What Real Radicals Think About the FBI Hunting ‘Black Identity Extremists’

A veteran Black Panther and younger activist on a young man being labeled a terrorist threat, and why it’s never been easy to fight racism. Photo by David William Turner/VICE Last October, Foreign Policy leaked a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that examined a novel perceived threat to American security: not white supremacists, not anti-abortion […]

PROTEST SONG OF THE WEEK: ‘PRAYER SONG’ BY NONAME FEATURING ADAM NESS

Noname (Photo by Nicolas Völcker) 2 Editor’s Note The following protest song was initially featured at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. Noname is the moniker of Fatimah Warner, a 26-year-old indie rapper from Chicago. She recently released her first official album “Room 25,” a much-anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2016 free mixtape, “Telefone.” The album is […]

WHO’S TRAINING OUR COPS + HOW TO AVOID EXPLODING HOUSES & POISONED WATER

 BY ELEANOR GOLDFIELD     Did you know that showering less will save some water—sadly, not millions of gallons that fracking operations use in a day—nor will it keep your water safe from contamination—or your house from exploding. —Next, the deadly exchange between the U.S. and Israel that pedestals police brutality, racism and oppression. Benjamin Douglas […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO COLIN KAEPERNICK FROM BLACK PEOPLE

Dear Colin Kaepernick; On behalf of most, if not the vast overwhelming majority of Black Americans, minus a midget’s handful of sellout Uncle Toms, I’d like to offer you a heartfelt, grateful “thank you” for telling White America what most of Black America deems self-evident and holds true–the US flag is a symbol of an iron-fisted […]

How the Police Shooting of Botham Jean Disrupted Dallas’ Reputation for Reform

The brain-twisting shooting of a man inside his own apartment is yet another example of both police escalation and the flexibility often afforded cops who commit egregious acts. Amber Guyger, Botham Jean COURTESY/KAUFMAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, FACEBOOK Family and friends of Jordan Edwards cried tears of both joy and relief inside a Dallas County courtroom last […]

Six powerful documentaries about race and criminal justice

FILM & TVLISTS Put all of these on your watch list 12September 2018 Text Declan Rhys Massicott This autumn brings with it a host of films exploring the relationship between black people and law enforcement. In October, there’s certain to be a lot of hype around the major young adult feature film The Hate U Give, starring Amandla Stenberg and Issa […]

After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick

by  Jessica Sutherland  Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

Daily Dose of Protest: Rabbits Revenge – Tom Morello with Killer Mike, Big Boi and Bassnectar

Photo Credit: Adriangregori “Rabbits Revenge” is the latest track off of Tom Morello’s upcoming album The Atlas Underground, due out October 12, 2018. It is an explosive expose on police brutality. “We just have to keep putting the corrupt ones on tape and letting people know that we’re not really gonna stand for this shit too […]