After 47 years as an Alabama political prisoner and 3 years free, Sekou Kambui makes his transition

Our dear brother and Black Panther comrade Sekou Kambui (s/n William Turk) made his transition May 9, 2017. The struggle for freedom defined him in so many ways. After 47 years as a political prisoner in Alabama prisons, and his release in 2014, he can now rest in peace. Farewell, my dear friend. – Audri […]

The Dashiki: The History of a Radical Garment

by DAMOLA DUROSOMO DIASPORA—The dashiki is clothing as politics. It might not exactly seem that way in its present state—a revived, streetwear trend largely associated with the intricate and highly recognizable ‘Angelina print,’ but its story is one of African innovation and Black resistance. The word “dashiki” comes from the Yoruba word danshiki, used to refer […]

Sordid History and Great Crimes of the FBI

In his statement on firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump wrote that “the FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.” But what is the actual history and role of this “cherished and respected” institution that Trump is […]

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 […]

The Hidden History of the SNCC Research Department

by Derek Seidman “AT LAST!! THE PAPER YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!! WHAT IS THE SNCC RESEARCH DEPARTMENT……” This was the headline of a February 1965 circular, typed and mimeographed, that went around to chapters of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee — or SNCC, as it commonly went by — across the US. SNCC […]

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer: her unstoppable war against Jim Crow

by Claudia Li   “I guess if I’d had any sense I’d a been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me, and it seemed like they’ve been trying to do that ever since I could remember.” That was the ringing […]

Black Pantherz, Then & Now — NYU National Lawyerz Guild

     In this just released video of a 2 hour panel discussion on both the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements; Veteran Black Panther Leader Kathleen Cleaver addresses such subjects as Revolutionary Internationalism, Solidarity & Coalition Building, Sexism, Racism, Prison Industrial Complex, Resolving Contradictions, Surveillance & Secure Communications, Films on the Black Panther Party, Responsibility Of […]

#Rucker 50

Monday, April 24th, 6:30pm Maysles Cinema, Third World Newsreel  and the Documentary Forum at CCNY Present: @ City College Center for Performing Arts 160 Convent Avenue (Marian Anderson Theatre) Robert McCullough Jr. and Darryl L. Neverson, 2016, 54 min. Malcolm X stated, “History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to […]

The struggle over the anti-Afrikan mural goes back 600 yearz

The African petty bourgeoisie, also had its own beneficial interest in trying to integrate into the social system. The masses of African working people wanted to stop crackas from killing us, stop the brutality, stop the murder, stop the lynchings. We just wanted some kind of chance. We just wanted to know that we could […]

He’z My Death, Too

  For Blacks in the United States, it was arguably the most influential murder of the first decade of the modern civil rights movement. “The lynching of Emmett Till was caused by the nature and history of America itself and by a social system that has changed over the decades, but not as much as […]