After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick

by  Jessica Sutherland  Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

‘I can think of nothing more Amerikan.’ — Beto O’Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful

‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxEL — NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018

The disturbing history of enslaved mothers forced to breastfeed white babies in the 1600s

Slave trade brought many advantages to western societies. The main duty of a slave was to work on plantations increasing productivity. Slaves often worked long tedious hours in the sun with no pay or reward for their hard labour. Their presence made traders and plantation owners more productive and made their living conditions very harsh. After […]

Mumia Abu Jamal’s reading list

Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford 31 Jul 2018   The nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal, has high praise for historian Robin D.G. Kelly’s book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Depression. “Who knew that there were hundreds, possibly thousands of Black communists organizing in Alabama during the 1930s?” Abu […]

The Urgency of a Third Reconstruction

Left to right: Radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens; an African-American soldier in the Union Army; abolitionist Frederick Douglass,   The ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment on July 9, 1868 was a turning point in United States history. Arriving at the height of Reconstruction, the amendment marked the first time the U.S. Constitution explicitly addressed the question […]

This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s

In the 1880s and 1930s, white people enjoyed this racist game that ridiculed African-Americans. It was side attraction for many newspaper ads. Watch!       source:This racist ‘white game’ subjected black people to abuse in the 1930s

Here Comes The Judge – Pigmeat Markham (1968) (HD Quality)

“Here Comes The Judge” – Pigmeat Markham (1968) Acknowledged as the first ‘rap’ song. That’s what Wikipedia writes about it: “James Brown is credited for inventing funk music in the middle ’60s. The characteristic funk drum beat is the most common rhythm used for rap music. Two of the earliest recordings which have a funk […]

97 Years Ago Today, Cops Helped Terrorists Kill 300 of the Most Successful Blacks in Amerika

More than 300 innocent people were killed when police assisted a racist mob in the burning and looting of the most affluent African American neighborhood in the United States. By  John Vibes On June 1, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a horrific act of racial terrorism took place, and the perpetrators were actually assisted by the […]

Gullah, descendants of Afrikan slaves in South Carolina who haven’t abandoned their cultural roots

BY FARIDA DAWKINS The Gullah Geechee Kinfolk…Pathfinders Travel Magazine The Gullah people, also referred to as the Geechee, reside in Georgia and the low country of South Carolina within the United States.  They are also located within the coast and the Sea Islands  – which are a series of minute islands along the Atlantic Ocean. They equate […]

Black Power & White Welfare, Yesterday & Today

Reflections on Richard White’s The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by  Howard Machtinger , Most of us–99% at least–must pay the other 1% by week or month or quarter for the privilege of staying here and working like slaves Henry George in his 1886 campaign […]