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 […]

Hubert Harrison: Growing appreciation for thiz giant of Black history (Our-story)

by Jeffrey B. Perry Hubert Harrison (1883-1927), the “father of Harlem radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement,” is a giant of our history. He was extremely important in his day and his significant contributions and influence are attracting increased study and discussion today. In this 90th year since his death in 1927, […]

Democracy iz Gone in the USA

by Ron Jacobs The CIA’s Phoenix assassination program slaughtered 50,000 Vietnamese, and was considered a new benchmark in international state terror. Today, the U.S. conducts a globalized kind of Phoenix Program, using high- and low-tech methods of covert and overt mass murder. Douglas Valentine’s second book on the CIA traces the growth of the world […]

Where iz your voice, Mr. President?

  Wiki Akyaaba Addai-Sebo Where is the Pan-African spirit? The absence of African solidarity with African Americans who are being killed in US cities by state security forces driven by white supremacy is deeply saddening. From all over Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, Black people must rise up to condemn the killing of our […]

After the Black Pantherz: moving forward

U.S. prison conditions, solitary confinement, post-prisoners rights movement of the ’60s and ’70s, and the absence of the Black Panther Party vanguard. Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi SCI Greene, Waynesburg, PA Power to the People! We need prisoners’ empowerment! We need participation in the broader movement fighting U.S. imperialism. This here blog post is intended to […]

Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950)

  Image Courtesy of Ancella Bickley Collection, West Virginia State Archives Historian Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia on December 19, 1875.  During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and attended high school […]

The World of Sakanouye No Tamuramaro: Black Shogun of Early Japan

by RUNOKO RASHIDI In 1994 I was invited to Japan to lecture at two United States military bases. It was to be my initial trip to east Asia and my second travel experience in Asia overall. I visited India for the first time in 1987. Japan turned out to be an exceptionally important trip for me, […]

Forgotten Art: Afrikan Fighing Systemz

By Pendekar Suchi Richard Crabbe-de-Bordes & Pesilat Scott McQuaid The Greeks named Venus the God of War and so we shall name ours… The art of combat is said to have originated from Egypt, early hieroglyphics document this theory but it was the Greeks that developed and shaped the system of combat, calling it Pankration […]

first annual MALCOLM X FILM FESTIVAL – organised by the Malcolm X Movement

  the first annual  MALCOLM X FILM FESTIVAL Organised by the Malcolm X Movement FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE CIVIL RIGHTS & BLACK POWER  |  GLOBAL UNITY & INTERNATIONALISM  |  LEGACY, CONTINUITIES & CHALLENGES speakers include*: ILYASAH SHABAZZ (writer and daughter of Malcolm X) LEILA KHALED (PFLP / PLO) BERNADETTE McALISKEY Dr MOUSSA IBRAHIM (Libyan Resistance) GERRY […]

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutez the U.S. Black struggle: ‘The empire will fall from within’

By PFLP on November 29, 2014 The following statement was first issued by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on Aug. 19, 2014. The powerful and inspiring words expressed below are just as relevant today in light of mass protests against the racist grand jury ruling in Ferguson as when first written. For […]