Stand Against Torture: Politikal Scientists Refuse to Legitimate Torture

 by Jodi Dean and Paul A. Passavant   Since 2004, we have known that that the United States Government has been responsible for torture. We have known that the legal memoranda written by Berkeley law professor John Yoo during his tenure in the US Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel provided the legal arguments that enabled torture […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 12 by Michael Richardson

“We believe organized violence is necessary.” —Mondo, August 20, 1970   The weekly edition of the black-owned Omaha Star newspaper came out with three articles that revealed the depth of racial discord in the city. An article on a black unity seminar discussed the focus of Ed Poindexter’s attention until the Minard murder. Poindexter was a member of the […]

FREE SPEECH THE OLDEST, WHITEST MAGIC TRICK

In the name of free speech, let’s get real. The ACLU defended the civil rights of Nazis in 1934 and their argument remains the same: The basic right to free speech must be defended even if the words spoken (and the speaker) are despicable. When the ACLU finally decided that they wouldn’t represent armed hate groups, it felt […]

Race in the US: Herstory A brief and painful history of state violence against black women and girls.

by Treva Lindsey “Get out of the car! I will light you up! Get out!” The words of Texas highway patrol trooper Brian Encinia to Sandra Bland after he pulled her over for a failure to signal powerfully capture a rarely discussed reality – the pervasiveness of anti-black state violence against black women. Her subsequent death […]

RASHID HAS BEEN MOVED! EMERGENCY APPEAL!

Supporters have received word that Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was picked up by Virginia officials and removed from Clements Unit on Thursday, June 23rd. He is no longer being held by Texas Department of Criminal Justice. WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS OR WHERE HE IS BEING TAKEN. Rashid is Minister of Defense of the New Afrikan […]

J Dilla – H Rap Brown (Politics and education)

Consciousness of Mind (.c0M), a collection the of past centuries’ greatest words, from speeches to poetry strategically mastered over all genres of instrumentals; instrumentals ranging from hip-hop to classical  

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! June 7, 2017

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! Who We Be?! We Be the Great Grandchildren of Garvey…Offspring of Malcolm..and the Cubs of Panthers!  Marcus Mosiah Garvey…The Black Star to The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)..to Our Prideful banner of the Symbolic Red, Black and Green! Join Our Host […]

Amilcar Cabral’s revolutionary anti-colonialist ideas

The writings of revolutionary leader Amilcar Cabral provide key insights on the importance of culture in the contemporary struggle against neoliberalism. * This essay is featured in the Transnational Institute’s State of Power 2017 report   Amilcar Cabral and Frantz Fanon are among the most important thinkers from Africa on the politics of liberation and […]

Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party

  The Black Panther Party combined Black Power’s militancy with socialist ideology, and infused funk music with Franz Fanon’s writings. Their impact on American Culture, from music to style to community organizing, continues to resonate today. Fifty years after the birth of the Black Panther Party, we take a look at the lasting cultural legacy […]

Malcolm X and Human Rightz in the Time of Trumpism: Transcending the Masterz Toolz

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka Malcolm X understood that “oppressed peoples must commit themselves to radical political struggle in order to advance a dignified approach to human rights.” What’s needed is a bottom-up mass movement for People(s)-Centered Human Rights, a “political project in the service of the oppressed” that “names the enemies of […]