Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon championed decolonization and challenged anti-blackness

by the Race Card 56 years ago, West Indian post-colonial philosopher, psychiatrists, and Marxist Frantz Fanon died prematurely after being diagnosed with leukemia, but not before leaving a legacy of theory and criticism of colonialism. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One […]

CABRALISTA | part 1 | Amilcar Cabral

CABRALISTA FOCUSES ON A. CABRAL’S LEGACY AND THE BIRTH OF THE “CABRALIST” MOVEMENT IN UPRISING AFRICA Synopsis The Movie is a 2011 documentary film by Valerio Lopes. It asserts a number of theory-based ideas born around Amilcar Cabral and the independents and human rights movements he led mainly in the 1960’ies. Amílcar Cabral was a […]

Make history in 2018, not excuses: Whose side are you on?

  Part V: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement “Times Are Changing” – Art: Arkee Chaney, A71362, P.O. Box 1327, Galesburg IL 61401 Greetings of love, dedication and resiliency to all Freedom Fighters and fearless frontline generals, soldiers and warriors who dare to […]

Medical Bondage: A New Book on Race, Gender, and Gynecology

by  Julie Hawks This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecologywas recently published by University of Georgia Press. *** The author of Medical Bondage is Deirdre Cooper Owens, an Assistant Professor of History at […]

Towards a Pan Afrikan political culture

Critical pedagogy, reparative justice and the end of global white supremacy Libcom Ikaweba Bunting Nov 02, 2017 An African centered critical pedagogy is required in order to create the cadre of the men and women capable of making the analysis as well as developing the policies, structures and systems for the realization of Pan African […]

Why we need to stop excluding Black populations from ideas of who is “Indigenous”

*Editor’s note: This piece has been deeply informed by conversations with my friend and colleague Preston Anderson through the years, among other things. A few months ago, I posted a Facebook status regarding a viral meme featuring Disney’s cartoon version of Pocahontas and John Smith, arguing that it promoted white supremacist ideas of interracial relationships for the […]

12 Essential Anti-Apartheid Struggle Songs from South Africa & Around the World

by SABELO MKHABELA   It wasn’t just South African musicians—artists from around the continent and the world all stood up in solidarity and released anti-Apartheid songs. Apartheid was a despicable and unthinkable crime against black people. More than 25 years since its abolishment, its repercussions still affect black people deeply in South Africa. During the height […]

‘We are the Mau Mau’: Kenyans share stories of torture

by Jose Miguel Calatayud & Phil Moore It’s December 1952. Naomi Nziula Kimweli, her husband Kimweli Mbithuka Kilatya, and their three children are on a bus, returning to their home town to celebrate Christmas in what today is central Kenya. Life is good: Kimweli works at the Department of Public Works and Naomi is five […]

Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Switsalone by Amber Murrey Oct 19, 2017   Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and […]

Black Power’s Global Pulse

By Quito Swan   Black Power demonstration and march, Lancaster Road, West London, 1970. Source: British National Archives. This year, the Black Panther Party (BPP), arguably the most influential Black Power organization, celebrated fifty years since its founding. While many remember the Party for its political influence in the United States, the BPP was also one of the key […]