Racism in San Francisco County Jail

by D’jaun Barrow In regards to the prison censorship issue, I am just chiming in to let it be known that it isn’t a “nudity” thing (the California Department of Corrections’ new censorship regulations are disguised under the title “Obscene Material” – ed.); it’s a Black-Latino thing, period! I’m not in prison, I’m in County […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  The New York Civil War Draft Riots occur Date: Mon, 1863-07-13 On this date in 1863, the New York Draft Riots occurred. This has been described as Four Days Of Terror centered on racism over the Civil War. Lincoln had freed the slaves and now he was recruiting Northern men into the army and […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word” –  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   Related […]

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 […]

1965 Moynihan Report

  Nearly 50 years after the release of the U.S. Department of Labor report “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” which was highly controversial and widely criticized at the time, the new Urban Institute study found that the alarming statistics in the report back then “have only grown worse, not only for blacks, […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Congress legislates equal pay to Black soldiers Charges against Private Ray Date: Tue, 1864-06-14 *On this date in 1864, Congress passed the enrollment Act that authorized equal pay for Black soldiers. During the Civil War, African-Americans formed 166 regiments and fought almost 500 battles. In so doing they earned 23 Congressional Medals of Honor. […]

A Simple Lesson on the Social Construction of Race

  by Lisa Wade, PhD, The images below are all screen shots from the fantastic American Anthropological Association website on race.   The first five are designed to show how we take what is in reality a nuanced spectrum and turn it into racial categories.  In this first image, they show how we could, conceivably, separate […]

How the Government Bribez Police to Arrest People For Smoking Pot

AlterNet / By Aaron Cantú Police use the number of low-level drug arrests to sustain critical law enforcement funding from the federal government.   Activists have long claimed that cops have quotas for ticketing and arresting people, but evidence to support those claims varies from state to state. However, newly obtained documents reveal that local […]

Image of the Day: Lynching

  “This photograph is brutal testament to racial terrorism in America. The facts of the case are drawn from a small article that appeared in the “New York Times” on August 2, 1908, the same day the photograph was made by a local journalist. On the previous night, one hundred white men had entered the […]

Black Children az Young az Kindergartenerz Are Getting Hand-Cuffed and Arrested Across the US: This Iz Human Rightz Abuse

  Black Agenda Report / By Margaret Kimberley Two recent cases involving the New York City police department show the perils black people face even in childhood. Americans should take a long look in the mirror before criticizing other nations for human rights abuses. The law enforcement system in the United States ranks among the […]