Racial Terror by the Rules: On Anti-Black Psychic Violence as a Kind of Governmentality

by Zoe Samudzi racial terror   Illustration from ‘The Middle Passage: White Ships/Black Cargo’ by Tom Feelings One of the most egregious but canonically crucial colonial acts was to make God and Jesus white men. Jesus, in this imagination, is not a brown-skinned Jewish man from Judea (today’s Occupied Palestine): he’s a fair complected man […]


Like White People, Black men (in the most general sense) only differentiate between others when it serves them in a “positive” way. Hypermasculinity/homophobia and femmephobia, to an extent, all factor into the ways in which the average Black understands his “manhood”. Men will acknowledge the existence of gender roles when it means they get the big […]

Black Buddhist

Black Buddha From Ancient Temple Nara, Japan Introduction To A Black Buddhist Past By Anthony “Amp” Elmore Sr. Black Buddha From Ancient Temple Nara, Japan In 749 in the Ancient capital in Nara Japan you will find the largest and the most Ancient Buddhist statue in Japan. This statue was built by the Koreans who […]

Patchouli Oil or, Maybe, Weed: Black Women’z Hair and the Politikz of Resistance

Sonasha Braxton E!’s, Fashion Police may not carry service pistols or be under intense global scrutiny for their chronic casualty infliction on innocent Black and Brown bodies, but they have brought attention to themselves recently for engaging in behaviors that, like the US’s Police Force’s actions, appear to be founded in prejudice and racial bias. […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  On April 23rd, 2003: The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library was dedicated and opened its doors. Denver‘s Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is the only library of its kind between Detroit and Oakland.

Scientific Soul Sessionz Reading List

l  Readings for the Soul: Women’s Liberation & Subsistence by Maria Mies Principles for the Revolutionary Matriarchy Society by Fred Ho Respect Our Mothers: Stop Hating Women by Russell Maroon Shoatz Bisexuality in the Blues by Marie Incontrera White Maroons by Fred Ho & Matt Meyer Racialized Punishment & Prison Abolition by Angela Davis Words as Borders, Words as […]

The other side of the divide

by Karen Moore With books like “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon Flake, it is obvious that dark-skinned African American women have endured a myriad of struggles and pain based on their complexion. What about the other side of the racial hue? The real life story of the light-skinned African American woman has largely been […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“We can’t have war between black men and black women, because no people can be free if one half of tha mind of tha people iz tied up in conflict. It’z going to have to be both of uz, or none of uz” -Dr. John Henrik Clarke Related articles Africa’s Pharoah of Knowledge (shekereblog.wordpress.com) 6 Leaders Who […]

Knowledge of Self Reading List

(Compiled by the Facebook group Global African Presence except where noted by an asterisk.  Click on link for book description.) African Holistic Health by Afrika, Llaila.  Melanin: What makes Black People Black by Afrika, Llaila. * Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery by Akbar, Na’im. * Chains and Images of Psychological Slaveryby Akbar, Na’im. * The Community of Selfby Akbar, Na’im. * Know Thyself by Akbar, […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  “For me, every month is Black History Month because of my research. But what Black History Month also means to me, is like a mountain that has been submerged in the ocean- the mountain representing knowledge- and then reemerges. What we need to do is to continue to study, and to celebrate, so that the mountain always […]