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 […]

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Living Martyrdom of Huey Newton

The arrest of Huey Newton for the killing of Oakland policeman John Frey transformed the Black Panthers into a national movement — 50 years ago this month. by Bob Calhoun West Oakland was being squeezed. At the start of the 1960s, Seventh Street was jumping with blues clubs and pool halls. By the middle of the […]

10/28~Celebrate Huey P. Newton’s Life & Legacy

Date: October 28th, 10:30AM-7:00PM Location: “The Underground” in Temple University’s (Philly) Student Center Building on 13th and Montgomery There is no registration and admission is FREE for everyone! In the heart of North Philadelphia, the center of the struggle for Black liberation, community members, students, scholars, and activists will gather to celebrate the life of […]

A Memoir of Life as Che Guevara’s Kid Brother

Che’s youngest sibling, Juan Martin Guevara, remembers his revolutionary brother and the family’s travails after his murder by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. by  Peter Canby Fifty years after Che Guevara’s death, his youngest brother offers a poignant view of having a family member who has become a legend. Photograph by […]

Celebrating the 76th Birthday of Soledad Brother George Lester Jackson, September 23, 1941- August 21, 1971

by Kiilu Nyasha “I have a plan, I will give, and give, and give of myself until it proves our making or my end.” As we honor the 76th birthday of our beloved, Comrade George Jackson, Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party behind prison walls, may we remember his revolutionary ideas and practice, his mentors 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’ […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

 Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

Sundiata Acoli had Surgery on Carotid Artery

Hello. FYI they took me to an outside hospital to do surgery on my right carotid artery, which carries blood thru the neck to the brain. Blockage of this or these arteries can lead to brain damage called a stroke. The surgery was done to remove deposits or plaque from my neck artery. The deposits/plaque […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 14

    “This should be an excellent disruption technique” —J. Edgar Hoover, August 24, 1970   Raleigh House was released from jail on a signature bond authorized by Arthur O’Leary after one night in custody. House had been held with $10,000 bail after being booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. O’Leary would not […]

Learning from Fannie Lou Hamer

by Matthew Miles Goodrich Fannie Lou Hamer speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1964 (Library of Congress) Fannie Lou Hamer traveled a long way out of the Mississippi Delta to the center of the stage at the Democratic National Convention of 1964. In Atlantic City, Hamer implored the nation to witness […]