The Strange Fruit No Longer Hanging From the Treez – A New Pro-Black Organization that iz Seriouz About Revolution, and Making a Difference!

It is the mission of Freedom League of Universal Consciousness (F.L.O.U.C.) to foster progressive social change through the advancement, development and empowerment of the black community. The organization was organized in Florida, with the intention of having chapters all across the country, and will focus on spirituality, economic development, schooling/training, education, self-defense, literary works, health, […]

Rhetoric vs. reality: SFPD’z investment in police brutality

by Jeremy Miller The day was balmy but chilled, slightly windy but still. The street was bustling but with people that were displaced, tourists perhaps or residents bewildered. We were all pulled in the same direction towards an artificial city. Sometime around midday a small crowd of about 50 souls, all ages, genders and races, […]

Copz are Gangsterz

Intro: There are millions of oppressed people inside the borders of the u.s., but I’m not one of them. I come from a privileged background. I’m not the main victim of the police. Nor am I a leader in the growing struggle against police violence. Recognizing how far I am from the front lines, I […]

[WATCH] The Black Pantherz and Amerika’z Selective Apprehension

  By  Michael Graham Black people came to this country in chains, and ever since, any violence we committed was somehow seen as more horrible than the violence from other groups by the dominant society. Conquistadors were working for Royal concerns. Whites were settlers taming a wild land. The Native American was a noble savage […]

The Forgotten Pantherz: Omaha Two

  In 1971, Omaha Black Panther leaders Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa were sentenced to life in prison for a bombing that killed a local police officer. In the 45 years since, they’ve been fighting for a quieter type of liberation — their own. On a 100-degree day this past July, Edward Poindexter woke […]

Blackz In U.S. Deserve Reparationz Sayz U.N. Delegation

A panel of representatives from the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent listen to residents during a session at Chicago State University. Photo: Saidia Therapylady CHICAGO—The demand for reparations for crimes committed against Blacks by federal and local governments grew louder during a two-day United Nations hearing held in Chicago in […]

THE WATTZ REBELLION: ONE OF THE DEADLIEST RACE RIOTZ IN U.S. HISTORY

The Watts Rebellion took place in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, between August 11th and August 17th, 1965. The incident was the culmination of decades of government oppression and repression of the Black majority population of Los Angeles, ranging from illegal beatings, shootings, torture, theft, crushing fines, and harassment through abuse of authority […]

#DEARTAMIR, I GIVE YOU THIZ POEM

I know this took too long for me to write, Tamir, and I apologize for that. I wanted to write an article for you. I wanted to construct a piece for you on police brutality, on racism, on the dehumanization of black people, on the denial of childhood for young black kids. But I couldn’t. […]

The Logic of the Police State

Since 2005, according to an analysis by the Washington Post and Bowling Green State University, only 54 officers have been prosecuted nationwide, despite the thousands of fatal shootings by police Matthew Harwood Tom Dispatch Photo of a community member protesting the shooting of Williams in front of the King County Courthouse. Matthew Williams If you’ve […]

A MALCOLM X SPEECH THAT PREDICTED SO MUCH OF WHAT’Z GOING ON TODAY

                  IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO. Whenever Americans talk about race, people can get uncomfortable. We don’t want to feel like we’re part of the problem, and we try in our lives not to be. But talking about it can be painful because it reminds us that […]