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In South Carolina, a Ku Klux Klan in Decline

Stephen Calabria | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Stephen Calabria

The Saturday rally planned by an affiliate of the Ku Klux Klan was meant to showcase the group's longevity despite cultural forces urging its demise. Instead, the rally only served to underscore its increasing irrelevance.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Suffering From Diabetes Complications

AP | Michael Rubinkam | Posted 04.01.2015 | Black Voices

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to f...

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved From Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock.

Rewriting the History of the Black Panthers on Film

ARTINFO | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
ARTINFO

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" sets out to move against the dominant narrative of the activist group as outrageous provocateurs, presenting, through vigorous archival research and extensive interviews with members and commentators, a different and more considerate way of thinking about the legacy of the Black Panthers.

5 Civil Rights Leaders You Might Not Know Are From Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.12.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While many Illinoisans know some of the more prominent names associated with the 1960's Civil Rights movement in the United States, such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, many might not realize that Illinois is home to some of its own important Civil Rights leaders.

The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

The Root | Julie Walker | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry for justice, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was demanding a similar call to action with...

With Eyes Firmly Fixed On Political Targets

George Heymont | Posted 03.21.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Few people would deny that politics is highly theatrical. Whether in film (The Candidate, All The President's Men, Lincoln) or onstage (The Best Man, Frost/Nixon, All The Way), conflict is easily found and ripe for dramatization.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

As I ring in a new year I commit to continuing to listen, to act, to learn, and to speak. I implore you to join me. Stand up, stand with, walk alongside, and speak up. It is not going to be easy, but together we can change the world.

The Chairman Bobby Seale

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Julius Caesar advised, "If you must break the law, do it to seize power; in all other cases observe it." So that is what Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton did to challenge the racism and inequality of the 1960s.

10 Things I Learned About the Black Panthers From Viewing Party People

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Party People is playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre now until Nov. 16. It is the story of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords told by Univer...

Man Who Murdered State Trooper To Be Released On Parole

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime

A man convicted in the shooting death of a New Jersey state trooper in a crime that still provokes strong emotion among law enforcement more than 40 y...

Should Edward Snowden Get A Plea Deal When A Black Panther Can't?

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices

Question: What’s the secret to going on the lam as an anti-government global superstar and getting set up in a nice, cushy exile in a country that...

New Chapter In Long Saga Of Black Panther Who Killed Guard

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Louisiana have asked a federal appeals court to reinstate the conviction of prison inmate Albert Woodfox...

Richard Pryor, Furious Cool, and an Early Thanksgiving

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In what is clearly (and beautifully) a labor of love, brothers David Henry and Joe Henry have brought Richard Pryor back to pulsating life, affirming ...

Meet The Grandmother Of The French New Wave

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

"I always work the same," Agnès Varda explained before an eager crowd at the opening of her LACMA exhibition "Agnès Varda in Californialand." "I thi...

Listen to This Book: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

Thomas infuses his passion for the music, poetry, and recorded rhetoric with a weighty reverence for the events and attitudes that shaped a generation. His mission started out quite innocently.

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

Angela Davis: 'I Don't See Myself As An Icon'

Greg Archer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Greg Archer

Angela Davis is undeniably one of the more unique creatures to emerge out of the turbulent political waters of the latter part of the 20th Century. ...

Judging History and Angela Davis: A review of Free Angela

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Free Angela, a feature length documentary directed by Shola Lynch, does a fine job in helping to explain how Ms. Davis came to represent so much to so many.

LOOK: Black History Photo Of The Day

Posted 02.26.2013 | Black Voices

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots o...

Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party Excerpt

Joshua_Bloom | Posted 04.13.2013 | San Francisco
Joshua_Bloom

Why in the late 1960s did so many young people dedicate their lives to the Black Panther Party and embrace armed revolution? Why, after a few years of explosive growth, did the Party so quickly unravel? And why has no similar movement developed since?

Joshua Hersh

Philly Poll Watcher: New Black Panther Was 'Pleasant'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The New Black Panther Party member who stood in front of a single Philadelphia polling station on Election Day, and drew a disproportion...

Melvin & Jean: Revisiting a 40-Year-Old American Hijacking

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Melvin & Jean is another masterful work by award winning documentarian Maia Wechsler. It traces the lives of the Melvin and Jean McNai, a couple in their twenties who hijacked a flight out of Detroit in the sixties.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: New Black Panther Party Monitoring Philadelphia Polling Place, Fox News Freaks Out (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.06.2012 | Media

Fox News reported Tuesday morning that a member of the New Black Panther Party was standing outside a polling place in Philadelphia, dressed in the gr...

Vets Volunteer To Protect Voters At Polls

Posted 10.04.2012 | Impact

To make sure that no voter is subjected to intimidation when they hit the polls next month, one organization is dispensing military veterans to booths...