How H. Rap Brown Forecast the Future of Black Power

by  Dr. Matthew Quest From 1967-1971, H Rap Brown (now Imam Jamil Al-Amin ), native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, distinguished himself in how he foretold the future of the Black Power movement and clarified the questions we should be asking about where African American politics and anti-racist politics were headed. His deeper contributions to politics are obscure to most perhaps as […]

Pan-Afrikanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

Black Panthers and Africa: “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”    Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind […]

Capitalist Copyright Laws Stifle Education

by Soso of MIM(Prisons)        permalink MIM(Prisons) recently received notification from the publisher Seven Stories Press that we are in violation of copyright laws by making a PDF of The Huey P. Newton Reader available for free on our website. Copyright laws are a capitalist invention to enable the holders to make more profits. […]

Art imitates life: The Black Panther Party and the birth of a comic book seriez

A Special Collections exhibit organized by graduate students examines the famed Marvel Comics Black Panther series and its connections to black history, including the Black Panther Party By Peggy Townsend An exhibit organized by grad students crystal am nelson, Kiran Garcha, and Cathy Thomas (left to right) includes 45 Black Panther comics as well as […]

Remembering the Black Panther Party

Fifty years after its founding, the Black Panther Party’s antiracist, anticapitalist vision remains just as relevant today. by Robert Greene II Charles Bursey hands a plate of food to a child as part of the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program. Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch   Four Futures: Life After Capitalism […]

Seven Must-See East Bay Exhibitz that Honor the Black Panther Party’z Fiftieth Anniversary

From contemporary homages to ephemera that offer windows into the past. By Sarah Burke This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s founding in Oakland. And the East Bay’s creative community is showing up full force to honor the party’s remarkable legacy. Some shows feature legendary Panther artists, such as Emory Douglas, […]

RESPONSE TO GEN. TACO’Z “AFRIKAN INTERCOMMUNALISM” (Tom Wattz)

Introduction The United Panther Movement (UPM) led by NABPP-PC has “Panther Love” for Comrade TACO and the comrades of BRLP and great respect for their accomplishments, but we have a commitment to be “all-the-way revolutionary” and stand in the face of revisionist and counter-revolutionary tendencies within the liberation struggle. Particularly in the coming year (2016), […]

Black Livez Matter needz the Black Pantherz

The Panthers opposed not only police brutality but also the economic injustice of everyday life   by Deena Guzder Protests over police killings of unarmed African-Americans continue to erupt across the nation, largely thanks to the organizing efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement. As Black History Month draws to a close, it’s worth asking […]

War Time Footing, Really? It’z Not a War on Copz in NYC

by RON JACOBS The recent murder of two New York city policemen by a lone gunman who apparently shot his estranged girlfriend less than 24 hours before the police were killed has created a scenario ideal for those intent on reestablishing the department’s dominance on the street and in the politics of New York City. Despite […]

Assata: The FBI’z most wanted woman

A new (2014) introduction to her autobiography William Gumede 2014-12-04, Issue 705 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93555 cc FW In this edited version of a new introduction to Assata Shakur’s autobiography, Prof Gumede points out that centuries of colonialism, slavery and apartheid have left a legacy of institutional racism, whereby dark skins are often instinctively prejudiced in societies across […]