Angela Daviz Deliverz the 17th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Angela Davis reflects on radical movements, radical imagination, relationships between generations of liberation activists and new forms of leadership.

Why the assassination of Fred Hampton matterz today

by David A. Love Fred Hampton Fred Hampton. Say his name. On this anniversary of the slaying of the Black Panther leader in Chicago — when black people face the fight of their lives — it is important for us to understand why his life and death mean so much to us now. The charismatic […]

Upcoming James Baldwin Doc Getz Title, To Be Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson

  We last wrote about Raoul Peck‘s James Baldwin film a few weeks ago, and around that time not too much was known about the movie. We knew that Peck had spent six years developing a documentary on Baldwin (he also received the blessing of the Baldwin estate to do so), and that the premise […]

Stokely Carmichael and Black Power

  http://ia600302.us.archive.org/2/items/030614OSPODCASTBlackPower/030614-OS-PODCAST-Black%20Power.mp3 This week marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. At the end of June, 1964, Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., and hundreds of civil rights activists marched across Mississippi to register African-American voters in one of the turning points of the civil rights movement. In remembrance of […]

Malcolm X at Berkeley: 50 Yearz Later

Fifty years ago today, Malcolm X (Shabazz) spoke at UC Berkeley. As part of his second visit to campus–although, the first talk occurred across the street at the YMCA (now Stiles Hall) due to the ban on free speech–he also did an extensive interview in the basement of Dwinelle Hall. “Malcolm X argued against racial […]

Kwame Ture – The Revolutionary (From Like It Iz with Gil Noble)

Blessed Baba Kwame Ture belongz in the pantheon of our great Black Pan-African Socialist Revolutionary Heroez & Sheroez such as Frantz Fanon, Dedan Kimathi, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere,  Maurice Bishop, Thomas Sankara, Assata Shakur & all those brave bredren & sistren who dedicated their livez to end the exploitative & oppressive system of white supremacy […]

A man who no longer wanted masterz

  The Clinton Correctional Facility, part of the New York state prison system, is near Canada’s border. It was built in the Dannemora village in 1845 to house prisoners who worked in the local mines. The white walls, studded with watchtowers, seem to pierce the pleasant landscape of the neighborhood’s simple and well-groomed houses. Still […]

Pantherizing the Massez

by  Kelvin Khaysi Canada Before I decided to join the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter (NABPP-PC), in 2008, I contemplated it for two-plus years. I was uncertain as to why I wanted to join this prison-based revolutionary organization. But I was absolutely 100% sure on why I didn’t want to join: 1.) I […]

We Need to Talk About All Aspectz of Racism

by Tom Watts We need to talk about all kinds of racism and about racism in general, because it is all reactionary and all serves to perpetuate inequality and class exploitation. If we are serious about ending racism, we have got to understand it, where it comes from, who it serves and how it works, […]