U.S. Media Do Not Give Us All Sides of the Story

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”—Malcolm X (Nick Youngson / CC BY-SA 3.0) Editor’s note: Kevin Cooper was convicted of a 1983 quadruple […]

INTERCEPTED PODCAST: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY4522741558?auto=false&sharing=true&light=true   THE CONSTITUTION IS the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad […]

Watch The Trailer For HBO’s ‘King In The Wilderness’ With D…

HBO newest documentary titled King In The Wilderness chronicles the last few years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life before his assassination. After earning rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, HBO picked up the rights to Peter Kunhardt’s King In The Wilderness documentary. And today, the cable juggernaut has decided to share the newest trailer for the Dr. Martin Luther Jr.-starring […]

Is It Time for a Reassessment of Malcolm X?

A new Smithsonian Channel film, “The Lost Tapes,” challenges misconceptions about the charismatic leader Malcolm X by Copain, c. 1967 (NPG, gift of the Anchor Foundation) By Allison Keyessmithsonian.com The voice of Malcolm X is like a baritone saxophone—powerful, full, and deep with a gravely gravitas that demands your attention. What better instrument for a man whose forceful, fiery […]

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin (Encore)

Image: James Baldwin Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil […]

A Politikal Philosophy of Self-Defense

by Chad Kautzer Editor’s Note: This essay is an adapted excerpt from Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense (ed. scott crow). In his 1964 speech “Communication and Reality,” Malcolm X said: “I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense, I call it intelligence.” Earlier that year, he made a […]

Revisiting Black Nationalism and the National Question

by Ken Morgan Revisiting Black Nationalism and the National Question “Economic disparities, police brutality, inequalities et al. go together with capitalism.” I was privileged to learn from and work with Harry Haywood . Most if not all readers of the Black Agenda Report know his legacy and history in the black struggle. If not, please do check […]

The Caucasian Panthers: Meet the Rednecks Armed, Ready and ’Bout That Anti-Racist Life

  Members of the John Brown Gun Club and Redneck Revolt protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP Images) On Dec. 4, 1969, law enforcement officers raided a home at 2337 Monroe St. in Chicago. First they killed Mark Clark, who sat by the door with a shotgun. […]

Dr. King Must Never Be Remembered

“There is, of course, the syndrome Lenin spoke about when he said that once opponents of the bourgeoisie are dead the rulers transform these class enemies into ciphers or agreeable sycophants of Imperialism (however “askew” they might have “seemed” in life) who are now ‘rehabilitated’ all the way into being represented as the very opposite […]