The Bible Belt Is the Lynching Belt: Slavery, White Supremacy and Religion in America

by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA   The following is an excerpt from the book AWAY WITH ALL GODS! Unchaining the Mind and Radically Changing the World, by Bob Avakian (available from Insight Press). The book was published in 2008.     For a number of years now, I have been […]

HUMANITARIAN CRISIS FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA: “THEY HAVE TAKEN AWAY SO MUCH FROM US, EVEN THE FEAR”

The Afro Colombians are people with ancestral heritage of resistance and resilience but eternally condemned to the exile of our territories because of structurally racist policies, the armed conflict, and the abandonment of the Colombian state. We are the hen of the golden eggs of this country but we are treated like cockroaches. It is […]

Sordid History and Great Crimes of the FBI

In his statement on firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump wrote that “the FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.” But what is the actual history and role of this “cherished and respected” institution that Trump is […]

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 […]