Standing Up against Racist, Fascist, Nazi, Swastikas in South L.A.

by LABOR/COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER The defacing of an historical mural on Crenshaw Boulevard, Our Mighty Contribution,” by placing swastikas over the faces of Black women members of the Black Panther Party, Thursday, November 29,  is profoundly symbolic and real–a material reflection of the U.S. white settler state out of control. For us at the Strategy Center, the fight against racism, national […]

“prison is the glue that holds this whole crooked house of cards together”

By THE NEW INQUIRY Racism is different in prison. There are at least three kinds of racism in the US. First is the kind most of us are familiar with on the outside: color blind people who would never use the N-word and who might even thoroughly examine their prejudices and micro-aggressions against others, but would […]

Remembering Real Malcolm x – what others think about master teacher

A home-made documentary dedicated to Malcolm X (Haj-Malik Al-Shabazz). A must watch video of Dr.Betty Shabazz, Gil Noble, Ossie Davis, Sonia Sanchez, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Peter Bailey, James Farmer, John Henrik Clarke, Wyatt Tee Walker, Tavis Smiley, Dr.Cornel West, Jan Carew, Maya Angelou, Denzel Washengton. people should care, please share and spread the message. […]

Protest Song Of The Week: “Above The Law” by The O’Jays

The O’Jays perform at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago (Photo from RaymondBoyd51) The O’Jays, a well-known rhythm and blues group from Canton, Ohio, that has recorded music for several decades, plan to release a final album before retiring next year. That album includes a tune which confronts the class warfare of the rich and […]

When the Klan Came to Town

“The Great Army for Truth and Americanism Makes Rome Tremble” (1928); Image: Wikimedia   History reminds us that firm and sometimes violent opposition to racists is a time-honored American tradition.   by MICHAEL MCCANNE In Perth Amboy, New Jersey, members of the Ku Klux Klan assembled to hear a xenophobic celebrity speak. An angry crowd gathered […]

Niecy Nash Has A Fix For White People Who Call The Police On Black Folks For ‘No Goddamn Reason’

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Police stops are still marred by racial discrimination, new data shows.

So why does Trump continue to endorse stop-and-frisk? by Alexi Jones President Trump is again encouraging Chicago police to use stop-and-frisk – a policy that allows police officers to stop citizens without good cause – even as new government data reminds us why such policies can be disastrous for people of color. Just days after Trump endorsed stop-and-frisk […]

The Straight Line from Slavery to Mass Incarceration

The US model of mass incarceration can only be understood as an extension of slavery, said Martha Escobar, author of Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina Immigrants. “Bringing non-white bodies into this country to labor for a predominantly white society has been the model that has carried over as immigrants entered the United States,” said Escobar, […]