James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whitenezz

By Chris Hedges   The work of James Baldwin, pictured here in 1969, is as relevant today as in his time. The essayist, novelist, poet and social critic died in 1987. (Allan Warren / Wikimedia Commons)(CC-BY-SA) Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” is one of the finest documentaries I have ever seen—I would have […]

San Diego Police Target Afrikan Amerikan Children for Unlawful DNA Kollection

Specifically targeting black children for unlawful DNA collection is a gross abuse of technology by law enforcement. But it’s exactly what the San Diego Police Department is doing, according to a lawsuit just filed by the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties on behalf of one of the families affected. SDPD’s actions, as […]

Philly’z shame: City ignorez thousandz of poisoned kidz

By Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, and Dylan Purcell / Staff Writers Photos and video by Jessica Griffin / Staff Photographer When Aisha Stafford picked up her cell phone, the pediatrician sounded panicked. “Whatever you’re doing,” he told her, “you have to stop.” Take your son to the emergency room immediately, he insisted. Her son had […]

Frederick McKinley Jonez: A Great Black Inventor with 60 Patentz for Inventionz

#Frederick McKinley Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 17, 1893. He was a young orphaned at a very young age. At an early age, Jones showed a great interest in mechanical working, whether taking apart a toy, a watch, or a kitchen appliance. Eventually he became interested in automobiles, so much so that […]

HIDDEN FIGUREZ: FORMER SLAVE WILLIAM WASHINGTON BROWNE FOUNDED THE FIRST BLACK-OWNED BANK

We often talk about firsts in the realm of sports, entertainment, or politics, but rarely do we look towards the economic accomplishments of Black people in the United States. Former slave William Washington Browne was the first to start a black-owned financial institution with the help of one of the first Black fraternal order the […]

Root or Ruth?

A powerful essay by Shoola Oyindamola (Based on Sojourner Truth’s speech in 1851 — Ain’t I a Woman?) A Black woman should be given the freedom to choose if she wants to fight mainly for racial equality or gender fairness or for both. Although racial discrimination has reduced tremendously in the 21st Century, questions arise on why […]

Even before sanctuary citiez, here’z how Black Amerikanz protected fugitive slavez

Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the issue of “sanctuary” cities and states. Local communities, including some college and university campuses, have pledged to shield undocumented children and adults from President Donald Trump’s proposals for deportation. Municipalities and campuses remain steadfast even in the face of the president’s […]

Delaware: a haven for ruling clazz, racism

By Deirdre Griswold While the state of Delaware, where a prisoner rebellion has just been crushed in Smyrna, is not in the Deep South, the southern part of this small state has been a racist hell for generations. Northern Delaware is industrialized, home to DuPont and other chemical corporate giants. As of 2012, more than […]

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON: THE FATHER OF BLACK HISTORY (Our-story)

By: Jae Jones There was very little-known about #Black History until the 20th Century. That was when Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson changed that. Woodson was an African-American author, historian, journalist, and founder of the Association for the Study of African- American Life and History. He is known as the “Father of #Black History.” Woodson was […]

Mound Bayou: Mississippi’z “Jewel of the Delta” and The Largest All-Black Town in the U.S (united snakez)

Most people do not know the history behind Mississippi town, Mound Bayou. The town actually has an intriguing history that stands out among other towns throughout the 19th and 20th century. Two former slaves, Isaiah T. Montgomery, a prominent businessman, and Benjamin Green had a dream even before the  Civil War, to establish the largest U.S […]