To Be Black

“Beyond mere color, being Black is first and foremost a conscious political, social, and economic commitment to the struggle for the collective betterment of the descendants of the Black slavery holocaust in what has now become the United States of America, in conjunction with other people of color and humanity as a whole.”

—Larry Pinkney


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Black Activist Writers Guild was featured in nationally syndicated Nightly News with Alex Jones' interview of Larry Pinkney, August 9, 2012

Acknowledgement

The Black Activist Writers Guild expresses enormous gratitude to, among others, The San Francisco Bayview - National Black Newspaper, It's About Time, The Black Commentator, and Black Agenda Report for unflinching service in spreading, highlighting, and connecting the concerns of Black people worldwide.

Additionally, the Black Activist Writers Guild expresses appreciation to Scott Noble/Metanoia Films.

Photo of Larry Pinkney
Author and Activist, Larry Pinkney in the film Lifting the Veil, 2011

Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist 'Democracy'
A Metanoia Film by Scott Noble


ARTICLES

FBI Hunting the Dead: Can John Bowman Ever Rest in Peace?
by Soffiyah Elijah

Neutralize and Destroy: The Continuing Vendetta Against the Panthers (Part 1) PDF
by Larry Pinkney and Gerald Sanders

Neutralize and Destroy: The Continuing Vendetta Against the Panthers (Part 2) PDF
by Larry Pinkney and Gerald Sanders

Statement of Protest RE: The San Fransisco 8
by Larry Pinkney, Eddie Williams, Gerald Sanders

Biased Reporting on the Black Panther Party
by Larry Pinkney

American Democracy: A Legacy of Hypocrisy and Deceit
by Larry Pinkney

Listen
Ambrose I. Lane, Sr. (1935-2010), WPFW radio (Washington, DC) on March 28, 2007 reads from the Black Commentator article 'American Democracy: A Legacy of Hypocrisy and Deceit' by Larry Pinkney.

Fascism: An American Reality
by Larry Pinkney, Online Journal Contributing Writer

In Fascist America, Thought Crimes Are Prosecutable
by Bev Conover

One City's Firebrand: A Look Back at the San Francisco Black Caucus
by Larry Pinkney

The San Francisco State Strike: Students at City College of San Francisco, And the Impact of the Black Panther Party
by Larry Pinkney

35th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party
by David Graham Du Bois

Barack Obama: Trojan Horse and a Great White Hope?
by Larry Pinkney

Obama: The “Joshua Generation” Candidate Defending ALL of America Is Our Hope
by Dr. L. Jean Daniels, PhD

The Importance of Collectively Defining Ourselves
by Larry Pinkney, BC columnist

The Importance of Collectively Defining Ourselves
by Larry Pinkney w/commentary and analysis by Mark Ganzer

Hate American Style: Iraq Trees Bearing Strange Fruit
by Walter Fields

America: The Blood-Soaked Ahistorical Ostrich
by Larry Pinkney, BC columnist

Understanding Our Specialness and Role in Humanity's Struggle
by Larry Pinkney, BC Columnist

Double-Speak, Barack Obama and Continuing U.S. Hypocrisy
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Reverend Pinkney Arrested for Exercising Free Speech
by David A. Love, JD and Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Pimping of Black America: Why Much of the Corporate Media Supports Barack Obama
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Be Careful What You Vote For, You Just Might Get It
by Donna Volatile

Barack Obama and the Euphoria of Madness
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board
ESTOUTRAS: Barack Obama: Unha visión desde a esquerda
(Euphoria of Madness article in Portuguese)

Indybay: Impeachment/Movement Building Radio 2/25/08 Show
with D. Swanson, Cynthia Papermaster & Larry Pinkney
hosted by Carol Brouillet

Zimbabwe’s political opposition deploys its own WMD claim
by Stephen Gowans

AN OPEN LETTER RE CYNTHIA McKINNEY
TO OUR POLITICALLY CONSCIOUS
SISTERS AND BROTHERS OF BLACK AMERICA

Authored by Larry Pinkney, Colia L. Clark, and Kali Akuno

Obama Insults Half a Race
by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report, Executive Editor

BC Editorial Board Member Larry Pinkney Receives 2 Awards

Organizing the Community: Why the GOP TREMBLES at the very Idea
by Tolu Olorunda

Zimbabwe and the Battle of Ideas
by Netfa Freeman

Socialist Viewpoint magazine: Barack Obama - The Empire Strikes Back by Larry Pinkney

It's About Time - Re BPP
by Cynthia McKinney

Barack Obama and the Insanity of Denial
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

The song Soldier, We Love You, composed and sung by Rita Martinson, is in the 1972 documentary, FTA, and no longer available on YouTube. If your local library does not have the DVD, Netflix and iTunes do. One can also purchase the DVD FTA on the New Video Group and Sir! No Sir! websites.

