Huey P. Newton and Martin Luther King Jr.: Revolutionary Love and Unity

Archishman Raju Both Newton and King sought to create a united front for peace and socialism. “Both refused to be dogmatic and creatively synthesized ideas to apply them in their struggle.” We live in times of change, in a world where protest and rebellion but also confusion and anarchy define politics. A new world is struggling…

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…

Discussing the Black Panthers

MR Online Originally published: Rebel News by Donna Murch With the development of new anti-racist movements, there is a renewed interest in the history of the Black Panther Party. Shaun Harkin spoke to Donna Murch—historian and author of ‘Living for the City’—about the overlooked aspects of the Panthers, from their founding days, to their focus on…

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…

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 Black Panthers Didn’t Fight Symbols

Glen Ford New York state prison guards assaulted and seriously injured 69 year-old former Black Panther Herman Bell, this week, a totally unprovoked beating timed to sabotage his chances for parole after more than 40 years behind bars. In neighboring New Jersey, former Panther Sundiata Acoli was denied parole last December shortly before his 80th…

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…

Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today’s Struggle

Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today’s Struggle, Staying Engaged and Why Trump’s Win Might be a Good Thing By Kiilu Nyash The Black Panther Party just closed out its 50th anniversary year. On this occasion, the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project spoke with Panther women about leadership, electoral politics and what…