Black Bolsheviks and White Lies

Peta Lindsay A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the streets. It’s a laughable concept. I’m sorry, did Putin…

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 New Segregation: Antifa Redefines ‘Black Lives Matter’

The alt-right’s No to Marxism rally on Sunday, Aug. 27, in Berkeley drew opposition that far outnumbered the White Nationalists. One witness estimated that black-clad Antifa, gathered here at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, made up about 20 percent of the counter-protesters. – Photo: Amy Osborne, AFP (Oh, by the way, the Fascists are already…

Karen Spellman and the SNCC Legacy Project – Black Power Chronicle

When did the “Civil Rights Movement” morph into the “Black Power Era” — or is that a false dichotomy. The best testimony on that question comes from those who participated in the process – people like Karen Spellman, an early activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and currently co-director of the Black Power Chronicles….

The Black Messiah Movement

By Minister Paul Scott Back during the Black Power Era, if you were down for the cause, people called you “aware.” In the Hip Hop Era, the term for being politically up to date was “conscious.” Now, with the Millennials, if you are in tune with what’s going on in the world, you are referred…

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)….