Robert FitzRoy and the Genocide of the Yamana People

Yaghan people, 1883 | Photo: Wikicommons July 5 marked the birth of English Navy Officer, who ended up at the Galapagos Islands and changed the world of science for good. The HMS Beagle, crewed by Robert FitzRoy and, the now world-renowned father of the Theory of Evolution, Charles Darwin rowed ashore to the Galapagos’s San […]

WHO OWNS THE BLUES?

BY FLORENCE DORE   Long ago, in a time available to us in the dirty crackle and hiss of 78s with worn labels, an African American singer who had traveled for 15 years on the medicine show circuit committed to shellac a song called “Old Dog Blue.” His name was Jim Jackson. Jackson recorded “Old Dog […]

What the Nazis Learned from Amerika

  BY JESSICA BLATT Until the recent presidential election cycle, most of us had never heard of the “alt-right.” To those of us who had (likely because we spend too much time on social media), the term evoked a murky fringe. We thought of alienated, white 20-something men in their parents’ basements, spreading hateful propaganda and […]

‘Out of the mouths of babes’

This is from a column written by Mumia Abu-Jamal on June 21. It arrived after the June 24 ceremony for the MOVE marker took place. See tinyurl.com/y9unolrp. They are children, learning about the world they are about to inherit. And like all children, they are curious. They heard about the MOVE Bombing in West Philadelphia, which […]

Tomorrow’s Letter-Writing Against Gang Raids New York City

WHEN: Sun July 9 TIME: 6-9PM WHERE: Bronx Social Center “Join family members and supporters as we writing to people kidnapped in the recent raids in New York City, focusing on the raids at the Boston Secor houses in the Bronx. We will be writing to as many people as possible, offering support. In raids, […]

The Black Power Politiks of Malcolm X

by  Hakeem Muhammad  Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved.  However,  several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy as a global political system that had to be vehemently opposed.  Malcolm explained, “The economy, the politics, the civil life of America is controlled by the white man.”  Political […]

BLACK AMERIKA DEMANDS POWER FOR THE PEOPLE AND FREEDOM FROM WHITE ART ESTABLISHMENT IN ‘SOUL OF A NATION’ EXHIBIT

In 1970, artist Faith Ringgold made a poster for the Committee to Defend the Black Panthers. A black face looked out from a red background. Some of the facial features were rendered in green, completing the triumvirate of the African liberation color palette. “Free all political prisoners,” it read. “All power to the people.” Ringgold […]

Decolonizing Dialectics with George Ciccariello-Maher

Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher joined us for a discussion of his latest book, Decolonizing Dialectics. This was a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation about dialectics, colonialism, Frantz Fanon, race and more. We also talked some about the on-going investigation by Drexel University into Ciccariello-Maher based on claims of anti-White racism launched against him by a nation-wide and organized right-wing move against faculty.   […]