Fifty-five years later, the Black Panthers’ revolutionary goals are still strong | Michael Coard
By Michael Coard PHILADELPHIA — As this column appears in the Capital-Star, the Black Panthers have just wrapped up a four-day event at Temple University that ran from Oct. 14 through Sunday. That event, sponsored by the National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party (NAABPP), includes a viewing of the powerful film, “Judas and […]
150 years after his murder, the resurrection of Octavius Catto continues | Michael Coard
He is resurrected each time a Black person votes, and each time a Black student attends historic Cheyney University.
It’s time to stop asking, and time to start suing, for reparations | Michael Coard
We do whatever needs to be done to attain justice and we do it by any means necessary. And one of those means is litigation.
The ‘Jerry Rescue’ 170 years later: And its lessons for modern racial justice | Michael Coard
The moral of the story (for me, at least) is this: “When the law is unjust, the just must break the law — by any means necessary.”
These Black children changed American history. Never forget them | Michael Coard
Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carol Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, and Sarah Collins
Five things you didn’t know about slavery’s birth 402 years ago | Michael Coard
Slavery was a key component of daily life here in Pennsylvania generally and Philadelphia particularly.
Tulsa Massacre at 100: A lesson in Black bravery and resilience | Michael Coard
Like a Black phoenix literally rising from the ashes, Black folks courageously pushed onward and upward.
Is Philly’s Democratic leadership a friend or foe of Blacks? | Michael Coard
With friends like the Democratic City Committee, who needs Trump/Rizzo Republican enemies?
This year’s court races are seriously important. Make your voice heard | Michael Coard
Speak out in the voting booths on May 18 and protect Black people in the courtrooms every day.
What if Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd? | Michael Coard
Be prepared for a possible acquittal. And then be prepared to do something about it.
Celebrate Black history and support Black businesses 24/7/365 | Michael Coard
There is no better way to celebrate Black history than by promoting Black power. Respect yourself by doing it every day.
Voting plus boycotting and activism equals revolution | Michael Coard
The fundamental rule of warfare is to find out what your enemy doesn’t want you to do and then you do that very thing.