Code Black Alert: Slave Patrolz Alive and Well Across Amerika, Killing of Vonderrit Myers – Part II

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “It is clear that the St Louis/Ferguson police department has been thoroughly infiltrated by white supremacists masquerading as police officers cum slave patrollers.” There has long been a playbook for police departments across America—after police officers, predominantly white, kill unarmed citizens who are predominantly […]

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrolz Alive and Well Across America, Part 1 – Killing Vonderrit Myerz

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “This latest yet unidentified St. Louis police executioner claimed that he followed Myers and his friends because he felt that the teens were acting suspiciously.” Ten minutes earlier he had taken the turkey sandwich Berhe Beyet made him and cradled it away from his […]

Remembering The Contributionz Of Dr. Bobby Wright

“If Bobby were here today, he would  be helping us in rebuilding unity in the  Black Movement to address the major  challenges facing African people in  this country and worldwide.” On April 6, 1982, the worldwide Black Liberation Movement lost one of its most important freedom fighters. Dr. Bobby E. Wright died on this day […]

More Black people killed by police than were lynched during Jim Crow

by April V. Taylor Most Americans tend to think of lynchings as a dated form of racial violence that suddenly disappeared with the ending of Jim Crow; however, America’s proclivity towards slaughtering Black people lives on through the country’s police departments. A recent article published by The Guardian illustrates just how true this reality is, […]

On the Program of the Black Panther Party: Which Way Forward for Black Workerz and Youth? – Pt 1

Written by John Peterson Nearly twice a week in the USA, a black person is killed by a white cop. In Ferguson, Missouri, the death of yet another young black man at the hands of the police was one too many. Necessity expressed itself through accident, and the murder of Mike Brown unleashed a wave […]

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 […]