When Black Power Set Racist Amerika On Fire: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

by Ibram X. Kendi ATYPEEK VIA GETTY IMAGES   Fifty years ago, the term “Black power” fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. […]

Applying Lessonz from the Black Pantherz to our Current Struggle

by USW11 of United Struggle from Within                 permalink As we reflect on the legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP), we are reminded that the struggle for national liberation continues. Fifty years ago, the Panthers emerged from similar conditions of national oppression to what we face […]

Pitfallz and radical mutationz: Frantz Fanon’z revolutionary life

     Leo Zeilig   Since his death Frantz Fanon has been appropriated for almost every cause. Five years after his death in 1961 he emerged as the preferred theorist of the emergent Black Power movement in the US, influencing Bobby Seale and Huey P Newton in the Black Panther Party. Dan Watts, editor of […]

Huey P Newton Prelude to Revolution

1. We wont freedom We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community. We believe that black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny. 2. We want full employment for our people. We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment […]


On May 29, 1970, the California Court of Appeals reversed Newton’s conviction because of Judge Friedman’s incomplete instructions to the jury. The judge erred by not giving jurors the option of convicting Newton of involuntary manslaughter, a charge consistent with his claim that he was disoriented and unconscious after Officer John Frey shot him. After […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

No matter if one relatez R.B.G. with Red Black and Green, Righteouz Black Guerillaz, Revolutionary But Gangstaz, Redeemed By God, Read Bout Garvey, Revolutionary Black Gangstaz, Real Black Girlz, Ready 2 Bust Gatz or Riders Basic Guidelinez, etc. They must know that the principlez and guidelinez were passed down from great leaderz like Marcus Garvey, […]

The FBI’z Murderous Targeting of the Shakurz

by  John Potash On May 2, the FBI held a press conference announcing that they were putting the first woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List: Joanne Chesimard, better known as Assata Shakur. Few knew that the rap icon Tupac Shakur maintained a similar social justice agenda as his godmother Assata. Evidence supports that U.S. […]

Fund-raising effort for former Panther, politikal prisoner Chip Fitzgerald

Bgg brutha komrade Chip Fitzgerald haz been incarcerated for 47 yearz and now iz up for parole again in a few monthz. Chip needz our help to raise money for an attorney. Please support thiz freedom fighter. Dear Friends and Family of Political Prisoners – Chip Fitzgerald, one of the longest-held Black Panther political prisoners, […]

The Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale

By JOHN L. HANSON JR On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of a speech given by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party in the fall of 1996 at the 10th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights. In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey […]

The Black Panther Party Turnz 50: We Take A Look Back At The Pantherz’ AfriKan Embassy

Front page of The Black Panther (August 9, 1969) Last month at the 50th Super Bowl, Beyoncé and her entourage of amazing dancers performed while wearing outfits that resembled the radical chic of the Black Panther Party: afros, berets, and leather—all black everything. The performance sparked condemnation, praise, and approximately fifty thousand articles on the […]