Amerikan Crime:The US invasion of Grenada, 1983

Historian Howard Zinn’s account of the American invasion of the small Caribbean island of Grenada, ostensibly to ‘protect’ US citizens, but in fact to re-assert US military and financial dominance over the region. In the autumn of 1982, President Reagan sent American marines into a dangerous situation in Lebanon, where a civil war was raging, […]

Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust

World renowned journalist, and award-winning filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz presents the third installment of his docu-series Elementary Genocide: Academic Holocaust. The first two documentaries in the series; The School To Prison Pipeline and Elementary Genocide 2: The Board Of Education vs. The Board of Incarceration received critical acclaim and launched Shabazz as a political pundit and academic ambassador for the African […]

Trauma and the Black community

A dive into national oppression, violence and trauma in Jacksonville, Florida By Christina Kittle Jacksonville, FL – The United States has a notorious history with the national oppression of Black people. In the South, remnants of slave society exist as a constant reminder of this – Confederate street names, school names and monuments are physical […]

Dual War and Repression: Domestic and Foreign Policy on Black People

By Netfa Freeman Parallel tracks of US government policy against the Black working class in the US and on the African continent expose much more than incidental similarity but a concerted fatal conspiracy. For the US, African people globally have no economic value short of being unwitting consumers whose labor-use has expired, and whose resistance […]

Mike Africa of the MOVE 9 is Home!

NYC Jericho just received word from NYC Friends of MOVE that Mike Africa was released on parole this morning to his son’s house. This is wonderful news! All of MOVE’s consistent work over the years is coming to fruition!

Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus

by  Danny Haiphong  Theory 101: Historical Materialism and the Legacy of Columbus The celebration of Columbus is a product of over five centuries of colonialism and capitalist development. “The capitalist and imperialist systems that Columbus helped birth were met with fierce resistance from Indigenous people, African people, and poor people throughout the course of their […]

Five painful instances the CIA deprived Afrika of its promising leaders

It is no secret that the West has had a hand in turmoils and conflicts in Africa.  From slavery to colonisation, these western countries have put African countries in dire straits in terms of economic, political, and social development. These interference has also been seen as far back as the 1950s when most African countries […]

Sarah Baartman: The “first known Black female victim of trafficking”

 by Meserette Kentake “We cannot undo the damage that was done to her. But at least we can summon the courage to speak the naked but healing truth that must comfort her wherever she may be.” –Thabo Mbeki Sarah Baartman, the “first known Black female victim of trafficking,” died on 29 December 1815. A Khoi-san woman of […]

Paper Mail Still Matters to People Behind Bars

By Victoria Law Pennsylvania’s prisons have started digitizing letters to prisoners chargin Mail call on Thursday, Sept. 13, was different from any other in Sheena King’s 26 years behind bars. As usual, the unit officer came to her door. But instead of handing her an envelope with a letter inside, he handed her four photocopied […]

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord, 50 years late

Anne Moody penned her memoir at the urging of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years […]