“New Bones” Abolitionism, Communism, and Captive Maternals

Joy James For the fearful bravely laughing as we fall into liberation formations. We recognize the devastations of lack of clean water, adequate food and shelter but the cause of those deficits cannot be remedied through policy. If so, then there is no need for confrontation only accommodation with colonialists and petitions for greater benefit…

Lessons from Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panther Party

Ahjamu Umi “Revolutionary or Death” is the 2020 biography written about former Black Panther Party (BPP) Minister of Information Leroy “Eldridge” Cleaver.  The book was written by Justin Clifford.   Eldridge Cleaver without question was an enigmatic figure within the BPP and Clifford attempts to use this biography to show a balanced view of Eldridge…

#OmaliTaughtMe Sunday Study: The African Revolution On All Fronts

This week Chairman Omali Yeshitela reads from the Political Report to the 2017 Plenary of the African People’s Socialist Party: “Putting Revolution Back on the Agenda.” He starts on page 23, the subhead “InPDUM: The Party’s most visible mass front.” Access the study materials Here>>

Umar Johnson Isn’t Pan-Africanism

Ahjamu Umi I have belonged to the All African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) for 37 years.  Before that, I spent four undergraduate years and one graduate college year as a leader in campus Pan-African Student Unions.  That means I’ve spent 42 of my 59 years on earth involved in Pan-African thinking and work.  I certainly…

The Black Panther Party On Palestine

Greg Thomas Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, at an unknown Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, 1980. (Photo: Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Inc./Department of Speical Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries) The following article by Greg Thomas, the curator of “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine,” was published in Ittijah,…