Main Line #3, Part 2 of 2

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RAIZE THE VOLUME ON ALL FRONTS!

From the Desk of Zayid Muhammad babazayid@gmail.com 973 202 0745 “A turtle cannot go forward until he first sticks his neck out…” Malcolm X January 11, 2018   ACTIVIST POET ZAYID MUHAMMAD BRINGS IN NEW YEAR BUSY! SUNDIATA! MISSION OF MERCY!               January 14th marks the 81st birthday of beloved political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, one of the longest […]

Today’s Date in Afrikan Diasporic History (Our-story): A Must-Read on MLK

As, virtually, everyone knows; today marks the date Martin Luther King was born. A little more than three years before his assassination, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz/Malcolm X had been assassinated. Given the conciliatory tone of his comments about Dr. King, shortly before his death; his public remarks of support for the ‘voting-drive’ efforts that were ongoing in […]

New Exhibit “1968: Civil Rights at 50” Opens Today

Exhibit Tells the Story of Events That Shaped the Civil Rights Movement 50 Years Ago This Year NEWS PROVIDED BY Newseum  Jan 12, 2018, 15:50 ET WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Newseum opened “1968: Civil Rights at 50,” a new exhibit that explores the tumultuous events that shaped the civil rights movement in 1968, when movement leader the Rev. Martin […]

The Caucasian Panthers: Meet the Rednecks Armed, Ready and ’Bout That Anti-Racist Life

  Members of the John Brown Gun Club and Redneck Revolt protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP Images) On Dec. 4, 1969, law enforcement officers raided a home at 2337 Monroe St. in Chicago. First they killed Mark Clark, who sat by the door with a shotgun. […]

‘I have all the guns and money’: When a woman led the Black Panther Party

By DeNeen L. Brown Black Panther leader Elaine Brown (center) and founder Huey Newton stand atop a ticket counter at San Francisco International Airport to address a large crowd gathered to greet Newton on July 4, 1977.  (Jim Palmer/AP) At her command, the Black Panthers had been summoned to Oakland, Calif. It was August 1974, and […]

What and Who is the Biggest, Ugliest Shithole in the World?

  In a meeting with congressional leaders over immigration “reform,” and other issues, Donald Trump burst out, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He was referring to African countries and Haiti and El Salvador. Instead, he suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like (overwhelmingly […]

A poem written by Afeni Shakur from the Black Panther newspaper 1969

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES ON ANTI-BLACK NOTIONS OF “GOOD HAIR” IN “PELO BUENO” PHOTO SERIES

Delores Medel is a Mexican photographer whose work centers around women and girls in Latin America. Her latest project, “Pelo Bueno”, highlights the anti-Black distinctions between “good” and “bad” hair that plagues the region. “Pelo Bueno”, which translates to “good hair”, presents various women with their hair in natural states. “Natural, curly hair, free of […]