The Actual Voices of Enslaved Black People Recorded From The 1800s

Amazing what was found on old recording devices from the late 1800’s. Records were found of multiple interviews of actual Black American slaves of the time. What you will hear is both disturbing and shocking. How does it make you feel?       These recordings are part of the WPA slave narratives, interviews which […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 11 by Michael Richardson

“OK to do” —J. Edgar Hoover, August 19, 1970   On August 18, 1970, the Omaha World Herald published an article entitled “Voiceprint In Bombing To FBI Lab” on the front page of the evening newspaper. The article quoted Deputy Police Chief Walter Devere that a recording of the fatal 911 call would aid the investigation and […]

The ‘Father of Black History’ Was Afro-Puerto Rican

By JANICE LLAMOCA  http://n.pr/2usuzSB There’s a building in Harlem that houses, some say, the largest collection of Black history in the world. At the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, you can see and touch original documents like the Malcolm X papers and the Nate King Cole papers. The center also holds specialized exhibits, film […]

Book Review: ‘Long Shot: The Triumphz And Strugglez Of An NBA Freedom Fighter’

  Screen shot of cover of “Long Shot” published by Haymarket Books   by KEVIN GOSZTOLA Decades before the National Football League blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his activism and political speech, the National Basketball Association (NBA) blackballed Craig Hodges. He was exiled from professional basketball by NBA owners because he believed players should use the […]

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 […]

Afro-Latino Filmz for Black History (Our-story) Month and Beyond

When discussing black history, the subject is too often limited to black Americans as black history can be traced even to places like Russia.There is much more to the black race as it extends through many languages and cultures around the world. Therefore, when I think of black history or black heritage, I think globally. […]

#WOMENSHISTORYMONTH DAHOMEY: MEET THE BADDEST WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY (Our-story)

#WOMENSHISTORYMONTH DAHOMEY: MEET THE BADDEST WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY The research used to write this article was adopted from the book Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey. The Black Spartans of Dahomey were one of history’s most fearsome warrior class. But unlike the Samurai of Japan, the Knights of Europe, or the […]

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 […]

Remembering Malcolm

By Garrett Felber  This week on Black Perspectives, we mark the 52nd anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with a week-long forum, “Remembering Malcolm,” on his life, and legacy, and the significance of his ideas for continuing struggles for racial justice and human rights. Certainly, Malcolm is important for his unwavering and incisive critiques of anti-black racism in its […]

NY prison authoritiez punish, move Jalil Muntaqim

BY SETH GALINSKY NEW YORK — Former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) was transferred from Attica Correctional Facility to Southport Correctional Facility, a notorious supermax prison just south of Elmira, New York, in early January. “This is clearly a punitive transfer,” Anne Lamb told the Militant Jan. 11. “It also means he’s much farther […]