Torture hoodz used in U.S. prisonz

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! The above definitions describe a condition that too often occurs […]

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 […]

The contested legaciez and continued erasure of Biko and Sobukwe after 1994

BC Veli Mbele The same people who did everything they could to vilify both Biko and Sobukwe while they lived – and have taken part in attempted erasure of their legacies – pretend to honour these anti-apartheid icons. Today, those who paid a painful price for associating with Biko and Sobukwe watch how others gobble […]

A just rage

by  Henry Makori Black people are quickly labeled racist any time we raise our voice against white supremacy. It is racism fighting back. It is meant to silence us. We should not openly express what we feel and know. As Black people we should not own our experiences and history. No. We are instead supposed […]

How Amerika Ignorez Itz Appalling History of Racism

A classic study on American race relations is the subject of a new documentary. By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo Credit: IndependentLens In 1944, Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal conducted a highly controversial study on race, titled “An American Dilemma.” Now his research is the focus of an equally provocative Independent Lens documentary on PBS. Llewellyn Smith’s […]

Are Namez Really That Important? For Black People, the Answer Iz a Resounding ‘Yes!’

The effects of the transatlantic slave trade still resonate within the Black community in America. Slavery was the total dehumanization of Black people through exploitation and brutality. One aspect of this was the stripping away of Black culture and identity. Black people were not only branded physically, we were branded culturally with the insignia of our […]

Why Calling Enslaved Afrikanz ‘Immigrantz’ Delegitimizez the Horrorz of Slavery

by David Love Wikimedia Commons Fresh off his Senate confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson addressed HUD employees on Monday with remarks likening enslaved Africans to immigrants. In making this statement, Carson perpetuates the false narrative of America as a land of opportunity where everyone came of their […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“I told him that Americanz had no businezz at all in Vietnam; and that black people certainly had no businezz there, aiding the slave master to enslave yet more millionz of dark people, and also identifying themselvez with the white Amerikan crimez: we, the blackz, are going to need our own alliez, for the Amerikanz, […]

The Black Declaration of Independence

We, the Black People in Amerika, in consequence of arriving at a knowledge of Ourselves as a people with dignity, long deprived of that knowledge; as a consequence of revolting with every decimal of Our collective and individual beings against the oppression that for 300 years has destroyed and broken and warped the bodies and […]

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 […]