Blackz & the 4 of ju-lie

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July? Yes, we are celebrating AN independence but is it YOUR independence. For many of us it is simply tradition, but in re-learning and “shaking off indoctrinations” it may be time to SHAKE THIS HOLIDAY LOOSE. That’s right. Let it go. Don’t fight it……just let it go. It […]

The Black August Slave Rebellion: Every slave haz a right to rebel

by Nate Butler The Black August Rebellion is a month that the California state prisoners fast. They fast in the month of August to pay homage to the fallen comrades. The Black August Rebellion didn’t start with Brothers Ruchell Magee, Jonathan Jackson or George Jackson. The movement started on the shores of Africa with our […]

Revisiting “The weapon of theory” (the weapon of theory) of Cabral

Ndangwa Noyoo Reiterating the thought of Cabral, it is certain that the theory and revolutionary practice can be clearly discerned. What interests us is how, at present, the revolutionary theory can promote the cause of national development and prosperity of the people. INTRODUCTION This article traces the thesis of the Weapon of theory (the weapon […]

Slavery az free trade

The 18th-century thinkers behind laissez-faire economics saw slavery as a great example of global free trade by Blake Smith For nearly four centuries, the Atlantic slave trade brought millions of people into bondage. Scholars estimate that around 1.5 million people perished in the brutal middle passage across the Atlantic. The slave trade linked Africa, Europe and […]

Mondo’z ashez journey to Mount Kilimanjaro for final rest

  Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa, former David Lewis Andrew Rice, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, however his ashes now touch the sky on the summit of famed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Mondo joined the ancestors in March, passing at the maximum-security Nebraska State Penitentiary where he was serving a life sentence for the […]

36 yearz on: Why Walter Rodney waz assassinated

He did not fit into racial/ethnic politics of his day Pambazuka Wazir Mohammed Jun 16, 2016 The renowned radical scholar-activist was murdered 36 years ago because he did not fit into the old political mold, where leaders accepted the colonial structure and wallowed in its fineries, especially the misuse of the machineries of state to […]

Afrikan liberation strugglez drove Portugal’z April 1974 revolution

By John Catalinotto It was April of 1974. A popular folk song serving as a secret signal to the captains in Portugal’s Armed Forces Movement (MFA) played on Lisbon’s Radio Renascença. Units of the army in and near Lisbon had been scheduled to go out for ordinary maneuvers. Now everything changed. Spurred on by the […]

THE LEGEND OF THE 52 BLOCKZ

FIGHTLAND BLOG By Benjamin Nadler Artwork by Grimoire I don’t know how I first heard about the 52 Blocks. Like much of New York City’s urban mythology—such as the Decepticons gang, the tunnels under Alphabet City, or the albino alligators and alligator-sized rats in the sewers—the legendary hand-to-hand combat style seemed to always hover just outside […]

Afrikan Liberation DAy 2016, Black Power 50 & Black Power, Black Livez and Pan-Africanism Comferenck

58 years ago, on April 15, 1958, Kwame Nkrumah, the Convention Peoples Party and the Government of Ghana organized Africa Freedom Day at the conclusion of the First Conference of Independent African States. On May 25, 1963 the Founding Conference of the Organization of African Unity OAU) changed Africa Freedom Day’s name to African Liberation […]