Fred Hampton’s Death Is Just One Example of the Government’s Covert Disruption of Black Lives

by Monique Judge At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. It was part of a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Photo: […]

‘The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution’

by Shaka Zulu We are struggling with how best to marshal our revolutionary forces – how best to raise the political temperature of cadre and oppressed people alike – in a society as fascist as Mussolini’s Italy was. Organizations, groups and collectives are rightfully confused because they have an incorrect political understanding of the nature […]

Colin Kaepernick, the Black Panthers, and Fred Hampton

by Simon Wood “When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko In the 2016 preseason American football games of the San Francisco 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to sit rather than stand for the US national anthem. In an interview, he explained his stance: “I am not going to stand up to […]

Luciano: Killing of Peorian Mark Clark at center of Black Panther exhibit

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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 […]

Bill Hampton, Activist And Keeper Of Brother Fred’s Legacy, Dies

Thursday, February 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  William Hampton, the Maywood Park District commissioner and brother of famous Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, died early Thursday morning. He was 71 years old. Hampton’s death was confirmed by close friends, his nephew and workers at Symphony at Aria, a nursing home and rehabilitation facility in […]

End Prison Slavery in Texas Now! (2018)

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington the Deputy Chairman of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, Prison Chapter, Texas Region.  More information about him and more follows the article.                       “For years we were called Niggers to indicate we had no value or worth and that anything could be done to […]

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. by Morgan Humphrey Drug Policy Alliance Blog  Screenshot / YouTube   On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman, was drugged and assassinated of by the Chicago Police Department (with the […]

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 […]

Equalizer Director Planning Black Panther Drama After Equalizer 2

Fresh off his work on last year’s remake of The Magnificent Seven, director Antoine Fuqua has reportedly set his sights on an original drama about the Black Panther Party. More immediately, fan of Fuqua’s 2014 neo-noir action/thriller The Equalizer – starring Fuqua’s Oscar-winning Training Day and Magnificent Seven collaborator Denzel Washington as a former, deadly government operative – are probably more than […]