James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

PHOTO SERIEZ PAYZ TRIBUTE TO AFRO-LATINAZ FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

by By T. McLendon Black women of Latina heritage have made countless contributions to Black art, music, politics, academia and every other area of our society. Photographer Linda Nieves-Powell, a New York-based photographer, writer and director began documenting iconic Latinas last fall and the tribute culminated in a digital unveiling via her website on February 15th. […]

PHOTO SERIEZ: BLACK WOMEN GIVING ZERO FUCKZ ABOUT POLICE INTIMIDATION

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is just as prolific on the Twittersphere as he is on the big screen. In a tweet series that went viral, Cherry decided to celebrate “Black women unbothered by the police: A Photo Series” for Black History Month. The photos show badass women standing up to police in ways most of […]

The Black Declaration of Independence

We, the Black People in Amerika, in consequence of arriving at a knowledge of Ourselves as a people with dignity, long deprived of that knowledge; as a consequence of revolting with every decimal of Our collective and individual beings against the oppression that for 300 years has destroyed and broken and warped the bodies and […]

WATER IZ LIFE: FROM FLINT TO STANDING ROCK TO PENNSYLVANIA PRISONZ

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION DEMANDING CLEAN WATER IN PA PRISON’S Since August of 2016, Mumia Abu-Jamal and other Inmates at the State Correctional Facility in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania, have been plagued with unsafe drinking and bath water.    For several months now, inmates have complained about brown, oily water in both the showers and the faucets […]

Message of thankz from Family and Friendz of Maliki Shakur Latine

Family and Friends of Maliki Shakur Latine would like to give you a long overdue THANK YOU for all the support and love you’ve shown us on https://rally.org/maliki. We know there are many demands on your time, attention, and wallet in these troubling times and we thank you for thinking of Maliki Shakur Latine. Maliki Shakur Latine […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Incarcerated Prison Strike Leader’z Life Endangered by Hostile and Negligent Prison Official

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Incarcerated Prison Strike Leader’s Life Endangered by Hostile and Negligent Prison Officials (Harvest, AL) – February 22, 2017 – Aggressive actions and ne egligencover the past three months by Alabama prison officials have led to a rapid decline in the health of Kinetik Justice. Robert Earl Council, a.k.a. Kinetik Justice, is a […]

OHIO PRISONER MAY FACE PUNISHMENT FOR PARTICIPATING IN NETFLIX SHOW, ‘CAPTIVE’

by BRIAN SONENSTEIN Ohio prison officials wrote a conduct report for Siddique Abdullah Hasan in connection to his appearance in an episode for the Netflix series, “Captive.” In the episode, he discussed the 1993 prison rebellion known as the Lucasville Uprising. The conduct report accuses Hasan of making an “unauthorized release of JPay videos” to Minna Sedmakov, a […]

Malcolm X and Human Rightz in the Time of Trumpism: Transcending the Masterz Toolz

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka Malcolm X understood that “oppressed peoples must commit themselves to radical political struggle in order to advance a dignified approach to human rights.” What’s needed is a bottom-up mass movement for People(s)-Centered Human Rights, a “political project in the service of the oppressed” that “names the enemies of […]

FIVE REASONZ WHY NINA SIMONE IZ A TIMELEZZ QUEEN

by By T. McLendon Nina Simone would have been 84 years old today and in thinking about her contributions to Black thought, music, style, and activism, we can’t think of a single reason why she shouldn’t be celebrated. Take a look at these five reasons why Nina Simone was and is a timeless queen. Musical Excellence: […]