Why did you shoot me?

  On Wednesday, Richland County’s chief prosecutor had Groubert arrested and charged with felony assault and battery. KPFA’s Ann Garrison spoke to Kevin Alexander Gray, a South Carolina native and co-editor of “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.” KPFA/Ann Garrison: Kevin, the court released a video of this shooting three days ago, and people […]

Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism: Interview with Angela Davis

by Frank Barat [Angela Davis in 2006. Image by Nick Wiebe.] In this interview, Angela Davis, and activist, teacher, author, and icon of the Black Power movement, talks about the linkages among global struggles. Touching upon black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more, Professor Davis expounds on the […]

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 […]

1st Black Child in all white School

Her Name:  Ruby Bridges was a brave little girl. She made her first entry into an all-white school on November 14, 1960. As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled.  Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and […]

Patsy Chavis: The Willie Lynch of Tabor CI

by a North Carolina prisoner August 2014 permalink Here in Tabor Correctional Institution in North Carolina, the officers/facility heads use a method that can be compared to the methods of Mr. Willie Lynch, who was a business man who had an affinity with “breaking slaves” in the Jim Crow south. Patsy Chavis is the facility […]

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 […]

Ferguson Exposez Amerika’z Enduring Legacy of White Bigotry

By Bill Boyarsky Shutterstock At the heart of what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo., is an unbridgeable racial divide that has prevented too many whites from looking at African-Americans as human beings. The racial divide is not exclusively between black and white. As a resident of Los Angeles and a journalist working here, I experience life […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

We have to two evils to fight capitalism and racism – We must destroy both racism and capitalism – – The policeman or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand – They make the racist secure in racism.  Huey P. Newton     Related articles “Let’s Be Clear”- Racism and Racist Mercer On […]

Remember the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Starz That Were Not Allowed To Play In The Little League World Seriez

      Dozens of boys played during the spring and summer of 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, in the first black Little League in the state of South Carolina. When the season ended, the coaches selected the best players for an all-star team and registered the team for the city tournament. The boys were […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The “Brownsville Affair” occurs U.S. Armys 167th Infantry (1906) Date: Tue, 1906-08-14 *The “Brownsville Affair” of 1906 is remembered on this date. This was a racial incident from tensions between whites in Brownsville, Texas and Black infantrymen in the U.S. Army stationed at nearby Fort Brown. The soldiers had been subjected to racial discrimination since […]