Operation Paperclip: Nazi Science Heads West

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR – ALEXANDER COCKBURN The bleak truth is that a careful review of the activities of the CIA and the organizations from which it sprang reveals an intense preoccupation with the development of techniques of behavior control, brainwashing, and covert medical and psychic experimentation on unwitting subjects including religious sects, ethnic minorities, prisoners, […]

Film Review: ‘This Bitter Earth:’ The Rape of Recy Taylor

By Kelisha B. Graves   Alma Daniels, Recy Taylor’s younger sister, hums out a pithy ultimatum at the onset of the film: “What they did to her? They didn’t need to live.” Nancy Buirski’s documentary, ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor,’ is equal parts wrenching and relevant. The documentary unfurls gingerly and casually against the beat […]

Contradictions of White Supremacy

by Margaret Kimberley Freedom Rider: Contradictions of White Supremacy   “Very few white Americans stray far from this country’s racist origins.” American media have a collective crush on avowed racists. The New York Times is only the most recent perpetrator with their now maligned profile of an Ohio Nazi . The kid glove approach was too obvious and readers rose […]

How Gentrification and Displacement Are Remaking Boston

By Zebulon Miletsky and Tomas Gonzalez     “Roxbury Love” mural on Warren Street, Boston. (Photo: Joe Difazio for WBUR) Ask anyone in Boston, “what’s going on in Roxbury?” and the word you’re most likely to hear is gentrification. Ask that same question in the predominantly Black neighborhood of Roxbury, and the word you’re probably going to […]

Mass Shootings are Amerikan

by Soso of MIM(Prisons)    permalink   When it comes to guns and gun violence, Amerikkka truly is #1. According to The Guardian: “No other developed nation comes close to the rate of gun violence in America. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult.” Further, there is a mass shooting nine out of every […]

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 […]

Coming Home to Roost: Amerikan Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality

by Colin Jenkins   “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering […]

I Ran The NYC Marathon In Chains To Urge Our Government To Acknowledge Black And Brown Suffering

Dismantling white supremacy requires a degree of discomfort from all of us. N/A 9.6k I was in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest in chains at the Unite the Right Rally.  The world knows of the chaos that dominated the headlines on August 12, but most don’t know the full story of the nightmare that occurred on August 11.  […]

Black Amerika has the Moral High Ground over whites, Once Again

The attempt of this president to resurrect the 1950s by blowing the dog whistle of racial hatred has also brought forth the public ignorance once shown by white America. The hurling of racial slurs, the taunting and harassment of young, innocent Black men, women and children in schools, places of businesses, public events and even […]