We are Fidel!

November 25 marks the second anniversary of the death of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz and celebrations of his life have begun, with a focus on reaffirming Cuba’s commitment to continuing his legacy. Keynote address by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, closing the Constituent Session of the National Assembly of People’s Power 7th legislature. […]

The End of Amerikan Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicing

by Glen Ford The exterminationist holiday, once unique to the US, is now celebrated in Cananda and Australia, also colonial settler states.   Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of […]

NATURAL ALLIES, INTERTWINING TRAGEDIES

By Nick Douglas The water debacle in the city of Flint, Michigan and the proposed pipeline in Standing Rock reservation in the Dakotas have brought similarities in the plights of African Americans and Native Americans into sharp historical focus. Today the U.S. government has continued to try to divide these allies by framing a clean water […]

Nov. 20, 1969: Alcatraz Occupation

This Day in History- November 20, 1969 Indian occupiers moments after their removal from Alcatraz Island on June 11, 1971. Left: Oohosis, Cree from Canada. Right: Peggy Lee Ellenwood, Sioux from Wolf Point, Montana. Source: © Ilka Hartmann On Nov. 20, 1969, a dramatic and unprecedented event took place in California that focused attention on […]

What White Supremacists Know

The violent theft of land and capital is at the core of the U.S. experiment: the U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Amerikans. by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz  Soldiers posing with Hotchkiss guns used in Wounded Knee Massacre, Library of Congress   The United States has been at war every day since its founding, […]

Landmark Project Celebrates The Discovery Of More Than 350 Black Classical Composers And Their 900+ Classical Works Hidden In The Shadows

#BlackisClassical: over the last 15 years, violinist Rachel Barton Pine and her RBP Foundation have collected more than 900 works by 350+ Black composers from the 18th-21st centuries, representing Africa, North and South America, Asia, the …   Can you name three Black classical composers?  Violinist Rachel Barton Pine can name 350 who have composed […]

The King of Béisbol

  Roberto Clemente, in full Roberto Clemente Walker, (born August 18, 1934, Carolina, Puerto Rico—died December 31, 1972, San Juan), professional baseball player who was an idol in his native Puerto Rico and one of the first Latin American baseball stars in the United States (see also Sidebar: Latin Americans in Major League Baseball). Clemente was originally signed to a professional contract by the Brooklyn […]

Interview: 50 years of Young Lords with founder Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez

Fight Back! interviewed Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez, the founder of the Young Lords. A Young Lords 50 Year Commemoration is taking place at DePaul University in Chicago, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez and freed political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera will be speaking together on the struggle of the Puerto […]

20 Years after the Imprisonment of the Cuban Five; a Victory never to be Reversed

By Laura V. Mor on September 12, 2018 Today marks another anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Ramón Labañino Salazar, Fernando González Llort and René González Sewherert by the United States for defending their homeland. It is not just any anniversary. Twenty long years have passed since that […]

Beautiful Struggle: The Iconicity of Cuban Hip-Hop And Political Exile Nehanda Abiodun

Written By Marjua Estevez https://players.brightcove.net/5428592013001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5834958814001   Nehanda Isoke Abiodun, née Cheri Laverne Dalton, was just 10 years old when she joined the picket lines. Columbia University in the ’60s was taking over her neighborhood park to build a gym for alumni and students. “Those of us who lived in the community had no access to the […]