Mumia on Rule of “the Good Ol’ Boys”

The nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal, told audiences for his Prison Radio broadcast that white supremacy really means white MALE supremacy. “Trump’s central program is to somehow return America to the 1950s, when Negroes were quiet, women were submissive, and Hispanics knew their place,” he said.     source: Mumia on Rule of […]

“WELCOME TO THE RED ROAD”

BY BRIAN MALDONADO WELCOME TO THE RED ROAD I HOPE YOUR PAYING ATTENTION. I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THE RARE OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH OUR EYES. HERE ON THE RED ROAD WE WALK IN STRIFE BUT KEEP ON SINGING. HERE ON THE RED ROAD WE WALK IN TEARS BUT KEEP ON WALKING […]

Stewart: AFROFUTURISM GETS A SUPERB FILM, MARVEL FILMS GROW UP–A Review of Black Panther

  By Andrew Stewart    Note: At the outset I would like to acknowledge the profound debt this essay owes the work of Dr. Jared Ball, Dr. Todd Burroughs, and the website ImixWhatILike, all of whom have produced amazing criticism in the lead-up and on the release weekend of this film. I began studying Africa […]

Race War Official Trailer #2

Since the election of Donald Trump to President, people have been asking “Is it racism?” We are the first film in history that dares to ask “Is it a race war?” And are Black people the targets. From the creators of the historic films 7AM and Gentrified comes the first documentary in history that speaks […]

Slavery and the American University

by Alex Carp  NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS From their very beginnings, the American university and American slavery have been intertwined, but only recently are we beginning to understand how deeply. According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale funded its first graduate-level courses and […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #45: The Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961

In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of revcom.us. Each installment focuses on one of the 100 worst crimes committed by the U.S. rulers—out of countless bloody crimes they have carried out against people around the world, from the founding of the U.S. to the present day.   Plan […]

Do Not Resist

http://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/3004256586/ A vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Do Not Resist puts viewers in the center of the action — from inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town […]

Study Reveals Deep Shortcomings With How Schools Teach Amerika’s History of Slavery

Southern Poverty Law Center’s recent report identifies key problems when it comes to educating students on slavery—and offers guidance on how to fix them By Jason Daley SMITHSONIAN.COM Discussing difficult topics in a meaningful way with adolescents isn’t easy. But that’s the responsibility that comes with the job for history teachers. However, as Cory Turner at NPR reports, a new […]

In 1968, Three Students Were Killed by Police. Today, Few Remember the Orangeburg Massacre

The shootings occurred two years before the deaths of students at Kent State University, but remain a little-known incident in the Civil Rights Movement Cleveland Sellers, center, stands with officers after his arrest in Orangeburg, S.C., where three were killed and 28 others wounded on Feb. 8, 1968. (AP Photo) By Lorraine Boissoneault SMITHSONIAN.COM  Recalling the event […]