NBPP

Let's not forget that Charles Manson was a raging racist

As Charles Manson clings to life, there’s an important part of his time on Earth that often goes undiscussed but should be remembered: He was a white …

Crime

When Reaction Grows Out of the Barrel of a Gun

Each mass shooting in the US is a sign of societal sickness, and their increased pace and deadliness shows the disease is becoming more severe. There …

Liberal View

After Months Of Silence, A Blip Of Activity From Trump's Voter Fraud Panel

A commissioner wants information from the Department of Justice on prosecutions for voter fraud.<p>After over two months of silence, there was a blip of activity from President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission this week when a commissioner sent an email requesting information on voter fraud …

Government

jessica madavo’s striking portraits of black schoolgirls with natural hair

“Afro Project” is an optimistic response to the discrimination faced by South African schoolgirls with natural hair.<p>Last year, a series of powerful photos from Pretoria High School for Girls in South Africa went viral. They showed schoolgirls as young as 13 standing defiant, fists raised, …

Hair

6 Notable New Books On Black Women’s History

The literature on Black women’s history has rapidly grown over the past few years. Scholars have expanded our general knowledge of the diverse contributions of Black women to national and global politics, racial ideologies, social justice movements, popular culture, and more. Here is a list of six …

Black History

Colin Kaepernick has earned the right to rock that GQ cover uniform and Afro

He may be wearing it on the cover of a fashion magazine, but it is not just for fashion<p>On Monday, <i>GQ</i> magazine released its Men of the Year issue …

Sports

Black Panther mural rises in West Oakland

“It's the first Black Panther Party mural in Oakland to be painted by black people”<p>The Black Panther Party (BPP) got its start in West Oakland during the 1960s. More than 50 years later, a mural lauding the revolutionary civil rights group has—at last—taken shape. Artists Refa Senay and Batsh Lo …

Black History

Black Identity Extremists: COINTELPRO 2017

On October 6, 2017 an FBI internal report identifying “Black Identity Extremists” (BIE) as a major threat to Law Enforcement Officers was leaked to …

Black History

New York’s Black Panthers, a Legacy

The indictment and trial of the New York “Panther 21” was an attempt by several elements of the US police state apparatus to destroy the Black …

Liberal View

Veggie Bus Parks in Los Angeles Food Desert

The renovation of a former school bus into the new Veggie Bus classroom/seed library was funded by the U.S. Green Building Council–Los Angeles. …

Cities

The 1977 Disability Rights Protest That Broke Records and Changed Laws

The 504 Sit-In was the longest non-violent occupation of a federal building in United States history.<p>Hundreds of people arrived to the planned …

Culture

Chadwick Boseman Chose His Black Panther Accent to Make a Point About White Supremacy

The whole point of Wakanda is that it is a truly isolated nation—isolated by its people’s own choosing, turning itself into a technological utopia …

African-American News

Jalil A. Muntaqim: The making of a movement

<b>by Jalil A. Muntaqim</b><p>I was captured on Aug. 28, 1971, in San Francisco after a car chase and gun battle with San Francisco police. It was alleged that …

Nelson Mandela

The National Park Service refused to honor the Black Panthers after police complained

Nothing the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense did may have been as genuinely revolutionary as offering free breakfast to public-school children in …

San Francisco Bay Area

Sickle Cell Patients Endure Discrimination, Poor Care And Shortened Lives

For more than a year, NeDina Brocks-Capla avoided one room in her large, brightly colored San Francisco house — the bathroom on the second floor.<p>"It was really hard to bathe in here, and I found myself not wanting to touch the walls," she explains. The bathroom is where Brocks-Capla's son Kareem …

Medicine

National Parks Pull Black Panther Project Money After Police Groups Complain

The National Park Service has decided to drop $98,000 in funding that was slated to go to a project that would have honored the Black Panther Party. …

Black Power

Conservative opposition shuts down federal funding of Black Panther memorial

The National Park Service was going to use nearly $100,000 in federal funds to memorialize the Black Panther Party before conservative backlash shut the project down.<p><b>What was the project?</b><p>The project was called the “Black Panther Party Research, Interpretation & Memory Project.”<p>Its goal would have …

Conservative View

Youth Incarceration in the United States, Explained

From reservation schools to conversion therapy, it has taken many forms.<p>Since its infancy, the United States has impacted children through the penal establishment. Youth incarceration has taken many different forms, from boarding schools for indigenous children, to institutions that aimed to [“pray …

Journalism

Park Service drops funding for Black Panther Party project

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service has withdrawn plans to pay nearly $100,000 for a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party after police groups complained to President Donald Trump.<p>The park service had pledged $98,000 to the University of California, Berkeley for a two-year …

U.S. Politics

National Park Service Pulls Money From Project Honoring Black Panthers After Cops Tattle to Trump

The National Park Service withdrew almost $100,000 in funding pledged to a project honoring the Black Panther Party after a powerful police union …

U.S. Politics

National Park Service Nixes Black Panther Homage Amid Conservative Backlash

In the latest chapter of right-leaning newsgroups and placing a high value on disrupting the proceedings of Berkeley, California, the Chronicle …

Black Power

Lupe Fiasco Releases New Tracks "KJazz" and "Black Power L Word"

Lupe debuts new music on Twitter.Continue reading…

Rap & Hip-Hop

Feds pull funding for Black Panther legacy project in Berkeley after backlash

A Black Panther Party legacy project at the University of California Berkeley will no longer proceed after the National Park Service bowed to …

National Parks

The History and Art of Protest Posters

<i>City Rising is a multimedia documentary program that traces gentrification and displacement through a lens of historical discriminatory laws and</i> …

Black Power

Okay Instagram, I See Your Fashion Berets, But I Don't Want To Wear One

Those of French and Spanish descent, you are exempt, please carry on.<p>Everyone is suddenly wearing a fashion beret and it's making me all kinds of uncomfortable.<p>Let me clarify, not the beret itself. There are far greater injustices in the world than the infiltration of a small felt (or leather, or …

Monica Lewinsky

What Does the FBI's New 'Black Identity Extremist' Label Really Mean to Black Organizing?

“Acting with great principle in this time is not just a matter of moral high ground but also a matter of personal safety,” says surveillance reform …

Race & Ethnicity

Confessions of a Black identity ‘extremist’

In full acknowledgment of the FBI’s leaked recent statement that a “black identity extremist” movement presents a domestic threat to national …

African-American News

Jamie Foxx to Play Black Panther Geronimo Pratt in Johnnie Cochran Biopic

Jamie Foxx is reuniting with director Taylor Hackford for the Johnnie Cochran biopic starring Anthony Mackie.<p>According to <i>Deadlin</i>e, Foxx has signed on …

Pop Culture

Jamie Foxx Signs On To Play Infamous Black Panther Party Leader In Johnnie Cochran Biopic

Cochran reportedly represented Geronimo Pratt in his 1997 wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.

Jamie Foxx

The Commonwealth Network: A Theory And Model For Political Production

One of the fundamental problems preventing the American left from growing is a lack of political-economic infrastructure.This has been one of the …

Tupac Shakur