11 Thingz To Remember About Dred Scott’z Fight for Freedom

1. Dred Scott was owned by several owners before he tried to sue for his freedom in a Missouri Court. 2. Born into slavery in Southampton County, Virginia around 1799. It is unclear whether Dred was his given name or a shortened form of Etheldred. 3. In 1818, Peter Blow, the owner of Scott, took his […]

Ida B. Wellz-Barnett, ‘Iola,’ princezz of the prezz and feminist crusader for equality and justice

by Kiilu Nyasha A tireless champion of her people, Ida B. Wells was the first of eight children born to Jim and Elizabeth Wells in Mississippi in 1862, six months before chattel slavery was ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. Her parents, who had been slaves, were able to support their children because Elizabeth was an […]

Ida B. Wellz-Barnett : Iola, Princezz of the Prezz & Feminist Crusader for Equality and Justice

by Kiilu Nyasha By Kiilu Nyasha Ida B. Wells was the kind of black leader we don’t see much of any more.  Unlike today’s leaders, the heads of nonprofit organizations financed by the self-interested generosity of the one percent, Ida’s career was financed by the readers of the black press, from ordinary African American people.  This […]

From a Pennsylvania prison: The torture chair

By Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Dec. 26 — Power to the people! Since this has been the holiday season of consumer shopping frenzies and enlarged corporate profiteering, I thought it would only be fitting to offer a present of my own to the millions of workers out there who rarely get a glance inside the […]

WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’Z DARK PAST

“Wilmington on Fire” is a stunning movie about the racist massacre that took place in Wilmington, North Carolina when in 1898 a mob of whites burned down Black businesses in downtown Wilmington and either killed or exiled its Black citizens, threatening death to some of the Black property owners if they even thought about returning. […]

AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: SLAVEZ KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT BEING FREE

After the Emancipation Proclamation, some slave owners hid the news from their slaves of their freedom. It was not until Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived with 2000 troops traveling into Galveston, Texas, that many slaves learned of their freedom. One woman, a former slave named Tempie Cummins, told the Federal Writers’ Project in 1939 that her […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

After the Emancipation Proclamation, when the system of slavery changed from chattel slavery to wage slavery, it waz realized that the Afro-Amerikan constituted the largest homogeneouz ethnic group with a common origin and common group experience in the United Statez and, if allowed to exercize economik or politikal freedom, would in a short period of […]

Today In Black History (our story)

  Ida B. Wells, journalist and anti-lynching fighter Ida B. Wells Barrett Date: Wed, 1862-07-16 On this date in 1862, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was born. She was an African American journalist, advocate of civil rights, women’s rights, economic rights, and an anti-lynching crusader. Ida B. Wells-Barnett, the first of eight children, was born six months […]

Lincoln’s White Blind Spot: The Slaves Were the leading Actors in Their Own Emancipation

  As the Oscars are just passed, I’d like to contribute to the discussion of Stephen Spielberg‘s Lincoln that is still in theaters, will be moving to Netflix, HBO, and pay per view, and as celebrated by the liberal media, will be an influential cultural and political force for a long time. As a civil […]

The legend of Lincoln unchained

by Ezrah Aharone While “Django Unchained” is stirring controversy, Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Lincoln,” has unchained the legend of Lincoln to new mythic heights, without due challenge. Just as organizations like the NAACP denounced conservative-revisionist textbooks in Texas in 2010, they should denounce liberal-bent historical accounts that either ignorantly or deliberately fail to concede that “Abraham […]