CELEBRATING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY FOR THE 1968 FOUNDING OF THE NEW YORK STATE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

RSVP & Join Us In Harlem, New York On Saturday, October 20th  @ The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture For A “FREE”  Black Panther Led Tour Of The “Black Power Exhibit” @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  *Please arrive at 1:30 PM And/Or Then Again On Saturday, October 27th @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMFor  Our Closing Reception & […]

A Premonition of Gentrification in Harlem

  “The elders” told Jenifer Wilson that there would soon be an assault on Harlem “to take the community from us, all the spaces.” So Wilson founded the Sisters’ Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, the only Black-owned bookstore in upper Harlem, in 2007. “My efforts became directed to putting my energies in the community.”     source:A […]

Is It Nation Time? The Black Nationalism of Black Panther

 by  Sean Posey In the fall of 1992, a unique moment in American cinema captured the attention of the nation. Auteur Spike Lee released his magnum opus, Malcolm X, to wide critical acclaim. But more than that, for the first time, a biopic of one of the central characters in the history of Black Nationalism reached an […]

Is It Nation Time?: The Black Nationalism of Black Panther

by Sean Posey In the fall of 1992, a unique moment in American cinema captured the attention of the nation. Auteur Spike Lee released his magnum opus, Malcolm X, to wide critical acclaim. But more than that, for the first time, a biopic of one of the central characters in the history of Black Nationalism reached an […]

THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE FOUNDING OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY BEGINS ON THIS FRIDAY @ THE 9th ANNUAL BPP FILM FESTIVAL IN HARLEM

THE OFFICIAL 2017 BLACK PANTHER PARTY HISTORY MONTH EVENTS IN NEW YORK CITY SAVE THE DATES… In Celebration Of The 51st Anniversary Of The 1966 Founding Of The Black Panther Party HARLEM’S 9th ANNUAL BLACK PANTHER PARTY FILM FESTIVAL @ THE MAYSLES CINEMA In Celebration Of The 51st Anniversary Of The 1966 Founding Of The […]

On the Importance of Class Analysis: Lessons from Huey Newton

Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party were about much more than guns. On the Importance of Class Analysis: Lessons from Huey Newton by BAR contributor Danny Haiphong “Theory and organization guided by a class analysis is the difference between becoming the vanguard of history or simply a victim of it.” Black August has come […]

James Arthur Baldwin: word warrior

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal  James Baldwin He was born in Harlem Hospital, New York, on Aug. 2, 1924; oddly enough, the same year that my mother was born in the South. His name, at birth, was James Arthur Jones, to a mother blessed with the gift of fertility; and to a father he would […]

The ‘Father of Black History’ Was Afro-Puerto Rican

By JANICE LLAMOCA  http://n.pr/2usuzSB There’s a building in Harlem that houses, some say, the largest collection of Black history in the world. At the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, you can see and touch original documents like the Malcolm X papers and the Nate King Cole papers. The center also holds specialized exhibits, film […]

I, Too

BY LANGSTON HUGHES I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, “Eat in the kitchen,” Then. Besides, They’ll see how […]

The Last Poetz: Amerika in poetry from black power to Black Livez Matter

The Last Poets’ fierce performance poetry inspired generations of musicians, even as they destroyed themselves. Now they’re back – and as relevant as ever   By Christine Otten “The Last Poets are the microcosm of black America,” said Umar Bin Hassan, one of the founding members of the group, when I first met him in Harlem, […]