First, dry your tears and give a loving salute to our newest ancestor, KIILU NYASHA

  For all of us, a teacher who breathed vibrant life into Black history and inspired us to keep making it, for me, a little sister, just two months younger, the guide I leaned on to light the way through dark times, Kiilu Nyasha was a Black Panther from the moment she joined the party […]

From Colonialism to Trumpism: Remembering Aimé Césaire

by Abraham Ramirez Americans and Europeans speak of the drift towards fascism, as if the empires they have built on the tombs of the non-white peoples were not the incubators of Hitlers — and incarcerationist Clintons, bombing Obamas and Trumps. “They tolerated Nazism before it was inflicted on them, they absolved it, shut their eyes […]

NEW MUSIC: OSHUN DELIVERZ UNAPOLOGETIC MESSAGE OF RESISTANCE WITH “NOT MY PRESIDENT”

Oshun’s ambient soul track “Not My President” is a smooth AF resistance anthem for everyone who are still fucked up over Nov. 8. The NYC-based artist spills some tea on the American President through dreamy soundscapes and lush harmonies reminds us not to normalize the erratic man-baby and the hateful rhetoric that got him elected. […]

Art imitates life: The Black Panther Party and the birth of a comic book seriez

A Special Collections exhibit organized by graduate students examines the famed Marvel Comics Black Panther series and its connections to black history, including the Black Panther Party By Peggy Townsend An exhibit organized by grad students crystal am nelson, Kiran Garcha, and Cathy Thomas (left to right) includes 45 Black Panther comics as well as […]

AUDRE LORDE’Z ABC’Z OF FIGHTING FASCISM

IT’Z TIME FOR ALL OF UZ TO FACE OUR HISTORY by Alexis Pauline Gumbs Audre Lorde. Image credit: Flavorwire When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. It’s Audre Lorde’s birthday on February 18th and American Nazis have major […]

Almost all living people outside of Afrika trace back to a single migration more than 50,000 yearz ago

Eske Willerslev (left) meets Aboriginal elders during the genetic sampling project he led.   By Elizabeth Culotta, Ann Gibbons Australian Aborigines have long been cast as a people apart. Although Australia is halfway around the world from our species’s accepted birthplace in Africa, the continent is nevertheless home to some of the earliest undisputed signs […]

FIVE TIMEZ IN HISTORY WHERE WHITE PEOPLE FAILED OUR INDIGENOUZ PEOPLE

Throughout the history of our young nation, the American government has, time and time again, trodden on the rights and disrespected the existence of our minority populations. But, they have treated no one more despicably than the first people of America, the Indigenous peoples. Recently we saw this disrespect most apparent in the national protest […]

Los Nativoz – Wishez of the Chief (Official Video)

Buy “The Eagle & The Jaguar” now: https://rse.lnk.to/eaglejaguar Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RhymesayersYT It’s been over a decade since their last LP, but Los Nativos haven’t gone anywhere. In honor of the energy of the ancestors, Los Nativos bring you a brand new music video for “Wishes of the Chief”. The song can be found on […]

Reality Check: History

As we have shown in other pages, the ancient Hebrews were Black people. Consequently Jesus and his disciples were also Black, as were the early Prophets and Saints. The following Christian icons are mainly from the Orthodox Christian Church, which unlike the Catholic and Protestant Church’s, seems to have resisted the urge to make everyone […]