Confederate Monuments Celebrate Yesterday’s Slavery and Racism, U.S. Prisons Practice Slavery and Racism Today (2017)

Assailing Slavery and White Supremacy today On August 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19 others, there have […]

How to Fight White Backlash

by Robert Greene  Harold Cruse, Stokely Carmichael, and Martin Luther King, Jr. all offered acute diagnoses of the backlash to civil rights legislation The problem of white backlash in American politics isn’t new. Every instance of black political advancement—Reconstruction, the civil rights movement, or Barack Obama’s rise to the presidency—has provoked it. Backlash politics define moments […]

An Introductory Critical Media Literacy (Video) Mixtape

by Jared Ball The iMWiL! Introductory Critical Media Literacy (Video) Mixtape features interviews with Janine Jackson, Kali Akuno, Joy James, Claude Marks, Safiya Umoja Noble, Morgan Maxwell, music from Hec Dolo, The Cornel West Theory, The Welfare Poets, Big L, DJ Premier plus Kwame Ture, bell hooks, Paula Giddings and more! The video outlines some of the key concepts involved in developing an understanding of our media environment including […]

Towards a Pan Afrikan political culture

Critical pedagogy, reparative justice and the end of global white supremacy Libcom Ikaweba Bunting Nov 02, 2017 An African centered critical pedagogy is required in order to create the cadre of the men and women capable of making the analysis as well as developing the policies, structures and systems for the realization of Pan African […]

I Ran The NYC Marathon In Chains To Urge Our Government To Acknowledge Black And Brown Suffering

Dismantling white supremacy requires a degree of discomfort from all of us. N/A 9.6k I was in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest in chains at the Unite the Right Rally.  The world knows of the chaos that dominated the headlines on August 12, but most don’t know the full story of the nightmare that occurred on August 11.  […]

High School Football Players Say Opposing Fans, Referee Call Them N-Word for Kneeling During Anthem

Michael Harriot 10/05/17 Daniele Calcote via Facebook When students from a majority-black Louisiana school decided to kneel while the national anthem played at a predominantly white high school’s homecoming football game, opposing fans, and even a referee, booed the students and used racial slurs, according to multiple people in attendance. If you’ve ever wondered “Where […]

Taking a knee against racism in Georgia

By Dianne Mathiowetz  Atlanta, Oct. 22 — Five young Black women, students at Kennesaw State University, have ignited a struggle here against white supremacy and racism that has spread beyond their campus. They took a knee as the national anthem was played on Sept. 30 prior to the KSU Owls football game.They have said they […]

A hard road to travel: black people and racism in the 19th century United States

Issue: 156 Posted on 13th October 2017 Ken Olende The following lyrics were written by an anonymous black soldier in the 54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment, one of the first black combat regiments, at the height of the Civil War in the United States (1861-5). They undermine the pernicious myth that black people were bystanders in the […]

Nivea’s latest ‘white is right’ advert is the tip of a reprehensible iceberg

No amount of sophisticated branding can hide the fact that the messaging of such ads is as deeply poisonous as ever     By Afua Hirsch     “Now I have visibly fairer skin, making me feel younger,” declares the Nigerian actor Omowunmi Akinnifesi in an advert for a new face cream. The ad, for the […]