Amerikan Crime: How Capitalism + White Supremacy Created Chicago’s Black Ghetto

Part 1: Great Migration and the Brutal Reality of the “Promised Land” There would be no United States as we now know it today without slavery. Hoping to escape the bitter poverty and lynch mob terror of the South when they reached the supposed “Promised Land” in cities like Chicago, Black people found themselves exploited […]

50 years ago Black GIs at Fort Hood jailed for protesting riot-control duty

By John Catalinotto Anger radiated through the barracks in 1968 as orders reached the Black troops of the 1st Armored Division that they would be sent to Chicago on riot-control duty at the Democratic National Convention. GIs spread a message throughout Fort Hood, Texas, on Aug. 23: They would meet on the grassy area at the […]

The forgotten riot that sparked Boston’s racial unrest

At the start of June 1967, a riot erupted in the Grove Hall neighborhood. At left, a man is arrested. At right, police stood in the street on June 1 as tensions mounted. Photos by Bob Dean/Globe Staff/File Fifty years ago today, riots convulsed Roxbury, as the civil rights tumult of the ‘60s finally reached […]

COMIC SERIEZ FOLLOWZ CHICAGO TEEN POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF SHAKA ZULU

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a […]

The Sacrificez Of Slain Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton And Hiz Family Are A Lesson In Black Love

“In the wake of the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, and the anniversary of the state sponsored assassination of one of its rising stars, Fred Hampton, we spoke with his only child, Fred Hampton Jr. about how he and his parents sacrificed their own well being for the love of Black people and their liberation.” […]

INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY DAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!! Contact: James Smith Phone: 773-256-9451 Email: We_Ride@aol.com INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY DAY   (Chicago, Illinois) –December 4, 2016 –The Annual International Revolutionary Day (IRD) commemorating the life of Chairman Fred Hampton of the Illinois Chapter Black Panther Party, and Defense Captain Mark Clark will begin 12:00 noon at 2337 W. Chairman […]

Chicago Didn’t Release All Videoz and Reportz From Cop Shootingz

by JUSTIN GLAWE   Several cases were missing from Friday’s data dump until The Daily Beast dug in. Editor’s Note, 6/6/2016: The Independent Police Review Authority said Monday that cases of killings by police that were missing from its online portal were excluded because they are in fact closed cases. CHICAGO — At least three killings […]

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of Amerika

“Maybe there are those whom can hear this. Being that white people are pointing out some of these issues. Include some of the pertinent information provided. In particular of what is said about Chicago in the ‘minority’ community. In the words of Charlette Iserbyt… How do you fight something if you don’t know what you’re […]

Amerikan Violence in Chicago and Beyond: The Morbid Symptomz of Our Interregnum

  by Jim Burns On November 24th, Chicago police officer Jason van Dyke was indicted on first-degree murder charges for the public execution of 17 year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014. The same week, the Chicago Police moved to fire police detective Dante Servin for murdering 22 year-old Rekia Boyd in 2012, and on December 1st, […]