Gunz and the Big Business of Carnage

By Paris   From the column ‘The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election’ This is not an article about gun control. It’s not another rehashing of the tired, conventional arguments over why America has the highest rates of gun violence in the developed world, or whether universal background checks and new assault weapons would solve […]

Activism or Revolution?: Deciphering Modern Forms of Resistance

by “Redzeal”   Here in the United States, and the global North in general, there is a lack of clarity regarding activism and revolutionary activity, in fact one is often confused for the other. This is part and parcel of our post-modern condition in which every action, no matter how small, has the intrinsic property of […]

Time for Reparationz? How the Marijuana Industry Iz Excluding People of Color

by Shaleen Title This year, my New Year’s resolution was to stop talking about “diversity” in the marijuana industry. It’s a sharp turn, considering that’s what I spent most of 2015 doing. Having co-founded a recruiting firm that emphasizes inclusion in cannabis companies, I sat in dozens of meetings withwhite “ganjapreneurs,” pointing out the need to bring […]

Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead

Book review by  ARIC MCBAY Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead By Ed Mead Kersplebedeb, 2015 Ed Mead’s autobiography, Lumpen, tells a story of a revolutionary life. Mead writes openly and unflinchingly about his days as a social prisoner, his time in the underground George Jackson Brigade, and his […]

[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 […]

After 43 Yearz in Solitary, Thiz Man Facez “One of the Most Surreal Trialz of All Time”

All of the witnesses are dead. —By Michael Mechanic Albert Woodfox Amnesty International Imagine spending more than four decades in virtual solitary confinement for a crime you’ve always insisted you didn’t commit—and then, when your freedom is finally at hand, having it snatched away. That’s the blow the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals dealt on […]

ICE-T SCHOOLZ ARSENIO HALL ON HIZ OWN SHOW

Black Time Travel. The year was 1989 when a young Ice-T appeared on the Arsenio Hall show. Here he is spitting a lot of knowledge about why there are gangs and drugs in the majority of Black neighborhoods across America. He really said some eye opening things.  Unfortunately, gangs and drugs are still prevalent in […]

In Defense of the Pantherz: Why the Film “The Black Pantherz: Vanguard of the Revolution” Should be Put Down, and the book “Black Against Empire” Picked Up

by Danny Haiphong The author endorses former Panther leader Elaine Brown’s critique of the movie, However, Blacks Against Empire, the acclaimed book on the Party, meets his approval as “actual historical analysis that is useful for those seeking lessons from the lived struggle of the Panthers.” In Defense of the Panthers: Why the Film “The Black […]