Amerikkka Was Built on Busting Up Families…

by Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence Amerika was built on busting up families. They’re just making Amerika great again. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”    — Jefferson […]

How black people were eliminated in Argentina throughout history

Afro-Argentine family of Buenos Aires, 1908.. Photo: Wiki CC For a country in the region considered the ‘New World’ in the 16oos where Africans were enslaved, Argentina has one of the lowest numbers of people of African descent. The question in many people’s minds is: where are the Afro-Argentines? Historical records indicate that Africans landed […]

 The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico and Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism 

Source: BlackCommentator.com June 21, 2018 – Issue 747: The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico and Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism – Color of Law By David A. Love, JD, BC Executive Editor

Angola in Louisiana: Proving Ground for Racialized Capitalism

by W. T. WHITNEY The Civil War ended and Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of Confederate military operations. (1) There he insists that slavery is immune from moral blame. That’s because it “bestowed upon the world’s commerce in a half century a single product whose annual value was two hundred millions of […]

The Biggest Lie in the White Supremacist Propaganda Playbook: Unraveling the Truth About ‘Black-on-White Crime’

  Executive Summary On a Wednesday night in June 2015, a 21-year-old white man walked into a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and gunned down nine black parishioners taking part in a weekly Bible study group. Dylann Storm Roof sat quietly with the group for about an hour before taking out his Glock pistol […]

THE STEPCHILD OF LYNCHING

by Liliana Segura June 17 2018 A WEEK BEFORE the crowds arrived in Montgomery for the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a monument to victims of lynching in the United States, Alabama prepared to kill 83-year-old Walter Moody. From his death watch cell at Holman prison, Moody called his attorney the night before […]

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Bullshit Anthem’ by Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito performs “Bullshit Anthem” at the 2018 Chicago Blues Festival Fantastic Negrito is a Grammy Award-winning musician who plays “blues music with a punk attitude from Oakland, California.”  He has an album, “Please Don’t Be Dead,” that will be released on June 15. One of the tracks on the album, “Bullshit Anthem,” is a […]

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

by  William C. Anderson The Case for Delegitimizing the Police “Once you come to understand the institution’s ties to white supremacy, it becomes clear the system is toxic and cannot be fixed.” The institution of policing doesn’t deserve the unquestioned authority and purpose people give it in the United States. Fraud, corruption, and violence are […]

The way history is taught in South Afrika is ahistorical – and that’s a problem

History textbooks suggest that in 1994 when formal apartheid and racial exclusion ended, so did prejudice and racism. United Nations Photo/Flickr, CC BY Natasha Robinson History may soon be a compulsory school subject until Grade 12 in South Africa. A task team established by the country’s minister of basic education made this bold recommendation in a report released in early […]

The Shocking Legacy of Amerika’s Worst Modern-Day Lynching

Twenty years after the brutal, racially motivated murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, some residents are trying to scrub the crime—and the bigotry behind it—from the town’s history. by JOHN SAVAGE On a chilly Friday afternoon in January, 68-year-old George McDaniel is holding court in the garage of his recreational-vehicle repair shop in the […]