Corling’s Corner in Petersburg, Virginia, was a site where enslaved blacks were taken and held in slave pens. Theslaves would be held until they were sold or hired out. During the antebellum period, it was quite common for slaves to be hired out to work as domestics and laborers. Most of the slaves worked on […]
Stokely Carmichael was a well known civil rights activists who dedicated his whole entire life to the improving the conditions of Black people in this country. He eventually changed his name to Kwame Ture. In this brief video, the great activist’s is giving an interview well after the civil rights era, on how and why conditions […]
BRANCHES OF THE TREE OF LIFE is the first comprehensive volume of poems by Abiodun Oyewole, many of them never before published. Oyewole’s poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving. Over the course of his forty year career and his long affiliation with The Last Poets, Oyewole is one of several […]
Ras Ceylon presents: “Panther Town” a dedication to 1 of the most revolutionary organizations of the 20th century. Joining Ras on this A-RusH production are Oakland legend ASKARI X (originator of RBG in Hiphop Culture)and founder of EBP: Sinista Z. Artwork is by “X is the Weapon” this is a free download 4 the People!
1. How enslaved africans styled their hair without proper tools Enslaved Africans weren’t allowed to use combs or continue herbal treatment practices from their homeland. Bacon grease, butter, kerosene (highly flammable) and sheep brushes were a few of the very limited resources accessible to many slaves for grooming. 2. The socioeconomic value of the […]
Yogi presente! Long Live the Guerrilla!
by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey The memorial for Hugo “Yogi” Lyon Antonio Pinell was a beautiful and monumental event that loved ones, comrades and the community came from far and wide to attend. The celebration was held at the African American Art and Culture Complex on 762 Fulton in San Francisco’s legendary […]
At 7 years old, I sat terrified as LeVar Burton’s character, Kunta Kinte, was beaten by a white overseer. This powerful scene in the movie “Roots” portrayed a proud Mandinka warrior suffering the lash of the whip because he refused to accept the name the oppressor gave him. At first, I was confused as to […]
How one of the nation’s biggest—and most violent—campus protests brought diversity to the rest of America. by KRISTINA RIZGA Ben Stewart, left, head of the Black Students Union at San Francisco State University; George Murray, center with dark glasses, a teacher who was suspended from the university; and Bobby Seale, right, chairman of the Black […]
“They have army tanks throughout the railroad tracks of the south side. They are blatantly blasting 16 shots in the backs of our babies. They are picking off our legitimate leadership and representatives. And issuing us poverty pimp programs, opportunist based organizations, and individualistic individuals. They have created Cartels and continuing the counterinsurgency against our […]