I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin (Encore)

Image: James Baldwin Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil […]

A Politikal Philosophy of Self-Defense

by Chad Kautzer Editor’s Note: This essay is an adapted excerpt from Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense (ed. scott crow). In his 1964 speech “Communication and Reality,” Malcolm X said: “I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense, I call it intelligence.” Earlier that year, he made a […]

Revisiting Black Nationalism and the National Question

by Ken Morgan Revisiting Black Nationalism and the National Question “Economic disparities, police brutality, inequalities et al. go together with capitalism.” I was privileged to learn from and work with Harry Haywood . Most if not all readers of the Black Agenda Report know his legacy and history in the black struggle. If not, please do check […]

The Caucasian Panthers: Meet the Rednecks Armed, Ready and ’Bout That Anti-Racist Life

  Members of the John Brown Gun Club and Redneck Revolt protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP Images) On Dec. 4, 1969, law enforcement officers raided a home at 2337 Monroe St. in Chicago. First they killed Mark Clark, who sat by the door with a shotgun. […]

Dr. King Must Never Be Remembered

“There is, of course, the syndrome Lenin spoke about when he said that once opponents of the bourgeoisie are dead the rulers transform these class enemies into ciphers or agreeable sycophants of Imperialism (however “askew” they might have “seemed” in life) who are now ‘rehabilitated’ all the way into being represented as the very opposite […]

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.”