Day of the Heroic Guerilla

Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

Kathleen Neal Cleaver Remembers Her Time with the Black Pantherz

Courtesy of Jeffrey Blankfort Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Communications Secretary, Black Panther Party, Oakland, 1968. by  Joshua Rotter When Kathleen Neal was recruited to join the Black Panther Party in 1967, it was political and personal for the college student. On one hand she wanted to spread consciousness about black oppression and exploitation. On the other […]

Guns R Uz: The Statz Behind Amerika’z Firearmz Industry

carroteater / Shutterstock America’s gun business is thriving. Of all the revolvers, rifles, pistols, shotguns and other types of firearms made in the United States since 2013, only 4 percent were sent abroad. The other 10,413,880 stayed home to be used for personal protection, hunting and, most tragically, in mass school shootings like Thursday’s killings […]

Louisiana: Killing a White Woman Getz You Executed; Killing a Black Man Doesn’t

  By Robert Stitt Capital punishment is one of those issues that divides Americans. It was one of the topics that the Pope spoke on during his recent trip to the United States. We know his take: stop it. Regardless of the side of the debate you fall on, most people would agree that if […]

Shooting a 68-Year-Old Who Posez No Threat Violatez Clearly Established Law

By ILYA SHAPIRO Can it really be the case that a police officer violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on using excessive force when he points a live firearm at a non-threatening individual, but not if he actually shoots and kills this person? That’s the argument being made in Stamps v. Town of Framingham, which is […]


When we think of Slaves revolting, we think of Armistad or the story of Nat Turner. But in America alone, there were over 300 recorded Slave revolts that occurred. In this brief clip, Kara Poole creator of the Great Griot, talks about how our ancestors fought back against slavery. It’s quite interesting. Enjoy. source:

How Prosecutorz Get Away With Cutting Black Jurorz

This term, the Supreme Court will consider an outrageous case of prosecutorial misconduct. But will it do anything about it? A curious thing happened at the trial of Timothy Tyrone Foster, a young black man accused of killing an elderly white woman: Every black prospective juror was dismissed. Foster was convicted, and sentenced to death, […]

Intersectional Black Power: CLR James on Capitalism and Race

To ignore race, C.L.R. James often said, in many contexts and many ways, was a disaster in any social understanding; only the ignoring of class would be worse. Or to put it in his own words: The race question is subsidiary to the class question, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is […]

How Literacy Encouraged Slavery Post Amerikan Revolution Rebellion

When the American Constitution was confirmed through votes in 1789, massive efforts were applied to sustain slave illiteracy and restrict slave mobility. The white masters, were, however, becoming uncomfortable as the slaves were increasingly displaying discontentment. To ensure that their slaves did not see the light and rise, the slaveholders hijacked the two factors that […]