On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Race riot in Mississippi Date: Wed, 1875-09-01 *On this date in 1875, White Democrats attacked Republicans at Yazoo City, Mississippi. The riot happened because of the pressure on White supremacy in the aftermath of the Civil War. Southern defeat and Reconstruction gave Blacks more freedom and nearly all Whites resented the change. The result of […]

Rep. John Lewis on the time he was sent to prison for using a ‘white’ restroom

by Dara Lin On July 7th, 1961, John Lewis was released from Parchman Penitentiary in Mississippi after 37 days in prison on a charge of “disorderly conduct” — that is, refusing to follow segregation law. Lewis was a civil-rights leader with the Southern Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and he and other activists (black and white) spent […]

Republic of New Africa

Nicholas D. Kimble (Tougaloo ’04) The Republic of New Africa identified the Southern states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina – as subjugated land. According to the RNA, the Southern states were the traditional homeland where Africans had been oppressed three hundred years in slavery and where Africans were due land as part […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The “Mississippi Plan” begins Date: Tue, 1890-08-12 *On this date in 1890, The Mississippi Constitutional Convention began systematic exclusion of Blacks from the politics of South. The Mississippi Plan (Literacy and “understanding tests”) lasted until November 1st of that year and was later adopted with embellishments by other states: South Carolina (1895), Louisiana (1898), North […]

Today In Black History (our story)

  Alcorn State University founded Date: Sat, 1871-05-13 On this date we mark the founding of Alcorn State University in 1871. It is one of over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in America. Alcorn State University is a public coeducational institution of higher learning in Lorman, MS. It is a land-grant university consisting […]

After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi’z Capital Wrestlez With Hiz Economic Vision

  Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson’s extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development. by Laura Flanders The Caravan to Washington, which took place in 1992, is part of Mississippi’s legacy of […]

by Anthony Robinson Jr. “We will now criticize the unjust with the weapon.” – Comrade George Jackson Anthony Robinson Jr. I write this essay with a gripping ambivalence: Admittedly I am both haunted and inspired, desperate for solutions, yet hopeful. I am a new found political prisoner within the grips of one of CCA’s slave […]

On thiz day January 3,1966 Black History (our story)

    Samuel Younge, Jr. was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on November 17, 1944. After leaving the Navy, he entered Tuskegee Institute where he became an active  organizer and student leader in the Southern Freedom Movement. He played a leading part in galvanizing and organizing the student body at Tuskegee Institute. Alongside Gwendolyn Patton, president of the student […]

To all the homies on lock and solitary

by Abdul Mujahid Khalil, aka Lester Smith In response to the story, “California can lead the movement to limit solitary confinement,” by Margaret Winter of the ACLU in the November Bay View, well, fellas, hot damn! It’s about time. That story is 100 percent genuine. Rodriques Dukes peers through the tray slot of his cell […]

Power to the People — Remembering the Black Panther Party

    By Michael Terron Forty-seven years ago this month the Black Panther Party for  Self-Defense was formed in Oakland, California. For almost 16 years the Party  represented one of the most influential radical, progressive organizations in  the history of the U.S. “This country is a nation of thieves. It stole everything it  has, beginning with […]