Police Dogs and Anti-Black Violence

By Tyler Parry   Protest observer (Walter Gadsden, 17) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. (Bill Hudson/AP) On July 11, 2017, a video circulated throughout social media depicting the San Diego police deploying a canine against an unarmed suspect. Posted by a bystander named Angel Nunez, […]

Trappin’ For Your Love: A Twisted Love Affair

  This is my daughter’s first published book. I would really appreciate it if  some of you take the time to read it, and let us know what you think. Kindle Edition by Chrissy Love (Author), Thai Gardner (Illustrator), Tysha Jordyn (Editor) Synopsis  J’Nya Watkins, is a thirty-two-year-old college student, holding down two jobs, determined to reach her goals in life. […]

RBG Earthday

  Brought back to the world through the UNIA-ACL with Marcus Garvey as President-General on August 13, 1920 in New York City, the RBG is a symbol of the red blood uniting all Afrikans, those at home and those abroad, the black skin of the first human to take a great walk in the sun […]

Brazil’s hidden slavery

By Julia Carneiro BBC Brasil, Rio de Janeiro – 25 December 2014 Rio de Janeiro is a city looking to the future. Major development work is underway in the city’s historic port area as it prepares to host the Olympics in 2016. But the construction effort to make all that happen has unexpectedly shone a light on […]

Reparations is Dead: How to Resurrect It

by Dr. Jahi Issa and Reggie Mabry The moral case for Black reparations has effectively been made, but the legal argument has met much frustration in the courts. The authors believe that the period after 1808, when U.S. participation in the international slave trade was outlawed, is key to clearing the legal hurdles to reparations. […]

It is Necessary to Unify the Brazilian Black Movement

by Puneet Chadha and Jamile Araújo More than half of Brazil’s population is of African descent, yet concerted action among Afro-Brazilians has often been elusive. Black organizations from across the nation gathered in the city of Salvador to resist the “regressive measures” imposed by the “putschist government” of Michel Temer. “To tackle this serious crisis, […]

NATURAL MONUMENT TO RESISTANCE: THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP WAS A REFUGE FOR THOSE ESCAPING SLAVERY

Rarely is the real history of the Great Dismal Swamp ever talked about. There is a good reason. It was used for nearly 250 years as a sanctuary for those escaping slavery and colonialism. In the 1800s, the Great Dismal Swamp was a 2,000 square mile tangle of dense brush, swamps and bogs between Virginia […]

Herstory: The Soweto Uprising and the Erasure of Black Women

by Thando Sipuye There are many distortions in the dominant narratives around the 1976 students’ uprising. One of the most critical of these is the persistent, subtle projection of that uprising as the exclusive initiative of young men, to the complete exclusion and erasure of the invaluable contributions and sacrifices of young women. This constitutes […]

Khoe-San: Most Ancient Branch of Anatomically Modern Humans

Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world.  The largest genomic study ever conducted among Khoe and San groups reveals that these groups from southern Africa are descendants of the earliest diversification event in the history of all humans some 100,000 years ago, well before the ‘out-of-Africa’ migration of […]

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOWETO YOUTH UPRISING AND MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRIKA IZ A TIMELY LESSON ON RESISTANCE

41 years ago today, a student-led uprising that began in Soweto but quickly spread throughout the country would forever change South Africa. On June 16, 1976, high-school students responding to Apartheid education policies, and particularly the political aftermath of the Bantu Education Act in 1953, began a protest. According South African History Online, the Bantu […]