Review: The House on Coco Road – A New View of Grenada’s Revolution

Food, housing, health—is what the revolution fought for. A drowsy old sugar island whose slaves’ descendants were now mostly farmers and fisher-folk became vibrant with people crowding revolutionary rallies to dance and chant slogans that sounded like reggae songs and were affixed to brightly colored signs around the island: “Forward Ever, Backward Never”; “It takes […]

Resurrecting the Radical Pedagogy of the Black Panther Party

Drawing inspiration from the Highlander Folk School (1932-present), Citizenship Schools (1957-1965), and Freedom Schools (Summer 1964), the founding members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) believed that a learner-driven, politically relevant, and transgressive education that empowers youth to expose the existential contradictions of their own lives creates the conditions necessary for a world […]

Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Afrika’s bleaching syndrome

Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin. Shutterstock To be black in the world today is to be stigmatised for having dark skin. To be light-skinned, on the other hand, is to be celebrated in line with western beauty standards. Black people not only experience this stigma from outside of their […]

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 […]

BRAZILIAN RAPPER THIAGO ELNIÑO PAYZ TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM X AND MORE ON INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM

by By Robin Batista* The first album of the Brazilian rapper Thiago Elniño, A Rotina do Pombo (The Pigeon’s Routine), talks the marginalized lives of the black people in Brazil. The main character of the album is Sem Nome (Unnamed), a young boy who lives in a metropolitan city, works in an underemployment and is seen […]

HIDDEN FIGUREZ: JOAN TARIKA LEWIZ, THE FIRST WOMAN TO JOIN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Many people know the Kathleen Cleavers and Angela Davises of the Black Panther Party but the first woman of the iconic group was Joan Tarika Lewis. Known then as Tarika Matilaba, she was the first woman to gain entrace to BPP and demanded to have space for black women in its platform. Born and raised […]

October 13, 1970: Angela Davis Iz Captured By FBI Agentz In New York City (NYC)

After two months of being on the run, FBI agents found Davis at the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in New York City. President Richard M. Nixon congratulated the FBI on its “Capture of the dangerous “Terrorist”, Angela Davis.” Aretha Franklin offered to pay Angela Davis’ bail after she was captured by the FBI. Franklin stated: “I […]

Angela Daviz Deliverz the 17th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Angela Davis reflects on radical movements, radical imagination, relationships between generations of liberation activists and new forms of leadership.

Maya Jupiter – Madre Tierra feat Loz Cojolites (Official Videoz

  Los Angeles based rapper and activist Maya Jupiter has a new song out called Madre Tierra in which she expresses the strength and resilience of women and links it to the earth. The Mexican-Turkish singer who was born in La Paz, Mexico, and raised in Sydney, Australia, lives today with her partner Aloe Blacc […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]