Amerikan Crime: August 28, 1955: The Torture and Lynching of Emmett Till

THE CRIME On Sunday, August 28, 1955, two white supremacists, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, tortured, mutilated, and murdered Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black youth. Emmett, nicknamed Bobo, was a typical fun-loving teenager from Chicago who was visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi for summer vacation. His mother Mamie Till-Mobley recalled that he liked “art, math […]

Black Amerikans Were Never Given A Chance

Race riots in Detroit 1943 AFRICANGLOBE – An examination of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the deadliest in US history, proves that the best efforts of Blacks were terminated in America with prejudice. Americans are slipping into the shadows of their own abyss and trying, at protests and through news media, to save what is left […]

Capitalism and White Supremacy: The Two-Headed Dragon that Must Be Slain I Matthew Dolezal

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Modern Black Codes and the Cops That Enforce Them

by Bryan K. Bullock 27 Jun 2018 Modern Black Codes and the Cops That Enforce Them “The police respond as if the black person is guilty of whatever transgression the white person said they committed.” Recent online videos have shown African Americans being arrested, sometimes violently, in places like Starbucks and Waffle House, but also […]

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

by  William C. Anderson The Case for Delegitimizing the Police “Once you come to understand the institution’s ties to white supremacy, it becomes clear the system is toxic and cannot be fixed.” The institution of policing doesn’t deserve the unquestioned authority and purpose people give it in the United States. Fraud, corruption, and violence are […]

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 — 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 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 […]