Herstory: The Soweto Uprising and the Erasure of Black Women

by Thando Sipuye There are many distortions in the dominant narratives around the 1976 students’ uprising. One of the most critical of these is the persistent, subtle projection of that uprising as the exclusive initiative of young men, to the complete exclusion and erasure of the invaluable contributions and sacrifices of young women. This constitutes […]

Philly School Holds 3-Day Focus on James Baldwin

The Saturday Free School, a center of community organizing and transformative political thought and study, will celebrate the life of James Baldwin on July 7, 8 and 9, at Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Advocate. The legendary author, essayist and playwright, who died in 1987, “is one of the most important thinkers of our time,” said […]

The Utopian Dream of Portland (Oregon) Is Lit by Flames of Racist Hatred

by Susan Anglada Bartley When I moved to Portland 17 years ago, freshly graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree in History and Literature of Marginalized Communities that I studied to earn with people so brilliant, people who worked so hard, researched so deeply that I should probably not […]

The Power of Candy: Celebrating Robert Hillary King’s Freeline

by  Holly Genovese Freelines, a delicious candy make from large amounts of butter, sugar, evaporated milk, and of course, pecans, doesn’t seem all that different from your standard New Orleans Praline. Much softer, and a bit sweeter, but if you didn’t know any better you might think they were simply the homemade version of the […]

TKO! Dismantling the racist machine: Ward crushes Kovalev to retain the unified light heavyweight boxing title

by Malaika Kambon When Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling via TKO 124 seconds into the first round of their legendary re-match, it was June 22, 1938, in a sold out Yankee Stadium arena. Seventy million people listened in on their radios. He was the heavyweight champion of the world and a hero in Afrikan communities. Public […]

Take action now! Political prisoner Jaan Laaman still in segregation, threatened with transfer to CMU

by 4struggle Dear Friends, As of today, Monday, June 26, 2017, Jaan K. Laaman, long-time anti-imperialist political prisoner, is still locked down in segregation (minimum of 23 hours locked down in a 6×9’ cell).  Jaan has been in “segregation” for three months simply for issuing two statements, a clear violation of free speech and human rights. […]

Historikal MOVE Plaque in Philly

On June 24, 2017 over 150 people came out to the unveiling of a plaque 32 years after Philly police dropped a bomb on the 6200 block of Osage Ave in West Philadelphia, killing 11 MOVE members including 5 children and burning down 61 homes. Past and present students of Jubilee School worked tirelessly researching […]

ESSAY: 4 MOVEMENTS / 12 MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF AN EX-SLAVE

      Long Live Assata!     1.1 I’m not afraid to die but I am afraid I’m going to die. Afraid that, outside of a grave, there will not be one square inch of earth on which I can reside; afraid that my enemies will not allow me to breathe unless concrete and […]