The dark history of the Nigerian colonial town of Badagry, one of Afrika’s first slave ports

Badagry_February_1851 As one of the five divisions created by the Lagos State in 1968 in Nigeria, Badagry or Badagri is an ancient town in Nigeria with a dark past and a significant present.  The small coastal town and lagoon port is one of the most important towns in the colonial history of Nigeria and Africa and […]

Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard dies at 80

There will be a Celebration of Life Event to honor Elbert “Big Man” Howard on Saturday, August 25th at Bobby Hutton Grove inside of DeFremery Park, at 18th and Adeline – 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland, California 94607. Starts at 1pm. Speakers include Emory Douglas & Kathleen Cleaver. for info: 916-455-0908 On FB: It’s About Time/BPP […]

Meet the former slave from Amerika who founded an Afrikan capital in 1792

When the Black Loyalists were moving to an African colony — Thomas Peters was a slave who was taken to America from somewhere along the West African coast. Credited for playing the leading role in settling Canadian blacks in the African colony of Sierra Leone, Peters, believed to have been born in Nigeria, found […]

The new Prison Movement: The continuing struggle to abolish slavery in Amerika (2018)

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson The rising new Prison Movement Across Amerika, home of the world’s largest prison population, growing numbers of the imprisoned are coming to realize that they are victims of social injustice. Foremost, they are victims of an inherently predatory and dysfunctional capitalist-imperialist system, which targets the poor and people of color for […]

Simmering Rebellion in South Carolina Prisons

Despite a corporate media blackout on conditions behind prison walls, inmates find ways to protest the year-long lockdown that was punctuated, in April, by a rebellion that left seven dead, said Efia Nwangaza, director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination, in Greenville. Nwangaza said inmates are provided inadequate and non-nutritious food and cellblock windows are […]

Let Lucasville Uprising Prisoners Tell Their Own Stories!

Staughton & Alice Lynd Staughton and Alice Lynd are prominent activists and have been involved in numerous causes, including the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, workers’ rights, and prisoners’ rights. They have worked with the ACLU of Ohio as volunteer attorneys for over 20 years. Introduction The eleven-day rebellion at the Southern Ohio Correctional […]

Remains of Black People Forced Into Labor After Slavery Are Discovered in Texas

A historic cemetery was discovered on the construction site of a new school outside Houston. Archaeologists have found the remains of about 95 people who they believe were African-Americans forced to work as laborers after slavery ended. Credit Blacks forcedFort Bend Independent School District The remains of dozens of people found at a construction site in […]

National Prison Strike

July 14, 2018 by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak This call is for a two-week national strike beginning on Aug. 21, the anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination, and extending until Sept. 9, the anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion in 1971. The call has been taken up inside from coast to coast, and across at least 17 […]

Black Amerikans Were Never Given A Chance

Race riots in Detroit 1943 AFRICANGLOBE – An examination of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the deadliest in US history, proves that the best efforts of Blacks were terminated in America with prejudice. Americans are slipping into the shadows of their own abyss and trying, at protests and through news media, to save what is left […]

At the Federal Supermax, When Does Isolation Become Torture?

by ALAN PRENDERGAST JULY 3, 2018 You see them on TV, usually around the time they are arrested. Men who have declared war on America, combatants in a conflict that never ends. They are captured on the street and at airports, in mid-stride and sometimes in mid-attack. Some of them have long, Arabic names. The journalists prefer […]