TAINA ASILI and her band have produced a dynamite new DVD

Taina Asili is a wonderful activist and amazing artist who has supported Mumia, MOVE and other political prisoners, as well as struggles against mass incarceration for about 20 years that I know of.  Her new DVD is dynamite … check it out!   Hope all is well with you! I wanted to let you know […]

A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo

by Ludo de Witte Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed 55 years ago on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to ‘eliminate’ the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan […]

I WRITE WHAT I LIKE

by Stephen Biko  BLACK SOULS IN WHITE SKINS? Basically the South African white community is a homogeneous community. It is a community of people who sit to enjoy a privileged position that they do not deserve, are aware of this, and therefore spend their time trying to justify why they are doing so. Where differences […]

Phiona Mutesi: The Queen of Katwe

Life Stories: Queen of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi   by Daaim Shabazz In a chess world where players are obsessed with the exploits of Magnus Carlsenor the latest intricacies of the Sicilian Najdorf standsPhiona Mutesi, a Ugandan player of very humble beginnings and one whom most have never heard of. Normally a story like hers would […]

7 Afrikan Martial Artz You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

by Ricky Riley Dambe According to Slate, “Dambe was historically practiced by the Hausa butchers’ guild around harvest or festival time and was considered to be a test of bravery, a rite of passage for marriage, or preparation for war.” The west African boxing style is extremely popular in Nigeria, southern Niger and Chad, where […]

Greatest Black Emancipation : The Haitian Revolution (1791-1803)

Published on Dec 1, 2013 00:00 = Intro 01:25 = The importance of the Haitian Revolution(1791) 05:44 = Haiti’s noble heritage 07:20 = The growing importance of slave in Haiti 09:23 = Haiti : The Pearl of the Antilles 11:27 = The beginning of the Haitian Revolution 14:25 = Toussaint L’Ouverture 19:26 = The emergence […]

Black August: Beyond 34 yearz of resistance

August 9, 2013 by Shaka At-thinnen When the concept of Black August manifested in 1979, many thought it was simply a focus group protest growing out of the avoidable death of Khatari Gaulden on Aug. 1, 1978, in the San Quentin prison infirmary. Survival for Africans in California’s prison population of 20,000 inmates had to […]

The Public Archive

black history in dark times By THE PUBLIC ARCHIVE  When The Public Archive published Radical Black Cities on September 17, 2012, we wanted to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street while highlighting what we saw as Occupy’s racial limits. In our view, Occupy had a restricted, almost liberal, vision of the havoc that […]