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 […]

As white supremacists descend on campus, the UF bell tower played the ‘Black National Anthem’

  Leaving my @WUFTNews shift I walked through Turlington and heard the Negro National Anthem playing from the clock. Thank you for that @UF pic.twitter.com/B9SeW17zLi — Arnae Holcomb (@RisingReporter_) October 19, 2017   “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the “Negro National Anthem,” is a century-old song with origins in Florida. In 1900, […]

Watani Stiner: Tending to historical wounds

by Watani Stiner My life began in the Jim Crow South, in Houston, Texas. I remember the segregated world I was born into …  the separate water fountains, the back of the bus, the going around to the back door of Mr. Fontnoe’s grocery store to buy milk for my mother and grandmother. I recall […]

Before Rosa Parkz, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

  A teenage Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger during the segregation era in Montgomery, Ala. Courtesy of Claudette Colvin   https://www.npr.org/player/embed/389563788/390245057 Rosa Parks is well-known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1955. […]

Breaking historikal silence to heal from historikal woundz: Remembering the 1966 Hunterz Point Uprising

by Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin We all have an origin. Even when we may not be physically grounded, we are still rooted in place. Bayview Hunters Point is a special corner of the city, one that capsules the Black experience in San Francisco. The smells of foods from familiar restaurants, the warm feeling when you smile at […]

KNOW YOUR BLACK HISTORY (OUR-STORY): SLAVE REVOLTZ ON LAND – THE 1ST CONFRONTATION WITH THE TOP 1%

    In the fight against chattel slavery from 1500 to 1865, the first battle-lines were drawn when the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788.  Forty percent of the framers of the Constitution were slaveholders. Twelve of the first 16 presidents were slaveholders. Eight of the first 16 presidents held slaves while in office. The […]

The Liberal Media and the Ideology of Black Victimhood

by THOMAS BARKER As police brutality and racist violence are once again shunted to the centre stage of US politics, figures such as Michael Brown take their place in a seemingly endless string of victims. From Eric Garner in 2014, Trayvon Martin in 2012, Rodney King in 1991, back to the 1963 execution of the […]

Pattern of practice: Centuriez of racist oppression culminating in mass incarceration

by Mutope Duguma In 1619, the first Africans were brought to North America by force to be slaves. From 1619 to 1776, this brutal chattel slave system was able to flourish in the 13 British colonies. From 1776, the United States government would take over the reins of this land, including its brutal slave system. […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Riot in Wilmington, N.C., occurs and Jim Crow laws begin Date: Thu, 1898-11-10 On this date in 1898, the Wilmington race riot took place, which became a landmark in North Carolina history. Over a century later some details are still in question. The number of victims, for example, is disputed with the total running from […]

Patsy Chavis: The Willie Lynch of Tabor CI

by a North Carolina prisoner August 2014 permalink Here in Tabor Correctional Institution in North Carolina, the officers/facility heads use a method that can be compared to the methods of Mr. Willie Lynch, who was a business man who had an affinity with “breaking slaves” in the Jim Crow south. Patsy Chavis is the facility […]