By Larry Pinkney “History is important. If you don’t know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it.”—Howard Zinn The infamous U.S. government’s Counter Intelligence Program … Continue reading
In late 2012, former Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party Emory Douglas met with Zapatistas and local artists in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The trip was initiated by Caleb Duarte from EDELO who describes the project as: “A multimedia exploration of the artistic and political connections between the Black Panther Party and the Zapatista movements as … Continue reading
On Huey P Newton’s birthday here is the Spike Lee film version of Roger Guenveur Smith’s play A Huey P Newton Story. Smith also stars in the award winning film version.
By Larry Pinkney “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressors and those who do the the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice, and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of … Continue reading
By Larry Pinkney “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”—Steve Biko Today, more than at any period in recent history, there is a need for a genuine Everyday People’s Consciousness Movement in the United States. This movement must embrace people of goodwill of all colors, and … Continue reading
Short documentary looking at the background to the case of Mumia Abu Jamal.
Black Panther revolutionary Fred Hampton was shot dead by the US police as he lay asleep in his bed on December 4th 1969. He was 21 years old.
By Larry Pinkney “What most of us must be involved in—whether we teach or write, make films, write films, direct films, play music, act, whatever we do—has to not only make people feel good and inspired and at one with people around them, but also has to educate a new generation to this very modest thing: change … Continue reading
Harry Edwards was the main organizer of the 1968 Revolt of the Black Athlete which led to the famous Black Power salutes by Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the victory podium at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. He is now professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a consultant … Continue reading