Assata Shakur: The Making of a Revolutionary Woman

Rachel DomondIn commemorating Black August, we commemorate the struggle of those who have fought before us and faced violent repercussions from the state. We uplift the revolutionary history of the Black working class and its fundamental position in forging and leading the struggle for liberation for all. And we recommit ourselves to the struggle for…

Black August, COINTELPRO & Learning the Important Lessons

Ahjamu Umi As 2021 moves along, there are a number of things that, like the sun following the moon, remain constant. The international capitalist system continues to utilize its control over our brain waves to promote, institutionalize, and normalize lies, confusion, and misinformation. The masses of humanity continue to resist this oppression in any number…

“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…

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,…

The Black Agenda Review: On Anarchism and the Black Revolution

The Black Agenda Review “The principles of anarchism appear to be growing in some corners of the Black community,” due largely to the work and thought of former Black Panther Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. In our opening post, the Black Agenda Review described its objective to provide a longer historical and more explicitly educational perspective on Black liberation. We…