Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale, in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie – SF

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie Friday, June 17th at 7pm 518 Valencia Street – San Francisco All Ages – Suggested Donation $20 – No One Turned Away  

#TBT To Lorraine Hansberry Discussing ‘The Black Revolution and the White Backlash’ in 1964

The “A Raisin In The Sun” playwright would have turned 86 today. Celebrate her legacy by listening thiz still-relevant speech on White support for Black activist movementz.   Had Lorraine Hansberry not succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 34, she would be 86 today (May 19). The celebrated playwright of “A Raisin In The Sun,” whose 1959 Broadway […]

Crime “Prediction”: The Algorithmz of Racist Injustice

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford Mass Black incarceration wound up ensnaring too many white people in the gulags, bringing forth calls from within the establishment for “reform” to spare those undeserving of imprisonment.  Digital science came to the rescue. “The U.S. criminal justice system now deploys algorithm-based technology to predict who will be criminalized […]

Prisonerz’ Voicez Blocked and Censorship in U.S. Prisonz

by Jaan Laaman Like many political prisoners, the author’s freedom of speech rights are routinely curtailed. “While prisoners do have a legal right to express their thoughts and report on issues and abuses, actually getting your words out is often very hard or impossible.” U.S. prisons operate their own “kangaroo courts” that often shut down […]

Black Liberation and the reemergence of Malcolm X

By Lamont Lilly Lilly is WWP’s vice presidential candidate in the 2016 elections. The following article is based on a talk given at a Workers World Party forum in New York City on May 20. To view a video of the talk, go to youtu.be/AfrZ54-3BCk. Thursday, May 19, was the 91st revolutionary birthday of Brother […]

Federal sentence enhancementz keep Black low-level drug offenderz in prison for life without parole

by Aria Jones “It is better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” – Jurist William Blackstone Over the past few years, President Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, members of both houses of Congress and many other elected officials have expressed the need for criminal justice reform. Much concern has been […]

SLAVE PENZ OF CORLING’Z CORNER IN PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA

Corling’s Corner in Petersburg, Virginia, was a site where enslaved blacks were taken and held in slave pens. Theslaves would be held until they were sold or hired out. During the antebellum period, it was quite common for slaves to be hired out to work as domestics and laborers. Most of the slaves worked on […]

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Stokely Carmichael was a well known civil rights activists who dedicated his whole entire life to the improving the conditions of Black people in this country.  He eventually changed his name to Kwame Ture. In this brief video, the great activist’s is giving an interview well after the civil rights era, on how and why conditions […]

Branchez of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poemz of Abiodun Oyewole

  BRANCHES OF THE TREE OF LIFE is the first comprehensive volume of poems by Abiodun Oyewole, many of them never before published. Oyewole’s poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving. Over the course of his forty year career and his long affiliation with The Last Poets, Oyewole is one of several […]