A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies

by  Julian Vigo A Brief History of Neo-Colonial Rape and the “Freak Shows” of Black Women’s Bodies “These sites of ‘disaster’ are created by the very ‘civilized’ men who then turn around and exploit the victims of their imposed ‘civilization.’” Catharine MacKinnon’s book Are Women Human? is a text which interrogates the violence specifically targeting women throughout […]

Movement Most in Need of “Politikal Education”

“We still have too many Black people not being real about our current state of affairs,” said Shannon Jones, of Bronxites for NYPD Accountability, following protests in Manhattan against the police killing of Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California. Political education should be a top priority. “A lot of our bandwidth is spent among ourselves discussing basic, […]

PROTEST SONG OF THE WEEK: ‘HARD TIMES’ BY CURTIS MAYFIELD

Curtis Mayfield (Photo by Beeld en Geluidwiki) Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times” is a raw articulation of what it was like to witness the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement turn into a nightmare. From Mayfield’s 1975 album, “There Is No Place Like America Today,” the funk and soul […]