The bunker is gone but the Black Panthers’ work lives on in Seattle

Seattle Black Panthers gather on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia on February 28, 1969, to protest a bill aiming to make it a crime to exhibit firearms with “an intent to intimidate others.” MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY Elmer Dixon walked up to the spot where the Black Panthers fortified a building against […]

A Database of Fugitive Slave Ads Reveals Thousands of Untold Resistance Stories

Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America. Advertisement for a fugitive slave in the Oppenheim (New York, 1824), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, New York Public Library Readers of the May 24, 1796 Pennsylvania Gazette found […]

Mass incarceration for profit: The dual impact of the 13th Amendment and the unresolved question of national oppression in the United States

African Americans remain the targets of a system of institutional racism and super-exploitation by Abayomi Azikiwe As the United States faces profound challenges in the areas of race relations, class exploitation, the rights of immigrants, women and other marginalized groups, the threat of world war and other potential calamities, it is of utmost necessity that those […]

The Colfax Massacre 1873

Stumbling on a forgotten Reconstruction tragedy, in a forgotten corner of Louisiana It is highly unlikely that you might just stumble upon Colfax, Louisiana; it’s not on an interstate, and the only two things in the immediate vicinity that might qualify as conventional tourist attractions—a pair of Union warships that were sunk nearby during the […]

Is It Nation Time?: The Black Nationalism of Black Panther

by Sean Posey In the fall of 1992, a unique moment in American cinema captured the attention of the nation. Auteur Spike Lee released his magnum opus, Malcolm X, to wide critical acclaim. But more than that, for the first time, a biopic of one of the central characters in the history of Black Nationalism reached an […]

The FBI’s War on Black Bookstores

source:https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/fbi-black-bookstores/553598/ By Joshua Clark Davis  The most notable example (omitted from this piece) is the imprisonment of Martin Sostre who ran a radical bookstore in Buffalo, NY. A 1972 article about him follows this new piece. Sostre embraced ideas like Black Muslimism, Black nationalism, Internationalism, and anarchism. He fought his 1967 case from an Attica prison cell for years and is […]

Black Liberation and the Vietnamese struggle

African Americans reject imperialism, part 1 By Abayomi Azikiwe During the height of the genocidal war waged by the United States against the people of Vietnam during the 1960s and early 1970s, African Americans were involved in a life-and-death campaign in the U.S. aimed at reclaiming their national identity, human rights and racial dignity. January […]

This is the amerikkka you love

Jesse Washington in 1916 was castrated , beaten with shovels & bricks, & had his ears cut off. Afterwards he was set on fire. He tried to climb up the tree to get out of the fire, so they chopped his fingers off…….Jesse was only 15 years old. #shamewhitehistorymonth  

LAPD’s 43-year vendetta for death of off-duty deputy sheriff

by Benny G. Powell Jr. I have been unjustly persecuted and im­prisoned by law enforcement in Southern California for over 43 years now. This evil that has been continually perpetuated against me by members of the Los Angeles Police Department since 1974! I want to reveal to the public the years of persecution and false […]