He’z My Death, Too

  For Blacks in the United States, it was arguably the most influential murder of the first decade of the modern civil rights movement. “The lynching of Emmett Till was caused by the nature and history of America itself and by a social system that has changed over the decades, but not as much as […]

Dockum Drug Store Sit-In: “Serve Them-I’m Losing Too Much Money”

The Dockum Drug Store sit-in happened in July 1958. Very few people heard about it but it was an important event to the students who set out to end segregation in Wichita, Kansas. Like many other popular eateries in downtown Wichita, African-Americans were not allowed to eat at the counter. If they wanted something to […]

Albert Woodfox & Robert King (Angola 3): CAUSERIE PUBLIQUE/PUBLIC TALK @ MONTREAL

Friday March 17, 6pm / Vendredi 17 mars, 18h00 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, #H-110 auditorium facebook: http://ift.tt/2lCbInw ***français suivra***   As part of the Week Against Police Brutality (https://cobp.resist.ca/), a discussion on incarceration and political repression with Albert Woodfox et Robert H. King will take place Friday March 17th at 6:00 pm at the Alumni Auditorium, […]

Committed to celebrating a rich and powerful heritage, culture, and community 365 days a year. SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 1, 2017

Committed to celebrating a rich and powerful heritage, culture, and community 365 days a year. SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For nearly thirty years, African American Expressions has vowed to honor black excellence by creating products for a retail market that is constantly overlooked –The black community. Despite being one of the most influential […]

Why are some black Afrikanz considered white Amerikanz?

Sudanese Americans do not fit neatly into the existing racial classifications of the American society. I always knew I was black. My childhood was the scent of coconut oil hair cream and the taste of bean pie after Friday prayers in a Bilalian mosque on Chicago’s south side. I knew the words to Nkosi Sikelel’ […]

On the 52nd Anniversary of Hiz Murder, Watch Malcolm X Prophesize Today’z Police State

by Matt Agorist “They think they are living in a police state, and they become hostile toward the policemen. They think that the policeman is there to be against them rather than to protect them. And these thoughts, these frustrations, these apparitions, automatically are sufficient to make these Negroes begin to form means and ways to […]

The global dimensionz of the life and legacy of Malcolm X

Revolutionary leader developed amid monumental changes around the world File: AA by Abayomi Azikiwe The world cannot realize stability unless the drive for global domination by imperialism is overthrown. This truism was at the heart of Malcolm X’s struggles. The awareness and activism of people inside and outside the U.S. must be harnessed into a movement […]

How We Got Here: Essential Reading to Understand the History of Racism

By LISA ROSMAN Black History Month is always vital, but this year it’s especially important. There’s a disturbing United States trend on the rise in the United States, in which past and present oppression is being denied and occluded. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the White House garnered great controversy when it failed to recognize the suffering […]

Thiz Map Showz Over a Century of Documented Lynchingz in the U.S. (united snakez)

Mapping the history of racial terror By Danny Lewis The Civil War may have freed an estimated 4 million slaves, but that wasn’t nearly the end of acts of racial violence committed against African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism against black people include the thousands murdered in public lynchings. Now, an interactive map provides a detailed look […]