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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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. [...]

50 Years Later Black Panther Political Prisoners Still Fighting

By Asha Bandele, -

By Asha Bandele for The Huffington Post - It's early on the Monday morning, post-snowmaggedon 2016, and I have an unexpected 10 minutes to spare. I know I should close my eyes, center myself for [...]

Newsletter: End The Security State

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The conflict between democracy and state repression, often claimed as necessary to protect our safety and security, has moved the [...]

Why Are Cops Taking Beyoncé’s Black Affirmation As An Attack?

By Natasha Lennard, -

By Natasha Lennard for Aljazeera - Beyoncé’s impeccable Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday drew an estimated 104 million viewers, but members of the National Sheriffs’ Association were not among [...]

Beyonce Pays Tribute To Black Panthers, Malcolm X & #BLM At Superbowl

By Chris Pleasance, -

By Chris Pleasance for Daily Mail - Beyonce gets political at the Super Bowl: Singer performs 'Black Lives Matter rallying cry' - as her dancers dress as Black Panthers, pay tribute to Malcolm X [...]

The Genius Of Huey P. Newton

By Mumia Abu-Jamal, -

By Mumia Abu-Jamal for CounterPunch. To those of us who were alive–and sentient, the name Huey P. Newton evokes an era of mass resistance, of Black popular protest and of the rise of [...]

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