Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin

Back from hell: Black power and treason to whiteness inside prison walls

Prison cell

A personal account by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin of a cross-race alliance of prisoners against conditions at a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana in the early 1970s.

Refusing the syndicalist v. primitivist debate

Ex-Black Panther and ex-political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin on being a Black Autonomist, and uninterested in the syndicalist v. primitivist debate.

The need for a black labour federation

Protest against unemployment in black communities.

Ex-Black Panther and ex-political prisoner Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin writes in his Anarchism and the Black Revolution about the need for a Black Labor Federation.

Black autonomy: civil rights, the Panthers and today - Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin and JoNina Abron

The Black Panthers in front of the Alemeda Courthouse during Huey Newton's Trial

Interview with two anarchist ex-Black Panthers about their involvement in the civil rights movement, the Panthers and the relevance of anarchism to black struggle.

Black capitalism - Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Black Capitalism, by anarchist Lorenzo Komboa Ervin, 2001.

Black People Have a Right to Rebel

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin's analysis of the place of the 2001 Cincinnati riots within the history of US urban riots and the struggle against racism.