Whereas the traditional narrative surrounding the black power movement is one which centers the United States, Black Power ABC's seeks to illustrate the transnational nature of the Black Power Movement. Whereas the traditional narrative surrounding the black power movement centers the work of men while erasing the contributions of black women, Black Power ABC's seeks to highlight the contributions that women made to the black power movement. Whereas the traditional narrative surrounding the black power movement often overlooks the revolutionary nature of music and art, Black Power ABC's seeks to uplift artists as essential to Black Power, alongside scholars and political leaders. Black Power ABC's also seeks to include the work of queer black activists within the narrative and context of Black Power. This approach asserts that the liberation of queer black people is an integral part of the Black Power movement.
Featuring a total of 27 cards with two cards representing the letter A, the deck suggests an unending abecedary of Black Power influences, with the 27th card acting as a symbolic ellipsis.