The Chains That Bound Blacks and Indigenous Americans

Blacks and Native Americans share a history of enslavement at the hands of European settlers, said Dr Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of the new book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. […]

Blog #52: Black Panther: A Movie

Having read many reviews and critiques of the Marvel/Disney “Black Panther” movie, I am excited about what the movie brings to the overall struggle. Indeed, the cultural value of Black nationalism is inestimable, especially if it lends to inspire young people to (re)discover our collective Afrikan heritage. Most recently, I posted MY ANCESTRY, sharing some of […]


The clinic at Sullivan ran out of the necessary sensors for Seth’s insulin pump on February 23, 2018. The new sensors arrived on March 8, 2018, and the process of hooking up the sensor and the pump was carried out. However, the sensor and the pump never were able to complete their electronic “handshake”, so […]

Black people beware: don’t let Black Panther joy mask Hollywood’s racism

Black Panther director/co-writer Ryan Coogler has given black people throughout the world an imagined Africa that has been wholeheartedly embraced, earning over USD$1 billion dollars globally so far. This embrace is due, primarily, to the presentation of so many beautiful, black bodies onscreen, including an extravagant representation of fierce, and fashionable, black women. Also appealing is the portrayal of an […]

Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Gets Sued, ACLU Finds a Long ‘White Pride’ Email

New data show roadblocks in the country occur twice as often in Black neighborhoods as white ones. C.J. Ciaramella In the same Mississippi county that’s currently being sued for running discriminatory, unconstitutional roadblocks in black neighborhoods, the now-sheriff forwarded a chain message about “white pride” containing a long list of racial slurs around the office. […]

Police are still killing black people. Why isn’t it news anymore?

The activism never stopped. But the attention to it vanished. Protestors gather last year near the spot where Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Wesley Lowery As the video begins, Edward Minguela, 32, is standing on the sidewalk. His hands are in the air. Three Camden County, N.J., […]

The Funke Wisdom of Chocolate Cities

By Mary F. Corey  A Review of Chocolate Cities: the Black Map of American Life by Marcus A. Hunter & Zandria F. Robinson, University of California Press Mathematically it all adds up All people are equal, but equal to what? Once you understand there’s a spiritual math Add soul to the science and subtract the riff–raff Knowledge ain’t enough, you need funke funke wisdom —Kool Moe Dee, Funke Wisdom (1991)    Imagine a giant map of the United States with just two words inscribed across it: THE SOUTH. There are no blue states and no […]

Remembering Merle Africa 20 Years Later

March 13th 2018 will mark 20 years since MOVE political prisoner Merle Africa died under mysterious circumstances at The State Correctional Institution in Cambridge Springs Pennsylvania. This is a piece written in dedication to Merle by MOVE political prisoner Mike Africa. On March 13th we are asking people to circulate and collect signatures for our petition aimed at […]

NEWS YOU CAN USE! This Month of March is for Mumia & Mutulu………      &    Get ‘Ona Move’ This Month To Free Mumia Abu Jamal, Dr. Mutulu Shakur  & All U.S. Captured Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War!   Please Join Us By Spreading The Word, Supporting & Participating In  These (6) Upcoming March 2018 […]

The marvel of the real Black Panthers

By Mohsin Uppal Photo: rocor @Flickr Possibly what is already the blockbuster of the year is out: Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s a film chronicling comic book hero Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Black Panther was the first black superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 during the height of the […]