A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

by SAEED SHABAZZ Assata Shakur “My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013. “Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence […]

ESSAY: 4 MOVEMENTS / 12 MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF AN EX-SLAVE

      Long Live Assata!     1.1 I’m not afraid to die but I am afraid I’m going to die. Afraid that, outside of a grave, there will not be one square inch of earth on which I can reside; afraid that my enemies will not allow me to breathe unless concrete and […]

Cuba pledges refuge for ‘U.S. civil rights fighters’

By Chris Fry   On June 16, Donald Trump, while announcing the rollback of President Obama’s modest improvements in U.S. imperialism’s posture towards revolutionary Cuba, demanded Cuba return freedom fighter Assata Shakur. As part of the Cuban government’s overall response to Trump’s attack, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez rebuffed Trump’s demand: “Regarding the issue of the […]

Black Anarchists and Pan-Afrikanists: An Interview with Philip A. Howard

  Dr. Philip A. Howard is a historian who researches the Afro-Cuban and African influence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chair of the Department of History at the University of Houston, Howard is the author two books: Changing History: The Afro-Cuban Cabildos and Societies of Color in the Nineteenth Century (LSU Press, 1998) and the recently […]

If You Embrace Assata, You Must Fight the Black Misleadership Class

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford Donald Trump’s lynch party seeking the extradition of Assata Shakur from Cuba includes every U.S. president — most especially Barack Obama, who doubled the bounty on her head and demanded “that a home-grown Black revolutionary and escaped political prisoner be returned to captivity.” As for […]

Help support Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando’s new film, Sisters of the Heart

We are writing to share a unique opportunity to help support the work of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando​. Her latest documentary, ​Sisters of the Heart, ​now in production, presents the little known story of the Oblate Sisters​ of Providence, a Black Catholic order that, since 1829, has educated poor children of African descent from Cuba to […]

The Cuban Revolution: Still in Motion

by Danny Haiphong The author’s recent trip to Cuba confirmed his confidence in the power of people to transform their lives. It is also clear that “the US government has not stopped its ceaseless attack on the Cuban Revolution and probably never will as long as the US possesses an imperialist system.” Nevertheless, every Cuban he […]

Remembering Che Guevara 50 Years After His Assassination

Argentine communist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution of 1959. | Photo: Archive In light of a recent upsurge in denunciations of Che and the Cuban Revolution, it is important to separate fact from fiction. 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the CIA-ordered assassination of Che Guevara. In light of a […]

Fidel & Malcolm X Memoriez of a meeting

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION More than five decades have lapsed since September 1960, when African American Muslim leader Malcolm X welcomed Cuban President Fidel Castro to a midnight meeting at Harlem’s Black-owned Hotel Theresa. Castro and his delegation had come to New York to attend the UN General Assembly, but the management of the Manhattan hotel they […]

The New Black Maroonz to Amerika: “We Quit!”

Just as slave runaways made common cause with Native Americans in resistance to white settlers, U.S. Blacks should reciprocate the solidarity offered by Cuba, Venezuela and Palestinians, as well as providing whatever assistance is possible to progressive and revolutionary forces in Africa. However, “the task of political disengagement” from the rigged U.S. process “demands assurance […]