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 […]

‘Intoxicating freedom, gripping fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal on life as a Black Panther

 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently with the city’s police force 40 […]

The Black Panthers still in prison

Antoinette Russell vividly recalls the first time she was led to believe she would finally meet her father as a free man. He called her up on a prison phone, his voice shaking with excitement, and told her: “I’m coming home!” That was 17 years ago. Since then, every two years, she’s been put through […]

NYPD Watch Group Says 93 Percent of Weed Arrests in 2018 Were People of Color

The police watchdog group Police Reform Organizing Project is calling on progressive leaders to push for immediate decriminalization.   By Adam Drury So far this year in New York City, the NYPD has made 6,604 arrests for weed. In fact, marijuanaarrests are the third most common type of arrest for the NYPD. And those thousands of […]

It’s over! The most beautiful girl in the world has been found in Nigeria and she is 5 years old

5-year-old Jare Five-year-old Jare from Lagos, Nigeria is being extolled by many as ‘the most beautiful girl in the world.’ The internet seems to agree. Her image has gone viral after it was shared on Instagram a week ago by Mofe Bamuyiwa, a Nigerian photographer. It gained 16,000 likes within a short time of it […]

LISTEN: Podcast Explores How ‘Justice in Amerika’ Really Works

Attorney Josie Duffy Rice partners with educator Clint Smith III to examine the criminal justice system’s devastating impact on marginalized communities. Sameer Rao   A man walks by a bail bonds store on October 20, 2011 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images SHARE     A new investigative podcast, “Justice in America,” examines how this country’s criminal […]

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing – Racism (White Supremacy) & Black Mental Health

February 1995 Lecture in Brooklyn, NY (Boys & Girls High School)

Remains of Black People Forced Into Labor After Slavery Are Discovered in Texas

A historic cemetery was discovered on the construction site of a new school outside Houston. Archaeologists have found the remains of about 95 people who they believe were African-Americans forced to work as laborers after slavery ended. Credit Blacks forcedFort Bend Independent School District The remains of dozens of people found at a construction site in […]

Fanmi Lavalas Press Release

Fanmi Lavalas July 8, 2018 The Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization salutes the courage and determination of the Haitian people who decided to rise against the misery, hunger, exclusion and corruption that have been the hallmarks of this government. With the skyrocketing cost of living already intolerable, the government is adding fuel, gasoline, and kerosene to the fire to […]