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Support the Hunger Strike of California Folsom Prisoners

Folsom Prison. Update: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network issued a statement on June 1 in support of the Folsom prisoners’ hunger strike. The strike began on May 25, reportedly with 59 prisoners of different races/nationalities participating. The statement said in part that “Samidoun expresses its strongest support for the strikers and their demands, and for […]

AFRO-DYNAMISM: ON A DIGITAL AND GLOBAL CONSCIENCE – AN ESSAY BY ROKHAYA DIALLO

Banner photo: Jaden Smith at AFROPUNK Paris 2015 via Mathieu Bitton In July of 2016, the streets of Paris resonated with an affirmative cry born on the other side of the Atlantic. Thousands of protesters came together after the death of Adama Traoré, a young black French man who died in a Parisian suburb after […]

Black Panther poster references iconic Huey P. Newton picture

Marvel’s first Black Panther trailer and poster are full of Easter Eggs for comic book fans and the pro-black crowd that’s converging for this highly-anticipated superhero film. So far, the film looks wonderfully black as hell with its gorgeous black cast and Afrocentricism. But one of our favorite shout-outs to black history and black culture […]

Bentonia, Mississippi: Oldest Surviving Juke Joint

The Blue Front Cafe has been open since 1948, hosting blues musicians. A small, weather-worn, cinderblock building in a tiny town. A historical marker out front attests to its importance. The Blues is rooted in old and long forgotten Mississippi juke joints — long forgotten except for the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia. Opened in […]

Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Afrika’s bleaching syndrome

Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin. Shutterstock To be black in the world today is to be stigmatised for having dark skin. To be light-skinned, on the other hand, is to be celebrated in line with western beauty standards. Black people not only experience this stigma from outside of their […]

Amerika’s Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration

This collaborative feature by Truthout and Earth Island Journal is supported by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. It will be followed by a series of online investigative reports on the environment and mass incarceration. Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren and Maureen Nandini Mitra Truthout and Earth Island Journal Keith Cole is the lead […]