Message to Black youth

by Kamau M. Askari Primacy should be given to an understanding of the material fact we are all one family. Our relations are consanguineous (related by blood) stemming from our common Afrikan ancestry. Each of you constitutes one link in the great chain that is representative of the whole, i.e., the family, which is also […]

New California prison censorship rulez ban ‘Windowz 7 4 Seniorz 4 Dummiez’ and ‘Your Child’z Development from Birth to Adolescence’ az too hot for prisonerz

by Kim Rohrbach On April 30, the Office of Administrative Law gave the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation its approval on amended censorship regulations proposed by the department over a year ago. The amended regulations as approved and now in effect are essentially identical to those the department originally put forward on March 25, […]

What are U celebrating?

It’z All About That Red, Black & Green. 1776 don’t mean a damn thing to me. Panther Love An open letter to Oakland Fam Bam from the Oakland Maroons Art Collective “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in […]

‘By any meanz necessary, Black Liberation will matter!’

By Erica Mines Philadelphia represents the epitome of state-sanctioned violence at the hands of police: the so-called race riots of 1964, orchestrated by a racist mayor named Frank Rizzo; the bombing of the MOVE family home in 1985 that left 11 men, women and children dead; the current death by medical neglect that threatens the […]

4 TROUBLING TRUTHZ ABOUT BLACK BOYZ AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

By Dr. Matthew Lynch Most people like to think that American K-12 schools, workplaces and courthouses are pillars of fairness, but statistic after statistic all point to a crisis among the young, Black men of the nation. This crisis begins in homes, stretches to K-12 educational experiences, and leads straight to the cycle of incarceration […]

From Ferguson to Freedom: Hip-Hop’z Role

By Talib Kweli As the nation remains in the throes of an epidemic of police shooting deaths of young blacks, as well as the shooting deaths of nine people last week at a Charleston church by a lone gunman, it’s important to reflect on the extent to which racism is indoctrinated, institutionalized and entrenched in our […]

The Black Manz- Theme Spoken Word Poetry | Kamal Imani

Red, Black & Green 4 Life. RBG Luv till the day i die The Black Manz Theme-Spoken Word Poetry Authentic spoken word poetry over a smoothed out beat and bass line. The commander of propaganda Kamal Supreme aka Kamal Imani givez updated messagez  to the Black massez. Red black and green is the set you […]