BLACK PANTHER ARTIST M. GAYLE ASALI DICKSON TALKS ABOUT HER LIFE IN THE BLACK PEOPLE’S ARMY

By JR Valrey Some of us can name off the leadership of the Black Panther Party, but just as important we must remember the everyday community leaders, that served the people on behalf of the Black Panther Party, and gave it their all. These were the everyday Panthers that worked at the Free Breakfast Program, the Liberation School, and the free health clinics, worked on the Black Panther Newspaper, as well as in dozens of other Survival Programs. These people who participated from all over the nation, in one of…

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MUSIC IS THE WEAPON: AN INTERVIEW WITH WORDSMITH I1MASTERKEY

By JR Valrey “Music is the weapon of the future, music is the weapon of progressives, music is the weapon of the givers of life” – Fela Anikulapo Kuti Conscious music has been a part of our struggle and movement for self-determination since the beginning, when some of our enslaved ancestors would sing slave hymns on the plantations, which really doubled as maps and battle plans to free ourselves.  The rhythm and the word, has been some of the purest teachers that we have been able to learn from, because…

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