The Black Kennedy’s: How The Shakur Family Bridged Rap And Politics

“I just cried, as all mother’s cry, for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would never be allowed to be free at the same time…” By: Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Contributing Writer (@fnr_zay)   On September 7, 1996, after a Tyson fight that ended so abruptly the crowd was convinced Bruce Sheldon took a […]

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 […]

They called him Bunchy, like a bunch of greens

by Malik Ismail “When they killed Bunchy, they killed the Party – we just didn’t know it at the time.” – Roland Freeman, member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party by Bunchy Carter in […]

Geronimo Pratt & Rice/Poindexter Documentary

“Black Panthers” documentary about Geronimo Pratt, David Rice, and Edward Poindexter. Rice/Poindexter case starts at 27:19 2:30 Opening 3:00 Geronimo Pratt 5:50 Kathleen Cleaver 8:21 Jean Hamilton, Juror 9:06 David Bernstein, Defense Lawyer 10:06 Landon Williams, Ex-Black Panther 12:08 DeWayne Wolfer, Ballistics Expert 13:22 Barbara Read , Witness 14:34 Kenneth Olson, Victim 15:38 Stuart Hanlon, […]

The Forgotten Pantherz: Omaha Two

  In 1971, Omaha Black Panther leaders Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa were sentenced to life in prison for a bombing that killed a local police officer. In the 45 years since, they’ve been fighting for a quieter type of liberation — their own. On a 100-degree day this past July, Edward Poindexter woke […]

Policing Revolution

  How the LAPD’s first use of SWAT—a massive, military-style operation against the Black Panthers—was almost its last byMATTHEW FLEISCHER IT’S OVER: Black Panthers surrender after the SWAT siege of their headquarters. It was early—way too early as far as he was concerned—on December 8, 1969, when Wayne Pharr was abruptly awakened in the gunroom […]

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 […]

Rebel Without A Pause: Huey P. Newton, Minister of Self Defense of the Black Panther Party

Two years ago I remembered a documentary I saw produced by Antoine Fuqua called, “Bastards of the Party” about the Bloods and the Cripps. The director, a former Blood gang member, felt the gang turf wars grew out of the restless generation that came after The Black Panther Party who patrolled to monitor police brutality […]

NNOC Statement on Assata Shakur

On May 2, the U.S. government falsely branded Assata Shakur (s.n. Joanne Chesimard) as a “terrorist” placing her name as the first woman on the most wanted terrorist list, with obvious alternative motives, but supposedly for the false charges forty years ago. This act is doubly scurrilous as it implies that Cuba, a country that has suffered […]

THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD-NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER DENOUNCES THE RENEWED ATTACKS ON ASSATA SHAKUR

For Immediate  Release May 3, 2013 The New York City  Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG-NYC) denounces the renewed attacks on  Assata Shakur (s/n Joanne Chesimard) by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and  law enforcement authorities in the State of New Jersey.  The FBI has designated the 65-year old  former Black Panther Party member a “terrorist” […]