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Black Panther Party Liberation Schools

Black Power Movement & Black Panther Party Schools The Oakland Community School (OCS) was one of the most well-known and well-loved programs of the Black Panther Party. Point Five of the Black Panther Party’s original 1966 Ten Point Platform and Program, emphasized the need to provide an education that, among other things, taught African American and poor people about their ... Read More »

Assata Shakur’s Open Letter

Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur’s Open Letter About Persecution My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living ... Read More »

Militant New Negro Emerges|Black Liberation Organizations

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ONE OF the biggest strike waves in U.S. history swept the country in 1919. But the “Red Summer” of that year also exposed the enormous racial divisions in the American working class. Race riots flared over 25 major cities. At least 500 Blacks died in the violence. But Blacks resisted these racist attacks more strongly than ever. As the Black ... Read More »

Notting Hill Riots At Risk of Being Forgotten

Notting Hill Carnival Riot

Britain’s Little Known Black Power Movement Often we think of the “Black Power Movement” as being distinctively something that rose up in the United States. The truth is that the outrages of racism and oppression against ‘Black People’ around the world led to the rise of ‘Black Power’ movements throughout the world. This story of the ‘Mangrove Nine’ was a ... Read More »

Siege On Move 1978

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A Brief History of MOVE – Powelton Village The MOVE organization ain’t cop killers, that’s not the purpose of MOVE. The MOVE organization is about righteousness, LIFE! The purpose of MOVE, the example we’re setting is about family, health, love. Those of you on the streets around MOVE people know what we’re saying. You see the commitment and love within ... Read More »

Black History Timeline

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The Civil Rights Movement Black History Timeline At the midpoint of the twentieth century, African Americans once again answered the call to transform the world. The social and economic ravages of Jim Crow era racism were all-encompassing and deep-rooted. Yet like a phoenix rising from the ashes of lynch mobs, debt peonage, residential and labor discrimination, and rape, the black ... Read More »

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