From Colonialism to Trumpism: Remembering Aimé Césaire

by Abraham Ramirez Americans and Europeans speak of the drift towards fascism, as if the empires they have built on the tombs of the non-white peoples were not the incubators of Hitlers — and incarcerationist Clintons, bombing Obamas and Trumps. “They tolerated Nazism before it was inflicted on them, they absolved it, shut their eyes […]

Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017 Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter […]

Where Life Iz Seized

  By Adam Shatz Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté by Frantz Fanon, edited by Robert Young and Jean Khalfa. La Découverte, 688 pp, £22.00, October 2015, ISBN 978 2 7071 8638 6 Author of the anti-racist jeremiad Black Skin, White Masks ; spokesman for the Algerian Revolution and author of The Wretched of the Earth, the ‘bible’ of decolonisation ; inspiration to […]

White Scientist Sayz The Black Community Iz Being Targeted By The Medical System, They Are Deliberately Being Poisoned [Video]

A scientist who goes by the name Mike Adams, “The Health Ranger has broken the cardinal rule when it comes to snitching.  He is literally exposing white America paticularly and the hate they have for black America today. You think blacks are killing blacks because they just hate each other?  No, they are being poisoned […]

UAlbany Launchez Project to Digitize History of Executionz in the United Statez (United Snakez)

The mug shot of 14-year-old George Stinney (part of the M. Watt Espy Collection at UAlbany), the youngest person to be sentenced to death and executed in the United States following a racially-biased trial. For more than 40 years, Espy, an opponent of the death penalty, traced the often tragic history of legal executions in […]

Oakland – April 23rd, 3PM Welcome Haitian Dr. Maryse Narcisse to the Bay Area!

Dr. Maryse Narcisse, Haitian grassroots leader and Fanmi Lavalas presidential candidate Sunday, April 23rd, 3-5 PM First Presbyterian Church of Oakland 27th Street and Broadway, Oakland $10-25 sliding scale, no one turned away A benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund   Music by – Vukani Mawethu Choir – Phavia Kujichagulia and Val Serrant Danny […]

Torture hoodz used in U.S. prisonz

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! The above definitions describe a condition that too often occurs […]

‘Locking Up Our Own,’ What Led to Mass Incarceration of Black Men

By JENNIFER SENIOR  A police captain in Washington hangs a recruiting poster announcing police examinations to be given in predominantly black neighborhoods in 1968. CreditD.C. Public Library LOCKING UP OUR OWN Crime and Punishment in Black America By James Forman Jr. Illustrated. 306 pages. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. $27. James Forman Jr. divides his superb […]

Insurance Policies on Slaves: New York Life’s Complicated Past DEC. 18, 2016

In its 19th-century beginnings,  sold 508 policies covering slaves. Their descendants are grappling with it.   The bottom half of one of New York Life’s 19th-century ledgers lists an insurance policy taken out on a slave named Harriett. The ledger is held by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.CreditGeorge Etheredge for The New […]

In LA, 50 Artistz Respond to the Black Pantherz’ Legacy

Iconic: Black Panther, opening this Saturday at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, illustrates how influential the Black Panthers were, not just politically and socially, but artistically as well. by Matt Stromberg   Keith Walsh, “Black Liberation and Socialism in America” (2017), ink and flashe on paper, 24 x 18 in. (image courtesy  gregorioescalante.com) Numerous progressive and radical […]