8 Of The Deadliest Race Riotz Involving Afrikan Amerikanz In U.S. History

  Given the recent unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson, Black Then felt it fitting to publish a list of American race riots that resulted in terrible loss of life. These aren’t necessarily the ten deadliest riots, but they represent a cross-section of American history — the history of a nation “dedicated to the proposition that all men are […]

Ziggy Marley – Ceceil

Grammy-winner and cultural icon Ziggy Marley sat down with Josh Cooper to talk creative process, thriving off of positive vibrations, and being influenced by everything he encounters. “Everything I listen to, everything I see, everything I hear has an effect on me. Am I aware of it consciously? Might not be[…]It’s effecting me seemingly. How […]

SOUTH AFRIKA YOUTH DAY 2016 REMEMBERZ THE SOWETO YOUTH UPRISING OF 1976 AND LOOKZ TOWARDZ THE FUTURE

South Africa’s Youth Day 2016 is commemorating the Soweto youth uprising of June 16, 1976, where thousands of school children in Johannesburg protested the then Apartheid government’s decision to educate South Africans in the foreign language of Afrikaans. In the middle of early winter, the children squared off with the South African Police force (SAP) […]

FEATURE: YOUNG MUSICIAN (AND CYBORG) FINDZ UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP IN AFRO-CYBERPUNK ANIMATION SHORT ‘RANKUWA’

Rankuwa is a visually stunning Afro-cyberpunk animation short from South African artist Sandro Pellarini. The 25-year-old is based in Tshwane, Gauteng Province where he works as a professional 3D texture and graphic designer. Pellarini directed Rankuwa last year, during his final year at South Africa’s “The Animation School”, a collaboration with a team of schoolmates. […]

16-YEAR-OLD GABORONE-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER TOWELA KAMS SHAREZ POWERFUL ‘COLOURISM: SHADEZ OF AFRIKA’ EDITORIAL

In her powerful, new photo series, 16-year-old Gaborone, Botswana based photographer Towela Kams sheds a bright light on colorism-based discrimination and representation in media, as well as society as a whole. If you’ve been sleep, colorism is a system of racial discrimination based on a foundation of white supremacy. Colorism favors individuals with lighter skin […]

Major Tillery Filez New Legal Paperz

New Evidence Proves Gross Prosecutorial Misconduct— The Only Trial Evidence Was Lies Manufactured By The DA & COPS! Dismiss the Charges! Free Major Tillery Now! June 15, 2016: Family and friends outside courthouse. Philadelphia, June 15, 2016: Major Tillery filed a new Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA petition) in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia […]

WI DOC Secretary Jon Litscher: Waupun prisonerz begin “Food Refusal” to Protest Solitary Torture

Announcing a Human Rights Campaign at Waupun Correctional Institution starting June 10, 2016. Prisoners in Waupun’s long term solitary confinement units will start a food refusal action called “Dying to Live” to demand an end to solitary torture in Wisconsin prisons. THE WHY: In the state of Wisconsin over a hundred prisoners are in the […]

Fresno Police Still Targeting Minoritiez Over Weed

A black person in Fresno is nearly four times more likely to get in trouble for marijuana possessions than a white person facing the same offense. by Tyler Koslow If you’re black and busted with weed in Fresno, you are more likely to be arrested. That’s just one instance of the extreme racial, ethnic, and age disparities […]

Debbie Africa Denied Parole

Ona Move As expected, this past week The Pennsylvania Parole Board denied parole for our Sister Debbie Africa  and gave her a two year hit.  A week and a half ago The Pennsylvania Parole Boardl denied parole for both Janet and Janine Africa, giving them both a two year hit as well. The recent parole […]