Salt in the Wounded Knee: Psychopathy in the Commemoration of Genocide

by  Sonasha Braxton   Hannibal Lecter, Jason Voorhees, Norman Bates. What do these people have in common? They tormented us in our dreams. There was something particularly callous in the way that they engaged in their homicidal acts, which left us shuddering. Cold, calculated, without remorse or feeling, we might casually call them psychopathic. But what […]

Confronting Columbus: Revisionism Versus Reality

by Colin Jenkins  Regarding the painstaking process of historiography, someone of relative importance once remarked, “History is written by the victors.” A statement which echoes Plato’s dictum that, “those who tell the stories also hold the power,” its modern source is unclear. Still, many do not hesitate to attach these words to Winston Churchill, Britain’s renowned […]

Power Anywhere Where There’s People

 A speech by Fred Hampton (1969)  Power anywhere where there’s people. Power anywhere where there’s people. Let me give you an example of teaching people. Basically, the way they learn is observation and participation. You know a lot of us go around and joke ourselves and believe that the masses have PhDs, but that’s not […]

Police have killed twice as many Americans since 9/11 than ISIS and al-Qaida combined

  By Frank Vyan Walton     Ever since Donald Trump decided to reignite the issue that was originally started when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick choose not to stand during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, we’ve been told that millions of Americans are disgusted by his and others’ “disrespect” for the […]

Kap, Cops and Confederate Statues

by FRANK SERPICO I am a former NYC Narcotics Police Detective who exposed citywide endemic police corruption during my 12-year police career, from 1959 to 1972. After testifying before a grand jury about my observations of police corruption, I was shot in the line of duty while investigating a narcotics operation. As I lay bleeding from […]

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 […]

NYPD Releases First Ever Body Cam as They ‘Execute’ Man Standing Silent in His Bedroom

New York, NY — After years of police accountability activists demanding NYPD officers wear body cameras, a pilot program began in April in which select precincts began to wear them. Now, for the first time ever in the history of the NYPD, the department has released footage of an officer killing a mentally ill man […]

Mashpee Wampanoag Hip-Hop Artists Create Anti-Opioids Anthem with The GroovaLottos

  Photos Courtesy of SKL Hip-hop/Spoken-word collective Soul Poet’s Syndicate release “Flippin” an Anti-Opioids Anthem for a national Anti-Opioids Campaign. MASHPEE – “Flippin” or ‘Flipping Bags’ are street slang for selling heroin, a significant problem in communities throughout the USA. Among the hardest hit are Native American communities with the Mashpee Wampanoag having the highest […]

The Roots of “Malcolmology”

April 10, 2016  By Russell Rickford Malcolm X. Chicago, 1961. Photo by Eve Arnold—Magnum For me, as for many children of the 1980s, the recent death of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest triggered a wave of nostalgia for the “conscious” hip hop of the 1990s, a genre that blended playful, jazz-inflected lyrics with potent themes […]

Take Action For Mike Africa Sr This Tuesday September 5th 2017

Ona MOVE Sometime during the month of September 2017, MOVE Political Prisoner Michael Africa Sr will be making yet another appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board. Even though it’s been slated for sometime in September, we feel that Michael can have his hearing as early as this week, as in past practices over the past […]