After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick

by  Jessica Sutherland  Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

The Lesson of Emmett Till Has Been Ignored for Decades

Reopening the Till case doesn’t even begin to address the white terrorism festering in Trump’s America By JAMIL SMITH  Emmett Till Bettmann/Getty Images Murder can be a message, and the men who lynched Emmett Till in 1955 surely sought to communicate through his broken and bloated flesh. The 14-year-old boy falsely accused of sexually harassing Carolyn Bryant […]

Nina Simone – Backlash Blues

civil rights song that makes a reference to the Vietnam War: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/JBrumm… From the 1967 album “Nina Simone Sings the Blues” (RCA Victor LSP-3789 / US / LP / 33rpm). Composed by Nina Simone and Langston Hughes. “Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash Who do you think I am You raise my taxes, freeze my wages And […]

The Florida Blind Boy Show makes it home at Black Power 96 and United Black Power 100!

Eddie “Florida Blind Boy” Maultsby and Larry Fayson bring the The Florida Blind Boy show to Black Power 96 and United Black Power 100! 🎉🎉🎉 Premiering tomorrow, May 13th @10 AM every Sunday Eddie and Larry will share inspirational music and special free giveaways listeners both local and abroad! 😍🙌 Tune in for your chance to win gas […]

Taking Freedom: Yes, Black Amerika Fears the Police. Here’s Why

On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans’ fear of police.  by NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES   Nearly every so-called race riot in the United States since 1935 has been sparked by a police incident. Police, because they interact in black communities every day, are often seen […]

The marvel of the real Black Panthers

By Mohsin Uppal Photo: rocor @Flickr Possibly what is already the blockbuster of the year is out: Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s a film chronicling comic book hero Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Black Panther was the first black superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 during the height of the […]

6 Movies About the Real Black Panthers to Watch After ‘Black Panther’

BY KHAL   Image via Getty/Jack Manning Contrary to the belief of some idiots on social media, Marvel’s Black Panther has nothing to do with the Black Panther Party. The first appearance of the Black Panther character in a comic book was in July of 1966, roughly five months before Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. That […]

Black Liberation and the Vietnamese struggle

African Americans reject imperialism, part 1 By Abayomi Azikiwe During the height of the genocidal war waged by the United States against the people of Vietnam during the 1960s and early 1970s, African Americans were involved in a life-and-death campaign in the U.S. aimed at reclaiming their national identity, human rights and racial dignity. January […]

Today’s Date in Afrikan Diasporic History (Our-story): A Must-Read on MLK

As, virtually, everyone knows; today marks the date Martin Luther King was born. A little more than three years before his assassination, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz/Malcolm X had been assassinated. Given the conciliatory tone of his comments about Dr. King, shortly before his death; his public remarks of support for the ‘voting-drive’ efforts that were ongoing in […]