‘The Gentrification Song’ Is The Inner-City Blues Amerika Deserves From Rap

When Biggie Smalls is nearly banished from Bed-Stuy, the writing is on the wall. An outside mural dedicated in 2015 to the deceased hip-hop icon and Brooklyn native Notorious B.I.G. barely avoided permanent removal last month after the building’s landlord threatened to do away with it for major renovations. Consider it another anecdote in America’s urban makeover. […]

SAVE THE DATE: “Standing Strong 4 Justice” ~ A Pre~Motherz Day Gathering By Family Victimz of Police Violence, ICE Raidz & NYPD Gang Unit Task Force

The N.Y.C. Campaign For Community Control Over The Police  campaignccp@gmail.com   –    votecommunitycontrol.nyc   –    www.facebook.com/votecommunitycontrolnyc ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Motherhood: “Standing Strong 4 Justice” A Pre~Mothers Day Gathering By Family Victims of Police Violence, ICE Raids & the NYPD Gang Unit Task Force   When:  Saturday, May 13, 2017 Where: Hostos Community College – Bronx, NY […]

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. by  Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do you want me to know how it feels to be free?”Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New […]

Bay Area Rap Icon Pariz Blastz Politikz, Gentrification, Police Violence and More in New Video

San Francisco, CA – Bay Area revolutionary hip-hop firebrand Paris returns with the fourth single and video from his latest critically-acclaimed double album, Pistol Politics. “Lethal Warning Shot” features the trademark aggression and insights that have made him a political rap stalwart, and provides sorely-needed social commentary in the now apolitical world of hip-hop. And […]

The Caucasian’z Guide To Black Neighborhoodz – by NegusWhoRead

  As society enters the utopia promised to us in old negro spirituals, the Bill of Rights and Martin Luther King’s dreams we are beginning to witness this country morphing into a true homogenous melting pot. While we are still a long way away from a post-racial America, neighborhoods across the country are evolving into […]

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrolz Alive and Well Across Amerika, Killing of Vonderrit Myers – Part II

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “It is clear that the St Louis/Ferguson police department has been thoroughly infiltrated by white supremacists masquerading as police officers cum slave patrollers.” There has long been a playbook for police departments across America—after police officers, predominantly white, kill unarmed citizens who are predominantly […]

The Black Misleadership Class Needs Unmasking

Danny Pforte by Daniel Pforte The Black Misleadership Class purports to guide African Americans on the path to upward mobility. But, in fact, “Black FBI leaders, corporate managers, police authorities, Senators, Congressmen, Presidential advisors, and morally bankrupt celebrities like Jay-Z are given handsome salaries and positions to help manage the exploitation of the Black masses.” The […]

The homeless to jail pipeline – from South Carolina to Santa Clara, the criminalization continues

by Tiny, poverty skola, daughter of Dee and mama of Tiburcio Whack, tap, crack – the sound of the steel police flashlight on a car window is like no other, and it always had the same effect on homeless me and mama: blood-curdling fear. I thought about our constant police harassment, abuse and eventual arrest […]

From skid row to your overpriced condo: Po’ folks resisting removal

Source: http://sfbayview.com/2012/from-skid-row-to-your-overpriced-condo-po-folks-resisting-removal/ by Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia, daughter of Dee, mama of Tiburcio Voices of Poverty Resist Series, Los Angeles Her UGG boots rested delicately against her matching leggings while her $800 dog sniffed a man who was sitting on the sidewalk near a planter in the skid row area of Los Angeles. He was accompanied […]