Watch Haile Selassie’s victory speech after Mussolini’s Italian invasion was quelled

In October 1935, fascist Italian war leader Benito Mussolini launched his invasion of Ethiopia. Held at bay by Emperor Selassie’s troops, Mussolini eventually entered Addis Ababa on May 5, 1936, declaring the country as part of the Italian empire and Italian East Africa. At root, the “Abyssinia Crisis,” as it was also called, was years in […]

Meet Canada’s first black doctor who tried to save Abraham Lincoln’s life in 1865

Photo: Public Domain Did you know Canada’s first black doctor was licensed in 1861? Anderson Ruffin Abbott, was born on April 7, 1837 in Toronto, Canada. He was the son of  Wilson Ruffin and Ellen Toyer Abbott, who were prominent members of the society originating from Alabama as free people. Wilson was a businessman and his prosperity provided Anderson […]

Living in a Food Desert by David Gilbert

This article is by our inside editor, political prisoner David Gilbert. Living in a Food Desert Prison is bad for our health in so many ways: separation from loved ones, daily stress, questionable medical care. On the positive side, many of us exercise regularly. But when it comes to nutrition, prison can be a wasteland. […]