THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WAS DESIGNED 4 RACISM

THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WAS DESIGNED FOR RACISM W.T. Thompson, the flag’s designer, referred to his design as “The White Man’s Flag”. IT WAS/IS THE “WHITE MAN’S FLAG”!!! In referring to the white field that comprised a large part of the flag’s design elements, Thompson stated that its color symbolized the “supremacy of the white man”. […]

Coard: July 4th celebration an Amerikan hypocrisy

   by Michael Coard The Confederate flag, originally adopted in 1861, symbolizes racist oppression as evidenced by southern slavery. The United States flag, originally adopted in 1777, symbolizes racist oppression as evidenced by American slavery. In fact, one third of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence enslaved Blacks. Furthermore, Thomas Jefferson, […]

The Fourth of July (U-Lie) and the right of revolution

By Walter Smolarek Originally posted in 2013. Every schoolchild in the United States is exposed at one point or another to this famous passage from the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among […]

How Poor Black Livez Matter to U.S. Capitalism Today: Reflectionz on “The New Jim Crow”

by Paul Street The U.S. mass incarceration regime measures Black lives by the value that can be derived from their imprisonment. “The ‘new Jim Crow’ is about disciplining a deindustrialized Black lumpen proletariat and turning it into a largely inert, deindustrialized profit-source whose ‘value added’ comes mainly from the mere fact of its captive existence.” […]

The Cuban 5 on Robben Island: A Tribute to Mandela

By Deisy Francis Mexidor Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and René Gonzalez visited the island where Mandela was imprisoned and paid tribute to his example of the triumph of human spirit over adversity ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa.—A sign in English and Afrikaans announces the arrival to Robben Island, situated off the coast […]

Officer of the Year Eric Casebolt’z brutality inspirez courageouz youth to fight back (Black)

by Queenandi XSheba, PoorNewsNetwork The honorable bronze statues at Birmingham, Alabama’s Kelly Ingram Park show a display of courageous youth, some as young as 8 years old, who refused to be silent and stood up for justice. Despite the vicious attacks by police dogs under the command of klansmen – yes, many police officers were […]

‘By any meanz necessary, Black Liberation will matter!’

By Erica Mines Philadelphia represents the epitome of state-sanctioned violence at the hands of police: the so-called race riots of 1964, orchestrated by a racist mayor named Frank Rizzo; the bombing of the MOVE family home in 1985 that left 11 men, women and children dead; the current death by medical neglect that threatens the […]

4 TROUBLING TRUTHZ ABOUT BLACK BOYZ AND THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

By Dr. Matthew Lynch Most people like to think that American K-12 schools, workplaces and courthouses are pillars of fairness, but statistic after statistic all point to a crisis among the young, Black men of the nation. This crisis begins in homes, stretches to K-12 educational experiences, and leads straight to the cycle of incarceration […]

From Ferguson to Freedom: Hip-Hop’z Role

By Talib Kweli As the nation remains in the throes of an epidemic of police shooting deaths of young blacks, as well as the shooting deaths of nine people last week at a Charleston church by a lone gunman, it’s important to reflect on the extent to which racism is indoctrinated, institutionalized and entrenched in our […]

‘We Will Shoot Back': Meet The Black Activists Who Aren’t Ready To Forgive

Charleston by  SAM P.K. COLLINS  In the days after white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black congregants during a Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Americans of various racial and socioeconomic backgrounds across the country have joined together in remembering the group now known as the Charleston Nine. At the gatherings, […]