The Fallacy of 1619: Rethinking the History of Afrikans in Early Amerika

 September 4, 2017 by Michael Guasco “Landing of first twenty slaves at Jamestown.” 1911. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections.  In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. […]

Letter from a Region in My Mind

by James Baldwin  1/30/1963, New York, NY. James Baldwin sprawls across the bed in his New York apartment to jot down some notes. Photograph by Bettmann / Corbis Take up the White Man’s burden— Ye dare not stoop to less— Nor call too loud on Freedom To cloak your weariness; By all ye cry or […]

Do Black Activists Have An Obligation To Tone Down Their Rhetoric ?

  Whenever the oppressed in general, and Black people in particular, raise strong — even militant — objections to their treatment, there are always those who say “Tone it down.”  Many people — both Black and White — are uncomfortable when forced to confront the issues of race and racism: Many Whites don’t want to […]

5 Countriez That Brought In Europeanz To White Wash Their Populationz

After the trans-Atlantic slave trade was officially abolished toward the end of the 19th century, many whites felt threatened and feared free Blacks would become a menacing element in society. The elites spent a great dealing of time mulling over how best to solve the so-called Negro problem. A popular solution that emerged during this […]

Ain’t no statute of limitationz on genocide!

by Shaka Shakur Article II of The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 9, 1948, states that “genocide” means any of the following acts, committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group […]

Prison livez matter

by Kwame Shakur, New Afrikan Liberation Collective (NALC) All across this kkkountry we are hearing and seeing the masses exclaim, “Black lives matter!” We heard Obama counter that by telling the people, “All lives matter” and “Police lives matter.” But what about the more than 2 million lives being held captive across this kkkountry in […]

43 Yearz & Still In

by Herman Bell 43 YEARS AND STILL IN I’ve lived in this cell longer than I’ve lived on the streets.  Its metal locker where I keep my food from the mice, the toilet and face bowl, the bed, the floor, the cell bars and metal clothes rack all have come to know some part of […]

“I Believe in the Lawz of Nature”

If u have never heard or read Anna Mae Aquash ‘z statement to the Kourt of South Dakota. She speakz truth to power.  Thiz iz a recommended read to be read again and again. If at all possible gain some rightouz revolutionary knowledge… Anna Mae Aquash Statement to the Court of South Dakota September, 1975 […]

Diversity Scarcity in Mental-Health Servicez

Longtime Commissioner Quits Two Cultural Committees in Protest Paul Wellman (file) LANGUAGE GAPS: Dr. Manny Casas wants Behavioral Wellness to look at its ethnic biases, which have translated to poor services for black and Latino clients. Story by Héctor Sánchez Castañeda Thursday, January 5, 2017 Dr. Manny Casas has been the only Latino on the […]

The Distinction Between Slavery And Race In U.S. History

by   PATRICK RAEL The history of the Electoral College is receiving a lot of attention. Pieces like this one, which explores “the electoral college and its racist roots,” remind us how deeply race is woven into the very fabric of our government. A deeper examination, however, reveals an important distinction between the political interests […]