Standing Up against Racist, Fascist, Nazi, Swastikas in South L.A.

by LABOR/COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER The defacing of an historical mural on Crenshaw Boulevard, Our Mighty Contribution,” by placing swastikas over the faces of Black women members of the Black Panther Party, Thursday, November 29,  is profoundly symbolic and real–a material reflection of the U.S. white settler state out of control. For us at the Strategy Center, the fight against racism, national […]

Learning from Legendary Activist Bobby Seale Founder of Black Panther

By Philip Lipson Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s one of the most horrifying sights I witnessed on television was the gagging of Bobby Seale at thetrial of the Chicago 8. Referred to as the Chicago 7, Bobby Seal was the eighth defendant. This was a trial of eight Activists for the disruption […]

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord, 50 years late

Anne Moody penned her memoir at the urging of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years […]

After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick

by  Jessica Sutherland  Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

The Lesson of Emmett Till Has Been Ignored for Decades

Reopening the Till case doesn’t even begin to address the white terrorism festering in Trump’s America By JAMIL SMITH  Emmett Till Bettmann/Getty Images Murder can be a message, and the men who lynched Emmett Till in 1955 surely sought to communicate through his broken and bloated flesh. The 14-year-old boy falsely accused of sexually harassing Carolyn Bryant […]

Nina Simone – Backlash Blues

civil rights song that makes a reference to the Vietnam War: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/JBrumm… From the 1967 album “Nina Simone Sings the Blues” (RCA Victor LSP-3789 / US / LP / 33rpm). Composed by Nina Simone and Langston Hughes. “Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash Who do you think I am You raise my taxes, freeze my wages And […]

The Florida Blind Boy Show makes it home at Black Power 96 and United Black Power 100!

Eddie “Florida Blind Boy” Maultsby and Larry Fayson bring the The Florida Blind Boy show to Black Power 96 and United Black Power 100! 🎉🎉🎉 Premiering tomorrow, May 13th @10 AM every Sunday Eddie and Larry will share inspirational music and special free giveaways listeners both local and abroad! 😍🙌 Tune in for your chance to win gas […]

Taking Freedom: Yes, Black Amerika Fears the Police. Here’s Why

On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans’ fear of police.  by NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES   Nearly every so-called race riot in the United States since 1935 has been sparked by a police incident. Police, because they interact in black communities every day, are often seen […]

The marvel of the real Black Panthers

By Mohsin Uppal Photo: rocor @Flickr Possibly what is already the blockbuster of the year is out: Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s a film chronicling comic book hero Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Black Panther was the first black superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 during the height of the […]