School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson

Whitney Curtis for ProPublica School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death — odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country. by Nikole Hannah-Jones  ON AUGUST 1, FIVE BLACK STUDENTS in satiny green and red robes and mortar […]

AFRO-DYNAMISM: ON A DIGITAL AND GLOBAL CONSCIENCE – AN ESSAY BY ROKHAYA DIALLO

Banner photo: Jaden Smith at AFROPUNK Paris 2015 via Mathieu Bitton In July of 2016, the streets of Paris resonated with an affirmative cry born on the other side of the Atlantic. Thousands of protesters came together after the death of Adama Traoré, a young black French man who died in a Parisian suburb after […]

NEW MUSIC: BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR ISSUEZ A RALLYING CRY ON ‘DIASPORADICAL’ #SOUNDCHECK

“From Joburg to Ferguson it’s all the same system,” Blitz the Ambassador spits on “Heaven,” lyrically tying together the international struggles for justice the same way he ties together diasporic sounds on Diasporadical. Highlife, Afrobeat, hip-hop, jazz, dub, and the odd touch of soul collide on the album, while Blitz and his impressive crew of […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

I am against and will no longer tolerate the slaughter, exploitation and mass incarceration of Black people, poor people and people of colour. I oppose the poisoning of our air, our water, our food and our mindz – the very future of every person on thiz planet! The message being sent is that we have […]

New Video Featurez Black-Palestinian Solidarity

BANNED BROADCAST Listen to this segment GUEST: Kristian Davis-Bailey, a Detroit-based freelance writer, graduate of Stanford University. His work has appeared on Ebony.com, Colorlines, and Truth-Out. A group of visionary activists have just released a new video featuring Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis and many others to draw the links between Palestinian and African […]

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Fire Next Time’

It was the anniversary of the death of Mike Brown, the black teenager in Ferguson who was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson. To mark the event, a concert of revolutionary musicians called “Ferguson Rocks” was held in St. Louis. The lineup included Tom Morello and the Freedom Fighter Orchestra, The Coup, Outernational, Steffanie Christi’an, […]

Black Livez: Between Grief and Action

By George Yancy and Dr.Joy James December 23, 2014 George Yancy: There are times when I’ve asked myself if philosophy can console in times of pain and suffering. Among my friends and colleagues of all races, the killings of Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner and so many others like them have […]

Why race iz the main reason the murderouz bloodbath in Waco waz handled with velvet glovez

by Shaun King attribution: CNN screenshot Nine people shot to death at a family restaurant. Dozens of others stabbed, beaten, and seriously injured. Over 100 guns recovered. Sounds like one of the worst crimes in modern American history, right? Then why do the men above look like they are tailgating? Smoking cigarettes, others using their […]

Missouri museum censorz Ferguson-Mexico solidarity event for including Palestinianz

by Rania Khalek The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis canceled a community event scheduled for Thursday after organizers refused to remove Palestinian panelists from the platform. The panel, titled “From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action,” was organized by the Washington University student group AltaVoz to draw parallels between the struggles […]