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Don’t be a Buffalo Soldier

"Buffalo Soldiers": Oppressed people given guns and sent out to kill other oppressed people. An old and shameful story that some people, somehow, take pride in. Now that story - and that call - is being revived.

Fred Hampton

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UstROPm3Ezw&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] Meet Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the Black Panther Party's Illinois Chapter, who taught Chicago to shout, "I am a revolutionary!" One of...

Assassination of Chairman Fred Hampton

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNuudKzeW6c&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This brief video offers some insight into why the great Fred Hampton, 21-year-old chairman of Chicago's chapter of the Black Panther Party, was...

‘This is criminal’

This story, dictated by Malik Rahim to the Bay View two days after Katrina, was the call heard round the world that Black and poor New Orleanians were being abandoned in nothing less than attempted genocide and volunteers were needed. Now Malik is in a winnable race for Congress Dec. 6. Go Malik!

The Bay View newspaper's big back page full of exciting photos in vibrant color has long been one of its most popular features. It...

From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal – Part 1 of 3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGFZ1eLJO4&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This introduction to Mumia is Part 1 of three videos from the Partisan Defense Committee, which urges: Free Mumia NOW! Mumia is an...

From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal – Part 2 of 3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri4hKUR_QgQ&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This introduction to Mumia is Part 2 of three videos from the Partisan Defense Committee, which urges: Free Mumia NOW! Mumia is an...

From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal – Part 3 of 3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va8cp-VQCRQ&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This introduction to Mumia is Part 3 of three videos from the Partisan Defense Committee, which urges: Free Mumia NOW! Mumia is an...

Wanda’s Picks for Oct. 17, 2008

Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Prescott Joseph Center we honored the legacy of the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere artists: Berkeley resident Joy Holland and Oaklander by way of St. Louis Casper Banjo, with featured artist Keith Hopkins, another Oaklander. The exhibit is titled "Breath of Our Ancestors."

Chairman Fred Hampton Streetz Party ‘08

On Saturday, Aug. 30, on the South Side of Chicago, in the Negro League Club aka the POCC's "Lamp Post," the 60th anniversary celebration of the birth of Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton of the Black Panther Party kicked off with a film festival and ended with a Chairman Fred Hampton Streetz Party on Chairman Fred Hampton Way.

Reflections on Zimbabwe 40 years later

When I arrived in Rhodesia, 1968 had already been a momentous year in the United States. U.S. setbacks in Vietnam had led Lyndon Johnson to announce his withdrawal from the 1968 presidential campaign. Days later, on April 4, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 5. Meanwhile, Black Power activists in the United States, led by young Blacks like me, were urging Black Americans to be proud of our African heritage. I felt lucky to be in Africa.

Live from the streets of San Salvador

The Prisoners of Conscience Committee delegation from the United States returned recently from a fact-finding mission in El Salvador. We were in three cities - San Salvador, Suchitoto and Sansonate - and we talked to former combatants, government officials, union leaders, community leaders, members of street organizations, former political prisoners and more. One of my favorite groups that we met was Radio Zurda, a collective of youth who do a political radio show heard in El Salvador and Honduras, targeted towards a youth audience.

Birth of the Common Ground Health Clinic

The Common Ground Health Clinic arose in the New Orleans west bank community of Algiers above the apocalyptic flood waters in the fall of ‘05. The founders' visions, fueled by endorphins of kindness and adrenalin of desperation, were a beautiful thing to behold.

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‘A Lifetime of Being Betty (Reid Soskin)’ CD release party Saturday,...

“A Lifetime of Being Betty,” to be released Aug. 17 at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Visit www.thefreight.org/event/1858290-little-village-foundation-berkeley/.

#HugosSoWhite: The literary convention diversity scandals

When there aren’t enough Black folks doing the writing, Black characters are written by white writers with all the inherent biases.