Tag: Black Power Movement

Malcolm X and Revolutionary Black Nationalism

October 24, 2021
"Malcolm X was a student of history, and that is what made him one of the most important political philosophers and leaders African Americans ever produced. For some 15 years or more, Malcolm X studied history, philosophy, religion, and politics."

Major Milestones in the African American Freedom Struggle

March 14, 2015
The African American Struggle for Freedom An Historical Overview The long freedom struggle of the African American was first and foremost against the institution of slavery. After the Civil War, many African Americans were elected to local, state, and federal office as African Americans struggled to build democracy in the American South. That period was known

Malcolm X – May 19th 1925 to February 21, 1965

February 18, 2015
 Who Was Malcom X Why Was He Assassinated – A Black Politics Exclusive February 21st marks the fiftieth (50th) anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. To focus on this occasion, www.blackpolitics.org  will feature an exclusivefirst-hand account of Malcolm X, his significance, and the events leading up to his assassination from a man whom J Edgar Hoover

The Afro Hair Do – Then, and Now

January 15, 2015
Afro Blowout Justine Zwiebel/BuzzFeed, Eduardo Munoz / Reuters (de Blasio), Gallo Images / Rex (Jackson), Everett Collection (Grier), Lee Lockwood/Time Life Pictures / Getty Images (Newton), Hulton Archive / Getty Images (Davis), Everett Collection (Roundtree) Dante de Blasio’s Afro undoubtedly helped boost interest in the New York mayoral candidacy of his father, Bill de Blasio,

African American Artists: from history to art

January 4, 2015
black artists during the civil rights and liberation movements.

COINTELPRO – How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

December 31, 2014
The intentional destruction of Black America by the FBI using infiltration, counter-intelligence programs and drugs. From Marcus Garvey to Paul Robeson to Ma...

Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress

December 29, 2014
Spotlight on Congressman John Conyers Jr  First African American Dean of Congress In January 2015, Congressman John Conyers Jr, officially became the first African American Dean of Congress. The retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell means  that John Conyers Jr. became the Dean of the U.S. House of Representatives after fending off a  primary challenge earlier

Who was Malcolm X

December 8, 2014
Who was Malcolm X Student Questions and Answers Can anyone tell me about Malcolm X? I saw Malcolm X book in the longest yard movie…so, I became interested to know about Malcolm X. I need a full feedback about this a.s.a.p. Posted by One Malcolm X, 1925–65, African American (revolutionary black nationalist) leader in the United States,

[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

October 17, 2014
The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Writen and Directed

RBG | "The Black Power MixTape" Excerpts from the Acclaimed Swedish Documentary

October 17, 2014
FULL FILM DESCRIPTION http://blackpowermixtape.com/ In the late ’60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was

History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

October 2, 2014
Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to pursue an education, eventually

The Black Power Movement; March 31, 2006

October 2, 2014
The Black Power Movement: Self-Determination, Transformation and Sabotage Kathleen Cleaver Senior Lecturer in Law, Emory School of Law, Emory University Senior Lecturer, Department of African and African American Studies, Yale University Kathleen Cleaver, former National Press Secretary for the Black Panther Political Party, discusses her experiences in one of the most recognized and revered groups

Robert F. Williams-Father of Black Power Movement

August 7, 2014
See larger image Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback) New From: $37.50 In Stock Robert F. Williams Black Power Before Black Power Movement   Robert F. Williams is arguable one key historical figure whose rightful place in American history has been ignored. Rob was truly a man ahead

African American Politics: A History of Struggle

August 6, 2014
[wzslider autoplay=”true” transition=”‘slide'” lightbox=”true”] African American Politics: A History of Struggle   In the year 2008, tens of millions of African Americans turned out in historic numbers to propel Barak Obama to the US Democratic Party nomination and, ultimately, the Presidency of the United States.  The turnout in that election was the culmination of a

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba — Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter

February 26, 2014
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of

Editor&’s Statement – African American Politics – A History of Struggle

February 24, 2014
The history of African Americans is a history rich with political struggle. Whether we study the early  slave rebellions, the Civil War, #reconstruction, Post-Reconstruction, the Garvey Movement, the 1960s Civil Rights and Black Power movements, or the rise of Black elected officials up to, and including, the election of Barak Obama, African Americans have engaged in deliberate