Protest Song of the Week: ‘Fire Next Time’

It was the anniversary of the death of Mike Brown, the black teenager in Ferguson who was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson. To mark the event, a concert of revolutionary musicians called “Ferguson Rocks” was held in St. Louis. The lineup included Tom Morello and the Freedom Fighter Orchestra, The Coup, Outernational, Steffanie Christi’an, […]

Peinillas and Popular Participation: Machete fighting in Haiti, Cuba, and Colombia

Dr. T. J. Desch-Obi* * Dr. T.J. Desch-Obi es profesor de historia Africana y su diàspora en el Baruch College University City de Nueva York, en los Estados Unidos. Doctorado en historia por la Universidad de California en Los Angeles, El es autor de Fighting for Honor: African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World. […]

The Public Archive

black history in dark times By THE PUBLIC ARCHIVE  When The Public Archive published Radical Black Cities on September 17, 2012, we wanted to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street while highlighting what we saw as Occupy’s racial limits. In our view, Occupy had a restricted, almost liberal, vision of the havoc that […]

‘Concerning Violence’ introducez new generations to Frantz Fanon

Review by The People’s Minister of Information JR Frantz Fanon was one of the greatest political scientists, writers and philosophers to live in the modern era and deal with the effects of colonialism on the oppressor and the oppressed. Born in 1925 on the island of Martinique, this psychiatrist by trade was hired by the […]

Former Politikal Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speakz

We are in a long and protracted Struggle that will not end until we are all free. Sekou Odinga   Free The Land Former prisoner of war and political prisoner Sekou Odinga speaks on his political life, his case, the case of political prisoner Albert Woodfox, and his thoughts on the music of his son […]

White Supremacy Continuez to Provide Protection 4 Imperialism

American white nationalism by Danny Haiphong “The history leading up to the so-called American ‘Revolution’ is riddled with US imperial deception.” The rebellion was actually a counter-revolution by slave owners and land pirates who feared the British Crown would not “allow their profitable white supremacist enterprise to continue.” The result was the creation of the world’s first […]

Forgotten Art: Afrikan Fighing Systemz

By Pendekar Suchi Richard Crabbe-de-Bordes & Pesilat Scott McQuaid The Greeks named Venus the God of War and so we shall name ours… The art of combat is said to have originated from Egypt, early hieroglyphics document this theory but it was the Greeks that developed and shaped the system of combat, calling it Pankration […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

The more I remember the suffering of my fore-fathers, the more I remember the lynchings and burnings in the Southern States of America, the more I will fight on even though the battle seems doubtful. Tell me that I must turn back, and I laugh you to scorn. Go On! Go on! Climb ye the […]

Nigerianz are Flocking to Work in Texas Prisonz

An immigration trend changes the face of corrections By Maurice Chammah John Okperuvwe flew from Lagos, Nigeria, to Boston in September 2008 after winning a visa through a lottery run by the U.S. State Department. He spent three days in Boston with a friend, and then moved to Los Angeles, where he knew a pastor […]