All Out for the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation!

Gather ©2014 by Alice Walker for  Carl Dix and Cornell West It is still hard to believe that millions of us saw Eric Garner die. He died with what looked like a half dozen heavily clad policemen standing on his body, twisting and crushing him especially his head and neck. He was a big man, […]

CODE BLACK: Murder, Mass Incarceration, Militarization and Genocide in Progress

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “Instead of lynchings, we now enjoy the spectacle of the fraternal-order-of-police executing blacks and browns as sport.” In these lawless and insufferable times we often find those charged with upholding the Constitution mouthing platitudes about the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, their brilliance in […]

Seriez Explorez Black Male Experience in the US – I Am A Man Featuring Jon’z Story

Listen to this segment with Jon Listen to the entire program with Sonali Kolhatkar The events of this summer in Ferguson, Missouri, highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans – that Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are shot first and questioned later. It is a […]

59th Anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation   When breath leaves the body of our loved ones, their murders and the pain of their deaths remain in our hearts to continue the struggle.   Related articles Mamie Till-Mobley We Pause to Remember – The Murder of Emmett Till Emmett Tills relative recalls turmoil after his murder Pastor […]

Appeal from Ramona Africa

A policeman surveys the devastation on Osage Avenue on May 14, 1985. LET THE FIRE BURN. A film by Jason Osder. A Zeitgeist Films release   ONA MOVE, Everybody. As you know by now, we are hard at work planning our 30 year commemoration of the bombing of our family for May 13, 2015.  We […]

21 Things You Can’t Do While Black

In the United States, sometimes your skin color is evidence enough against you —By Lauren Williams iStock Update: On February 15, 2014, the judge in the murder trial of Michael Dunn declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count after the jury could not come to a decision. The jury reached verdicts for the other charges Dunn faced, […]

police brutality against black and brown people we’re in thiz together

Native people are the most loving people in the world. And it makes sense—so many of us have seen this movie before. We got our own problems, right?  Still, ever since the Michael Brown tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, I’ve received hundreds of Facebook messages and emails—Native people understanding the connection between black folks’ interaction with […]

1-2-3 FERGUSONZ

1-2-3 FERGUSONS (col. writ. 8/17/14) © ’14 Mumia Abu-Jamal   For over a week, the media and millions of viewers and readers have been focused on the ever-changing events of Ferguson, Missouri, where a local teenager, Michael Brown, was shot to death by a white cop.   What has been consistent, and un-changing, has been […]