Rev. Edward Pinkney: A Champion of the People
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

To Be Black and Head of the U.S Empire: A Contradiction in Terms
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, Russel Means Freedom

Silence of the Lambs? Liberal Hypocrisy & the Complicity of the Left
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Historical Revisionism & Selective Memory in 'America'
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Y'all is Messing Up
by Wilson Riles

Corporate Power and the Myth of Democracy in 'America'
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Cover Story: And What of the Black Underclass?
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Plantation ‘America’ and Obama’s Ongoing Treachery (PDF)
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board
BlackCommentator.com

The Chicanery of the Democratic Party Foxes
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, People's Voice

EUA Realizaram Guerra Química Contra os Panteras Negras (PDF)
Interview of Larry Pinkney (in Portuguese), AVERDADE newspaper, Brazil, May 17, 2010

EUA Realizaram Guerra Química Contra os Panteras Negras
Comunidade Negra - Interview of Larry Pinkney (in Portuguese), orignially from AVERDADE newspaper, Brazil, published May 17, 2010

George W. Bush: The Good Old Days?
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Obama's Treachery from Afghanistan to Shirley Sherrod
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

The Year America Dissolved
by Paul Craig Roberts, CounterPunch

Larry Pinkney protests Harbor Shores golf course opening
8/10/2010, Benton Harbor, Michigan

This is a Secular People's Struggle, Not a Religious One
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, Online Journal, Malcolm X Foundation

Perpetual War, No Jobs and No Justice Equals No Confidence
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, Counter Currents

Obama and the Corporate Two-Party Dictatorship
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator

Obama: Servile Facilitator and Protector of the Political Establishment
by Larry Chin, Global Research

Wars and the Cycle of Violence They Beget at Home and Abroad
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, People's Voice

The Hypocrisy of 'America's' Democracy
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, Global Research

Revolution Has Come!
by Kiilu Nyasha, San Francisco Bay View

Exclusive: Cornel West and other such Political Opportunists
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report

Leonard Peltier: In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board, from the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee blog

Counterinsurgency and Political Prisoners in the United States
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

On Being Patriots of and for Mother Earth
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

Prisons, Wars, and the Lust for Profit
by Larry Pinkney, VETERANS TODAY Military and Foreign Affairs Journal

Black America: Time to Rejoin the Developing Revolution (PDF)
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, The OCCUPIED Washington Post
blackcommentator.com

The Mockery Called 'Democracy' in the USA
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

'Beyond Vietnam' Into Afganistan and Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

The Economy, Indefinite Detention and the Drums of War
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

The 'Election' Farce Manipulating the Minds of the Masses
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

Pigmentoids, News Media Garbage, and the United States at a Crossroad
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

The Perfect Storm is Already Here
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

Joyce Riley interviews Larry Pinkney on The Power Hour, nationally syndicated radio (MP3)
April 25, 2012 (hour 2 & hour 3)

THAT 'Left' Has Left
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

On the Insanity of 'An Eye for An Eye' and Those Who Glorify It
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

Corporate Brand Obama - The 'Kill List' Assassin
by Larry Pinkney, Black Commentator, OpEdNews

Overheard: Two American Wizards at a Wizard's Conference
by Philip A. Farruggio, Dandelion Salad

Divide and Conquer in America -- 2012! Historic Oppressors with Innocuous Names
by Alice Connally Fisk

Cosmic Tea
by Alice Connally Fisk

Revolution Now!
by Alice Connally Fisk

The Revision and Origin of Black August
by Kiilu Nyasha

Global Justice Now!
by Alice Connally Fisk

Wars, Disinformation, and COINTELPRO in the Year 2012
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

The British Ideology
by Jim Slaven, 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland)

Obamatrons, Romneyites and the escalating descent into insanity
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report Associate Editor

The US Corporate Media's Conspiracy Of Silence
by Larry Pinkney, Intrepid Report, 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland)

In Tribute To Russell Means Whose Spirit Shall Never Die!
by Larry Pinkney, BC Editorial Board

Plundering the Panthers, Manipulating the Movement: Re-Branding the Black Panther Party
by Bruce Dixon, Black Agenda Report (PDF)

Impeach Obama Now Or Forever Hold Up Peace
by Philip C. Restino, Jr., Information Clearing House

Timeline to Veterans For Peace's Vote to Impeach Obama (2009-2013)
by Philip C. Restino, Jr. - Central Florida Veterans For Peace, Activist Post

Nobel Peace Laureate Obama Plans War on Syria Based on Lies
by Stephen Lendman, Steve Lendman Blog

Disappointment with the System Change (Socialism to Capitalism)
by Mouksa, Psychedelic Cowboys (Budapest, Hungary)

Human Rights Defender Chokwe Lumumba
by Front Line Defenders

Chokwe Lumumba, Radical New Mayor Of Jackson, MS Dies
by Popular Resistance

Chokwe Lumumba, radical mayor of Jackson, Miss., dies at 66
by Siddhartha Mitter, Al Jazeera America

Rwanda's Untold Story Documentary
by Jane Corbin (Presenter and Producer) and John Conroy (Director and Producer)

Rwanda's Untold Story Documentary from RDI-Rwanda Rwiza on Vimeo.

Rwanda's Untold Story: Who Was Behind the Genocide?
by Peter Erlinder, Global Research

Legacy of Racism and National Oppression in Michigan
by Abayomi Azikiwe, CounterPunch