The Con of Diversity

  In 1970, when black students occupied the dean’s office at Harvard Divinity School to protest against the absence of African-American scholars on the school’s faculty, the white administration was forced to respond and interview black candidates. It asked James Cone, the greatest theologian of his generation, to come to Cambridge, Mass., for a meeting. But […]

Chicago 1969: When Black Pantherz Aligned With Konfederate-Flag-Wielding, Working-Klazz Whitez

In the 1960s a group of working-class white activists joined forces with the Black Panthers in Chicago to fight systemic class oppression. Could a similar coalition emerge today? Bobby Seale , one of the founders of the black civil rights organization The Black Panthers speaks during a protest concert. Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the 2016 […]

‘Streetz Party’ commemoratez Black Panther leader’z birthday in Chicago

By Eric Struch Every year on Aug. 30, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs organize a birthday celebration for Chairman Fred Hampton Sr., the Black Panther Party leader in Chicago who was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department in a pre-dawn raid on Dec. 4, 1969, along with […]

Subversive Thought 4 Today

“If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.” — Thomas Sowell Related articles Thomas Sowell: Some Random Thoughts Thomas Sowell: Attacking Achievement Thomas Sowell: Politics Versus […]

Who, or What, iz “The Vanguard Party”?

1. The “party” is an intentional organization that attracts and groups together: “the vanguard”: those who are the most directly and disproportionately effected by the negative effects of global capitalism, imperialism, and white supremacy, who are acutely and openly aware of this fact, and any and all who are the most ready and willing to […]

5 Things You Should Know About the History of the Death Penalty

AlterNet             /               By Stephen Hartnett Debates about the death penalty are as old as the nation itself. Photo Credit: Antonio Abrignani/ Shutterstock.com March 28, 2013  |   On March 15, 2013 Maryland became the sixth state in the U.S. to either abolish the death penalty or to impose a moratorium upon its use, joining Illinois […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history–while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance–might make you skeptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more […]