Black Liberation and the reemergence of Malcolm X

By Lamont Lilly Lilly is WWP’s vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. The following article is based on a talk given at a Workers World Party forum in New York City on May 20. To view a video of the talk, go to youtu.be/AfrZ54-3BCk. Thursday, May 19, was the 91st revolutionary birthday of Brother […]

Natural Fact: The Nina Simone Story

Nina Simone had no filter. She spoke with candor about civil rights when many in her position didn’t dare. She sang about uncomfortable subjects and made sure her audiences understood what those songs were really about. Whether due to the demons that haunted her or the overpowering desire for social justice that burned deep in […]

Bay View founding publisher: I was inspired by Malcolm, Martin, Elijah and the 1966 HP Uprising

  Interview of Muhammad al-Kareem by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey Muhammad al-Kareem founded the New Bayview newspaper, later renamed San Francisco Bay View, in 1976 and turned it over to the Ratcliffs in late 1991. So in 2016, we’re excited to be celebrating the newspaper’s 40th anniversary, beginning on Sunday, Feb. 21, […]

The trailer for Hidden Colorz 4 will blow you away

Tariq Nasheed just released the trailer for his new film, Hidden Colors 4. You can watch it below, and it’s amazing. The film is called “The religion of White Supremacy,” and features a star-studded cast of individuals who share their perspectives on racism and how it works in America. Some of the notaries in the […]

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Reprinted by permission of the author. For more from Joe Hagan, follow him on Twitter at @JoeHagan. The secret diary of Nina Simone. By JOE HAGAN • THE BELIEVER • AUGUST 2010 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD The door swung open and there she was: Nina Simone, alone in her dressing room, sweat cascading down […]

10 Black Bookz You May Not Have Known Were Banned or Challenged

Native Son, Richard Wright, 1940 Richard Wright’s landmark novel, according to pbs.org, “paints a brutal picture of a young, poor Black man, 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, incited to murder by the oppression and hatred of the white world. It explores inequality, racial conflict, and Wright’s belief at the time that Communism was Black Americans’ best hope […]

50 PRIVILEGEZ I HAVE AZ A MINORITY

Some people say I have “Minority Privilege.” Here is a list I complied of 50 Black Male Minority Privileges I’ve experienced in the twenty-four years of my life. Feel free to pick and choose from the ones you would like to possibly incorporate. There is enough to go around for everyone. My minority privilege allows me to be […]

Incognegro

By: Mat Johnson The following is from the graphic mystery novel Incognegro by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece. I grew up a black boy who looked white. This was in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, during the height of the Black Power era, so I stood out a bit. My mom even got me a dashiki […]

Black Pantherz and Black Livez Matter – parallelz and progrezz

Millions March Texas. Elizabeth Brossa/flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Comparing the 1960s and 1970s Black Panther Party and today’s Black Lives Matter movement reveals parallels and progress. Stanley Nelson’s recently released film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution juxtaposes the party’s justice movement against the Black Lives Matter protest campaign. Conceived about 50 years apart, both […]

8 Disturbing Photoz of Instrumentz of Torture Used on Black People

It my duty to make sure that one forgetz (especially not Nu-Afrikan people the world. I don’t forgive and i neva will forget how my Ancestorz were treated and abused.  by Tracy Cotton screw Moses Roper, a captured African who eventually escaped slavery in 1835, recounted the torture endured in punishment for running away in […]