10 Members of the Black Panther Party You Should Know

  by  IME EKPO Black history is a level of intelligence that requires consistent daily acknowledgement. One month is not enough. Founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, The Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP) became known as one of the most notorious organizations in black history. Armed with mighty knowledge bound to revolutionary acts […]

Resurrecting the Radical Pedagogy of the Black Panther Party

Drawing inspiration from the Highlander Folk School (1932-present), Citizenship Schools (1957-1965), and Freedom Schools (Summer 1964), the founding members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) believed that a learner-driven, politically relevant, and transgressive education that empowers youth to expose the existential contradictions of their own lives creates the conditions necessary for a world […]

Ericka Hugginz Openz Up About Race

By Pawan Naidu Ericka Huggins, former Black Panther leader, addressed students, faculty and community members about a variety of topics regarding race on March 17. The discussion included Huggins’ experiences, social activism, ethic identification, issues from the past and today and how to end racial division. Huggins opened the discussion by expressing there is work […]

United Slavez Legendary black revolutionary freed 46 yearz after UCLA murderz

By Tammerlin Drummond Oakland Tribune Columnist   On the morning of Jan. 11,WataniStiner, 68, was released from San Quentin on parole. Almost no one knew. It was a far cry from the last time he left prison — as an escapee convicted of murder. On that adrenaline-fueled flight in 1974, Stiner and his brother, George, […]

“Free Bobby, Free Ericka”: The New Haven Black Panther Trialz

By Tasha Caswell View Slideshow Free Bobby, Free Erika. Broadside, 1970. This poster in support of Panthers Seale and Huggins is on view at CHS in the exhibit “Making Connecticut”. The Connecticut Historical Society. 1 of 4 In 1969, New Haven, Connecticut became the focus of national attention, when Black Panther Alex Rackley was killed […]

Media, Revolution, and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party

  An interview with Kiilu Nyasha By Hans Bennett Kiilu Nyasha is a San Francisco-based journalist and former member of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Kiilu hosts a weekly TV program, “Freedom Is A Constant Struggle,” on SF Live (Comcast 76 and AT&T 99), which can be viewed live at www.accessf.org every Friday at 7:30 pm (PST), […]

Re-imagining Black Power

By Nyle Fort   If Black Power were a play who would be its main characters? What would be its major themes? And what scenes would develop its drama? For most of my life when I thought of Black Power a flood of images came to mind: Stokley, Huey, George Jackson, Amiri Baraka, Attica, Watts, and […]

Ericka Hugginz callz for continued conversationz on race

by: A. B. Wilkinson On Monday, Oct. 28th, educator and activist Ericka Huggins spoke to students in an open forum at Laney College in Oakland, California. Huggins infused her own life experience in the Black Panther Party and work at the Oakland Community School to address systematic racism that continues to exist throughout the United […]

Op-Ed: Remembering the Black Panther Party

 + Despite its revolutionary pronouncements, the Black Panther  Party began very much under the influence of the mainstream patriarchal culture.  In 1968, the Party newspaper stated that the role of female members was to be  “subordinate” to the males. The following year, however, Deputy Chairman Fred  Hampton, of the Illinois chapter, publicly condemned sexism in […]

Remembering the Real Dragon- An Interview with George Jackson May 16 and June 29, 1971

Interview by Karen Wald and published in Cages of Steel: The Politics Of Imprisonment In The United States (Edited by Ward Churchill and J.J. Vander Wall) Karen Wald: George, could you comment on your conception of revolution? George Jackson: The principle contradiction between the oppressor and oppressed can be reduced to the fact that the […]