7/21: Harlem Freedom March for the Puerto Rican Politikal Prisoners!

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign WEBSITE: http://www.ProLibertad.org ProLibertad@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ProLibertadFC https://www.twitter.com/ProLibertad Telephone: 718-601-4751 Support our International Campaign to Free Ana Belen Montes: http://www.prolibertad.org/u-n-campaign-for-ana-belen   Sign the petition to help Free Nina Droz Franco: https://www.change.org/p/libertad-para-nina-droz-franco   Advertisements

From Microaggressions to Legalized Lynching: Weaponizing Police Against Black People

by Cherise Charleswell Thanks to social media’s ability to help news headlines (and those stories that don’t even make it out through mainstream media) go viral, Black people and other people of color are beginning to receive some vindication. For many years, our testimonies about our lived experiences with micoaggressions and overt racism have often been […]

NYPD Prey on Black and Brown Youth

by  Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford New York City police are using a 42,000-name “gang” database to prey on Black and brown youth, said Sadiki “Bro Shep” Olugbala, of the Stop The Raids Coalition. Hundreds of Black and brown youth are being locked up” in massive police sweeps, “with no real legal […]

Amerikkka Was Built on Busting Up Families…

by Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence Amerika was built on busting up families. They’re just making Amerika great again. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”    — Jefferson […]

Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.

 109 Image: New York Public Library Digital Collection by Shaun King June 20 2018 LIKE MOST OF you reading this, I am deeply appalled at what I see happening right now in the United States — immigrant children being snatched away from their parents and sent to separate detention centers, often locked in cages with strangers, […]

Ernesto Guevara: The Man Who Gave Himself

By Yisel Martínez June 13, 2018 There are figures who never die, who cease being mere mortals to remain inevitably in history. People of thought, of character, of passion and sacrifice, who exalt human nature and attest to how much we can do as a species. Ernesto Che Guevara de la Serna is one of these […]

The history of Black Mexikans and their struggle to find a voice today

BY NDUTA WAWERU A 1719 Juan Rodríguez Juárez painting, depicting race in Mexico. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Did you know that black Mexicans were only recognised for the first time in 2015 when the Mexican government conducted its national survey? Before that, Mexico and Chile were the only Latin American countries that did not officially count the […]

The Colonial Roots and Legacy of the Latinx/Hispanic Labels: A Historical Analysis

Statues of indigenous people in the Americas. An influx of immigrants throughout the decades as well as centuries of colonialism has resulted in a heterogeneous population in the US composed of different ethnic groups and races. This diversity among US residents has also sparked debate on whether or not the fastest-growing pan-ethnic group in the […]

These ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bills Send the Wrong Message on Race and Violence

Blue Lives matter and always have, but in the US black and brown lives have always mattered less. For the third year in a row, police killed nearly 1,000 people while Congress considers legislation making harsh penalties for violence against police harsher. , Flickr / Jamelle Bouie Earlier this month, an overwhelming majority of the […]

Zoot Suit Riots: After 75 years, L.A. looks back on a violent summer

By MARISA GERBER Two Latino youths, one stripped of his clothes, the other badly beaten, were among victims of servicemen who scoured the streets of Los Angeles on June 7, 1943. (Associated Press)   The lights flickered on inside the California Theatre and a band of sailors tore up and down the aisles yanking young people […]