Tag Archives: Black Power

Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

He redefined what it meant to be tough and collectivized the very idea of courage. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2016 The reverberations. Not the rumbles, the reverberations. The death of Muhammad Ali will undoubtedly … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The radical reverberations of Muhammad Ali

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Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

The right to armed self-defense of civil rights workers in the 1960s has been parodied by white right-wing racists defending themselves against the ‘tyranny’ of a federal government run by a black man. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog … finish reading Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

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Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

The summers of 1967 and ’68 were hot — real hot — and we were in the ‘guts of the ogre.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Poor whites respond to Black rebellion, plus Buffalo Gap and the Klan, 1967-’68

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Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

Harry Belafonte addresses SNCC’s 50th Anniversary celebration at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.Civil rights pioneers: SNCC celebrates it’s 50th anniversary By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / April 28, 2010 [This article was written by Carl Davidson, incorporating … finish reading Carl Davidson on SNCC : Blazing the Trail

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Gregg Barrios : Angela Davis Is a Living Civil Rights Legend

Hasta la victoria!The long arms of Angela Davis By Gregg Barrios / The Rag Blog / January 20, 2010 “Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary’s life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it … finish reading Gregg Barrios : Angela Davis Is a Living Civil Rights Legend

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Jonah Raskin : 40 Years Later: The Assassination of Fred Hampton

Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in 1969. Photo by Paul Sequeira.I will never forget…The assassination of Fred Hampton I protested in New York with hundreds of other people, all of us outraged… I was arrested and beaten on 51st Street … finish reading Jonah Raskin : 40 Years Later: The Assassination of Fred Hampton

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Frank Cieciorka’s Self-Inscribed Eulogy

Frank CieciorkaIn Memoriam: Frank CieciorkaBy Bruce Anderson / December 3, 2008 Frank Cieciorka died [at the end of November 2008] at his home in Alderpoint, Southern Humboldt County. A modest, soft-spoken man whose passing will sadden everyone who knew him, … finish reading Frank Cieciorka’s Self-Inscribed Eulogy

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Legendary Artist of the New Left : Frank Cieciorka Dead at 69

Iconic image of the New Left: Woodcut by Frank Cieciorka. My year in Mississippi was certainly one the most profound experiences in my life and helped shape my political consciousness to this day. I’m saddened that this country hasn’t done … finish reading Legendary Artist of the New Left : Frank Cieciorka Dead at 69

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Ernest McMillan and Stoney Burns : Dallas 60s Activists Revisited

The Rag Blog was inspired by an underground newspaper we published in the 1960s in Austin. We called it The Rag. When Carol Neiman and I were editing The Rag — and many more whose bylines you see here from … finish reading Ernest McMillan and Stoney Burns : Dallas 60s Activists Revisited

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Bobby Seale : Still Revolutionary After All These Years

Former Black Panther Party chairman Bobby Seale. Photo By Adam Wallacavage.An interview with the former chairman of the Black Panther PartyBy Kam Williams / July 20th, 2008 Robert George Seale was born on October 22, 1936 in Dallas, Texas where, … finish reading Bobby Seale : Still Revolutionary After All These Years

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