Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

Congratulations to Chokwe Lumumba! As a Southerner from the Deep South myself, let me say this is truly a groundbreaking event, and I welcome him winning the election. I hope he guards himself and remembers what happened to Medgar Evers, Marco McMillian, Emmett Till, Louis Allen, James Craig Anderson, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner,Continue reading “Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi”

America’s “Most Wanted” Terrorist: An Open Letter From Assata

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 inContinue reading “America’s “Most Wanted” Terrorist: An Open Letter From Assata”

FBI adds 65-year-old Black Panther to Most Wanted Terrorists list

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that Joanne Chesimard has been added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list. Thursday’s bulletin gave Chesimard, a black nationalist, the dubious distinction of being the first woman to be placed on the list. Chesimard, better known as Assata Shakur, was a member of the Black Panther Party andContinue reading “FBI adds 65-year-old Black Panther to Most Wanted Terrorists list”

The Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast Program

The Black Panther Party did some amazing things getting food to the people. Little known trivia : the school meal program that we know in American schools today was copied from The Black Panther Party. They started a free breakfast program for children in poor neighborhoods and fed 10,000 children every morning before school. The PanthersContinue reading “The Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast Program”

Obit.: Edward V. Hanrahan – Prosecutor Oversaw Fatal 1969 Raid of Black Panthers in Chicago

By Patricia Sullivan Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 12, 2009 Edward V. Hanrahan, 88, the former Cook County, Ill., state’s attorney under whose oversight a squad of police officers raided the Black Panther Party headquarters in 1969 and killed two of its leaders, died June 9 of complications from leukemia at his home inContinue reading “Obit.: Edward V. Hanrahan – Prosecutor Oversaw Fatal 1969 Raid of Black Panthers in Chicago”

Omaha judge to rule on prosecutorial misconduct in 1971 COINTELPRO case against imprisoned Black Panther leaders

By Michael Richardson June 1, 2007 Douglas County District Judge Russell Bowie will rule next month on Ed Poindexter’s request for a new trial after review of six volumes of 1971 trial records according to the Omaha World-Herald following four days of often emotional testimony and 160 new exhibits. Poindexter, head of a Black PantherContinue reading “Omaha judge to rule on prosecutorial misconduct in 1971 COINTELPRO case against imprisoned Black Panther leaders”

COINTELPRO prosecution of Black Panthers haunts Nebraska justice system while policeman’s killers go free

By Michael Richardson June 30, 2008 On August 17, 1970, an anonymous caller to the Omaha, Nebraska police emergency hotline reported a woman screaming at a vacant house. Eight police officers responded only to find a booby-trapped suitcase instead of a crime victim. Officer Larry Minard, the father of five young children, was killed instantlyContinue reading “COINTELPRO prosecution of Black Panthers haunts Nebraska justice system while policeman’s killers go free”

Black Panthers: Omaha Two were Targets of a Secret Police Task Force Codenamed “Domino”

Added emphases in boldface. Michael Richardson Progressive Examiner | November 24, 2009 The Omaha Two, Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa (formerly David Rice), were leaders of the Black Panther Party chapter in Omaha, Nebraska. Today both men are serving life sentences for the 1970 bombing murder of an Omaha police officer, Larry Minard, andContinue reading “Black Panthers: Omaha Two were Targets of a Secret Police Task Force Codenamed “Domino””

Black Panthers: Assassinated by the State – The Federally Sanctioned Murder of Fred Hampton

” … a much-needed corrective to a badly distorted mainstream narrative of a key event in the history of the left and African-American politics of the late ’60s … It is now clear that Hampton and Clark were victims of a plot hatched by the FBI and executed by the Cook County State’s Attorney andContinue reading “Black Panthers: Assassinated by the State – The Federally Sanctioned Murder of Fred Hampton”