Jah Kingdom with Dr. Monique Bedasse

Dr. Monique Bedasse joined us to discuss her new book, Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization. source: IMIXWHATILIKE Advertisements

Watchdog Finds Attica’s Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect

Entrance of the Attica Correctional Facility (Photo by Jayu) A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive […]

How Brazilian Capoeira Evolved From a Martial Art to an International Dance Craze

The athletic movements may have inspired modern break dancing Capoeira roda in the Arts and Industries Building at the 2017 Folklife Festival. (Daniel Martinez, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives) By Juan Goncalves-Borrega, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Two young men dressed in white kneel on the ground, ready to begin their duel. Eyes lock onto those of […]

We stand with Herman Bell

As you may have recently heard “Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously assaulted by guards at Great Meadow Correctional Facility (Comstock) on September 5, 2017. While being “escorted” by a guard back to his housing unit, a guard struck Herman, age 69, in the face causing his glasses to drop to the […]

Race, Necropower, and Natural Disasters

By Dan Royles Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images. In the last month, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated Texas and Florida, killing scores of people and leaving many more homeless. Residents in the Miami area also faced a mandatory evacuation order, […]

Malcolm X, in the Days Before the Assassination

by TONY ORTEGA Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 19 Malcolm X: The Complexity Of a Man in the Jungle The following article was written by Marlene Nadle for The Voice shortly prior to the assassination of Malcolm X. It is based on hours of interviewing Malcolm X […]

A New Take On An Old Story: Robyn C. Spencer’s The Revolution Has Come

By Michael Ezra   July 10, 2017 This post is part of our online roundtable on Robyn Spencer’s The Revolution Has Come Chico Neblett and Bobby Seale (back) leading audience with a Black Power salute at the Black Community Survival Conference, March 30, 1972. Photo: Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University Libraries. The wealth of scholarly inquiry into the […]

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today —What the U.S. Really Owes Black Amerika

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage? by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn and Jeff Neumann       Sources: Introduction http://theconversation.com/slavery-in-america-back-in-the-headlines-33004 http://www.civil-war.net/census.asp?census=Total 1. 1.5 million pounds in 1790 and 2.25 billion pounds in 1859, based on Empire of Cotton, by Sven Beckert (2014) pgs. 104, […]

Listen to Part 2 of Excellent CKUT Prison Radio Interview with Jalil Muntaqim

Take the time (22 minutes) to listen to Part 2 of this excellent interview conducted by CKUT Prison Radio with Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim For more info on Jalil, please visit his website: www.freejalil.com It’s time to bring Jalil and all political prisoners home where they belong! Let’s PICK UP THE WORK AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN SOON! […]