In Libya, our brothers sold at auction

Sub-Saharan Africans sold in Libya, very little reaction from the French political world! Yet France has a heavy responsibility in the chaos permanently installed in this country. It succeeded in passing a resolution through an abusive interpretation of international law, which supported the NATO bombing of the country in good standing in the name of democracy […]

Escape Through Death

When the Underground Railroad was one of the few lifelines available to those fleeing slavery, undertaker Henrietta Duterte smuggled fugitives through Philadelphia in coffins. Kaitlyn Greenidge tells the story.   By Kaitlyn Greenidge   At 14, my deepest desire was to become an undertaker. This career choice was met with puzzled looks from my mother […]

It’s not mass incarceration, but slavery

Speech delivered at the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March Aug. 19, 2017, in Washington, D.C. We asked, or the organizers asked the people here today as representatives to speak a little bit about the 13th Amendment. Some of them got up here and told us how none of this is gonna work. Some of […]

The Actual Voices of Enslaved Black People Recorded From The 1800s

Amazing what was found on old recording devices from the late 1800’s. Records were found of multiple interviews of actual Black American slaves of the time. What you will hear is both disturbing and shocking. How does it make you feel?       These recordings are part of the WPA slave narratives, interviews which […]

No more fire fighting slave labor

by Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, Calif., and candidate for lieutenant governor of California As our tortured climate pounds the East with water and leaves much of California tinder dry, Southern California fire season seems to grow worse by the year. And in our growing need for firefighters, California continues the abusive practice of […]

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today —What the U.S. Really Owes Black Amerika

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage? by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn and Jeff Neumann       Sources: Introduction 1. 1.5 million pounds in 1790 and 2.25 billion pounds in 1859, based on Empire of Cotton, by Sven Beckert (2014) pgs. 104, […]

War on Blacks at Wabash Valley: Shaka Shakur charged with attacking guard

September 18, 2017 by IDOC Watch On Aug. 31, Shaka Shakur, political prisoner and inmate of Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, was involved in an altercation with two correctional officers. Jon Sexton, 71, was taken to the hospital following the incident when Shakur allegedly slipped his restraints and attacked Sexton with a sharpened piece of plastic. […]

The condemnable and the condemned: To live and die in Texas prisons

September 16, 2017   by Noah ‘Comrade Kado’ Coffin with Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington Should you or a loved one ever have the great misfortune of being tried and convicted in the state of Texas, your sentence, no matter how great or small, could very well be a death sentence. If you are resilient, strong of mind and […]

Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the Atlantic World

By Andrew T. Fede “Flogging a slave fastened to the ground.” 1853. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections. This is an excerpt from the preface of Andrew T. Fede’s Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the […]