After the Black Pantherz: moving forward

U.S. prison conditions, solitary confinement, post-prisoners rights movement of the ’60s and ’70s, and the absence of the Black Panther Party vanguard. Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi SCI Greene, Waynesburg, PA Power to the People! We need prisoners’ empowerment! We need participation in the broader movement fighting U.S. imperialism. This here blog post is intended to […]

Kwame Ture – The Revolutionary (From Like It Iz with Gil Noble)

Blessed Baba Kwame Ture belongz in the pantheon of our great Black Pan-African Socialist Revolutionary Heroez & Sheroez such as Frantz Fanon, Dedan Kimathi, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere,  Maurice Bishop, Thomas Sankara, Assata Shakur & all those brave bredren & sistren who dedicated their livez to end the exploitative & oppressive system of white supremacy […]

Black Panthers 50 Yearz Later: What They Wanted Iz What We (Still) Need

by Alondra Nelson  Two generations ago, a group of young people stood up and demanded education, housing, food, jobs and health care. It was a transformational move, still worthy of celebrating. Two armed Black Panthers, carrying a shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, talking to officer Lt. Ernest Holloway at the State Drafted by founders Huey […]

Black Catz Have Many Livez: Reviving the Panther Vanguard and Building the United Panther Movement

  As convention would have it, the Black Panther Party (BPP) – founded in October 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale – ceased to exist in 1982.1  Not so. Although the last of its major community service programs and newspaper, The Black Panther, closed down in 1982, the Party’s politics, goals, and identity […]

Young Leaderz On The Frontline Of Today’z Freedom Struggle

By Janiah X Adams The Ohio Student Association and other youth groups are on the frontline of the Black struggle. Photo courtesy of the Ohio Student Association CHICAGO—Many Black revolutionary thinkers emerged from the early 1960s, a time where Blacks in America were fighting for their rights. Leaders such as Kwame Ture, Assata Shakur and […]

Give The Pigz Their Jobz Back: Resistance Iz Key – The Passive Approach Just Isn’t Working In Texaz Prisonz

by Jason Walker The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has been operating as a money making business, run by corrupt wardens and administrative personnel, since the beginning of the 20th century. This revolving door style of bad actors in high places is no different than what we see in mainstream politics (notably the presidential […]

We Need to Talk About All Aspectz of Racism

by Tom Watts We need to talk about all kinds of racism and about racism in general, because it is all reactionary and all serves to perpetuate inequality and class exploitation. If we are serious about ending racism, we have got to understand it, where it comes from, who it serves and how it works, […]

Endangered Speciez: The Lynching of the Black and Brown Youth (by Kelvin Khaysi Canada, NABPP-PC, 2016)

“If you can’t believe what they are doing to us today. You have no idea of what they did to us yesterday.”   – Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. There is an old proverb that states: “If you don’t learn from the past, you’ll make the same mistakes in the future.” So, we shouldn’t be so surprised […]

Defining and Measuring the Lumpen Class in the United Statez: A Preliminary Analysis

            by MIM(Prisons)                                            permalink MIM(Prisons) began to draft a book on the lumpen class a few years ago. We found a gap in the theoretical material on this subject and realized that our observations […]

Black and Brown unity: a powerful force

By Teresa Gutierrez Karl Marx wrote that the capitalist class would create its own gravediggers. Black and Brown folks will assuredly be some of those gravediggers. The rampant terrorism against Black people by the police in this country has forever exposed their role in capitalist society. The police exist to defend the capitalists’ private property […]