Tearing Children of Color Away From Their Families is an Old and Continuing Amerikkkan Practice (2018)

Several months ago U.S. officials announced a depraved “zero-tolerance” policy for migrants entering the U.S. from what Donald Trump called “shithole countries” south of the border, even if they be fleeing deadly conditions as refugees—a status protected by international law. As a deterrent to entry by these people of color, the government instituted a policy […]

The Cancer of Racism—and the Radical Surgery Required to Cut It Out

“Racism is America’s defining sickness …” —journalist Lindy West, New York Times OpEd, June 1 There was a lot attention last week on Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets, comparing a prominent Black woman to an ape. Roseanne had plenty of company in expressing her hateful racism. Some incidents that happened or came to light in the last week alone of […]

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 […]

Mass Racial Incarceration for Profit

African slaves held in bondage and tortured in the United States by Abayomi Azikiwe This article is transcription from a lecture, which Abayomi Azikiwe delivered at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, Michigan on Sunday 18 February 2018. Abayomi Azikiwe presented the message for the day on the history and contemporary significance of mass incarceration […]

INTERCEPTED PODCAST: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY4522741558?auto=false&sharing=true&light=true   THE CONSTITUTION IS the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad […]

Brazil’s Valongo Slave Port Becomes UNESCO Heritage Site

The Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro where slaves were brought from Afrika during the 1800s. | Photo: AFP “From a historic point of view, this is a testimony to one of the most brutal episodes in the history of humankind,” a statement read. Unesco designated Brazil’s Valongo port a World Heritage Site this weekend. […]

The Deadliest Art You Never Heard Of: Enter The 52 Hand Block

By Scott Tre The Hood harbors many tribal secrets.  It has long been the final resting place for black America’s uncanny abilities regarding salvage and improvisation.  In this world, scraps left over for slaves become fine cuisine and tennis shoes become apparel worthy of collection and cataloging.  Never underestimate the ingenuity of Black America.  It […]

We Who Like It Hot Call It ‘Black August’ (The 2016 Update) – ‘bro. zayid’

It is the month when our oppressors have nothing to celebrate. It is the month where the nature of our oppression and the boldest expressions of our resistance to that oppression have been made most plain. We who like it hot call it ‘Black August’… As a concept of resistance, Black August has its beginnings […]

Unearthing of Rio Slave Port Sparkz Debate About How Black Heritage Sitez Are Handled in Brazil

  The first few times American landscape architect Sara Zewde visited Rio de Janeiro’s Valongo Wharf, she struggled to comprehend the recently unearthed remnants of what was once among the biggest slave ports in the world. Excavated starting in 2011, the site is largely inscrutable, even to the trained eye: The spot where more than […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Bahia, a source point for Afrika in the Amerika’z Capoeira (practiced) Date: Wed, 1500-03-13 *The state of Bahia in Brazil from 1500 is remembered on this date. This is a former Portuguese/African slave region. The Portuguese Pedro Álvares Cabral landed at what is now Porto Seguro, on the southern coast of Bahia in 1500, and […]