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 […]

A Civil Conversation: The lessons of Nicodemus, Kansas

One of the few black settlements of the West remains-Barely by Wayne Hare    hcn.org Dec. 15, 2017 A Civil Conversation is a new, ongoing series exploring the experiences of African-Americans in the West, in an effort to create more informed public dialog on issues of race and racism. Four years ago, on my way home from a […]

Several States Bar Landlords from Automatically Denying Housing to Felons

by Lonnie Burton At least three states and the federal government are putting landlords on notice: You may not automatically deny housing to someone simply because he or she has a felony record. These rules and guidelines take different forms, ranging from state attorney general directives to lawsuits and court decisions, legislation, and in the […]

Street-level constitutional experts

by Taru Taylor Slave patrols prevented slave revolts, captured runaway slaves and kept watch on “free” Blacks. They policed the South. In many jurisdictions, notably Charleston, South Carolina, slave patrols morphed into the official police force. Slave patrols went obsolete after the Civil War. So why does American apartheid persist despite the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth […]

Black Amerika has the Moral High Ground over whites, Once Again

The attempt of this president to resurrect the 1950s by blowing the dog whistle of racial hatred has also brought forth the public ignorance once shown by white America. The hurling of racial slurs, the taunting and harassment of young, innocent Black men, women and children in schools, places of businesses, public events and even […]

Black Bolsheviks and White Lies: Reflections on the Black Radical Tradition

by Peta Lindsay   A lot of nonsense has been written about the role of Putin’s Russia in subverting “our democracy.” As though our democracy had been functioning perfectly (even reasonably) well, until these shadowy Russian forces purchased a few Facebook ads that sent us all into the streets. It’s a laughable concept. I’m sorry, […]