‘This is huge’: Black liberationist speaks out after her 40 years in prison

Exclusive: Debbie Sims Africa, the first freed member of a radical Philadelphia group many say were unjustly imprisoned, talks about reuniting with her son and defends the Move members still locked up: ‘We are peaceful people’  Debbie Sims Africa was 22 when she was sentenced. Her release is seen as a major breakthrough for those imprisoned […]

7 powerful quotes Pan-African leader, Marcus Garvey, will be remembered for

Marcus Garvey It’s been 78 years since the death of Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s first national hero who advocated for Black nationalism in Jamaica and particularly the United States. Born on August 17, 1887, Garvey in 1914 started the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), in Jamaica, which protested against racial discrimination and encouraged self-government for black […]

Our finances have to be redirected from cookies and chips toward freedom initiatives

Part VIII: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement On Jan. 21, 2018, our loved elder, revolutionary leader and teacher Hon. Richard “Mafundi” Lake joined the Ancestors. Baba Mafundi left us with knowledge, love and an example of how to live a life of […]

A Liberation Theology as Black as Malcolm X: The Uncompromising Vision of James Cone

by Ewuare X. Osayande “If the church is to remain faithful to its Lord, it must make a decisive break with the structure of this society by launching a vehement attack on the evils of racism in all forms. It must become prophetic, demanding a radical change in the interlocking structures of this society.” So begins […]

The bunker is gone but the Black Panthers’ work lives on in Seattle

Seattle Black Panthers gather on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia on February 28, 1969, to protest a bill aiming to make it a crime to exhibit firearms with “an intent to intimidate others.” MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY Elmer Dixon walked up to the spot where the Black Panthers fortified a building against […]

Winnie Mandela was a hero. If she’d been white, there would be no debate

Peaceful protest did not end apartheid: it took revolutionaries. And it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between a system of racial supremacy and a person who helped overthrow it  ‘Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the leader of a liberation struggle. She was a radical until the end.’ Photograph: AP Heroes are curious things. Ours have roots in […]

Black Panther Party poster by Emory Douglas

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Harriet Tubman’s no-nonsense badassness continues to inspire freedom fighters over 100 years after her death

When you think of the abolition of slavery, and those who led the charge, Harriet Tubman should be one of the first to come to mind. Tubman learned from her own escape from slavery, but she didn’t stop there. Taking matters into her own hands, The Civil War spy and Underground Railroad conductor dedicated her […]