By Mary F. Corey A Review of Chocolate Cities: the Black Map of American Life by Marcus A. Hunter & Zandria F. Robinson, University of California Press Mathematically it all adds up All people are equal, but equal to what? Once you understand there’s a spiritual math Add soul to the science and subtract the riff–raff Knowledge ain’t enough, you need funke funke wisdom —Kool Moe Dee, Funke Wisdom (1991) Imagine a giant map of the United States with just two words inscribed across it: THE SOUTH. There are no blue states and no […]
by Ajamu Baraka Before we can even process the acquittal of the murders of Philado Castile, we hear about another murder of a black person by the police occupation forces. This time the victim, Charleena Lyles, is a black woman who was also five months pregnant. Again, there is anger, confusion and calls for justice […]
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” Some of the truest words (and there are many) on the black experience uttered by James Baldwin. And, yet, in spite of this rage, what we don’t really see is black people taking […]
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I didn’t want to like this because there is nothing to like about this. This is disheartening. It upsets me but I know that anger is not the answer. Not saying that physical violence is not the answer, but anger should not be the fuel. God is going to intervene one way or another.
This monster – the monster they’ve engendered in me will return to torment its maker, from the grave, the pit, from the profoundest pit. Hurl me into the next existence, the descent into hell won’t turn me. I’ll crawl back to dog his trail forever. They won’t defeat my revenge. Never never. I’m a part […]
by Workers Vanguard When Bree Newsome pulled down the Confederate flag – the banner of fascist Ku Klux Klan terror, akin to the Nazi swastika – from in front of the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on June 27, she gave brief, heroic expression to an anger felt far beyond the Lowcountry over the bloody […]
LONG LIVE THE DRAGON George Lester Jackson September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971 This monster – the monster they’ve engendered in me will return to torment its maker, from the grave, the pit, from the profoundest pit. Hurl me into the next existence, the descent into hell won’t turn me. I’ll crawl back to […]