What White Supremacists Know

The violent theft of land and capital is at the core of the U.S. experiment: the U.S. military got its start in the wars against Native Amerikans. by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz  Soldiers posing with Hotchkiss guns used in Wounded Knee Massacre, Library of Congress   The United States has been at war every day since its founding, […]

Rashid: The prison struggle continues

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson It’s been some years since I’ve been able to communicate through radio outlets. This on account of a series of transfers between various states’ prison systems – from Virginia to Oregon, then Texas to Florida and back to Virginia – as reprisals for my political work and publicizing the inhumane conditions […]

Black Amerikans Were Never Given A Chance

Race riots in Detroit 1943 AFRICANGLOBE – An examination of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the deadliest in US history, proves that the best efforts of Blacks were terminated in America with prejudice. Americans are slipping into the shadows of their own abyss and trying, at protests and through news media, to save what is left […]

How Brazilian football legend Pelé stopped a major Nigerian war for two days

Football legend Pelé He was so powerful and admired by many people in his heydays that he was able to achieve what political leaders and the international community couldn’t – stop a devastating civil war in Nigeria on his own. The Biafran War was rampant in the 1960s, following the desire of the Igbo people […]

Case #40: Native American Boarding Schools, 1870-1970s: “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”

THE CRIME: The cultural genocide of the Native Americans The near extermination of the Native Americans in the centuries following 1492 is one of the great historical crimes committed by the rulers of this country—or any country. Credible estimates of the indigenous population in North America in 1492 are between 12.5 and 18.5 million. Through […]

How Native Amerikan slaveholders complicate the Trail of Tears narrative @SmithsonianNMAI

Choctaw chief Greenwood LeFlore had 15,000 acres of Mississippi land (above, his Mississippi home Malmaison) and 400 enslaved Africans under his dominion. (Library of Congress) via How Native American slaveholders complicate the Trail of Tears narrative @SmithsonianNMAI

The Colfax Massacre 1873

Stumbling on a forgotten Reconstruction tragedy, in a forgotten corner of Louisiana It is highly unlikely that you might just stumble upon Colfax, Louisiana; it’s not on an interstate, and the only two things in the immediate vicinity that might qualify as conventional tourist attractions—a pair of Union warships that were sunk nearby during the […]

When Enslaved People Commandeered a Ship and Hightailed it to Freedom in the Bahamas

It’s been called the most successful slave rebellion in U.S. history   Ships involved in the American slave trade before the Civil War. (Wikimedia Commons) By Kat Eschner smithsonian.com   ON this day in 1841, a shipboard rebellion led to 128 enslaved people gaining their freedom in the Bahamas. The Creole case made headlines in its own time, but […]

Lynching and Anti-Lynching: Art and Politics in the 1930s

by M. Lee Stone Lynching and Anti-Lynching: Art and Politics in the 1930s   “There were nearly 5,000 persons lynched from 1882 through 1965.” The term “lynching” supposedly originated during the American Revolution with Colonel Charles Lynch, a Virginia justice of the peace. Lynch ordered “extra legal punishment” for British Loyalists, hanging without a trial. […]

The Thrilling Tale of How Robert Smalls Seized a Confederate Ship and Sailed it to Freedom

He risked his life to liberate his family and became a legend in the process The only way Robert Smalls could ensure that his family would stay together was to escape. (St. Martin’s Press) By Cate Lineberry  Darkness still blanketed the city of Charleston in the early hours of May 13, 1862, as a light […]