If All Livez Matter, Act Like It

by Paris Police officers stand near the scene of where three police officers were killed on July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) I’ve looked down the barrel of a cop’s gun on three separate occasions, none of which involved crime. The most recent was in my own home, when […]

Fifty Yearz Ago, the Government Said Black Livez Matter

by Julian E. Zelizer The Radical Conclusions of the 1968 Kerner Report Washington, D.C., April 1968, showing damage from riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Photograph: Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress Adapted from the introduction to the Princeton University Press 2016 edition of The Kerner Report by The National Advisory Commission on Civil […]

NEW MUSIC: OAKLAND-BASED ROCK-N-SOUL/BLUEZ ARTIST FANTASTIK NEGRITO TEASEZ FORTHCOMING DEBUT LP WITH EXUBERANT SINGLE ‘HUMP THRU THE WINTER’

Check out new track ‘Hump Thru the Winter’ by eclectic soul musician Fantastic Negrito. Fantastic Negrito, aka singer/songwriter Xavier Dphrepaulezz, produces an intense re-imagining of classic soul music that’s both exuberant and fresh. In this newest release, Fantastic Negrito brings authentic heat that really only reminds you of the greatest rock-n-soul artists of the mid-20th century. […]

Against All Oddz: Education, Race, and Chezz

by  Adisa Banjoko & Arash Daneshzadeh Teaching students, “The World Is Yours” A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a high school for Black History Month in San Francisco, CA. Their original speaker had bailed on them, at the last minute. Rather than open my talk with a lamentation of US slavery, […]

Black Study, Black Struggle

Robin D. G. Kelley   Christopher Metzger   Editors’ Note: Answer Robin Kelley’s call for a rebirth of political education by organizing a reading group around our Radical Political Action Reading List, compiled by forum contributor Derecka Purnell and Harvard Law School student activists.   In the fall of 2015, college campuses were engulfed by fires ignited […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“Not all black men are willing to commit race suicide and abhor their race for the companionship of another.” “The men of the highest moralz, highest character and noblest pride are to be found among the massez of the negro race who love their (black) women with az much devotion as white men love theirz.” […]

Black History (Our-story) Month – February 2016

The prequel to Black History Month came in the form of Negro History Week (1926) in the United States when Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February as Negro History Week. The second week of February was chosen because it coincided with […]