Black August: Blackz arrive az slavez august 1.1619

1600 – 1699 Slavery was the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Its origins in the Americas predates the settlement of colonial Virginia in the 1600s. Although the system existed throughout the American colonies, it developed primarily in the South and as an institution was never totally integrated into the American society. Yet, the psychological […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Freedom fighter Gabriel Prosser had a vision Gabriel Prosser (drawing) Date: Fri, 1776-07-12 The birth of Gabriel Prosser in 1776 is remembered on this date. He was a Black abolitionist. A slave child, Gabriel was born to the family owned by Thomas Henry Prosser of the Brookfield Plantation in Henrico County, Virginia. Viewed as […]

Amerika’z Use of Terror in Vietnam The Evil That Waz Phoenix

by RON JACOBS “Phoenix was far worse than the things attributed to it.”—Ed Murphy, former member of the Phoenix program. There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1990 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US pacification […]

Malcolm X A Message to the Grassrootz, November 10, 1963

    Editor’s Note: Message to the Grass Roots is a speech that was given by Malcolm X on November 10, 1963 at the Northern Negro Grass Roots Leadership Conference in Detroit, Michigan. This seminal speech of the African Liberation Struggle emphasized the distinction between the “Negro Revolution” and the “Black Revolution,” the “House Negro” […]

The Death Penalty: Killing in the name of God iz the ultimate act of blasphemy

  by Abdul Olugbala Shakur The Death Penalty is one of many signs of a society that is morally deter­iorating, especially a society that proclaims an affinity with God and the Holy Scriptures. First of all, there’s nothing in the Holy Scriptures which gives moral support and/or credence to the implementation of the Death Penalty. […]

Have U Heard about thiz Bombing?

   Never Forget, Never Forgive 1985 Bombing of MOVE: It was May 13, 1985, when hundreds of police surrounded the MOVE house in the 6200 block of Osage Avenue on Philadelphia’s west side. This was not the first police attack on members of the Black radical organization MOVE. This came after a lengthy campaign aimed […]

REMEMBRANCE: International Ritual Honoring Spiritz of Our Ancestorz Lost in the Middle Passage, St. Croix, VI.

  REMEMBRANCE: International Ritual Honoring Spirits of Our Ancestors Lost in the Middle Passage SAVE THE DATE!  THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 14.2014 Gathering @ 11:30am -Global libations/prayers @ 12noon @ Frederiksted Waterfront (in public space in front of Fort Frederik Museum) Join us for this International Remembrance Ritual https://www.facebook.com/events/661839143884529/ As we continue to commemorate and observe […]

The Past Isn’t Past: The Economic Case for Reparationz

  BillMoyers.com / By Joshua Holland Hundreds of years of slavery and the American-style apartheid known as Jim Crow continue to hurt the economic prospects of African-American babies born today. June 6, 2014  | “The past is in the past; it’s time to move on.” That’s a common response to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ eloquent essay in The […]

On Thiz Day In History ( our story)

  Race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma Date: Tue, 1921-05-31 On this date in 1921, 300 people died in the Tulsa Race riots, most of them Black, at the hands of a White mob. One of the worst race riots in U.S. history, it lasted two days. Hundreds of people were injured, and more than 1000 […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  The Ku Klux Klan, a brief biography Date: Thu, 1866-05-31 The founding of the Ku Klux Klan in 1866 is recognized on this date. The Ku Klux Klan is an American organization that primarily promotes hatred to all races that are not White and to non-protestant religions. It was organized in Pulaski, TN, in […]