THE FIRST MASSIVE AFRIKAN AMERIKAN PROTEST IN U.S. (united snakez) HISTORY WAS LED BY CHILDREN MARCHING AGAINST LYNCHING IN THE SILENT PROTEST PARADE

First Massive African American Protest in American History (July 28, 1917) were children in New York City participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots. Between 8,000 and 10,000 African-Americans marched against lynching and anti-black violence in a protest. The march was precipitated by the East St. Louis Riot of May and […]

A Black and White Game: The Chess Playerz of Union Square

Chess players in Union Square, NYC. Photo by Damien Derouene Located on 14th Street in New York City, Union Square is one of the most diverse and hectic public spaces in a city known for being diverse and hectic. There’s the group ofHare Krishna who congregate to dance and chant over a steady, thumping drum […]

NYC: FREEDOM DANCE! Saturday night (11/7) celebrate & support Political Prisoners – Please Forward

Please Spread the Word  FREEDOM DANCE  November 7th, 8:00 to Midnight – the 7th annual Freedom Dance at the National Black Theater (2031 Fifth Avenue @126th St)   CELEBRATE 36 years (YES!) of freedom for Assata Shakur and SUPPORT the fight to free all U.S. held political prisoners   Donation $20 (includes a drink), great […]

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Launch Site Once Held the Worst Prison in the World

  On Saturday, Hillary Clinton will celebrate the official launch of her presidential campaign in a part of New York City that may be unfamiliar to many non-residents: Roosevelt Island. The narrow stretch of land in the East River between Manhattan and Queens is named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Clinton’s staff has noted […]

Malcolm X’z challenge to mass incarceration

by Dan Berger The black power leader warned that America was a racist prison state. Fifty years after his death, it still is Fifty years ago today, assassins killed black power activist Malcolm X during a speech to the Organization for Afro-American Unity at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom. Although they ended the life of […]

Killing Kopz and Revolutionary Activism of the Lumpen

by Ehecatl of United Struggle from Within December 2014 permalink source: Reuters 2014 “The lumpen has no choice but to manifest its rebellion in the university of the streets. It’s very important to recognize that the streets belong to the lumpen, and that it is in the streets that lumpen will make their rebellion.” – […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

From slavery to bishop, James Varick James Varick Date: Sat, 1750-01-10 The birth of James Varick in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was the first Black Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop in America. He was born to a slave mother in Newburgh, New York, who was a slave of the Varicks or Van Varcks. […]

SF – October 16 – 7pm – Freedom Archivez Celebratez 15 Yearz

Please join us in celebrating 15 years of radical political history, culture and activism with music and community The Freedom Archives Anniversary Celebration Thursday, October 16th – Doors 6:30 – Program 7pm African American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco Featuring Tarika Lewis & the Youth Ensemble and Rico Pabon with live […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Date: Tue, 1797-09-19 On this date we recall the birth of Sojourner Truth in 1797. She was a Black abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights. She was born into slavery in Hurley, Ulster County, New York, and was originally named Isabella. She arrived in New York City in 1829, a year after New York state […]