Althea Gibson

On this day in 1950, Althea Gibson became the first black athlete to play on the U.S. tennis tour when she was accepted to compete in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association’s annual championship. The trailblazing Harlem phenom changed the face of American tennis. Look back at her first women’s championship win at Wimbledon.

Black Lives Matter in Cuba

By: Andrew King Afro-Cubans in Havana Plaza | Photo: EFE   It is precisely because of Cuba’s anti-racist and pro-worker policies that the U.S. government has labeled the country “a violator of human rights.” As activists unite to confront white supremacy in the United States, it is important for us to study other societies outside the […]

ABOUT “FRANTZ FANON, THE INSURRECTION OF THE SOUL, LIFE AND DEATH OF THE WARRIOR-SILEX” (Caraibéditions)

  The work of Frantz Fanon was moult times, analyzed, discussed, studied it all over the world, and the number of scholarly works devoted to it is impressive. Unfortunately, the commentary, or even the ready-made idea, has finally taken precedence over the Fanonian text for various reasons, and to take only this example, it is considered by many […]

Charlottesville, a rally, a question far beyond the United States (united snakes)

By Mireille Fanon Mendes France The events of Charlottesville, beyond the horror of this crazy car deliberately driven to kill, force to analyze the consequences with objectivity to stop thinking that the voluntarist policies of ‘living together’, Of crossbreeding or creolization, of integration or of assimilation have succeeded or will succeed in fighting substantially the voluntary expressions […]

ACTIVISTS DENOUNCE STATUE OF GYNECOLOGIST WHO USED BLACK WOMEN AS “GUINEA PIGS”

A South Carolinian physician and slave owner, Dr. J Marion Sims is considered to be the “father of modern gynecology”. Like too many other white doctors of the 19th and 20th century, Sims’ pioneering gynecological research was built on the suffering of enslaved black women who were subjugated to non-consensual and brutal experimentation. Being a […]

How to End Mass Incarceration

The American prison system is brutal and unjust. But the rhetoric of prison abolition won’t help us end its depravities Unsigned painting of Charlestown prison yard, 1850. Boston Public Library / Flickr by  ROGER LANCASTER The United States has not always been the world’s leading jailer, the only affluent democracy to make “incapacitation” its criminal […]

Albert Woodfox and Laura Whitehorn on Mass (Politikal) Imprisonment

During the August 19, 2017 Millions for Prisoners March in Washington, D.C. we caught up briefly with two formerly-held political prisoners, Albert Woodfoxand Laura Whitehorn. They shared a bit about themselves, why such gatherings are important and why we need to continue to struggle against mass incarceration. source: Albert Woodfox and Laura Whitehorn on Mass (Political) Imprisonment

Nat Turner’s slave rebellion: August 21–23, 1831

Nat Turner’s Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, the largest and deadliest slave uprising in U.S. history.  The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than […]

MOVE update – August 2017

ONA MOVE, my friends! This is an amazing time for our MOVE family. There is so much going on that I want to be sure that you’re aware of. The latest with my family’s parole status is the continuing denial of parole for our brother Delbert Africa. Delbert was recently denied parole and given a […]