Black Panthers

While the image of the Black Panther Party often conjures one of a man in the signature beret carrying a gun, women were right there alongside the men of the party, making up an estimated 50 percent of membership.

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.

It's unfortunate that some people just won't let Beyoncé be great! A group is planning an "Anti-Bey" protest outside of the NFL headquarters.

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 […]

Black leadership is dead. There, I said it. We have people in leadership positions, but far too many of them are operating as if it were the 1960s or even the 1980s instead of the twenty-first century. As I’ve traveled from state to state over the years, I’ve heard folks saying that “we need another […]

FROM Mediaite.com: This Black Panther just keeps getting more and more absurd. New Black Panther Party head Malik Zulu Shabazz burst onto the scene with some strongly-worded messages to Glenn Beck and a interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and has usurped BP CEO Tony Hayward’s place as this summer’s most disliked non-celebrity in some […]

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 […]