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…

Ungovernable: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin

William C. Anderson Author and independent writer William C. Anderson interviews veteran organizer and former Black Panther and political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin on the current political crisis, fascism and rising relevance of Black anarchism. We also urge you to generously contribute towards a fundraising campaign organized by William to support Lorenzo and his partner…

Speaking of Anarchism, Racism and Black Liberation

Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin May 3, 2015 Originally titled “Anarchism and Racism,” this editorial was written in the early 1990s around the creation of a new publication focused on Black autonomist politics. This is the first issue of the Journal of Anarchy and the Black Revolution, and although I do not think it will be the…

Black People Have a Right to Rebel

Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin July 29, 2005 Lorenzo Komboa Ervin’s analysis of the place of the 2001 Cincinnati riots within the history of US urban riots and the struggle against racism. A massive anti-cop rebellion has broken out in Cincinnati over the police shootings of 15 Black men, ranging in ages of 12-44 years old, all…

Authoritarian Leftists | Kill the Cop in Your Head

Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin Black Autonomy, April 1996 It’s difficult to know where to begin with this open letter to the various European-american leftist (Marxist-Leninist and Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, in particular) groups within the United States. I have many issues with many groups; some general, some very specific. The way in which this is presented may seem scattered…