Update from PP Robert Seth Hayes

NYC Jericho received a phone call from Seth on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. He called to inform us that DOCCS is finally beginning to train him and Sullivan medical staff in the use of the insulin pump/monitor. He would have begun training today, but the individual had only brought the pump, not the monitor, so […]

Lynne Stewart memorial – Sat., 4/22 – 3-7 PM

**** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY **** From: Ralph Poynter <ralph.poynter@gmail.com>   On Saturday, April 22, join us & Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Hon. Charles Barron, Jeff Mackler, Pam Africa, Father Lawrence Lucas, Ralph Schoenman, and others at Saint Peter’s Church – 615 Lexington Av. & 54th Street in Manhattan – from 3-7pm to celebrate Lynne.  Doors open at […]

The Complex History of the Headwrap

  Headwraps are a hair staple for many black women, and for good reason. Whether they’re worn to save us from a bad hair day, as a cultural marker, or to make a bomb-ass fashion statement, headwraps always come through. They’re not just an U.S., y old accessory, though. Headwraps have a complex and politicized […]

THE REAL FACE OF COLONIZATION IN ALGERIA

  By Smail Goumeziane      “The scandal is not to hide the truth, but not to say it entirely. “ G.Bernanos     A few days ago, Emmanuel Macron, one of the candidates for the French presidential election in 2017, has just thrown a pavement into the pond by saying, in particular and from […]

Insurance Policies on Slaves: New York Life’s Complicated Past DEC. 18, 2016

In its 19th-century beginnings,  sold 508 policies covering slaves. Their descendants are grappling with it.   The bottom half of one of New York Life’s 19th-century ledgers lists an insurance policy taken out on a slave named Harriett. The ledger is held by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.CreditGeorge Etheredge for The New […]

In LA, 50 Artistz Respond to the Black Pantherz’ Legacy

Iconic: Black Panther, opening this Saturday at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, illustrates how influential the Black Panthers were, not just politically and socially, but artistically as well. by Matt Stromberg   Keith Walsh, “Black Liberation and Socialism in America” (2017), ink and flashe on paper, 24 x 18 in. (image courtesy  gregorioescalante.com) Numerous progressive and radical […]

The Black Panther Party, Revealed

April 11, VCU’s Department of African-American Studies will host a forum on the Black Panther Party’s 50-year legacy; three former Black Panthers will share their experiences, framing the infamous organization’s reputation for a new generation, with context by Samantha Willis Members of the Black Panther Party in an undated photo (courtesy the Library of Congress) […]