When Black Power Set Racist Amerika On Fire: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

by Ibram X. Kendi ATYPEEK VIA GETTY IMAGES   Fifty years ago, the term “Black power” fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. […]

SCHOOLED BY YOUTUBE: IN MEMORY OF MALCOLM X….UNAPOLOGETIC & UNCOMPROMISING

  Learn about MALCOLM X’s Mission and Message to show that what we called a civil rights issue against “black citizens in America” was actually a HUMAN RIGHTS issue on African people that lived in America. He understood that fighting to be included in a system that was never intended for blacks was fruitless and […]

16 THINGZ THAT MADE AFRIKAN KING SHAKA ZULU ONE OF THE GREATEST MILITARY MINDZ IN HISTORY

Shaka Zulu is said to be one of the greatest military leaders in African history, and perhaps all of history. There is controversy around the brutality of his methods, and the strictness with which he trained his troops, but in many ways, he improved warfare methods forever. Born in 1787 in what is now South […]

What Happened to the Civil Rightz Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

The National Welfare Rights Organization marching to end hunger in 1968. (Photo: from the Jack Rottier Collection/George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center) by  Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the midst of the “March […]

African Angst as the ‘New’ Black Feminism: When Revisionist Afrocentrism is Masked as Black Politic

Originally posted on APNS Public Radyo:
Summary: (Warning: Rough Language) As Western feminist attention is hopelessly drawn-in by the unnecessarily heady, intellectual brain-drain and capitalist-driven neo-Feminism romance between Beyoncé and her adoring fans, fellow Black female entertainer Azealia Banks has decided to wail herself into a ban on Twitter and an ejection from the roster…

Afeni Shakur: Three Black Pantherz Remember the Multiple Sidez of the Revolutionary

  Former Black Panther Party Members Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Sekou Odinga and Bilal Sunni-Ali jointly recollect the life, times and legacy of the late revolutionary matriarch Afeni Shakur. Afeni’s passing in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party founded in Oakland California, is a significant socio-political marker in the marginalization of Black Radicalism in America. Her passing […]

Extreme Remediez

 by Max Nelson George Jackson’s Soledad Brother, forty years later. Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature. Read the previous entry, on the French revolutionary Madame Roland, here. On August 21, 1971, George Jackson pulled a pistol on his wardens at San Quentin, the notoriously racist maximum-security prison to which he’d recently been relocated. When […]