#The Black Panther Party

50 years since Attica Rebellion: We salute ‘prisoners’ Paris Commune’

Including a special interview with Tom Soto, Prisoners Solidarity Committee observer. On Sept. 9, 1971, approximately 1,500 prisoners in Cell Block D seized the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, after submitting a 27-point manifesto to the prison administration in an attempt to address the torturous conditions inside the prison.
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The Rise of the Black Panther Party in Connecticut

At a “Colored Men’s Convention” in Hartford on January 26, 1899, Connecticut’s first black lawyer took to the stage with an uncompromising message. “It is the right of the colored man to fight for his rights,” Walter S. Miller told the crowd. “When a white man shows a revolver, I want the Negro to show one also. In that way only will he be granted his rights by demanding them and being ready to insist upon them.”
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San Francisco Chronicle

New Oakland fried chicken truck has a mission: helping the formerly incarcerated

When GaQuayla LaGrone was released from federal prison in Southern California in 2014, she struggled to find a job to support herself and her young son. The only employer willing to hire her was Target, and only part-time during the holiday season. It was difficult to find housing and open a bank account because of her record, she said.

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” was named the best song ever by Rolling Stone magazine

# Roommate, Aretha FranklinThree years after her death with the release of her acclaimed biography starring Jennifer Hudson, her legacy remains completely intact — and now she has been given the highest honor for her most famous song. rice field. Earlier this week, Rolling Stone published a list of “100 Best Songs Ever”, with Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” at the top.

‘Rolling Stone’ Revised Their ‘500 Greatest Songs’ List & This Icon Just Took the #1 Spot

Just a few days ago, TIME released their list of the one hundred most-influential celebrities, and now, we've got another major ranking that has the internet all abuzz. Last year, Rolling Stone updated their ranking of the 500 greatest albums in honor of the new decade, with Marvin Gaye's What's Going On nabbing the top spot. Now, the publication has revised their list of the ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ for the first time in 17 years, and there's a new person sitting at number one: Aretha Franklin.

Check out the new album by Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber!

Today we are psyched to debut the new album by Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber! It is far out, man!. The group is directed by Greg Tatte (of the Village Voice) and Jared Michael Nickerson (the dude that played in Bernie Worrel solo band!), they make trippy, daring music the merges jazz, rock, post-punk, dub, and really, anything that's mind melting. The new release, Angels Over Oakanda is a four song suite that finds them traveling their entire music galaxy and putting out something that is decidedly HEAVY.

Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' named best song of all time by Rolling Stone

(WXYZ) — Aretha Franklin's "Respect" has been named the best song of all time, according to the most recent list from Rolling Stone. Released on Thursday, the magazine and website listed the 500 Best Songs of All Time, with the Queen of Soul topping the list. "Leading off her Atlantic...

Moline filmmakers earn prestigious selection in London festival for Seberg doc

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films are thrilled that their documentary on an international movie star from Iowa is an Official Selection at the 2021 Raindance Film Festival in London, England. The award-winning film, “Jean Seberg: Actress Activist Icon”, is a co-production with Garry McGee of McMarr...

Solo exhibition explores photographer's earliest work from the 1960s-70s

Panther Party security outside the Alameda County Courthouse, Oakland CA, September 1968. From, “The Lost Negatives,” photographs by Jeffrey Henson Scales. Credit: Jeffrey Henson Scales. NEW YORK, NY.- Claire Oliver Gallery announced the gallery’s debut solo exhibition by photographer Jeffrey Henson Scales, In A Time of Panthers: The Lost Negatives....
The Associated Press

National Book Award longlists announced in 2 categories

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories ranging from retellings of the myths of Paul Bunyan and of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” to a look back at the Black Panther Party are among the 10 nominees on the longlist for the National Book Award for young people’s literature. On Wednesday,...
The New Yorker

The 2021 National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature

This week, The New Yorker will be announcing the longlists for the 2021 National Book Awards. Check back this afternoon for the list for Translated Literature. Several titles on the longlist for this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature supply young readers with lessons from the past. Three contenders are works of nonfiction that contextualize seminal moments in American history: “Unspeakable,” by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Floyd Cooper, is a narration of the Tulsa Race Massacre; Kekla Magoon’s “Revolution in Our Time” documents the community-driven activism of the Black Panther Party and the U.S. government’s attempts to suppress it; and “From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry,” by Paula Yoo, situates the murder of Vincent Chin in the broader story of the Asian American civil-rights movement.