The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind The Scenes With Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

Dhoruba bin-Wahad was back with us this time to discuss the context and history of the speech he gave in 1990 on the occasion of Nelson Mandela‘s release and visit to New York City, an excerpt of which is now heard opening the film All Eyez On Me.   source: The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind […]

Malcolm X -THE COMMON ENEMY

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#TBT To Lorraine Hansberry Discussing ‘The Black Revolution and the White Backlash’ in 1964

The “A Raisin In The Sun” playwright would have turned 86 today. Celebrate her legacy by listening thiz still-relevant speech on White support for Black activist movementz.   Had Lorraine Hansberry not succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 34, she would be 86 today (May 19). The celebrated playwright of “A Raisin In The Sun,” whose 1959 Broadway […]

The Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale

By JOHN L. HANSON JR On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of a speech given by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party in the fall of 1996 at the 10th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights. In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey […]

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Death Penalty

On Martin Luther King Day, DPIC looks at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s views on capital punishment. In a November 1957 article in Ebony, Dr. King was asked “Do you think God approves the death penalty for crimes like rape and murder?” He responded, “I do not think that God approves the death penalty for any […]

A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo

by Ludo de Witte Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed 55 years ago on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to ‘eliminate’ the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan […]

Linguistic Profiling

racial iden By Patrice D. Johnson “Racial identification by speech takes place all the time, and it has had several legal implications.” Publisher’s Note: This is first of a regular feature as we highlight the strength of the BC Archives. Everything we have published over more than 13 years and 600 issues is available by visiting […]

The Negro iz tha Race Oppressed by All the Imperialistz

  Lamine Senghor     Lamine Senghor was an early Senegalese nationalist. Born in Kaolack, Senegal in 1889, he served in the French Army between 1915 and 1919 and returned to Paris in 1922. Senghor joined the French Communist Party and ran as a ran as Communist Party candidate in the Paris local elections in […]

Women in Prison: How It Iz With Us

Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard published in The Black Scholar, April 1978 We sit in the bull pen. We are all black. All restless. And we are all  freezing.  When we ask, the matron tells us that the heating system cannot  be adjusted.  All of us, with the exception of a woman, tall and gaunt, […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“God said this is our land, land in which we flourish as people… we want our cattle to get fat on our land so that our children grow up in prosperity; and we do not want the fat removed to feed others.” Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan president, from a speech given in Nyeri, Kenya, 26 July […]