Black Power

The FBI's Forgotten War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.<p>In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, …

Black History

Black brown people joining 2nd Amendment Movement may save America

(Image by Egberto Willies) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>When black and brown people talk about open carry and the 2nd Amendment, they do …


Fists up!! Members of Afro-Brazilian intellectual debate group fill mall movie theater to watch Black Panther; pride, cheers and emotion symbolize the whole night

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>After all of the hype and anticipation of the premier of the Marvel film Black Panther in São Paulo, I’m left wondering as to</i> …

Women of Color

Why Wakanda matters

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><i>There are spoilers ahead</i>.<p>In a scene close to the riveting climax of “Black Panther” — the Hollywood …

World News

Kids had a chance to review ‘Black Panther’ for the NYT

Velshi & Ruhle<p>Here’s why Pennsylvania is one of the most gerrymandered states<p>05:02<p>Parkland student: We don’t need semi-automatic machine guns, we …


Power outages in Manawatū as Gita whips through

Power is out in parts of Manawatū as strong winds sweep through the region, thanks to ex-cyclone tropical Gita.


The "black national anthem" may be more patriotic than "The Star Spangled Banner"

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>On Super Bowl Sunday, President Trump sent out a tweet that called on Americans to …

Black History

Want to solve the gun control issue? Just arm all black people

In mass shooting after mass shooting people, often young people, die and lawmakers do nothing to stop the violence from happening again. Since Sandy …


Mueller, Russia and Oil Politics

<i>Dunder-Mifflin as Troll Farm</i><p>The Mueller indictment made public on Friday charges 13 Russian nationals with trolling the American electoral process to …

Liberal View

“Black Panther” and the Invention of “Africa”

The Maison des Esclaves stands on the rocky shore of Gorée Island, off the coast of Senegal, like a great red tomb. During the years of its operation, the building served as a rendezvous point for slavers trafficking in a seemingly inexhaustible resource: Africans, whose very bodies became the …

Ryan Coogler

Black Panther Begets Political Action Beyond the Big Screen

There is vibranium-level energy around <i>Black Panther</i> as millions of African Americans and those of (more obvious) African descent flock to theatres. …

African-American News

Film showcases historically black colleges and universities

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation's historically black colleges and universities — not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to black people.<p>And in making the …


Black Panther Moviegoers From Around the World Arrive to Watch the Film Dressed in African Inspired Fashions

Wakanda fashion week has begun.<p>It’s not often that African fashion is notably appreciated and promoted on a global stage. Other than stumbling across coverage of the breathtaking African styles featured at Afropunk Festivals and Fela Day celebrations, to those who don't live in Africa, these styles …


Oakland’s Two Black Panthers: The Movie and the Movement

The director of “Black Panther” was born in Oakland. So was the Black Panther Party.

Black History

Afrofuturist Sonic Dreamworlds: On Black Panther

On place, history, and identity in Ryan Coogler's Black Panther film

Ryan Coogler

How That Big 'Black Panther' Mid-Credits Scene Changes Marvel Movies Forever

Almost ten years ago, <i>Iron Man</i> kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a parting shot that had Tony Stark telling the world, “I am Iron Man.” …

Marvel Universe

Black Panther film fuels calls for release of jailed political activists

Film serves as ‘opportunity to remind people of the real heroes of the Black Panthers’, says former party leader<p>When he was released from prison in 2014, Sekou Odinga felt like he was falling from the sky into a foreign land. After 33 years behind bars, the former Black Panther party leader was …

Film (UK)

6 Movies About the Real Black Panthers to Watch After 'Black Panther'

Contrary to the belief of some idiots on social media, <i>Marvel's Black Panther</i> has nothing to do with the Black Panther Party. The first appearance of …

Pop Culture

Marco Rubio responds to Florida school shooting: Not fair to blame lawmakers

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called out for NRA money after saying no gun control could have stopped attack<p>America is being held hostage by the National Rifle Association (NRA). If this wasn't made clear by the fact that America has suffered its 18th school shooting since the start of 2018 — …


Are We Living The MLK Dream?

"100 years later, the negro still is not free<i>,"</i> activist and civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said during his "I Have a Dream" <i></i>speech …


Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther Album Is Rich With Meaning You Can Only Appreciate After the Movie

Vevo At first it seemed like director Ryan Coogler was simply listening to cultural kismet when he tapped Kendrick Lamar to put together the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How the the Black Panthers helped jumpstart free breakfast programs for kids

Their reputation as radicals made the effort a target of the federal government<p>“Here are the children, tomorrow’s adults,” begins the booming …

Black History

Oakland events: Black History Month, sleepover, cartooning class

Remembering Huey P. Newton<p>A celebration of the life of Huey P. Newton, a member of the Black Panther Party, is planned for Saturday at the West …


Black Panther Film, Black Panther Party: Both Tied to Oakland by KQED - Listen to music


NBC Releases Hundreds of Pro-Black Lives Matter, Anti-Cop Tweets from Influential Russian Trolls

<i>Editor's Note: This post contains graphic language.</i><p>On Wednesday, NBC News released an extensive database of hundreds of thousands of tweets from …

Conservative View

Obama’s Portrait Painter Known For Flowery Paintings of Black Women Decapitating White Women

On Monday, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery hosted a ceremonial unveiling of former President Obama’s official presidential portrait. An …

Conservative View

A Biopic On Black Panther Party Co-Founder Huey Newton Is In The Works

Source:<p>A biopic on Black Panther Party co-founder <b>Huey Newton</b> has been greenlit.<p>Retired basketball player <b>Matt Barnes</b> took to Instagram …

Black History

A legacy of black empowerment

In December, GQ magazine named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “Citizen of the Year.” The player-turned-philanthropist — who …

Black History

Review: In his first solo show, artist Jamaal Barber presents a black so true it’s bright

In <i>Black Looks: Race and Representation</i>, African American cultural critic bell hooks reminds us that “a fundamental task of black critical thinkers …


19 Movies To Stream During Black History Month, From 'Dear White People' To 'Selma'

It's February, so that means it's time to celebrate Black History Month by giving attention to Black art, culture, and history. Maybe for you that …

Black History