Al Prentice “Bunchy” Carter” Would Have Rode with Nat Turner

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali October 12 is the birthday of one of the most talented and promising young men martyred in the massive State repression against the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. “Unlike Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and George Jackson, Carter has almost been forgotten from the history of […]

Black vs. Blue

45 yearz ago the Black Pantherz and New Orleanz Police had a tense standoff; amazingly, it ended non-violently by  ORISSA AREND ILLUSTRATION BY JASON RAISH On Nov. 19, 1970, the city administration had had its fill of revolutionary Black Power rhetoric, acts of defiance and maybe even the services that the fledgling New Orleans Black […]

Kathleen Neal Cleaver Remembers Her Time with the Black Pantherz

Courtesy of Jeffrey Blankfort Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Communications Secretary, Black Panther Party, Oakland, 1968. by  Joshua Rotter When Kathleen Neal was recruited to join the Black Panther Party in 1967, it was political and personal for the college student. On one hand she wanted to spread consciousness about black oppression and exploitation. On the other […]

How Prosecutorz Get Away With Cutting Black Jurorz

This term, the Supreme Court will consider an outrageous case of prosecutorial misconduct. But will it do anything about it? A curious thing happened at the trial of Timothy Tyrone Foster, a young black man accused of killing an elderly white woman: Every black prospective juror was dismissed. Foster was convicted, and sentenced to death, […]

Intersectional Black Power: CLR James on Capitalism and Race

To ignore race, C.L.R. James often said, in many contexts and many ways, was a disaster in any social understanding; only the ignoring of class would be worse. Or to put it in his own words: The race question is subsidiary to the class question, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is […]

Black Eugenicz: How the Black Mis-leadership Class of the Early 20th Century Supported Sterilization of the Black Poor

by Pascal Robert Throughout African American history, members of the Black elite have blamed the Black poor for “bringing down the race,” thus giving aid and comfort to white racists. “Calls by Negro reformers to improve the quality of the race often imbibed eugenic language.” Black Eugenics: How the Black Mis-leadership Class of the Early […]

Revolutionary eulogy by Texas Chicano POW-politikal prisoner Alvaro Luna Hernandez for Komrade Brother Hugo ‘Yogi Bear’ Pinell

by Alvaro Luna Hernandez Power to the people! Power to our fallen Comrade Brother Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell! We were saddened by the news that Yogi was murdered last Wednesday, Aug. 12, during an alleged “prison riot” at a Sacramento maximum security prison, after Yogi’s recent release from decades in solitary confinement in the California […]

Pennsylvania Seekz Mumia Abu-Jamal’z Execution via Medical Neglect

by PETE DOLACK Having failed to have Mumia Abu-Jamal executed via the legal system, Pennsylvania authorities are intent on administering a “slow-motion execution” through medical neglect. His medical condition remains dire, and his supporters are asking activists to make calls so that he can receive proper health care. The work of supporters does matter: Mumia […]

Black Time travel: Racism

Let me just put it out there.  Racism is not over—although some would argue that we are living in a post-racial society. In this brief video, a young White woman breaks it down.  She talks candidly about how Whites are oblivious towards race, but yet perpetuate it with their everyday actions and thoughts. As she […]