Medical Bondage: A New Book on Race, Gender, and Gynecology

by  Julie Hawks This post is part of our blog series that announces the publication of selected new books in African American History and African Diaspora Studies. Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecologywas recently published by University of Georgia Press. *** The author of Medical Bondage is Deirdre Cooper Owens, an Assistant Professor of History at […]

Coming Home to Roost: Amerikan Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality

by Colin Jenkins   “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering […]

First Listen: Aretha Franklin takes us to the “Border” on brilliant new release

By Chris Rizik (November 13, 2017) She’s been known as the “Queen of Soul” for decades, and her recordings from the 1960s and 70s are now considered classics, the kind of recordings that other artists re-record at their peril. But what if Aretha Franklin music was meticulously re-recorded with a new backdrop to her classic […]

The Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks… Bombshell Health Ranger lecture documents race-based crimes against humanity

  As promised, I’ve now released a one-hour science lecture video that documents the multiple vectors through which people of African descent are being targeted for depopulation, covert infertility and extermination by “science” and “medicine.” (Watch the full video lecture below.) This video lecture documents the pattern of heavy metals poisoning, medical experimentation, organ harvesting, […]

VIDEO: Four Iconic Live Performances by Billie Holiday

  Billie Holiday’s name has been in the news lately for some reasons that remind us of the tragedies she sang about and those she endured. First, there was the story of the rather appallingly tone-deaf PR firm who thought one of Holiday’s most well-known recordings, “Strange Fruit”—a song about lynching—would make a great name […]

100 Years ago: They tried, and if we don´t try again we´re doomed! – 100 Jahre: Sie haben es versucht und wenn wir es nicht wieder versuchen, sind wir am Ende!

Originally posted on WiPoKuLi:
Deutsche Version unten 100 Years ago: They tried, and if we don´t try again we´re doomed! 100 years ago the October Revolution took place. The neoliberal media jubilate about the failures of the „big Socialist attempt“, „liberal leftists“ explain how „it couldn´t work“ and some people insist there were no mistakes…

Culture, Power and Resistance

Reflections on Amilcar Cabral’s Ideas   By Firoze Manji Introduction Amilcar Cabral and Frantz Fanon  [ 1 ] are Among the MOST significant African thinkers on the politics of liberation and emancipation. While the relevance of Fanon’s thought HAS ounce again Emerged, with popular movements like Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa, Who claims to-have-been inspired by His ideas for His Mobilizations, […]

“Resistance, Occupation, and Politikal Prisoners”

36 YEAR LONG U.S. GOVERNMENT HELD BLACK PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER MUMIA ABU JAMAL HAS ASKED FOR YOU TO COME OUT & JOIN US ON THIS COMING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 @ 2:00 PM FORTHIS POLITICAL FILM & DISCUSSION EVENT BEING HELD IN N.Y.C. Mumia Abu Jamal shared a Page.      The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), […]