James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

PHOTO SERIEZ: BLACK WOMEN GIVING ZERO FUCKZ ABOUT POLICE INTIMIDATION

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is just as prolific on the Twittersphere as he is on the big screen. In a tweet series that went viral, Cherry decided to celebrate “Black women unbothered by the police: A Photo Series” for Black History Month. The photos show badass women standing up to police in ways most of […]

Message of thankz from Family and Friendz of Maliki Shakur Latine

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine would like to give you a long overdue THANK YOU for all the support and love you’ve shown us on https://rally.org/maliki. We know there are many demands on your time, attention, and wallet in these troubling times and we thank you for thinking of Maliki Shakur Latine. Maliki Shakur Latine […]

OHIO PRISONER MAY FACE PUNISHMENT FOR PARTICIPATING IN NETFLIX SHOW, ‘CAPTIVE’

by BRIAN SONENSTEIN Ohio prison officials wrote a conduct report for Siddique Abdullah Hasan in connection to his appearance in an episode for the Netflix series, “Captive.” In the episode, he discussed the 1993 prison rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising. The conduct report accuses Hasan of making an “unauthorized release of JPay videos” to Minna Sedmakov, a […]

Malcolm X and Human Rightz in the Time of Trumpism: Transcending the Masterz Toolz

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka Malcolm X understood that “oppressed peoples must commit themselves to radical political struggle in order to advance a dignified approach to human rights.” What’s needed is a bottom-up mass movement for People(s)-Centered Human Rights, a “political project in the service of the oppressed” that “names the enemies of […]

FIVE REASONZ WHY NINA SIMONE IZ A TIMELEZZ QUEEN

by By T. McLendon Nina Simone would have been 84 years old today and in thinking about her contributions to Black thought, music, style, and activism, we can’t think of a single reason why she shouldn’t be celebrated. Take a look at these five reasons why Nina Simone was and is a timeless queen. Musical Excellence: […]

The Antiracist Philosophy of Malcolm X

  In burning through the old forests of assimilationist ideas, Malcolm X paved the way for antiracist ideas. He paved the way for Black is beautiful then, and Black lives matter today, for being conscious then, for being woke today. He paved the antiracist way, extending the trail blazed by Zora Neale Hurston, Marcus Garvey, […]

Remembering Malcolm

By Garrett Felber  This week on Black Perspectives, we mark the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a week-long forum, “Remembering Malcolm,” on his life, and legacy, and the significance of his ideas for continuing struggles for racial justice and human rights. Certainly, Malcolm is important for his unwavering and incisive critiques of anti-black racism in its […]

Black newspaperz, now more than ever, must boldly tell the truth

by Oscar H. Blayton In 1960, Blacks in Virginia watched as the state changed the laws against trespass to make it a more serious crime, and the penalty was raised from a $100 fine to $1,000. This action was taken by the then all-white Legislature in an attempt to combat the Civil Rights Movement and […]