From Microaggressions to Legalized Lynching: Weaponizing Police Against Black People

by Cherise Charleswell Thanks to social media’s ability to help news headlines (and those stories that don’t even make it out through mainstream media) go viral, Black people and other people of color are beginning to receive some vindication. For many years, our testimonies about our lived experiences with micoaggressions and overt racism have often been […]

NYPD Prey on Black and Brown Youth

by  Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford New York City police are using a 42,000-name “gang” database to prey on Black and brown youth, said Sadiki “Bro Shep” Olugbala, of the Stop The Raids Coalition. Hundreds of Black and brown youth are being locked up” in massive police sweeps, “with no real legal […]

Amerikkka Was Built on Busting Up Families…

by Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence Amerika was built on busting up families. They’re just making Amerika great again. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”    — Jefferson […]

Bears Ears, The Land of the Navajo

  Navajos in Utah want protection for lost ancestral lands. Under the power of the Antiquities Act, President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, protecting tens of thousands of cultural sites amid breathtaking landscapes. Watch our report from several years ago presenting the case for preserving this very special place.

Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.

 109 Image: New York Public Library Digital Collection by Shaun King June 20 2018 LIKE MOST OF you reading this, I am deeply appalled at what I see happening right now in the United States — immigrant children being snatched away from their parents and sent to separate detention centers, often locked in cages with strangers, […]

Ernesto Guevara: The Man Who Gave Himself

By Yisel Martínez June 13, 2018 There are figures who never die, who cease being mere mortals to remain inevitably in history. People of thought, of character, of passion and sacrifice, who exalt human nature and attest to how much we can do as a species. Ernesto Che Guevara de la Serna is one of these […]

The history of Black Mexikans and their struggle to find a voice today

BY NDUTA WAWERU A 1719 Juan Rodríguez Juárez painting, depicting race in Mexico. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Did you know that black Mexicans were only recognised for the first time in 2015 when the Mexican government conducted its national survey? Before that, Mexico and Chile were the only Latin American countries that did not officially count the […]

The Colonial Roots and Legacy of the Latinx/Hispanic Labels: A Historical Analysis

Statues of indigenous people in the Americas. An influx of immigrants throughout the decades as well as centuries of colonialism has resulted in a heterogeneous population in the US composed of different ethnic groups and races. This diversity among US residents has also sparked debate on whether or not the fastest-growing pan-ethnic group in the […]

How cornrows were used as an escape map from slavery across South America

Cornrows have become a crowd favorite for women of every culture in the last 10 years. Whereas it used to be worn by children, especially young African and African American girls, the style has become widely popular across women of all ages. But many do not know the deep and rich history of the hairstyle […]

Case #40: Native American Boarding Schools, 1870-1970s: “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”

THE CRIME: The cultural genocide of the Native Americans The near extermination of the Native Americans in the centuries following 1492 is one of the great historical crimes committed by the rulers of this country—or any country. Credible estimates of the indigenous population in North America in 1492 are between 12.5 and 18.5 million. Through […]