Police stops are still marred by racial discrimination, new data shows.

So why does Trump continue to endorse stop-and-frisk? by Alexi Jones President Trump is again encouraging Chicago police to use stop-and-frisk – a policy that allows police officers to stop citizens without good cause – even as new government data reminds us why such policies can be disastrous for people of color. Just days after Trump endorsed stop-and-frisk […]

How H. Rap Brown Forecast the Future of Black Power

by  Dr. Matthew Quest From 1967-1971, H Rap Brown (now Imam Jamil Al-Amin ), native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, distinguished himself in how he foretold the future of the Black Power movement and clarified the questions we should be asking about where African American politics and anti-racist politics were headed. His deeper contributions to politics are obscure to most perhaps as […]

‘Coming of Age in Mississippi’ still speaks to nation’s racial discord, 50 years late

Anne Moody penned her memoir at the urging of baseball great Jackie Robinson. Most memoirs are soon forgotten. A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years […]

What Real Radicals Think About the FBI Hunting ‘Black Identity Extremists’

A veteran Black Panther and younger activist on a young man being labeled a terrorist threat, and why it’s never been easy to fight racism. Photo by David William Turner/VICE Last October, Foreign Policy leaked a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that examined a novel perceived threat to American security: not white supremacists, not anti-abortion […]

Plausible deniability and sinister bigotry ​inside ​Texas prisons

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “The white cop in the ghetto is as ignorant as he is frightened, and his entire concept of police work is to cow the natives. He is not compelled to answer to these natives for anything he does; he knows that he will be protected by his brothers, who will allow […]

Propter Nos

It offers a platform for Black and radical anti-racist theoretical and cultural work — such as poetry, short essays, experimental writing, artwork — and will also increasingly serve as a source of commentary and analysis from imprisoned activists and grassroots abolitionist organizations. For a print copy of PN, please send a request by snail-mail to: True Leap Press, […]

How playing on swings can help children understand physics

Author Francis Mavhunga Lecturer, Physics Education, University of Eswatini Disclosure statement This work was supported by the Department of Higher Education (grant number R792). Swings can be educational tools. KHONTHO8/Shutterstock To children in Zimbabwe, they’re mzeerere. Kids in Eswatini call them mjikeni; their South African counterparts refer to the mswinki. The words may be different, but the experience is […]

“Racist & “Sexist” Drawing of Serena Williams at the U.S. Open

This is nothing more than racist sexist vulgar trashy misogynistic caricature “cartoon” drawn of @serenawilliams and @naomi_osaka_  This is supposed to be 2018  things seem to be reverting back to the early days of Disney and it’s racist  characterizations of Black People and this is unacceptable on all levels. Naomi Osaka may have blonde hair but […]

Bling-bling, the modern day popular culture with roots in Ancient Afrika’s display of wealth Bling-bling, the modern day popular culture with roots in Ancient Afrika’s display of wealth

  Photo: Silversea Cruises) The term bling-bling became one of the most used slang in the 2000s after hip-hop music gained grounds and African-American artists were enjoying centre stage. Along with their popularity came wealth, of which they celebrated and spoke on daily basis. After a while, as more and more artistes continued to make […]

Jihad Abdulmumit: Black Radical Movement Needs Infrastructure

    There is some continuity between today’s Black movement and the Sixties, however, “today’s struggle lacks the infrastructure in-the-hood-building” of the Panther era, said Jihad Abdulmumit, chairman of the Jericho Movement, which defends political prisoners. “Now, there’s demonstrations here and there, and newspaper articles and seminars — which is not gonna get it — but […]