Grim History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Afrika

By HELENE COOPER WASHINGTON — On Dec. 3, 1794, a Portuguese slave ship left Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa, for what was to be a 7,000-mile voyage to Maranhão, Brazil, and the sugar plantations that awaited its cargo of black men and women. Shackled in the ship’s hold were between 400 and 500 slaves, […]

CELEBRATE SEKOU ODINGA & the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee

*** Please forward widely (& distribute attached flyer) *** CELEBRATE SEKOU ODINGA & the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee SUNDAY, JULY 26th, 2015 724 EMPIRE BOULEVARD, BROOKLYN 4 pm – 8 pm; $12-$20 suggested contribution (no one turned away) Join Resistance in Brooklyn at our annual HAPPY ANTI-JULY 4th BBQ (better late than never!!); this year […]

It’z Not Just the Confederate Flag

  By William Loren Katz The Confederate flag represents a threat to citizens of color, a symbol of treason against the United States, and a war fought on behalf of slaveholders. But there are other equally offensive symbols that have not attracted the attention they should. For example, a statue of former South Carolina governor […]

Peinillas and Popular Participation: Machete fighting in Haiti, Cuba, and Colombia

Dr. T. J. Desch-Obi* * Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi es profesor de historia Africana y su diàspora en el Baruch College University City de Nueva York, en los Estados Unidos. Doctorado en historia por la Universidad de California en Los Angeles, El es autor de Fighting for Honor: African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World. […]

In search of Philly’z ‘missing’ black men

 Slavery never ended. Amerika ended (lied) Chattel Slavery and it became a legalized business. Amerika iz nothing more than a corporation MICHAEL PRONZATO/ STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Karen Lee and Patricia Vickers both have incarcerated sons and they work with the Human Rights Coalition for prisoners’ rights. … BY WILL BUNCH, THE NUMBERS that drive Philadelphia prison-reform […]

Defying the Tomb, Defying Illogic

Jared A. Ball *Originally published as a radio column 09/20/2011 Earlier this year when we received word of an attempt by Maryland prison officials to ban the recently published book by former Black Panther Party leader and current political prisoner Marshall “Eddie” Conway, we were reminded of the immediacy of the threat ideas can represent […]

Nearly Half of Black and Latina Female Scientistz Report Being Mistaken for Janitorz or Assistantz

And other findings from a new survey about discrimination in the workplace. by Lisa Wade (Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock) A new survey of 557 female scientists found widespread experiences of discrimination and alienation in the workforce that varied in interesting ways by race. While all types of women reported experiencing these forms of discrimination in […]

Censorship on the Prison Plantation: Extinguishing Dissent

Komrade Robert ‘Saleem’ Holbrook a politicized prisoner breakz down the Prison Plantation in way that can easily be  overstood & learned from. Knowledge iz power Robert Holbrook, or Saleem, as his friends call him is a politicized prisoner being held by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He contributes regularly to numerous publications and is an […]

Call It What It Iz: Lynching and the Enduring Legacy of U.S. State Sponsored Terrorism in the South

by Robert Saleem Holbrook by Komrade Robert Saleem Holbrook One step ahead of the hounds, a few minutes ahead of the lynch mob is how many New Afrikans came north… The cites of amerika were full of New Afrikan refugees who entered them during the 30’s and 40’s, escaping the Klan and southem prison. – […]

Liberalz Need to Admit the Moynihan Report Failed To Produce Progressive Reformz

The time for liberal apologetics for the report is long past overdue. Patrick Moynihan and President Richard Nixon in 1970. (Flickr / Cliff) BY Daniel Geary By arguing that family instability was the “fundamental” problem facing African Americans, Moynihan shifted attention away from institutional racism and class inequality. I wish, as I recently wrote in […]