The Roots of “Malcolmology”

April 10, 2016  By Russell Rickford Malcolm X. Chicago, 1961. Photo by Eve Arnold—Magnum For me, as for many children of the 1980s, the recent death of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest triggered a wave of nostalgia for the “conscious” hip hop of the 1990s, a genre that blended playful, jazz-inflected lyrics with potent themes […]

Angela Davis – Lectures on Liberation

Angela Davis – Lectures on Liberation INTRODUCTION Presented here are Professor Angela Davis’ initial lectures for “Recurring Philosophical Themes in Black Literature,” her first course at UCLA, taught during the Fall Quarter of 1969. Identifier AngelaDavis-LecturesOnLiberation DOWNLOAD OPTIONS download 1 file ABBYY GZ download download 1 file DAISY download download 1 file EPUB download download 1 file FULL TEXT download download 1 file KINDLE download download 1 […]

Consciousness of being: Re-imagining Biko 40 years on

A lecture delivered at the University of California Los Angeles and Freedom Park, 7 July 2017 The Drum Veli Mbele Jul 20, 2017 Forty years after Steve Biko’s murder in detention, the world we live in has not changed fundamentally for Black people. Regardless of where you reside in the world, how educated you are, […]

The 1967 Rebellion and Visions of an Independent Black Detroit

By Austin McCoy Image of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion in Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Photo: Thomas Giggs. In all likelihood, the progressive slogan—“Another city is possible”—grew from the ashes of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. While many will remember the destruction, the presence of the National Guard, and the many who died during the uprising, it is […]

A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

by SAEED SHABAZZ Assata Shakur “My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013. “Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence […]

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. […]

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 […]