James Baldwin’z Black Queer Legacy

What the documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ does and doesn’t get right James Baldwin: But that demands redefining the terms of the western world… Audre Lorde: And both of us have to do it; both of us have to do it… James Baldwin: But you don’t realize that in this republic the only real crime […]

I was a slave working under the California Department of Correctionz

The prison industrial complex turned me into a valuable commodity. by Flores Forbes, Columbia University Associate Vice President for Policy and Program Implementation “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” […]

10 Worrying Factz about Eugenicz That Afrikan Amerikanz Should Know

1. Frances  Galton Frances  Galton was an Englishman who came from a family that became very wealthy from slave labor. He is the father of “Eugenics” and coined the term  in 1883. In order to promote the idea of Eugenics, a Eugenics society was  formed. It  galvanized the social movement that began in America with the sole intent of wiping out […]

Amerika’z Shameful History Against Black Veteranz Revealed

African-American Troops, World War I, circa 1917 Photo by African-American Troops, World War I, circa 1917 The EJI’s “Lynching In America: Targeting Black Veterans” documents the physical violence and social humiliation African-American service people faced in the United States. The nation celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, saluting family, friends and neighbors who fought in every […]

ROBERT F. WILLIAMZ: AMERIKAN CIVIL RIGHTZ LEADER, FOREFATHER OF BLACK POWER MOVEMENT

Robert Franklin Williams was an American civil rights leader and author, best known for serving as president of the Monroe, North Carolina, chapter of the NAACP in the 1950s and early 1960s. At a time when racial tension was high and official abuses were rampant, Williams was a key figure in promoting armed black self-defense […]

For Abolition: Prisonz and Police Are More Than Brutality, They’re State Terror

by Frank Castro In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the […]