Understanding Detroit’s 1967 Upheaval 50 Years Later

For five days in July, the Motor City was under siege from looters and soldiers al Firemen fight to control blazing buildings in Detroit on July 25, 1967. The city was filled with gunfire, looting and police officers for five days that July. (AP Photos ) By Lorraine Boissoneault smithsonian.com   The summer of 1967 was sultry in the United […]

Amerikans Abandoned, POW/MIA’s in Vietnam

Researched and originally produced in the early 1990’s by the American Defense Institute, also reproduced and distributed by The Liberty House.SE Asia Americans Abandoned, POW/MIA’s in Vietnam March 1973: After years of fighting the Communists in SE Asia, the United States calls it quits, and its sons who fought the war and were captured by […]

RBG is the Set to Rep Pump Ya Fist Black (Poetry)

  In case you didn’t get the memo, Black people are the only ones that fell for the trick that we are all individuals competing to see who can floss more. All other ethnicities take care of nearly 100% of their people. Spoken Word performance poet drops hot conscious lyrics to help awaken the masses […]

Letter from a Region in My Mind

by James Baldwin  1/30/1963, New York, NY. James Baldwin sprawls across the bed in his New York apartment to jot down some notes. Photograph by Bettmann / Corbis Take up the White Man’s burden— Ye dare not stoop to less— Nor call too loud on Freedom To cloak your weariness; By all ye cry or […]

BLACK PEOPLE’S DISLIKE OF THE POLICE IS LEGITIMATE AND A MATTER OF SURVIVAL

by Hassan Henderson There are no such things as “appropriate” responses to the violence forged against Black lives. Neither those who directly support the affairs of American imperialism nor their allies possess the moral skill-set to determine how we will get free. Pilgrims are in no position to define either resistance, ending Black dehumanization, or the […]

Police Dogs and Anti-Black Violence

By Tyler Parry   Protest observer (Walter Gadsden, 17) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. (Bill Hudson/AP) On July 11, 2017, a video circulated throughout social media depicting the San Diego police deploying a canine against an unarmed suspect. Posted by a bystander named Angel Nunez, […]

Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. Community Center

Peep this video by @CRCMediaCorps in #solidarity wit #BlackPantherPartyCubs support our troops:

Justice For Imam Jamil Al-Amin Formerly H. Rap Brown

 

AUDIO: Dubwise Selections from Bob Marley’s Legend Remixed

[mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/dubwisegaragecollection/dubwise-selections-from-bob-marleys-legend-remixed/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1 Dubwise Selections from Bob Marley’s Legend Remixed – Pick up the release on 6-25 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CVB6SV6?t… 1. Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix) 2. Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix) 3. Could You Be Loved (RAC Remix) 4. Get Up, Stand Up (Thievery Corporation Remix) 5. Redemption Song (Ziggy Marley Remix) […]

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde

The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts republished this conversation between iconic Black thinkers James Baldwin and Audre Lorde on their Tumblr page. The conversation took place at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and was was originally published in ESSENCE in 1984.The dialogue reveals the importance of recognizing that shared racial histories cannot overshadow the divergent […]