The Chains That Bound Blacks and Indigenous Americans

Blacks and Native Americans share a history of enslavement at the hands of European settlers, said Dr Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of the new book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. […]

22 Million Reasons Black Amerika Doesn’t Trust Banks

by Marcus Anthony Hunter  By 1871, Congress had authorized the bank to provide mortgages and business loans. Such mortgages and loans, however, were usually given to whites, creating a financial paradox -— a bank using the savings and income of black depositors to advance the economic fortunes of whites who had at their disposal mainstream banks […]

Black Study, Black Struggle

by ROBIN D. G. KELLEY Editors’ Note: Answer Robin Kelley’s call for a rebirth of political education by organizing a reading group. To help you get started, we asked forum contributor Derecka Purnell to share the Harvard Law School student activists’ Radical Political Action Reading List. A forum by Robin D. G. Kelley, Derecka Purnell, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Christopher Lebron, Barbara Ransby, and others […]

Richard B. Moore: “Dogs and Slaves are Named by Their Masters; Free Men Name Themselves!”

Richard B. Moore was a Caribbean activist in the early and mid 20th century. by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali Not so very long ago, most Black Americans answered to the term “Negro.” But, not Richard B. Moore, a “race man” who was also a socialist and a member of the African Blood Brotherhood, the […]

The forgotten riot that sparked Boston’s racial unrest

At the start of June 1967, a riot erupted in the Grove Hall neighborhood. At left, a man is arrested. At right, police stood in the street on June 1 as tensions mounted. Photos by Bob Dean/Globe Staff/File Fifty years ago today, riots convulsed Roxbury, as the civil rights tumult of the ‘60s finally reached […]

Even before sanctuary citiez, here’z how Black Amerikanz protected fugitive slavez

Over the past few days, the national climate has grown increasingly tense over the issue of “sanctuary” cities and states. Local communities, including some college and university campuses, have pledged to shield undocumented children and adults from President Donald Trump’s proposals for deportation. Municipalities and campuses remain steadfast even in the face of the president’s […]

The Sacrificez Of Slain Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton And Hiz Family Are A Lesson In Black Love

“In the wake of the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, and the anniversary of the state sponsored assassination of one of its rising stars, Fred Hampton, we spoke with his only child, Fred Hampton Jr. about how he and his parents sacrificed their own well being for the love of Black people and their liberation.” […]

Black Amerika and the passing of Fidel Castro

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. It is impossible to discuss Fidel Castro outside of an examination of the Cuban Revolution. And, while I hear that there are many Cuban Americans dancing with glee upon news of the death of President Castro, I know that the emotions within Black America are and will continue to be quite […]

Black Amerikan Anti-Imperialism: an Invisible Subject for the New York Timez

  To read the foreign policy pages of the New York Times is to enter a world of whiteness. “Whites are the only ones who are presumed to have an opinion on such issues that is worth mentioning.” Although Black America is the nation’s most anti-imperial constituency, foreign policy is considered a white preserve. Blacks […]

Working az intended in Dallas and beyond: The inextricably wound threadz of White Nationalism and US law enforcement

by Johnny Islamabad Everybody knows what happened last week. Everybody knows: the streetside roadrage execution of Delrawn Small under the indifferent glare of a Brooklyn stoplight on July 4. The parking lot tackle-and-slaughter of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge for the crime of selling CDs outside a store on July 5. The videotaped, thoughtless murder […]