Revolutionary Daily Thought

“I contend that the cry of “Black Power” iz, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changez necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we’ve got to see that a riot iz the language of the unheard. And, what iz it that […]

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, […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

White fear and the unbearable reality of Black perfection

by Jacqueline Bediako I ain’t gonna front – I shed tears when Trump and his minions were elected. It was the kind of crying that happens when your eyes get bloodshot and your veins pop out of your forehead. The impending doom that is a Trump presidency is the result of a white America unable […]

A Global Vision: Ana Livia Cordero And The Puerto Rican Liberation Struggle

BY SANDY PLACIDO *This is the final post in our blog series on Women, Gender and Pan-Africanism edited by Keisha N. Blain. Blog posts in this series examine how women and gender have shaped Pan-Africanist movements and discourses in the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this post, Sandy Placido places Dr. Ana Livia Cordero at the […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community, as does the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, must speak in the tone of that community, not as somebody else’s buffer zone. This is the significance of black power as a slogan. For once, black people are going to use the words they want […]

Stokely Carmichael and Black Power

  http://ia600302.us.archive.org/2/items/030614OSPODCASTBlackPower/030614-OS-PODCAST-Black%20Power.mp3 This week marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. At the end of June, 1964, Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., and hundreds of civil rights activists marched across Mississippi to register African-American voters in one of the turning points of the civil rights movement. In remembrance of […]

Generational Gapz and Revolutionary Conceptz of the Black Panther Party

by Loco1 of United Struggle from Within    permalink Art from The Black Panther newspaper, Vol. 2 No. 19, January 1969 From this end of the bend the only subject relevant to prisoners in regards to the early Black Panther Party (BPP) is the party as a Maoist organization and how prisoners should apply the […]