When Will We Tear Down U.S. Prisons—’Monuments That Enforce Terror’?

The United States has more than 5,000 state and federal prisons and jails, plus about 1,000 juvenile and tribal detention facilities. (Pixabay) This article was originally published on Black Agenda Report. New York state prison guards assaulted and seriously injured 69-year-old former Black Panther Herman Bell this week, a totally unprovoked beating timed to sabotage his chances for […]

Taking on the Bully Empire

by Kevin Alexander Gray Thanks to NFL player Colin Kaepernick, a lot of people now know the third verse to the national anthem, which concerns the hunting down of slaves who were promised their freedom when they joined the British side in the War of 1812: No refuge could save, the hireling and slave, from the terror of flight, or […]

Kwame Nkrumah of Africa: He came to his own but his own rejected him

Reflection on the 108th birthday of the Black Star blackartdepot.com Charles Quist-Adade Sep 28, 2017 Nkrumah’s dream of African unity remains essential for total liberation and prosperity of the continent. Africans will have themselves to blame if they continue to plough their narrow furrows instead of pooling their efforts, human and material resources, in order […]

THE PROTEST SONGS OF CHARLES BRADLEY

by  KEVIN GOSZTOLA   Charles Bradley performs at SXSW 2011. Photo by Ben Houdijk on Flickr. 13 Sam Cooke sang about a change that was gonna come. It spread optimism to black Americans. Charles Bradley, on the other hand, sang of moral corruption and turning to love to survive, because who knows when change will […]

Armies, Addicts and Spooks: the CIA in Vietnam and Laos

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR – ALEXANDER COCKBURN At 7:30 a.m., on March 16, 1968, Task Force Barker descended on the small hamlet of My Lai in the Quang Nai province of South Vietnam. Two squads cordoned off the village and one, led by Lieutenant William Calley, moved in and, accompanied by US Army Intelligence officers, began […]

“If You Don’t Like It Here, Then Leave!”

by Nana Baakan Agyiriwah  September 29, 2017  “If You Don’t Like It Here, Then Leave!” One of the strangest things that I hear from folks these days who seem to believe that I have a problem with living in the US, is this, “If you don’t like it here, then leave, go back to Africa or […]

76th Birthday of George Jackson at the Charles H Wright Museum

https://livestream.com/accounts/2710797/events/7657806/videos/163315754 This presentation was given at the “Liberation Film Series Presents the 76th Birthday of Revolutionary Political Prisoner George Jackson Screening: George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon ( A Video Mixtape) Speaker: Dr. Jared A. Ball Emancipatory Jouralism and Broadcasting, Professor of Communication Studies Morgan State University Book Signing: Not Out President: New Directions from the Pushed Out, the Others, and the […]