Panther-Power

Get this book y'all! The FBI WAR on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders. It details how our freedom loving United States government targeted an attacked leaders and activists such as Bob Marley, Fred Hampton, Assata Shakur, Afeni Shakur, Jimi Hendrix, Huey P Newton and many many more who were subject to COINTELPRO and cointelpro style tactics of repression and neutralization. There’s a documentary tied in with the book as well that I have posted up on several occasions.

[PHOTO] America: Black police Chief Helps Protester in Nazi T-shirt at KKK Protest

“To me, this photo represents the real America.” – Noah Smith @Noahpinion Read the story here [The Independent]

For Girls of the Revolution

You make me want to do stupid things.

Like run to the supermarket at 5 a.m.
for a new bag of flour,
because I can’t sleep until I fry you
johnny cake and plantain for breakfast,
just like your manman used to make:

like name my future children Assata and Shabazz,
and already start color-coordinating
their kente cloth headwraps
and black power afro picks:

like pack my bags for the trips I want to give you,
to the Dominican Republic to see the sandcastles
your father built as a child,
to Ghana to see the gate of no return,
where your ancestors raised their shackles,
to Ghana to see the fire lilies
that are still your inheritance.

You make me want to introduce you to my friends
even though we are not dating,
to say Look at this girl!
because Isn’t she lovely?
(I have already shown them pictures,
and the answer is yes.)

You make me want to sing black power anthems
from the top of the South Carolina Statehouse,
waving the pan-African flag
beneath and green and red sun:

to put you to bed with I, too, sing America,
and wake you up with Mwen se samba
Rasin-mwen pa gen tobout,

and write you love songs on the pages
of Malcolm’s autobiography.

This is one of those poems, yes,
this is one of those love songs,
and it’s from the darkness of your eyes
and the fullness of your lips that I draw inspiration.

Yes, we will write the anthem, baby.
We will write the anthem.

Panther Power
  • Panther Power
  • 2PAC
  • Tupac Shakur: Beginnings
Play


[Tupac]
My Mother never let me forget my history
Hoping I was set free chains never put on me
Wanted to be more than just free
Had to know the true facts about my history
I couldn’t settle for being a statistic
Couldn’t survive in this capitalistic
Government cause it was meant to hold us back
Using ignorance, drugs and sneak attacks
In my community they killed the unity
But when I charged them, tried to claim immunity
I strike America like a case of heart disease
Panther power is running through my arteries
Try to stop home boy you’ll be clawed to death
Cause I’ll be fighting for my freedom with my dying breath
Do you remember that’s what I’m asking you?
You think you living free don’t make me laugh at you
Open your eyes realize you been locked in chains
Said you wasn’t civilized and stole your name
Cause some time has passed seem to all forget
There ain’t no liberty for you and me we all ain’t free yet

Panther power

“In America we receive fragments of unrelated knowledge and our education follows no logical format or pattern. It is exactly this kind of education that produces people who don’t have the ability to think for themselves and who are easily manipulated.” -Assata: An Autobiography
Happy 68th Birthday Queen Assata 👑

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“Women can never be free in a country that is not free. We can never be liberated in a country where the institutions that control our lives are oppressive. We can never be free while our men are oppressed. Or while the amerikan government and amerikan capitalism remain intact.”

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”

“At this time I’d like to say a few words especially to my sisters: SISTERS. BLACK PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE FREE UNLESS BLACK WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR STRUGGLE, ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR STRUGGLE.”

Happy Birthday Assata Shakur