by Desiree Stevens The funneling of black children through the school-to-prison pipeline is a dangerous trend that pervades society. As a result, black people make up a disproportionately high percentage of the prison population. For young black girls, the reality is that we make the largest growing demographic of incarcerated people in the U.S. With […]
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Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization. Photo: Platon Elaine Brown | A Taste of Power, Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words) Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer. In 1968, she joined the […]
Thanks to the pioneering advocacy of educator and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the annual public acknowledgement of the contributions of people of African descent to society has evolved from what began in February 1926 as “Negro History Week”, into a month long tribute that we now refer to as Black History Month. Aside from the […]
attribution: None Specified An article by Matt Novak over at Gizmodo revisists a slice of history that most people in the Northwest would just as soon forget. When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning […]
For years, there have been certain government documents floating around that suggested the mass interment of Black people in America. Documents such as the King Alfred Plan have long been dismissed by government officials as works of fiction because it cannot be traced back to a specific author or origin. But recently a new document […]
An indispensable film by by Jihan El-Tahri. From its beginnings, the Cuban Revolution has been the indispensable ally of liberation forces on the African continent. This is part of the history that most Africans, and certainly every Cuban knows, but which few of us in the US, even activists and scholars are aware. It’s also […]