Black Panthers

Former Black Panther Sekou Odinga and Black Lives Matter activist Larry Fellows may come from different Black liberation movements, but both understand that to truly celebrate Black History Month, we must dig deeper.

Social media, while effective, is also where modern-day surveillance thrives. Here, Black Lives Matter activist Arielle Newton and former Black Panther Rosemari Mealy discuss the pros and cons.

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday,…

During a recent meeting in Washington, Dr. William Harvey, longtime president of Hampton University and Chairman of President Obama’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs expressed his…

Had to dig deep on this one. While giving thought to this year so far, I thought about the number of controversies surrounding Black men,…

Since 1969, the deaths of prominent Black Panthers Fred Hampton and Mark Clark have been shrouded in mystery with claims that the Panther leader and his fellow member, respectively,…

In a beautiful photo essay and introspective article, the Los Angeles Times’ Christopher Goffard interviews former Black Panther Pete O’Neal. Struggling with the infirmity that comes with age, O’Neal discusses life in Tanzania as he runs an informal orphanage and lives out his last days with purpose. SEE ALSO: Is Obama Right To Fight One […]

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors have called off their 30-year battle to put former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to death in the killing of a white police officer, putting to an end the racially charged case that became a major battleground in the fight over the death penalty. Flanked by the police Officer Daniel Faulkner’s widow, Philadelphia […]

Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt aka Geronimo ji-Jaga died of a heart attack yesterday in his home in Tanzania. The former high-ranking member of the Black Panther party and godfather of Tupac Shakur was unjustly incarcerated for 27 years after being falsely convicted of the kidnap and murder of Caroline Olsen on a Santa Monica, California tennis […]

VIA: SpeakOutNow.Org Through her activism and her scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, […]

VIA:  ICDC.Com THE FBI’S COVERT ACTION PROGRAM TO DESTROY THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY INTRODUCTION In August 1967, the FBI initiated a covert action program — COINTELPRO — to disrupt and “neutralize” organizations which the Bureau characterized as “Black Nationalist Hate Groups.” 1 The FBI memorandum expanding the program described its goals as: 1. Prevent a […]