Iz Smoking Weed Just az Bad as Cigarettez?

We inhale weed deeper than cigarettes and hold it in longer, but smoking tobacco can cause cancer while smoking marijuana can help prevent it. How is this possible? May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, a global 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco. In honor of this anti-cig celebration we explain how […]

JAMES BALDWIN ASKZ YOU “WHO IZ THE N*GGER?

James Baldwin in the spring of 1963, as he’s driven around San Francisco to meet with members of the local African-American community. Baldwin reflects on the racial inequality that African-Americans are forced to confront and at one point tries to lift the morale of a young man by expressing his conviction that: “There will be […]

Letter from Oscar López Rivera to hiz daughter Clarisa on beginning hiz 35th year in US prisonz, May 29, 2016

For the international Day of Solidarity with Oscar López Rivera, June 20, 2016 Projected to take place in 35 countries around the world Dearest Clarisa: What is freedom? Freedom, especially when politicians talk about it, is often stripped of its essence and meaning and is left as inane as the minds and hearts of those […]

EXCLUSIVE: Native Amerikan activist imprisoned 40 yearz for FBI agent deathz still fightz for clemency from President Obama: ‘I am prepared to die here’

by  Ginger Adams Otis   Marchers carry a large painting of American Indian Leonard Peltier during a “National Day of Mourning,” Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Plymouth, Mass. (STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)   Wildwood, Fla. – The same high-security prison holds two men with vastly different lives, both shaped irrevocably by the same federal agency: The […]

Never Forget: When 600 Nu-Afrikan (Black) Men Were Secretly Used az Science Experimentz

    The year was 1932 and the Public Health Service agency, in conjunction with the Tuskegee Institute wanted to study the effects of syphilis on the human body. The study was officially titled, “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.” The initial study had 600 Black men as participants and was supposed to […]

Never Forget: Amerika’z Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 Black Sharecropperz Were Murdered In Arkansas

  In 1919, after the end of World War I, Black sharecroppers in Arkansas began to unionize. This attempt to form unions, triggered white vigilantism and mass killings, that left 237 Blacks dead. Towards the end of 1918, attorney Ulysses S. Bratton of Little Rock, Arkansas listened to Black sharecroppers tell stories of theft, exploitation, […]

Time for Reparationz? How the Marijuana Industry Iz Excluding People of Color

by Shaleen Title This year, my New Year’s resolution was to stop talking about “diversity” in the marijuana industry. It’s a sharp turn, considering that’s what I spent most of 2015 doing. Having co-founded a recruiting firm that emphasizes inclusion in cannabis companies, I sat in dozens of meetings withwhite “ganjapreneurs,” pointing out the need to bring […]

Watch thiz robot dance hiz way through Los Angeles

Haitian-Canadian beat master Kaytranada just released his first studio album, 99%, earlier this month and the grooves are so infectious that not even robots can resist dancing to them. <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/165053513″>KAYTRANADA – LITE SPOTS</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/martincpariseau”>Martin C. Pariseau</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> The music video for the first single from the album, Lite Spots, was […]