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 […]

What Happened to the Civil Rightz Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

The National Welfare Rights Organization marching to end hunger in 1968. (Photo: from the Jack Rottier Collection/George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center) by  Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the midst of the “March […]

African Angst as the ‘New’ Black Feminism: When Revisionist Afrocentrism is Masked as Black Politic

Originally posted on APNS Public Radyo:
Summary: (Warning: Rough Language) As Western feminist attention is hopelessly drawn-in by the unnecessarily heady, intellectual brain-drain and capitalist-driven neo-Feminism romance between Beyoncé and her adoring fans, fellow Black female entertainer Azealia Banks has decided to wail herself into a ban on Twitter and an ejection from the roster…

Afeni Shakur: Three Black Pantherz Remember the Multiple Sidez of the Revolutionary

  Former Black Panther Party Members Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Sekou Odinga and Bilal Sunni-Ali jointly recollect the life, times and legacy of the late revolutionary matriarch Afeni Shakur. Afeni’s passing in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party founded in Oakland California, is a significant socio-political marker in the marginalization of Black Radicalism in America. Her passing […]