Black Women With Guns

From Harriet Tubman to female members of the Black Panther Party, Black women have always played a role in armed resistance in the United States, said Jasmine Young, a doctoral fellow at the University of California’s Department of African American Studies. Young is working on a manuscript titled, “Black Women with Guns: Armed Resistance in…

Afro-Pessimism and the [Un]Logic of Anti-Blackness

Annie Olaloku-Teriba | ISSUE 26(2): IDENTITY POLITICS The Problem In the late afternoon of 10 February 2015, local police in Chapel Hill responded to a report of fired shots. They entered a Finley Forest condominium to find the lifeless bodies of three young Arabs. The first, Deah Barakat, lay dead in the front doorway. The…

White Guilt and Third Worldism: An Infantile Disorder

Mond Like white-chauvinism, white-guilt is one of the twin blades of white supremacy. White guilt differs from white-chauvinism in a sense that it can be considered the polar opposite of its more forward and aggressive counterpart (although the two are not mutually exclusive and white-guilt often manifests itself in the most chauvinistic of ways). Some…

Huey Newton’s Lessons for World Revolution in Our Times

Danny Haiphong Danny Haiphong delivered the following remarks to a day-long conference on “Huey P. Newton: Our Struggle for Self-Determination and World Peace” October 28, at Temple University, in Philadelphia. “Huey used the framework of dialectical materialism, which gave him the understanding that all development is a struggle between contradictions.” First, to discuss the significance…

Women Were at the Helm of the Black Panther Party

Manmeet Sahni teleSUR speaks with Mary Phillips, one of the founding members of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project. When one looks back at the revolutionary Black Panther Party, one envisions iconic Black leaders sporting black berets and leather coats, with their rifles tucked on their side, mobilizing crowds on campuses and streets across…

The Untold Story of the Black Radical Tradition in Canada

By Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali The Afro American Progressive Association (AAPA) was one of the first Black Power organizations in Canada. It was organized by Jose Garcia, Norman (Otis) Richmond and D. T. in Toronto in 1968. Their first public event was a commemoration of the assassination of Omowale El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)….

Black Liberation: Interview with Ramona Africa

Lamont Lilly Part I: Ramona Africa Talks MOVE, Liberation and Surviving 1985 Bombing The U.S. freedom fighter discusses the history of MOVE and what it means to fight for liberation in part one of an exclusive interview. Former U.S. political prisoner, Ramona Africa, is the Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization and a Philadelphia-based…

The Black Panther Party and Black Anti-fascism in the United States

Robyn C. Spencer Fascism has been thrust into the mainstream political vocabulary of the United States since the election of President Donald Trump on a platform grounded in xenophobia, corporate dominance and right wing white nationalism. After the election, search engines and online dictionaries reported adramatic increase in users seeking to define the term. News…

Black August by Mumia Abu Jamal

August is a month to assess and build upon the legacy of Black people’s resistance to the armed repression of the U.S. state and its agents. The author, the nation’s best known political prisoner, wrote this article August 4, 1993. Mumia Abu Jamal “George Jackson was my hero. He set a standard for prisoners, political…

Huey P. Newton’s Brother Melvin Speaks on their Panther Histories

The People’s Minister of Information, JR Valrey interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of…

Jalil Muntaqim: ‘I Am a Revolutionary and an Optimist’

“I lost all hope that Black people could fight without resorting to self-defense.” – Jalil Muntaqim By Breno Altman Attica Correctional Facility became famous for a bloody rebellion in September 1971. The inmates took over the prison located in northwestern New York and took 42 staff members hostage. The state police, under the command of…

Stokely Carmichael, Black Power and the Age of Political Repression

Why Did America’s Ruling Elites Declare War on the Black Movement? By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya360° Author’s Note: Stokely Carmichael (1941-1998) changed his name to Kwame Ture during the late 1970s after living in Guinea-Conakry in West Africa for a decade. The name was adopted as a testament to his work with and admiration of the…