James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

FIVE REASONZ WHY NINA SIMONE IZ A TIMELEZZ QUEEN

by By T. McLendon Nina Simone would have been 84 years old today and in thinking about her contributions to Black thought, music, style, and activism, we can’t think of a single reason why she shouldn’t be celebrated. Take a look at these five reasons why Nina Simone was and is a timeless queen. Musical Excellence: […]

On the 52nd Anniversary of Hiz Murder, Watch Malcolm X Prophesize Today’z Police State

by Matt Agorist “They think they are living in a police state, and they become hostile toward the policemen. They think that the policeman is there to be against them rather than to protect them. And these thoughts, these frustrations, these apparitions, automatically are sufficient to make these Negroes begin to form means and ways to […]

The Black Women’z Defense League Taking Aim at Racism and Misogyny

VICE’s Wilbert L. Cooper meets the Black Women’s Defense League, a Dallas-based womanist organization notable for its pro-gun stance. As he follows them from their political education classes to their firearms training, he sees how they fight against white supremacy and patriarchal violence. WATCH NEXT: Caramel Curves: New Orleans’s All-Female Biker Gang: http://bit.ly/2lshRj1 Click here […]

Delaware: a haven for ruling clazz, racism

By Deirdre Griswold While the state of Delaware, where a prisoner rebellion has just been crushed in Smyrna, is not in the Deep South, the southern part of this small state has been a racist hell for generations. Northern Delaware is industrialized, home to DuPont and other chemical corporate giants. As of 2012, more than […]

Report: US Police Twice as Likely to Kill Unarmed Black Civilianz

Activists hold signs during a silent protest against police brutality. | Photo: Reuters The police are conditioned to view minorities with added suspicion, according to the authors of the study. A new study published Wednesday in Criminology & Public Policy found that among the 990 fatal shootings that occurred that year, police were twice as […]

Who waz Bessie Coleman and why doez she still matter?

The first African American female to become a pilot, born on this day 125 years ago, remains an inspiration to many. Coleman broke barriers and became the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license [Wikimedia Commons] Bessie Coleman was the first African-American female to become a licensed pilot in 1921. Defeating gender and […]

Black people were denied vanilla ice cream in the Jim Crow south – except on Independence Day

One result of legalized racism in America was this strange limit, which helped teach kids the rules of a segregated society It was only 60 years ago that this would have been an unheard of sight in the south. Photograph: My Mundane Life / Flickr By custom rather than by law, black folks were best […]

Triggered By Attackz On Black Residentz By White Soldierz: 1919 Race Riot Of Washington D.C.

Nobody knows precisely how or where it started, but on a steamy Saturday night, July 19, 1919, the word began to spread among the saloons and pool halls of downtown Washington, where crowds of soldiers, sailors and Marines freshly home from the Great War were taking weekend liberty. A black suspect, questioned in an attempted […]

Black Nationalism and Liberation

by GARRETT FELBER Nation of Islam counter-demonstration at NAACP rally in Harlem, 1961 / Photograph: NAACP collection, Library of Congress In a world where Donald Trump’s presidential nomination speech has been endorsed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan—yet Black Lives Matter activists are accused of reverse racism for asking to not be murdered […]