Never Forget: The Execution of Lena Baker

Lena Baker was born in a former slave cabin, about five miles southwest of Cuthbert in Randolph County, Georgia. In 1944, at the age of forty-four, Lena had never known anything except hard work and a life of poverty and despair. She helped support her mother and three children by chopping cotton, cleaning houses, and taking […]

TRUMP SENDS FEDERAL AGENTS INTO CHICAGO (CHI-RAQ)!

The Advance Guard of a Reign of Terror on Top of Centuries of Savage Oppression! by Carl Dix The fascist in chief, Donald Trump, tweeted, “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.” He has been threatening to send the feds in to fix the violence […]

Watch Damian Marley “R.O.A.R.” in Video For Politikally-Charged New Single [Premiere]

Source: Press Release Jr. Gong returns to the world with a hard-hitting new song and video On July 21st, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will release his fourth studio album, Stony Hill. Ahead of the album’s release and the second leg of a massive international tour, the youngest Marley son has blessed us with a steel-toed protest […]

HOSTAGE

By: Guy Delisle   In this week’s Illustrated PEN, Guest Editor and Mutha Magazine Editor-in-Chief Meg Lemkepresents an excerpt from Hostage by Guy Delisle. Lemke writes: Hostage is the story of Christophe André, as reported to “one of the greatest modern cartoonists,” Guy Delisle (The Guardian). André was an administrator with Médecins Sans Frontières when he was taken hostage and held in Chechnya. The book’s primary […]

The East St. Louis Race Riot Left Dozens Dead, Devastating a Community on the Rise

Three days of violence forced African-American families to run for their lives and the aftereffects are still felt in the Illinois city today Two National Guard escort an African-American man in the tense summer weeks of 1917 in East St. Louis, Illinois. (Bettmann) By Allison Keyes No one really knows about this. . . . I know […]