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)….

“Sanctuary Cities” and Black Community Control of the Police

“Donald Trump’s war against immigrants is a fascist-inspired offensive that is inseparable from his plans to forcefully pacify Black America.” We must oppose Trump sending in the feds to lock up immigrants or to police the Black community. “Sanctuary is only possible when the cops are directly answerable to the people.” “Trump’s offensive against the…

A Tribute to Warrior Sisters of the Revolution

By Workers World Harriet Tubman served as a spy and a scout for the First South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of escaped slaves in the Civil War. Transcribed from the March 22 taped message from Mumia Abu-Jamal “from inside Prison Nation,” recorded by Noel Hanrahan of prisonradio.org. March, we are told, is Women’s History Month….

Black Liberation: Interview with Ramona Africa

By 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…