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Remembering Fred Hampton, A Giant Among Men

AFRICANGLOBE - I remember Fred Hampton.  For the last year of his life, which was the whole time I knew him, he was Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party.  Fred was a big man whose inexhaustible energy, keen insight and passionate commitment to the struggle made him seem even larger still.  We called him Chairman Fred.  Chairman Fred was murdered by the FBI and Chicago Police Department in the pre-dawn hours of December 4, 1969.  He was just 21 years old.  Fred’s family and comrades mourned him for a little while and have celebrated his life of struggle, service, intensity and sacrifice ever since.

Reactionaries And Thugs: The New Black Panther Party

AFRICANGLOBE - The so-called New Black Panther Party has proven itself to be one which consists of agents for the corrupt system designed to undermine the legacy of the Black Panther Party. Like many of my comrades, original Black Panther Party members, I have for years watched these strutting caricatures who call themselves the New Black Panther Party and expressed my disgust.

The Influential Black Panther You’ve Never Heard Of

AFRICANGLOBE - The Black Panther party sprung up in 1966 as a response to the police violence Black Americans faced in Oakland, Calif. As the party grew to different cities across the country, one organizer rose up the ranks as a proponent for solidarity across racial boundaries.

Cuba Says It Has A Right To Grant Asylum To U.S....

AFRICANGLOBE - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing Assata Shakur, America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties.

Extradition Of Assata Shakur From Cuba Unlikely Despite Restored Ties

AFRICANGLOBE - Soon after President Barack Obama announced the restoration of diplomatic ties with Havana on Wednesday, Cuba watchers began to raise questions over potential extradition orders U.S. exiles in Cuba, specifically regarding rights activist Assata Shakur — who has been living on the island for decades.

How Black Panthers Turned To North Korea In Fight Against US...

AFRICANGLOBE - Though popular perceptions of the Black Panthers often centre on its community breakfast programmes for children and belief in armed self-defence against police, it always defined itself as part of a global battle.

Black Men Must Start Defending Themselves Against White Vigilantism

AFRICANGLOBE - Should Black people, men in particular, apply a similar standard, acting preemptively based on the learned assumption that they will likely be shot dead by White men who claim "self-defense"?

Negroes And The Gun: The Black Tradition Of Arms

AFRICANGLOBE - Chronicling the underappreciated Black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, law professor Nicholas Johnson presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre-Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities.

Murdering Fred Hampton And Black Power With Bruce Dixon And Todd...

AFRICANGLOBE - Coming on the heels of the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton (December 4, 1969) and the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Bruce Dixon of BlackAgendaReport.com and Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs of DrumsInTheGlobalVillage.com were on hand for a discussion of the academic erasure of radical politics from The Black Panther Party and Black Power.

Former Leader of KC Black Panther Party Hoping for Pardon to...

AFRICANGLOBE - A man who was once the leader of the Kansas City Black Panther Party is hoping for a presidential pardon to re-enter the United States. Pete O'Neal's family said he was exiled to Africa for 43 years because he did not want to go to prison for a crime he did not commit.

‘Black Against Empire’ Tells the History of the Black Panthers

AFRICANGLOBE - The defenders of the 2nd Amendment once had a powerful ally in America: the Black Panthers. The self-styled revolutionaries believed there's something powerful and liberating about holding a firearm in your hands. For a few surreal months, the newly formed Black Panther Party challenged the police again and again without a single shot being fired. These episodes make for some of the most compelling reading in "Black Against Empire,"

On 46th Anniversary of Black Panthers, Honoring the Group’s Huge Influence

Today is the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in North Oakland, CA. It...


The above photograph comes with a sad story. I got the photo from Althea Francois before she died. In 1970, a garment and uniform...

Group Offers Reward to ‘Capture’ George Zimmerman

The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of self-appointed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman who killed unarmed...