How Malcolm X became a serious threat to the U.S. after his Afrika visit

by ISMAIL AKWEI Malcolm X in Nigeria Malcolm X was one of the most influential black people in the history of the United States and a strong advocate for Pan-Africanism. Pan-Africanism – the global movement encouraging the bond of solidarity between people of African descent – gave birth to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which […]

Is It Nation Time? The Black Nationalism of Black Panther

 by  Sean Posey In the fall of 1992, a unique moment in American cinema captured the attention of the nation. Auteur Spike Lee released his magnum opus, Malcolm X, to wide critical acclaim. But more than that, for the first time, a biopic of one of the central characters in the history of Black Nationalism reached an […]

Natural Fact: The Nina Simone Story

Nina Simone had no filter. She spoke with candor about civil rights when many in her position didn’t dare. She sang about uncomfortable subjects and made sure her audiences understood what those songs were really about. Whether due to the demons that haunted her or the overpowering desire for social justice that burned deep in […]

KRU PEOPLE: AN AFRIKAN TRIBE THAT REFUSED TO BE CAPTURED INTO ENSLAVEMENT

The Kru people are an African tribe of coastal southeastern Liberia and neighboring Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).   The tribe is known for sailing. Many of the Kru people also migrated to neighboring areas such Sierra Leone to look for work as fishermen and dockworkers. The Kru along with the Grebo resisted Maryland settlers’ efforts to control their trade. They […]

Consumed in Flamez: A Genealogy of Afrikan-Amerikan Avengerz

Darryl Barthe  This is a modified version of a presentation made to the British Association of American Studies on Saturday, 15 November 2014 A 2013 report published by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement called “Every 28 Hours” details 313 individual instances of black men and women killed in 2012 by police, private security guards or […]

For Moment, the World Embracez the Cuba Model – and Slapz the Empire

  by BAR executive editor Glen Ford   “For Cuba, service to oppressed and exploited peoples is a revolutionary act of the highest moral caliber.” Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the […]