Neutralize their activities: The footprints of COINTELPRO from the Black Panther Party to the MOVE Organization and beyond

by Uhuru Baraka Rowe In the spirit of the MOVE conference held May 5-7 in Philadelphia to educate the public about the MOVE organization, I will like to expound on the U.S. government sanctioned attacks on MOVE within the larger context of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) campaign of harassment, murder, frame-ups and imprisonment […]

Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project –Black Power Chronicle Part II

by BAR Editor and Columnist Dr. Marsha Adebayo From her vantage point in SNCC, Karen Spellman saw the birth of the modern Black Power Movement. She says “most Black people equated the concept of Black power with Black pride, Black consciousness, self-determination, controlling our own destinies and an end to repression.” Whites and conservative Blacks […]

Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project –Black Power Chronicle

  by BAR Editor and Columnist, Dr. Marsha Adebayo When did the “Civil Rights Movement” morph into the “Black Power Era” — or is that a false dichotomy. The best testimony on that question comes from those who participated in the process – people like Karen Spellman, an early activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating […]

NEW MUSIC: AMBIENT HIP-HOP PRODUCER JUS AND THE GREAT GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW CELEBRATE “BLACK POWER” ON ANTHEMIC NEW SINGLE #SOUNDCHECK

Melbourne-based artist Jus brings on Georgia Anne Muldrow and the crew at Soulvember Records to continue their unstoppable hot streak with their latest single “Black Power.” With contributions from Declaime, Roman Lee Norfleet, and Rob Milton, Georgia Anne Muldrow’s hook ties it all together. The song celebrates black power over an irresistible groove, and that […]

All power to all the people: the Black Panthers and the Rainbow Coalition

by CLAUDE WILSON  Note: I’d like to thank Jakobi Williams, a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington who specializes in the Black Power and civil rights movements, and Hy Thurman, a member of the original Young Patriots and Rainbow Coalition, for contributing their invaluable insight and expertise to this column. Poverty, inequality, racism, gentrification, police […]

Damas!

By E. Ethelbert Miller How can they really dare to call me almost white when every part of me yearns only to be black – Leon Damas The term Pan-Africanism entered my vocabulary when Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) walked across the stage of Cramton Auditorium on the campus of Howard University. The year was 1970. […]

The struggle over the anti-Afrikan mural goes back 600 yearz

The African petty bourgeoisie, also had its own beneficial interest in trying to integrate into the social system. The masses of African working people wanted to stop crackas from killing us, stop the brutality, stop the murder, stop the lynchings. We just wanted some kind of chance. We just wanted to know that we could […]

Blueprint for Black Power by Amos Wilson

by Amos N. Wilson Blueprint for Black Power details a master plan for the power revolution necessary for Black survival in the 21st century. Blueprints posits that an African American/Caribbean/Pan-African bloc would be most potent for the generation and delivery of Black power in the United States and the World to counter White and Asian […]

PHOTO SERIEZ: BLACK WOMEN GIVING ZERO FUCKZ ABOUT POLICE INTIMIDATION

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is just as prolific on the Twittersphere as he is on the big screen. In a tweet series that went viral, Cherry decided to celebrate “Black women unbothered by the police: A Photo Series” for Black History Month. The photos show badass women standing up to police in ways most of […]