On the Controversy Over a Painting of Emmett Till: “Open Casket” Should Oppression Be Owned, Or Abolished? OR Did a White Person Have the “Right” To Write Strange Fruit?

by Toby O’Ryan Emmett Till, 1941-1955 This past week a protest against a painting evoking the lynching of Emmett Till has been going on, making the front page of the arts section in the New York Times and other liberal publications, and featured in a different way in the reactionary tabloid New York Post. As […]

A just rage

by  Henry Makori Black people are quickly labeled racist any time we raise our voice against white supremacy. It is racism fighting back. It is meant to silence us. We should not openly express what we feel and know. As Black people we should not own our experiences and history. No. We are instead supposed […]

James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

The global dimensionz of the life and legacy of Malcolm X

Revolutionary leader developed amid monumental changes around the world File: AA by Abayomi Azikiwe The world cannot realize stability unless the drive for global domination by imperialism is overthrown. This truism was at the heart of Malcolm X’s struggles. The awareness and activism of people inside and outside the U.S. must be harnessed into a movement […]

Blog #41: The Women’z March on Washington – An Event or a Movement? by Jalil Muntaqim

… The conditions of disenfranchisement and oppression affecting women must be thoroughly developed in a political program of national significance. Distinction must be made between the level of oppression between oppressed-nation women and that of the oppressor-nation women. This distinction must be further clarified in developing provisions of redress in the oppressed masses’ struggle. For […]

Former BPP memberz say, ‘NO! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist Amerika’

by former members of Black Panther Party Joe Veale and Terry Cotton We former members of the Black Panther Party call upon ALL former members – and ALL people – to sign and ACT on the Call from RefuseFascism.org which appeared in the Jan. 4 edition of the New York Times and the following week […]

Afrikanz on the Geechie Islandz struggle for self-determination

by Nkashama Sankofa Africans who live on the Gullah or Geechie Islands are being forcibly removed from their homes by crooked colonial politicians and parasitic capitalists in favor of hotels resorts and golf courses. These Africans­––known as Geechie people by many­­––are the descendants of Africans from West and Central Africa who were enslaved and forced […]

All Hate Iz NOT Equal

When Donald Trump took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty in the case of the Central Park 5—five Black and Brown teenagers (in the case involving the brutal beating and rape of a female jogger)—even before they were convicted, this was fomenting hate. And when he has […]