Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.

 109 Image: New York Public Library Digital Collection by Shaun King June 20 2018 LIKE MOST OF you reading this, I am deeply appalled at what I see happening right now in the United States — immigrant children being snatched away from their parents and sent to separate detention centers, often locked in cages with strangers, […]

Remembering Mtayari Shabaka Sundiata and 400 Years of New Afrikan Freedom Fighters!

Originally posted on newafrikan77:
Historically this war strategy, the consolidation of capital, politics, racist ideology and guns has its roots in the continent of Afrika and America. The initial development of colonialist expansion on the North American continent began with the Afrikan slave trade and the genocide perpetrated against the Native American Indians. It was off the backs…

Potency of Walter Rodney?s ideas 38 years after assassination

Caribbean360 by Wazir Mohamed Jun 15, 2018 Thirty-eight years have passed since Walter Rodney was assassinated in Guyana on 13 June 1980 in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital city, but his legacy lives on beyond his home-country. In the 2014-2016 Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances that led to his death, evidence was produced that showed that […]

How hair was done in Afrika before the dreaded colonial invasion

African hairstyles Right from the culture of ancient African civilisations before slavery began, the hair was entrusted to close relatives for styling as it was believed that if a strand fell into the hands of an enemy, the owner of the hair could be harmed. Hair at the time played significant roles, as it symbolized […]

Liberation Theologies: Decolonizing the Masters’ Tool

by Gregory Stevens               A scene from the movie, The Birth of a Nation. On August 21st, 1831 Baptist preacher, Nat Turner, lead one of the largest slave insurrections in the history of the United States. In an explosion of prophetic and apocalyptic rage, Turner overthrew his legal owners ruling […]

Yanga: The Forgotten Rebellion Against Colonial Rule in Mexico

  by Andres D. Medellin  At the beginning of the 17th Century, hiding in the coastal highlands of Veracruz in New Spain (the territory which encompasses Mexico at present), the members of the palenques (communities of escaped slaves) attacked both merchants and soldiers, with weapons that were captured from their erstwhile Spanish slavers. Spain was unable to contain the […]

“Stand Your Ground”: Siwatu-Salama Ra and Black Self-Defense, Part 2

by Tryon P. Woods “Stand Your Ground”: Siwatu-Salama Ra and Black Self-Defense, Part 2 “In a slaveholding society such as ours, even after the formal institution of chattel slavery has ended, each and every legal principle ultimately expresses the foundational antagonism between non-black and black.” When Siwatu-Salama Ra was sentenced to two years in prison […]

The invention of white people, the absurdity of race and fear of a Black planet

by Paradise Free Jah Love Supreme Genesis 15:13,14: And the Lord said, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a strange land that is not their own. They will be forced into slavery and oppressed for 400 years. But I will terribly punish the nation that enslaves them, and they will leave […]

Racial Terror by the Rules: On Anti-Black Psychic Violence as a Kind of Governmentality

by Zoe Samudzi The Emancipation Statue, Bridgetown, Barbados. One of the most egregious but canonically crucial colonial acts was to make God and Jesus white men. Jesus, in this imagination, is not a brown-skinned Jewish man from Judea (today’s Occupied Palestine): he’s a fair complected man with reddish or brown hair. The insidiousness of this anglicization […]

The Funke Wisdom of Chocolate Cities

By Mary F. Corey  A Review of Chocolate Cities: the Black Map of American Life by Marcus A. Hunter & Zandria F. Robinson, University of California Press Mathematically it all adds up All people are equal, but equal to what? Once you understand there’s a spiritual math Add soul to the science and subtract the riff–raff Knowledge ain’t enough, you need funke funke wisdom —Kool Moe Dee, Funke Wisdom (1991)    Imagine a giant map of the United States with just two words inscribed across it: THE SOUTH. There are no blue states and no […]