Shut Up, History

By Susie Day, Counterpunch. -

Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said, “Yes, history records very few [...]

The Black Panther Party’s Multiracial Anti-Fascism

By Yoav Litvin, ROAR Magazine. -

In the late 60s and 70s, the Black Panther Party (BPP) embodied the vanguard of the revolution and anti-fascist, anti-racist action in the United States. The BPP formed an inclusionary, [...]

What Would The Black Panthers Think Of Black Lives Matter?

By Paul Street, Truthdig. -

The U.S. ruling class, whose capitalist system is the historical midwife of modern racism, is not threatened by the racialist and black-capitalist BLM. But just to make sure that black anger is [...]

A History Of Mutual Aid Has Prepared POC For This Moment

By Myriam Gurba, Remmexcla. -

Southern Solidarity has gone from 24 daily meal distributions to 250. “We’re doing this because capitalism is making survival impossible,” Araujo says. She plans to meet with researchers [...]

Growing Up Panther: An Interview With K’sisay Sadiki

By Susie Day, Counterpunch.org -

K’SISAY: I was born into activism. Both my parents were Black Panthers in the Queens branch of the Party. When I was a baby, my father was arrested for a robbery and served five years in prison. [...]

Fifty Years Of Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition

By Jacqueline Serrato, Southside Weekly. -

On a February afternoon in 1969, Chairman Fred Hampton and his contingent of Illinois Black Panthers went looking for a Puerto Rican kid by the name of Cha-Cha in Chicago’s Lincoln Park [...]

Bruce Dixon: A Giant Walks On

By Ann Garrison, San Francisco Bay View. -

A giant has joined the ancestors. Black Agenda Report editor, lifelong organizer, and deep thinker Bruce Dixon made his transition on June 28, surrounded by his family in Atlanta, Georgia. I [...]

Andy Lopez Settlement Reached, After Five Years

By Carole Hyams-Howard, Indybay.org -

On Oct 22, 2013, two days after Big Man’s 47th Black Panther Party Anniversary Celebration, held in Santa Rosa, ended, a beautiful child,13-year-old Andy Lopez, was gunned down and shot to death [...]

Fred Hampton’s Boyhood House Saved From Foreclosure — For Now

By Michael Romain, Thevillagefreepress.org -

The childhood home of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, 804 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, will not be up for auction this week, as was originally scheduled, buying community leaders some more [...]

“Danger” Was Not A Word We Knew: Elaine Mokhtefi In Algiers With The Panthers

By Susie Day, Truthout.org -

Few veteran US radicals discussing the 1960s seem to remember how Algeria’s independence from France in 1962, after eight years of relentless guerrilla war, resounded throughout the Global South. [...]

She Fought As Black Panther. Will Gentrification Force Her Out?

By Sam Levin, theguardian.com -

In America’s ‘hottest housing market’, one woman’s fight to keep her home has become a rallying cry against the displacement of communities of color. One by one, Frances Moore has watched friends [...]

What We Can Learn From Black Panthers About How To Survive Trump

By Alyssa Rosenberg, www.washingtonpost.com -

By Alyssa Rosenberg for The Washington Post - The specter of the 1960s hung over the 2016 presidential election like a shroud, as Donald Trump embraced Richard Nixon’s law-and-order rhetoric, [...]

What We Don’t Learn About The Black Panther Party—But Should

By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian, www.commondreams.org -

By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian for Common Dreams - Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and [...]

We Can’t Stop Looking At These Unforgettable Images Of The Black Panthers

By Mark Murrmann, www.motherjones.com -

By Mark Murrmann for Mother Jones - For the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, two exceptional new books take on the legacy and history of one of the most powerful and controversial [...]

Art And Revolution: Black Power At 1969 Pan-African Cultural Festival

By Kathleen Neal Cleaver, www.truth-out.org -

By Kathleen Neal Cleaver for The New Press - 1969. Algiers. The spectacular panorama of the first Pan-African Cultural Festival transformed the North African capital basking in the July sun. [...]

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