The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology” “It is a catch-all for blanket repression of Black activism of any kind. The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a simple explanation for the new categorization. The FBI is a bureaucracy whose day-to-day work […]

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 […]

Sordid History and Great Crimes of the FBI

In his statement on firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump wrote that “the FBI is one of our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement.” But what is the actual history and role of this “cherished and respected” institution that Trump is […]

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 […]