A Holocaust: How Black Wall Street was destroyed

The Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Okla after the Tulsa race riot. WIKIPEDIA White men and women, with their children in tow, gathered around the outskirts of the blazing Black neighborhood as if attending a Friday evening picnic. The burning buildings and bombs served as the lynching rope that would strangle the life and wealth out […]

When Black Power Set Racist Amerika On Fire: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

by Ibram X. Kendi ATYPEEK VIA GETTY IMAGES   Fifty years ago, the term “Black power” fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. […]

June 26 Statement of Leonard Peltier

June 26, 2016 Sisters, brothers, friends and supporters: June 26th marks 41 years since the long summer day when three young men were killed at the home of the Jumping Bull family, near Oglala, during a firefight in which I and dozens of others participated. While I did not shoot (and therefore did not kill) […]

An NYC Mambo, Boogaloo and Salsa Family Tree

Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente (1923–2000) Of Puerto Rican heritage and born in “El Barrio” of Spanish Harlem, Puente was known as “The King of the Timbales,” yet was actually a multi-instrumentalist (noted for his vibes playing) as well as an accomplished arranger and composer. Puente was equally at home in the Latin dance and jazz […]

Gil-Scott Heron Collaborator Brian Jackson on Hiz Magical Career

The accomplished jazz pianist and longtime Gil Scott-Heron collaborator revisits a career dedicated to the conscious side of soul. By Brian Jackson   Best known for his many collaborations with kindred spirit Gil Scott Heron, the critical mind of Brian Jackson – freewheeling jazz pianist, flautist, and conscious soul architect – remains unbroken. Born and raised […]