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 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 […]

Micah Xavier Johnson: Made in Amerika, a Failed Human Rightz State

by Dr. Randy Short Not all Black people are appalled at Micah X Johnson’s day of rage in Dallas. The author isn’t, and believes he has lots of company. Johnson is far from alone in his hatred of white cops. However, “unlike the majority of Blacks who complain amongst themselves, Johnson went postal – like […]

BPP community programz

by Dan Berger (A supplement to the 2008 calendar on the Legacy of the Panthers) At the time and all the more so since, popular perception of the Black Panthers revolves around revolvers. But this violence-laden image misses the group’s substance. The multifaceted community programs made the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense such a success—and […]

When Black Power Set Racist Amerika On Fire: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

by Ibram X. Kendi ATYPEEK VIA GETTY IMAGES   Fifty years ago, the term “Black power” fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. […]


  Learn about MALCOLM X’s Mission and Message to show that what we called a civil rights issue against “black citizens in America” was actually a HUMAN RIGHTS issue on African people that lived in America. He understood that fighting to be included in a system that was never intended for blacks was fruitless and […]


Shaka Zulu is said to be one of the greatest military leaders in African history, and perhaps all of history. There is controversy around the brutality of his methods, and the strictness with which he trained his troops, but in many ways, he improved warfare methods forever. Born in 1787 in what is now South […]