FBI sought electric chair execution of Black Panther leaders in Omaha

Originally posted on Richardson Reports:
Nebraska’s electric chair where the FBI sought the execution of the Omaha Two  (credit: Nebraska Dept. of Corrections) On December 4, 1969, in a Federal Bureau of Investigation orchestrated pre-dawn raid in Chicago, Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were shot to death. Fourteen handpicked policemen, armed with…

The Black Panthers still in prison

Antoinette Russell vividly recalls the first time she was led to believe she would finally meet her father as a free man. He called her up on a prison phone, his voice shaking with excitement, and told her: “I’m coming home!” That was 17 years ago. Since then, every two years, she’s been put through […]

Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard dies at 80

There will be a Celebration of Life Event to honor Elbert “Big Man” Howard on Saturday, August 25th at Bobby Hutton Grove inside of DeFremery Park, at 18th and Adeline – 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland, California 94607. Starts at 1pm. Speakers include Emory Douglas & Kathleen Cleaver. for info: 916-455-0908 On FB: It’s About Time/BPP […]

Angela Davis renews call for release of Ed Poindexter, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Leonard Peltier

Angela Davis was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Speaking to the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression recently, Angela Davis renewed her call to release black prisoners she says were convicted for their political beliefs, not because they were guilty. The event was a rally to welcome home fifty […]

Why I believe that Edward Poindexter is innocent of murder

Edward Poindexter and Michael Richardson in 2016 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (Image by Michael Richardson)   Permission   Details   DMCA When I began researching the August 17, 1970 bombing murder of Omaha policeman Larry Minard for a book, that would take me ten years to write, I did not know Edward Poindexter and was unsure of his guilt or innocence […]

Six things I learned writing a book about the Black Panthers

by Michael Richardson   My new book about the Black Panthers (Image by Michael Richardson)   Permission   Details   DMCA On August 17, 1970, an Omaha policeman, Larry Minard, was killed by a bomb in a vacant house while responding to a call about a woman screaming. The ambush attack on police was blamed on the local Black Panthers and two leaders, Edward […]

Racism is most odious when it’s government policy

   by  Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan   Roseanne Barr’s abhorrent tweet, comparing Obama presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, once again put race front and center in the national discourse, where it should remain. Racism’s most odious form, though, is when it appears as official policy, as is the case with the “Black […]

On Pan Afrikanism: Part One of an Interview with Comrade Rashid by J.R. Valrey (Block Report Radio)

Introduction Rashid: Let me begin with a general outline of what I’m aiming for in this interview. My focus is less on just criticizing the capitalist imperialist system and the innumerable miseries, horrors and conflicts it causes the majority of the world’s people. Instead, I want to propose solutions, and with a particular focus on the […]

Black Panther Party 21 50th Anniversary- great event in Buffalo!

Please don’t miss amazing upcoming event! Sekou Odinga, dequi kioni-sadiki and Matt Meyer coming speaking about from Black Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions- The history of the Black Panther Party 21 from resistance and national and international movement building to COINTEL PRO, exile, mass incarceration, political prisoners and targeting of Black liberation and why […]

Assata Speaks From Exile on Tupac, Rap, CointelPro, Social Change

by  newafrikan77   What effect do you think Rap music has on the movement for social justice today? Assata Shakur: Hip Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people’s political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don’t know how to use it, if you don’t know where […]