Pan-Afrikanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

Black Panthers and Africa: “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”    Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind […]

Mrs. Hamer Echoes (Encore)

  Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. On this encore edition of Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries– themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers […]

Black Power’s Global Pulse

By Quito Swan   Black Power demonstration and march, Lancaster Road, West London, 1970. Source: British National Archives. This year, the Black Panther Party (BPP), arguably the most influential Black Power organization, celebrated fifty years since its founding. While many remember the Party for its political influence in the United States, the BPP was also one of the key […]

Detroit’ Is One Of The Most Irresponsible And Dangerous Movies Of the Year

The film is egregious, both in what it includes and what it omits.   By Mary Phillips Assistant Professor, Lehman College, CUNY   The church was packed. “Watch accurate justice administered by citizens of the community,” a flier announced. “Review and watch the evidence for yourself.” Nearly two thousand black people and a smattering of whites […]

Civil rights activist Gloria Richardson Dandridge had no time for the madness

Gloria Richardson Dandridge is a civil rights icon best known for leading the 1960s Cambridge Movement in Cambridge, Maryland. Dandridge, who was initially reluctant to join actions organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) because she disagreed with their non-violence regulations, became the spokesperson for and helped create the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee, the […]

The Hidden History of the SNCC Research Department

by Derek Seidman “AT LAST!! THE PAPER YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!! WHAT IS THE SNCC RESEARCH DEPARTMENT……” This was the headline of a February 1965 circular, typed and mimeographed, that went around to chapters of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee — or SNCC, as it commonly went by — across the US. SNCC […]

Why the assassination of Fred Hampton matterz today

by David A. Love Fred Hampton Fred Hampton. Say his name. On this anniversary of the slaying of the Black Panther leader in Chicago — when black people face the fight of their lives — it is important for us to understand why his life and death mean so much to us now. The charismatic […]

Stokely Carmichael

‪#‎BlackAugust‬ – Stokely Carmichael, the Trinidadian-American activist, was one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an ‘Honorary Prime Minister’ of the Black Panther Party, and a leader of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. Carmichael was elected the national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community, as does the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, must speak in the tone of that community, not as somebody else’s buffer zone. This is the significance of black power as a slogan. For once, black people are going to use the words they want […]

NEWARK TOMORROW: Welcome Former 47 Year Long Politikal Prisoner Sekou Kambui To The People’z Organization For Progress Meeting

CALLING ALL… NEW JERSEY PANTHERS, ZULUS, REVOLUTIONARIES & ACTIVISTS! THE PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION FOR PROGRESS PO BOX 22505 NEWARK, NJ 07101 973 801 0001 http://www.njpop.org CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORMER PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER SEKOU KAMBUI SPEAKS!                 On Thursday, August 18th, former Alabama Black Panther Sekou Cinque Kambui will be a guest speaker at […]