The marvel of the real Black Panthers

By Mohsin Uppal Photo: rocor @Flickr Possibly what is already the blockbuster of the year is out: Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s a film chronicling comic book hero Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Black Panther was the first black superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 during the height of the […]

Assata Speaks From Exile on Tupac, Rap, CointelPro, Social Change

by  newafrikan77   What effect do you think Rap music has on the movement for social justice today? Assata Shakur: Hip Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people’s political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don’t know how to use it, if you don’t know where […]

MARTHA PITTS

 REMEMBERING A REVOLUTIONARY By Assata Shakur This is not an easy statement for me to write. Somehow, I thought that Martha would always be here. In my mind she was like Mt. Kilimanjaro, always strong, always solid, always standing tall. I met Martha about 30 years ago. She was a proud intelligent, irreverent black woman. She […]

Liberation Theology: A March to Freedom

“My son, the Holy Church is on the right, but Jesus Christ was always on the left.”  -Isabel Allende  Liberation Theology: A March to Freedom explores the conceptual framework of “liberation theology” — a branch of Theology developed by Catholics and Christians looking to examine the church’s role in society, to address the socio-political and […]

Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project –Black Power Chronicle

  by BAR Editor and Columnist, Dr. Marsha Adebayo When did the “Civil Rights Movement” morph into the “Black Power Era” — or is that a false dichotomy. The best testimony on that question comes from those who participated in the process – people like Karen Spellman, an early activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating […]

Act Out! [106] – Black Pantherz: Fight and Build & the Poor and Poisoned

by Eleanor Goldfield This week on Act Out, racism is nothing new but the current political climate has renewed its vigor. After dissecting some recent racist bigotry, we talk to former Black Panther Kiilu Nyasha about racism, systemic corruption and the past and present of pointed fight & build activism. Next, Flint is nearing its […]

Book Review: ‘Long Shot: The Triumphz And Strugglez Of An NBA Freedom Fighter’

  Screen shot of cover of “Long Shot” published by Haymarket Books   by KEVIN GOSZTOLA Decades before the National Football League blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his activism and political speech, the National Basketball Association (NBA) blackballed Craig Hodges. He was exiled from professional basketball by NBA owners because he believed players should use the […]

ETHIOPIAN ANIMATED SERIEZ IZ LIKE POWERPUFF GIRLZ FOR AFRIKAN KIDZ

The ‘Tibeb Girls’ project is a Powerpuff Girl-inspired Ethiopian adventure series, with a serious heart for social justice, that’s geared towards teaching adolescent about activism and leadership. The action-drama radio series takes on the most devastating and pressing issues faced by girls in the region, like child marriage and HIV infection. With courage and the […]

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’z birthday with a Rally for Self-determination! BLACK IZ BACK!

Thousands of black people will descend on the U.S. capital in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 2017, one day before the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and six days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. We will rally for black self-determination and […]

Meet the Medical Company Making $1.4 Billion a Year Off Sick Prisonerz

  In states that use Corizon to provide healthcare in their prisons, medical neglect and abuse run rampant. By NationAction The healthcare provider Corizon makes an estimated $1.4 billion off sick prisoners every year. With profits like those, you would think it was actually treating prisoners. But in states that are using Corizon to provide […]