Malcolm X’s forgotten kindred soul

 BY DAVID BEITO AND LINDA ROYSTER BEITO   © YouTube Screen Capture The anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth brings to mind the parallels to another great African-American activist: T.R.M. Howard. The two came to know each other late in Malcolm’s life, often talking late into the night at Howard’s home. In 1965 Howard gave the […]

Emmett Till: Then and Today

In 1955, Emmett Till was 14-years-old when he was accused of acting inappropriately towards a white woman. The accusation led to Till’s brutal murder, where his body was horribly mutilated and left in the Tallahatchie River. His mother, Mamie Till,  had an open casket funeral in hopes that it would inspire a change. Warning: The link […]

CABRALISTA | part 1 | Amilcar Cabral

CABRALISTA FOCUSES ON A. CABRAL’S LEGACY AND THE BIRTH OF THE “CABRALIST” MOVEMENT IN UPRISING AFRICA Synopsis The Movie is a 2011 documentary film by Valerio Lopes. It asserts a number of theory-based ideas born around Amilcar Cabral and the independents and human rights movements he led mainly in the 1960’ies. Amílcar Cabral was a […]

They called him Bunchy, like a bunch of greens

by Malik Ismail “When they killed Bunchy, they killed the Party – we just didn’t know it at the time.” – Roland Freeman, member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party by Bunchy Carter in […]

Murdering Fred Hampton and Black Power with Bruce Dixon and Todd Steven Burroughs

  Coming on the heels of the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton (December 4, 1969) and the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Bruce Dixon of BlackAgendaReport.com and Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs of DrumsInTheGlobalVillage.com were on hand for a discussion of the academic erasure of radical politics from The Black Panther Party and Black Power. Beginning with […]

600 Days: The Repatriation and Resurrection of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes An Interview with Dr. Jorge González, former Director of the Cuban Forensic Institute in Havana. From this murdered man are born all the men of tomorrow’: ‘The death and resurrection of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’, by Alicia Leal. Fifty years ago ‘Che’ Guevara was captured and brutally executed  in the jungles of Bolivia by […]

Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Switsalone by Amber Murrey Oct 19, 2017   Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and […]

The Meaning of Che: a Revolutionary Power to Heal

Che’s legacy was not revenge. It remains a doctor’s love for humanity. Thomassin Mickaël | CC BY 2.0   On October 9, 1967, in southern Bolivia, near the barren and desolate village of La Higuera, the Bolivian Army, under instructions from the government of the U.S., trapped the isolated guerrilla column led by Ernesto ‘Che’ […]

He’z My Death, Too

  For Blacks in the United States, it was arguably the most influential murder of the first decade of the modern civil rights movement. “The lynching of Emmett Till was caused by the nature and history of America itself and by a social system that has changed over the decades, but not as much as […]