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 […]

Police are still killing black people. Why isn’t it news anymore?

The activism never stopped. But the attention to it vanished. Protestors gather last year near the spot where Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Wesley Lowery As the video begins, Edward Minguela, 32, is standing on the sidewalk. His hands are in the air. Three Camden County, N.J., […]

The Move 9 and The Safety of the Kommunity

Ona Move The fight in exposing the illegal parole denials of The Move 9 at the hands of The Pennsylvania Parole Board is still in full swing. During the respective 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 parole denials of The Move 9, the now main reason that has been cited for The Move 9 being denied […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

Black Livez Matter! The Mother of all humanity suckling her offspring in East Afrika knew – Black Livez Matter! Millions who have  been awed by the pyramids  recognize – Black lives Matter! The Haitian Revolution defeated the armies of Europe to prove – Black Livez Matter! Every runaway slave taught the slave holderz – Black Livez Matter! Harriet […]

New Janelle Monae Track Wantz You To ‘Say Her Name’

Janelle Monae and her imprint, Wondaland Records, just released a new song protesting police brutality. The song, which you can listen to on SoundCloud, is a revamped version of “Hell You Talmbout” from Monae’s 2013 album The Electic Lady. It features the Wondaland roster, including Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, George 2.0 and […]

Race in the US: Know your history

“And then you might understand how the death of Michael Brown became a tipping point in the US.” A’Lelia Bundles | 15 Aug 2015 An African American woman yells ‘Freedom’ when asked to shout so loud it will be heard all over the world at the March on Washington in August 1963 [Express Newspapers/Getty Images/File] […]

Kidz Who Die by Langston Hughez 1938

It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one year mark of Michael Brown’s death and the Ferguson uprising that sparked a movement, we can see how Hughes’ […]

Black Livez: Between Grief and Action

By George Yancy and Dr.Joy James December 23, 2014 George Yancy: There are times when I’ve asked myself if philosophy can console in times of pain and suffering. Among my friends and colleagues of all races, the killings of Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner and so many others like them have […]

Missouri museum censorz Ferguson-Mexico solidarity event for including Palestinianz

by Rania Khalek The Missouri History Museum in St. Louis canceled a community event scheduled for Thursday after organizers refused to remove Palestinian panelists from the platform. The panel, titled “From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Palestine: Solidarity and Collaborative Action,” was organized by the Washington University student group AltaVoz to draw parallels between the struggles […]