Racial Terror by the Rules: On Anti-Black Psychic Violence as a Kind of Governmentality

by Zoe Samudzi racial terror   Illustration from ‘The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo’ by Tom Feelings One of the most egregious but canonically crucial colonial acts was to make God and Jesus white men. Jesus, in this imagination, is not a brown-skinned Jewish man from Judea (today’s Occupied Palestine): he’s a fair complected man […]

The Colonial Roots and Legacy of the Latinx/Hispanic Labels: A Historical Analysis

Statues of indigenous people in the Americas. An influx of immigrants throughout the decades as well as centuries of colonialism has resulted in a heterogeneous population in the US composed of different ethnic groups and races. This diversity among US residents has also sparked debate on whether or not the fastest-growing pan-ethnic group in the […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s New Appeal for Freedom

Following the Williams v. Pennsylvania case in 2016, it was ruled that all judges should remove themselves from any case in which they had been previously involved as prosecutors. The legal precedent says “it is a violation of the due process right to an impartial tribunal free of judicial bias if a judge participating in […]

Shot by Cops and Forgotten

POLICE SHOOT FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN ANYONE REALIZED, A VICE NEWS INVESTIGATION REVEALS An exclusive analysis of data from the 50 largest local police departments in the United States shows that police shoot Americans more than twice as often as previously known. Police shootings aren’t just undercounted — police in these departments shoot black people […]

Salt in the Wounded Knee: Psychopathy in the Commemoration of Genocide

by  Sonasha Braxton   Hannibal Lecter, Jason Voorhees, Norman Bates. What do these people have in common? They tormented us in our dreams. There was something particularly callous in the way that they engaged in their homicidal acts, which left us shuddering. Cold, calculated, without remorse or feeling, we might casually call them psychopathic. But what […]

The Pedagogy of Hip Hop: Underground Soundtracks for Dissecting & Confronting the Power Structure

Disclaimer: The language expressed in this article is an uncensored reflection of the views of the artists as they so chose to speak and express themselves. Censoring their words would do injustice to the freedom of expression and political content this article intends to explore. Therefore, some of the language appearing below may be offensive […]

Lynching: A Weapon of National Oppression (1932)

 by Harry Haywood, Milton Howard and Erin Gray A map of the Black Belt territory and its surrounding areas. From James S. Allen’s book, The Negro Question in the United States (International Publishers, 1936). Introduction In the early 1930s, capitalist crisis compelled participants across the political left to face off against a common enemy: extra-legal, ruling-class violence. […]

S.S. Jesuz slave ship

  S.S. Jesuz slave ship layout. Why iz the same pattern embossed on a “holy bible?” The Jesuz Slave Ship iz a Clarion Call for Black Christianz. With careful analysiz the average Black Christian will come to gripz with the fact that Christianity was not established for the good of Black people.  The religion waz forced […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

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