Education, jobs and capitalism

by Gerald Coles American capitalism has a hate-love relationship with the nation’s schools. On the “hate” side is a stream of complaints from business leaders and organizations about the many students, particularly in city schools, who fail achievement tests, are high school dropouts or, if they complete high school, do not have the academic qualifications for […]

GARY CLARK JR. OFFERS FIRE & HOPE IN ‘THIS LAND’

By Nathan Leig January 11, 2019 Gary Clark Jr. is arguably the greatest guitarist in a generation, so any new music from him is a big fucking deal, and his latest single “This Land” is pure fire. It’s a defiant anthem that flips Woody Guthrie’s gentle ode to communist idealism into a battle cry. “Fuck you, I’m […]

The Present Day Fight For Black Liberation In Amerika

  By Bashir Akinyele “Too Black, Too Strong” -Malcolm X (the first and former National Spokesman for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) “I won’t let history write out the legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad” -The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (the Spokesman for the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam) “We must put […]

IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN (f.k.a.) H. Rap Brown: COURT HEARING APRIL 2019!

IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) Status Update: COURT HEARING APRIL 2019! KEEP FIGHTING the Gag Order!Sign The Gag Order Petition Imam Jamil Al-Amin (f/k/a H. Rap Brown) has been hounded for more than 50 years for his ability to Speak Truth to the wrong, oppression and injustice suffered by humanity, especially the millions […]

US Empire on the Ropes

by Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford We are witnessing “the beginning of the end of a world order that was hatched after World War Two,” said Duboisian scholar Dr Anthony Monteiro. “What I see is a retreat from empire, based on a popular uprising of the people who have to pay the cost of empire” through austerity […]

Women in Prison: How It Is With Us

Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard published in The Black Scholar, April 1978   Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party who went underground to evade police repression, joining the Black Liberation Army. She was captured in 1973 and held as a political prisoner until 1979 (one year after this article was written), […]

Why won’t the US Supreme Court do anything about racism?

by Tonja Jacobi & Ross Berlin The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots, killing the African-American teenager Laquan McDonald; 14 of those shots were apparently fired while McDonald lay on the ground. It took four years and the expulsion of the state attorney general before the trial against Van Dyke for first-degree […]

Here’s how British missionaries omitted verses in the Bible to curb slave rebellion

      BY FRANCIS AKHALBEY  Parts of the Holy Bible, selected for the use of the Negro Slaves, in the British West-India Islands — Photo via @museumofBible on Twitter   The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is currently exhibiting a rare Bible that was purposely used by British missionaries to convert enslaved Africans […]