The Black Working Class and the Early Civil Rightz Movement

by Devon Douglas-Bowers This is part two of a larger series on AHTribune.com on the history of black people in the US. In this article I examine the working-class’s relation to the early civil rights movement and how the workplace in both factories and schools was used as a means to fight against discrimination and racism. […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

Any revolution is going to be a harvest of the dispossessed, the downtrodden and the most radical and violent young men, for the cause of their liberation. People take with them into struggle the legacy of their oppression and the weapons they’ve been taught to use to survive. People learn through the struggle. If it goes […]

Starve the beast

By TIM YOUNG Plantation toil, penitentiary moil, where slavery ends The Prison Industrial Complex begins Check your history 1863 to the 21st century Wanton misery, no mystery, Statistics quite frightening Fraught with disparity… African Americans constitute 12 percent of the nation 50 percent of the prison population. That’s mass incarceration Modern day enslavement Casting a […]

REPARATIONS FOR DUMMIEZ

A CONCISE SCHOOLING ON BLACK REPARATIONS FOR DUMMIES and the Negroes that are too blind to see that they are betraying their ancestors and generations yet unborn, by shirking their responsibility to keep the issue of Black slavery constantly before the world’s conscience. The logical results of a cannibalistic global order. The centuries of Black […]

Al Prentice “Bunchy” Carter” Would Have Rode with Nat Turner

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali October 12 is the birthday of one of the most talented and promising young men martyred in the massive State repression against the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. “Unlike Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and George Jackson, Carter has almost been forgotten from the history of […]

Slavery By Another Name: The Convict Lease System

by Devon Douglas-Bowers After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Constitutional amendments were passed with the intention of establishing equality under the law for newly freed slaves, or so the story goes. The fact of the matter is that slavery was – and still is – completely legal in the United States, only […]

A Brief History of Slavery and the Originz of Amerikan Policing

Written by Victor E. Kappeler, Ph.D. The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, […]

Learning from the Wattz Rebellion, 50 Years Later

Police arrest a man during the Watts riots, 1965. Photo: World-Telegram / Ed Palumbo / Library of Congress by Sekou Franklin August 31, 2015 A week after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement, the Watts rebellion broke out in Los Angeles. The riots began on August […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“History teaches us no race, no people, no nation has ever been freed through cowardice, through cringing, through bowing and scraping, but all that has been achieved to the glory of mankind, to the glory and honour of races and nations was through the manly determination and effort of those who lead and those who […]