Pantherz’ impact on pop culture more complex than black and white

By Otis R. Taylor Jr. Photo: Guerrilla Funk San Francisco-born rapper Paris re-creates the famous image of Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton in a wicker chair. Paris’ songs and shows are filled with Panther references. They wore black berets over Afros, and their natural curls bounced as their legs and hips kicked and swiveled in […]

Message from Wattz: Liberation iz Coming from a Black Thing

Moorbey and it’z associatez by posting thiz here iz not a friend nor follower of  Maulana Karenga  or the group called United Slavez (US). Memberz of the (US) organization who were involved the shooting deathz of Big brutha komrade Bunchy Carter and Big brutha komrade John Huggins of the Black Panther Party (BPP) on on […]

Dallas Shooting: Where Peaceful Existence iz Impossible, Violence iz Inevitable

by Frank Castro   When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Malcolm X famously commented “[President Kennedy] never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon… Chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad.” Following the backlash of what many considered Malcolm’s callous remarks, the Civil Rights leader clarified […]

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 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 […]