ESSAY: NINA SIMONE

    NINA SIMONE   Nina is song. Not just a vocalist or singer, but actual song. The physical vibration and the meaning too. A reflection and projection of a certain segment of our mesmerizing ethos. Culturally specific in attitude, in rhythm, in what she harmonizes with and what she clashes against, merges snugly into […]

HIDDEN FIGUREZ: CHARLOTTE L. BROWN REFUSED TO GIVE UP HER SEAT IN 1863, LEADING TO MAJOR CIVIL RIGHTZ CAMPAIGN

It is often said Rosa Parks sat so we could stand. Well it seems there was a woman before Mrs. Parks to take a similar approach to civil rights. At 8PM on April 17, 1863, Charlotte Brown took a seat on a horse-drawn streetcar one block from her home on Filbert Street in San Francisco. […]

Hubert Harrison: Growing appreciation for thiz giant of Black history (Our-story)

by Jeffrey B. Perry Hubert Harrison (1883-1927), the “father of Harlem radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement,” is a giant of our history. He was extremely important in his day and his significant contributions and influence are attracting increased study and discussion today. In this 90th year since his death in 1927, […]

Against racism, for hope and healing, support Coyote and hiz family az he returnz to jail

The Bay View met Coyote years ago when he was locked up in Nevada and sent us one of his brilliant commentaries on the evils of imprisonment. We rejoiced with him when he was released and ask readers to support him now as he’s locked up for doing the right thing. Donate what you can […]

“I Believe in the Lawz of Nature”

If u have never heard or read Anna Mae Aquash ‘z statement to the Kourt of South Dakota. She speakz truth to power.  Thiz iz a recommended read to be read again and again. If at all possible gain some rightouz revolutionary knowledge… Anna Mae Aquash Statement to the Court of South Dakota September, 1975 […]

The Politikz of Che Guevara

Theory and Practice by Samuel Farber   A political portrait focused on Guevara’s thought and political record aimed at dispelling many of the myths about the revolutionary. This reexamination of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s thoughts on socialism, democracy, and revolution is a must-read for today’s activists—or anyone longing to fight for a better world. Fifty years […]

Activist, educator, and Civil Rightz icon Angela Davis set to executive produce upcoming biopic

As reported by Variety, activist, educator, and Civil Rights icon Angela Davis set to executive produce biopic framed around her 1974 autobiography. The rights for the controversial and still much sought-after book were acquired by Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate, whose missions is to serve the underrepresented global black community with diversified content. The […]

Baba Dick Gregory – “How You Gonna Reform A Cop?”

Comedian/Activist/Author DICK GREGORY offers his solution for ending the rash of shootings by police of unarmed Blacks in this exclusive clip from our Understanding series. Follow Baba Dick on Twitter @IAmDickGregory and @TheRealDickGregory on IG. Photographed on May 4, 2016 at Sankofa Books in Washington, DC. Camera: Les Rivera. Interview and Edit: Mike D.

50th anniversary of the Black Power slogan and it’z significance

lipstickalley.com Abayomi Azikiwe Kwame Ture was initially resistant to raising the slogan but after his unjust arrest took the podium and said “We Want Black Power!” The enthusiastic response would usher in a new era in the African American liberation struggle impacting the political discourse for at least another decade. On June 16, 1966, the […]