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 […]

Geronimo Pratt & Rice/Poindexter Documentary

“Black Panthers” documentary about Geronimo Pratt, David Rice, and Edward Poindexter. Rice/Poindexter case starts at 27:19 2:30 Opening 3:00 Geronimo Pratt 5:50 Kathleen Cleaver 8:21 Jean Hamilton, Juror 9:06 David Bernstein, Defense Lawyer 10:06 Landon Williams, Ex-Black Panther 12:08 DeWayne Wolfer, Ballistics Expert 13:22 Barbara Read , Witness 14:34 Kenneth Olson, Victim 15:38 Stuart Hanlon, […]

Democracy Now interviewz with 4 former Panther politikal prisonerz

http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2016/10/26?autostart=true Starting at 11:30 Surviving Members of Angola 3 on Black Panther Legacy & Need to Free Remaining Imprisoned Panthers Exclusive: Freed Panther Sekou Odinga on Joining the Panthers, COINTELPRO & Assata Shakur’s Escape Political Prisoner Eddie Conway on Joining the Black Panthers & How He Was Set Up By COINTELPRO Our Own Mandelas: Former […]

Fifty Years Later, Black Pantherz’ Art Still Resonatez

The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago in Oakland, on Oct. 15, 1966, and within two years it had chapters across the country. The New York Times is taking this opportunity to explore the Black Panthers’ legacy, through their iconic use of imagery and how they were covered in its own pages. The […]