CALLS NEEDED FOR ROBERT SETH HAYES!

PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY! ROBERT SETH HAYES HAS OPEN VENT IN HIS CELL! Asbestos abatement has been ongoing at Sullivan. About three weeks ago, a vent was opened in Seth’s cell, and he has been freezing every night ever since. Seth has submitted several work orders for the vent to be closed, but as […]

Who Was Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Shot and Killed in His Bed by Chicago Police 48 Years …

  Exactly 48 years ago, Black Panthers Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, were shot to death by Chicago police. At around 5 a.m. on December 4, 1969, 14 police officers raided Hampton’s apartment, which was a known Illinois Black Panther Party stronghold in Chicago’s West Side, according to the Chicago Tribune. The gunfire lasted seven minutes, […]

Film Review: ‘This Bitter Earth:’ The Rape of Recy Taylor

By Kelisha B. Graves   Alma Daniels, Recy Taylor’s younger sister, hums out a pithy ultimatum at the onset of the film: “What they did to her? They didn’t need to live.” Nancy Buirski’s documentary, ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor,’ is equal parts wrenching and relevant. The documentary unfurls gingerly and casually against the beat […]

UK Poster To Marvel’s Black Panther

  Marvel Studios has released a UK poster to Black Panther. Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Isaach de Bankolé, and John Kani. The film opens in U.S. theaters on February 16, […]

Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon championed decolonization and challenged anti-blackness

by the Race Card 56 years ago, West Indian post-colonial philosopher, psychiatrists, and Marxist Frantz Fanon died prematurely after being diagnosed with leukemia, but not before leaving a legacy of theory and criticism of colonialism. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One […]

Internal Colonialism Theory: Its History and Current Value

Professor and sociologist Michael Calderon-Zaks joined us for a brief discussion of Internal Colonialism Theory, its history and current value. 1. “MCZ-ICT” 15:04   source: Internal Colonialism Theory: Its History and Current Value

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. by Morgan Humphrey Drug Policy Alliance Blog  Screenshot / YouTube   On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman, was drugged and assassinated of by the Chicago Police Department (with the […]

CABRALISTA | part 1 | Amilcar Cabral

CABRALISTA FOCUSES ON A. CABRAL’S LEGACY AND THE BIRTH OF THE “CABRALIST” MOVEMENT IN UPRISING AFRICA Synopsis The Movie is a 2011 documentary film by Valerio Lopes. It asserts a number of theory-based ideas born around Amilcar Cabral and the independents and human rights movements he led mainly in the 1960’ies. Amílcar Cabral was a […]

Religion, Africa and The World

Over the years iMWiL! has sought to expand and extend discussions of the African foundations of world religion and the political impact of that reality and its general omission from popular consciousness.  Here are some of those attempted interventions… happy holidays! “Christianity Before Christ”IMIXWHATILIKE.ORGJOHN G. JACKSON 1. “Christianity Before Christ” — JOHN G. JACKSON 46:13 2. “The Historical Jesus […]

When Black Women’s Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568133048/568133049 Karen Attiah, The Washington Post’s global opinions editor, says current conversation surrounding sexual harassment largely excludes victims who are women of color. The Washington Post The recent cultural reckoning over sexual assault and harassment has highlighted the dangers women face in workplaces throughout Hollywood, media organizations and in public office. The growing number of accusations has […]