THOMAZ JEFFERSON RAPED SALLY HEMINGZ: SHE WASN’T HIZ “MISTREZZ”

The definition of a relationship according to Webster’s Dictionary is, “the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.” In simpler terms, it’s the primary way in which two things relate to one another. Many have romanticized how Thomas Jefferson related to Sally Hemings, using […]

James Baldwin (1924-87) on Amerikan “innocence”

Inthesetimes.com by  Prakash Kona In their blind rejection of tragedy, in their fear of that dreadful genre that tells us the truth of our failures as individuals and as a people, in that lack of knowledge that our public lives are doomed to destruction because our private lives are warped, Americans have condemned themselves to an […]

Amy Ashwood Garvey: A forerunner in Pan-Afrikanist feminism of the 20th century

Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson, Amy A. Garvey with friends in London, England [Source: Pan-African News Wire] by Abayomi Azikiwe Co-founder of the UNIA-ACL, the first wife of Marcus Garvey worked tirelessly for women’s rights and inter-continental unity from the Caribbean and Central America to the United States, Europe and Africa. Alongside and in opposition to the […]

Lucy Parsonz: A working-clazz founder of May Day

By Jeff Sorel The class struggle was at fever pitch in Chicago in 1885. Unemployment was high, wages were low, and food prices were rising steeply. On April 28, thousands of workers expressed their anger over spreading hunger by demonstrating against a lavish dinner celebrating the opening of the new Board of Trade building. The […]