Mississippi Black Codez

(1865)  The status of Blacks was the focal problem of Reconstruction. Slavery had been abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment, but the white people of the South were determined to keep the Black population in “their place,” socially, politically, and economically. This was done by means of the notorious “Black Codes,” passed by several of the […]

Black History

by Gil Scott-Heron  I was wondering about our yesterdays, and starting digging through the rubble and to say, at least somebody went through a hell of a lot of trouble to make sure that when we looked things up we wouldn’t fair too well and that we would come up with totally unreliable portraits of ourselves. […]

A Black Nation

“What do we mean when we speak of a Black Revolution? I can remember an incident at the beginning of the Harlem Rebellion only a few short years ago when a news reporter snapped an unforgettable picture of a black girl who was present when a black boy was brutally killed by a white apartment […]

What We Can Learn from the Black Panther Party Today

by  Julianne Malveaux  Julianne Malveaux says too many, including our leaders, have taken the “go along to get along” approach, forgetting that sometimes getting along is not enough. (file photo) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a […]

S.S. Jesuz slave ship

  S.S. Jesuz slave ship layout. Why iz the same pattern embossed on a “holy bible?” The Jesuz Slave Ship iz a Clarion Call for Black Christianz. With careful analysiz the average Black Christian will come to gripz with the fact that Christianity was not established for the good of Black people.  The religion waz forced […]

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.” […]

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’z birthday with a Rally for Self-determination! BLACK IZ BACK!

Thousands of black people will descend on the U.S. capital in Washington, D.C. on January 14, 2017, one day before the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and six days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. We will rally for black self-determination and […]

All Hate Iz NOT Equal

When Donald Trump took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty in the case of the Central Park 5—five Black and Brown teenagers (in the case involving the brutal beating and rape of a female jogger)—even before they were convicted, this was fomenting hate. And when he has […]

Lynch Law

By Ida B. Wells 1893   “Lynch Law,” says the Virginia Lancet, “as known by that appellation, had its origin in 1780 in a combination of citizens of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, entered into for the purpose of suppressing a trained band of horsethieves and counterfeiters whose well concocted schemes had bidden defiance to the ordinary […]