Clarence Brandley: A legacy of perseverance and struggle

By Gloria Rubac         September 22, 2018 Houston — Death row exoneree #40, Clarence Brandley, was honored and remembered at his funeral on Sept. 14. His five children, other relatives, his attorneys, investigators and members of the Coalition to Free Clarence Brandley helped fill the large New Loyalty Missionary Baptist Church in northeast Houston. Dozens of […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO COLIN KAEPERNICK FROM BLACK PEOPLE

Dear Colin Kaepernick; On behalf of most, if not the vast overwhelming majority of Black Americans, minus a midget’s handful of sellout Uncle Toms, I’d like to offer you a heartfelt, grateful “thank you” for telling White America what most of Black America deems self-evident and holds true–the US flag is a symbol of an iron-fisted […]

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 […]

All you need to know about Amerikkka’s only coup that drove out blacks in 1898

Story in The New York Herald describing The Wilmington Massacre of 1898…Makheru Speaks The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, also referred to as the Wilmington race riot of 1898 or the Wilmington massacre of 1898, occurred on November 10, 1898. The coup d’état was instigated by members of the white conservative Democratic Party.  A group of […]

The Abandonment

by PAUL STREET Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow is properly understood as a classic text on and against the regime of racist mass incarceration and criminal- (felony-) marking that arose and became deeply entrenched in the United States during the last third of the previous century.  There were three key problems, however, with professor Alexander’s use […]

How White Amerika have Reaped 500-plus years of Cruelty toward People of Color (POC)

Many people are shortsighted to this phenomenon because of the concept of time, and believe that white America has, and is getting away with their crimes against humanity in the past and to this day. However, that is far from the truth. White America is suffering rapid decline, mental torment and retribution for the years […]

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.” […]