting the carrying of arms in public. Photo: Walt Zeboski / AP In 1973, Amar Casey arrived […]

Resurrecting the Radical Pedagogy of the Black Panther Party

Drawing inspiration from the Highlander Folk School (1932-present), Citizenship Schools (1957-1965), and Freedom Schools (Summer 1964), the founding members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) believed that a learner-driven, politically relevant, and transgressive education that empowers youth to expose the existential contradictions of their own lives creates the conditions necessary for a world […]

How white Amerika haz created a colony of incarceration for people of color

Protesters call attention to police brutality, racial injustice and economic inequality during a July 2015 rally in Newark, N.J. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) By Eric Liu Eric Liu is the author, most recently, of “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen.” He is founder of Citizen University and executive director of […]

POETIC TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM AND AMIRI!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JAZZ POET ZAYID MUHAMMAD, SCHOLAR WRITER ANTOINETTE ELLIS-WILLIAMS SALUTE MALCOLM X AND AMIRI BARAKA AT EAST ORANGE LIBRARY! On Thursday, February 16th, 2017, East Orange Library’s ‘Cultural Café’ will present a special evening poetic tribute to Malcolm X and Amiri Baraka. The event will feature Newark based Jazz poet and people’s artist ‘Mr. […]

Chicago 1969: When Black Pantherz Aligned With Konfederate-Flag-Wielding, Working-Klazz Whitez

In the 1960s a group of working-class white activists joined forces with the Black Panthers in Chicago to fight systemic class oppression. Could a similar coalition emerge today? Bobby Seale , one of the founders of the black civil rights organization The Black Panthers speaks during a protest concert. Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the 2016 […]

Pardon window iz closing on Pete O’Neal, KC’z Black Panther in Afrika

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article126440434.html Pete O’Neal talks about his work in Africa and the chance of a pardon before President Obama leaves office. His brother says O’Neal’s fleeing was a loss for his hometown. Monty Davis and Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star   BY DONALD BRADLEY   He took a bullet on Troost Avenue, spewed Marxist rage, […]

The Last Poetz: Amerika in poetry from black power to Black Livez Matter

The Last Poets’ fierce performance poetry inspired generations of musicians, even as they destroyed themselves. Now they’re back – and as relevant as ever   By Christine Otten “The Last Poets are the microcosm of black America,” said Umar Bin Hassan, one of the founding members of the group, when I first met him in Harlem, […]

Repression Breedz Resistance: The Black Liberation Army and the Radical Legacy of the Black Panther Party

by Akinyele Omowale Umoja Georgia State University Abstract Recent scholarship argues the Black Panther Party (BPP) existed from 1966 to 1982. Many activists and scholars argue that the BPP only existed as a revolutionary organization from 1966 until 1971, in the initial period of its existence. A significant part of the BPP’s legacy is the […]

Rep. Rush revealz startling detailz of Panther Party Assassinationz

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn […]