Book Review Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California

by Donna Jean Murch VIEW INSIDE 328 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 33 illus., 4 maps, notes, bibl., index PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0-8078-7113-3 Published: October 2010 EBOOK ISBN: 978-0-8078-9585-6 Published: October 2010 “A provocative reinterpretation of the origins of the Black Panther Party in Oakland….Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”–Choice “Well-researched, smoothly written. . . . A testament […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]

13 of Our Favorite Books On Black Resistance and Revolution

DAMOLA DUROSOMO Here are 13 of the most influential books about resistance and revolution by black visionaries. This month at OkayAfrica, we’re celebrating Black revolution—icons and movements throughout history that have fostered revolutionary thinking and encouraged social progress. Black history is filled with an abundance of brave, era-defining artists, writers, politicians and more who’ve embodied […]

Malcolm X and Liberation Theology

“The theological imagination gives us the opportunity to reframe the conversation in the service of justice,” said Dr. Vincent Lloyd, who teaches theology at Villanova University. Malcolm X espoused the religion of the “field Negro,” and “called out his contemporaries, including Dr. King, when they were too invested in the powers that be.”

Malcolm X, in the Days Before the Assassination

by TONY ORTEGA Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 19 Malcolm X: The Complexity Of a Man in the Jungle The following article was written by Marlene Nadle for The Voice shortly prior to the assassination of Malcolm X. It is based on hours of interviewing Malcolm X […]

Black August: Providence, R.I., honors Black prisoner resistance

Providence, R.I. — Behind the Walls, a prisoner rights program of Direct Action for Rights and Equality, along with Workers World Party and CommUNITY members, gathered to commemorate and build upon the legacies of George Jackson, Black August and the longstanding solidarity with Indigenous nations on Aug. 31. According to the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, […]

The Roots of “Malcolmology”

April 10, 2016  By Russell Rickford Malcolm X. Chicago, 1961. Photo by Eve Arnold—Magnum For me, as for many children of the 1980s, the recent death of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest triggered a wave of nostalgia for the “conscious” hip hop of the 1990s, a genre that blended playful, jazz-inflected lyrics with potent themes […]

REQUEST FOR DONATIONS TO SUPPORT THE WORK

Greetings!     Just me, Community Activist Vogel Denise Newsome following up on our conversation.   HOW EARLY has God been WARNING of the PLANS of the White Supremacists to DESTROY His People but we IGNORED the WARNINGS because we didn’t like HOW the Message was delivered, the CONTENTS of the Message and/or the Messenger? […]

To the Memory of Malcolm X: Fifty Years After His Assassination

by Ike Nahem “I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will […]