The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind The Scenes With Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

By Jared Ball  https://youtu.be/W17qh_i2tiY Dhoruba bin-Wahad was back with us this time to discuss the context and history of the speech he gave in 1990 on the occasion of Nelson Mandela‘s release and visit to New York City, an excerpt of which is now heard opening the film All Eyez On Me.   source: https://imixwhatilike.org/2017/07/10/speech-opens-eyez-behind-scenes-dhoruba-bin-wahad/ Advertisements

Retaliation and resistance behind bars

The nationwide prison strike has ended, but as they have in the past, prison officials are trying to identify and punish anyone who defied repression, writes Joe Andrews.   “THEY’RE LOOKING for the leaders right now. They want to take our heads off.” These words came from a representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS), a group of […]

Reform and revolution

By Sam Marcy This article about the Cuban Revolution by Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy first appeared in the WW issue of Feb. 17, 1994. What has made the Cuban Revolution unique? Why is it such a beacon to the workers and oppressed masses, not only of Latin America and the Caribbean but around the […]

Afrikan-Amerikan suffrage: Voting rights and suppression

By Dolores Cox At the end of the U.S. Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Reconstruction Amend­ments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified. In 1865, the 13th Amendment abolished “slavery and involuntary servitude” — except for people convicted of a crime. In 1868, the 14th Amendment granted citizenship to African Americans, albeit second-class citizenship. The […]