Black people were denied vanilla ice cream in the Jim Crow south – except on Independence Day

One result of legalized racism in America was this strange limit, which helped teach kids the rules of a segregated society It was only 60 years ago that this would have been an unheard of sight in the south. Photograph: My Mundane Life / Flickr By custom rather than by law, black folks were best […]

“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 […]

Dr. Mutulu Shakur – It iz time for hiz release

Dr. Mutulu Shakur has been a federal prisoner since 1986. He has been denied parole eight times, has taken full responsibility for his actions, has served as a force for good and anti-violence throughout his decades of incarceration, is an elder and has multiple health complications, has a loving family that needs him, and upon […]

7 Historical Factz Everyone Should Know About the Black Pantherz Breakfast Program

The Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast for Children program was established when the Civil Rights Movement had reached a turning point. When the program originated, both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Robert F. Kennedy had been assassinated. By the time the program was dismantled, over 20,000 children had been given the opportunity to […]

Remembering the Black Panther Party

Fifty years after its founding, the Black Panther Party’s antiracist, anticapitalist vision remains just as relevant today. by Robert Greene II Charles Bursey hands a plate of food to a child as part of the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program. Photo courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch   Four Futures: Life After Capitalism […]

October 13, 1970: Angela Davis Iz Captured By FBI Agentz In New York City (NYC)

After two months of being on the run, FBI agents found Davis at the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in New York City. President Richard M. Nixon congratulated the FBI on its “Capture of the dangerous “Terrorist”, Angela Davis.” Aretha Franklin offered to pay Angela Davis’ bail after she was captured by the FBI. Franklin stated: “I […]

BLUE SUPREMACY IZ THE NEW WHITE SUPREMACY

“It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.” A US Major on the bombing of Ben Tré in South Vietnam 2/8/1968 We seem to be in the midst of a huge paradigm shift here in the US… It feels as though some kind of critical mass has been reached in regard to the […]

Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez

An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez Dylan is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. He was elected Chair of the UC Riverside Academic Senate by his faculty peers in 2016. He is the author of two books: Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the US Prison Regime (2006) […]

Stokely Carmichael

‪#‎BlackAugust‬ – Stokely Carmichael, the Trinidadian-American activist, was one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an ‘Honorary Prime Minister’ of the Black Panther Party, and a leader of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. Carmichael was elected the national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating […]

Nina Simone – the Legend

For those of us coming of age in the tumultuous sixties, Nina Simone was an iconic figure of struggle and revolution. Often referred to as the High Priestess of Soul, in hindsight she now seems more like a goddess. That voice, that stage presence, that piano virtuosity, that ability to switch effortlessly between musical genres […]