Lynching and Anti-Lynching: Art and Politics in the 1930s

by M. Lee Stone Lynching and Anti-Lynching: Art and Politics in the 1930s   “There were nearly 5,000 persons lynched from 1882 through 1965.” The term “lynching” supposedly originated during the American Revolution with Colonel Charles Lynch, a Virginia justice of the peace. Lynch ordered “extra legal punishment” for British Loyalists, hanging without a trial. […]

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology” “It is a catch-all for blanket repression of Black activism of any kind. The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a simple explanation for the new categorization. The FBI is a bureaucracy whose day-to-day work […]

Malcolm X and Liberation Theology

“The theological imagination gives us the opportunity to reframe the conversation in the service of justice,” said Dr. Vincent Lloyd, who teaches theology at Villanova University. Malcolm X espoused the religion of the “field Negro,” and “called out his contemporaries, including Dr. King, when they were too invested in the powers that be.”