Young, gifted and Black – art’s power for the people

  Outside the door opening up to the Soul of a Nation exhibition at Tate Modern screens offer vintage news footage of Black leaders Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael, James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Angela Davis. These men and women – two of whom were assassinated – shaped the political landscape of the 1960s and […]

Huey Newton’s Lessons for World Revolution in Our Times

Danny Haiphong Huey Newton’s Lessons for World Revolution in Our Times “Huey used the framework of dialectical materialism, which gave him the understanding that all development is a struggle between contradictions.” BAR contributor Danny Haiphong delivered the following remarks to a day-long conference on “Huey P. Newton: Our Struggle for Self-Determination and World Peace” October […]

    The FBI’s Mythical Black Threats

                                                                    From the Ramparts by  Junious Ricardo Stanton                                The FBI’s Mythical Black Threats   “The FBI assesses it is very likely […]

FRAMED, Chapter 9 People

  “I will never ever forgive the Black Panther Party for that.” —Ed Poindexter on being called a police agent   On July 2, 1970, a bomb exploded at Component Concepts Corporation in the Near North Side. The business had a Defense Department minority-subcontract and that was motive enough for “militants” according Omaha Police Captain […]

BLACK MEN . . . YOU (STILL) HAVE NO ALLIES

  I want to speak to the brothers for a second. I’m not talking about the cool dude that can pass for Black. I’m not talking about the Latino men who are also Black as well. I’m not talking about the African and Arab immigrant that chums it up with the American Black man, then goes back […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 5 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 5 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.   “The Omaha Police Department has instigated a harassment campaign.” —Paul Young, October 5, 1968 Paul Young’s quarterly counterintelligence report alerted J. Edgar Hoover to two Black Panther groups in the Omaha district. “Black Nationalist […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 4 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 4 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.     “Incidents of violence by Negroes took place in Omaha” —J. Edgar Hoover, March 6, 1968   It was Nebraska’s primary election season and George Wallace was running for president.  The Alabama ex-governor came […]

Free California political prisoners Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald and Ruchell ‘Cinque’ Magee

by National Lawyers Guild Political Prisoner Support Committee Resolution calling for the release of California political prisoners Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald and Ruchell ‘Cinque’ Magee WHEREAS, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald and Ruchell “Cinque” Magee have been incarcerated for their political views and actions in support of the Black Liberation Movement; WHEREAS, even while in prison, Romaine “Chip” […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 3 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 3 in a series for NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by  Michael Richardson. Learn more here. “What were we but strangers to the land where we were born…” —Mondo we Langa, “From the Ancestor’s House”   David Lewis Andrew Rice was born in Omaha, […]

MARTHA PITTS

 REMEMBERING A REVOLUTIONARY By Assata Shakur This is not an easy statement for me to write. Somehow, I thought that Martha would always be here. In my mind she was like Mt. Kilimanjaro, always strong, always solid, always standing tall. I met Martha about 30 years ago. She was a proud intelligent, irreverent black woman. She […]