Teachers Fight To Keep Pre-Colonial World History In AP Course

by  Sameer Rao A detailed view of a Statue of Maya and Merit displayed in part in the permanent Egyptian collection and also part of the “Queens of the Nile” Exhibition held at the National Museum of Antiquities or Rijksmuseum van Oudheden on November 30, 2016 in Leiden, Netherlands.  Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images SHARE     […]

A Premonition of Gentrification in Harlem

  “The elders” told Jenifer Wilson that there would soon be an assault on Harlem “to take the community from us, all the spaces.” So Wilson founded the Sisters’ Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, the only Black-owned bookstore in upper Harlem, in 2007. “My efforts became directed to putting my energies in the community.”     source:A […]

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

by  William C. Anderson The Case for Delegitimizing the Police “Once you come to understand the institution’s ties to white supremacy, it becomes clear the system is toxic and cannot be fixed.” The institution of policing doesn’t deserve the unquestioned authority and purpose people give it in the United States. Fraud, corruption, and violence are […]

Mumia Abu Jamal on King Donald the First;

  In a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump argued that he has the right to pardon himself. “King Donald The First,” said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, heeds only “the law of power, the law of privilege, the law of wealth.”     source: Mumia Abu Jamal on […]

The tragic yet resilient story of Igbo slaves who committed mass suicide off U.S. coast in 1803

Art work by Donovan Nelson The stories of slave resistance, many of us know, have to do with bloodshed, violence, and destruction. But there are other acts of resistance whose stories are worth being told. Take that of ‘The Igbo Landing’ also called the Ibo Landing, Ebo Landing, or Ebos Landing. The Igbo Landing is […]