To the Memory of Malcolm X: Fifty Years After His Assassination

by Ike Nahem “I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 3 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 3 in a series for NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by  Michael Richardson. Learn more here. “What were we but strangers to the land where we were born…” —Mondo we Langa, “From the Ancestor’s House”   David Lewis Andrew Rice was born in Omaha, […]

The Black Panther Party of the South: An Interview with Larry Little

Larry Little speaking at a 2013 vigil for Trayvon Martin in Winston-Salem. By Joshua Clark Davis  aaihs.org   Larry Little’s story doesn’t fit into the dominant narrative of the Black Panther Party (BPP) as an organization limited to major cities in the West and North. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Little’s leadership of the Panthers in […]

How Paul Robeson Found His Politikal Voice in the Welsh Valleys

Paul Robeson – African American singer, movie star, Broadway actor, freedom fighter and socialist -built his singing career in the teeth of racism in the early 1900s. But his radicalism was spurred on in Britain – by a chance meeting with a group of Welsh miners. by  Jeff Sparrow Paul Robeson singing with a choir […]

The Black Power Politiks of Malcolm X

by  Hakeem Muhammad  Throughout his life, Malcolm X’s political and theological views constantly evolved.  However,  several core elements never changed. One was his recognition of white supremacy as a global political system that had to be vehemently opposed.  Malcolm explained, “The economy, the politics, the civil life of America is controlled by the white man.”  Political […]

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! June 7, 2017

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! Who We Be?! We Be the Great Grandchildren of Garvey…Offspring of Malcolm..and the Cubs of Panthers!  Marcus Mosiah Garvey…The Black Star to The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)..to Our Prideful banner of the Symbolic Red, Black and Green! Join Our Host […]

The Dashiki: The History of a Radical Garment

by DAMOLA DUROSOMO DIASPORA—The dashiki is clothing as politics. It might not exactly seem that way in its present state—a revived, streetwear trend largely associated with the intricate and highly recognizable ‘Angelina print,’ but its story is one of African innovation and Black resistance. The word “dashiki” comes from the Yoruba word danshiki, used to refer […]

Russell Maroon Shoatz: Rage, humiliation, testosterone, youth and the politics of liberation

by Russell Maroon Shoats/z Steve Bloom, a comrade and veteran activist, asked me several questions regarding my contribution to “Look for Me in the Whirlwind.” The questions delve into aspects of our political struggle against oppression back in the 1960s and ‘70s and are still pressing concerns. Steve: Today, looking back almost 50 years, what […]

Who Was Malcolm X?

Jared Ball joined RT’s The Big Picture to commemorate the 92nd birthday of Malcolm X. source: Who Was Malcolm X?

Illuminating the Voices of Liberation

Yuri Kochiyama from Blue Magazine #13 Today we honor the birthdays of Ho Chi Minh, Malcolm X, Yuri Kochiyama and Lorraine Hansberry. All were extremely important in their unyielding fight for self-determination, national liberation and against racism in all its forms. We’re happy to have all of their voices contained somewhere in the Freedom Archives […]