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 […]

Lively Up the Dead Zone: Remembering democracy’z racist state crimez (Ashe)

by Janine Jones (12/6/16) A critique of political thinking in Africana thought brings us to a crossroads. At this intersection, passing trajectories meet. Moving in opposite directions, they send contradictory messages concerning democracy, racism, and political violence. One trajectory pursues the accomplishments of Africana intellectual, artistic, economic, and political elites…  The other trajectory tracks the misery […]

The Last Poetz: Amerika in poetry from black power to Black Livez Matter

The Last Poets’ fierce performance poetry inspired generations of musicians, even as they destroyed themselves. Now they’re back – and as relevant as ever   By Christine Otten “The Last Poets are the microcosm of black America,” said Umar Bin Hassan, one of the founding members of the group, when I first met him in Harlem, […]

NINE LIVEZ: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYZ AND THE SENSATIONALIZATION OF THE BLACK CRIMINAL

On March 25th, 1931, a fight broke out between white and black boys on a Southern Railroad freight train. The boys were riding as hobos, deep into the chaos of the Great Depression. Nine black boys were subsequently arrested and charged with assault. When two white women named Victoria Price and Ruby Bates were found […]

Turn the Gunsz Around: Mutiniez, Soldier Revoltz and Revolution

Veterans for Peace Courage To Resist Iraq Veterans Against the War Veterans for Standing Rock are all mentioned in this book. $19.95 New York: World View Forum 2017 324 pages. 29 photos, 4 maps. Draftees and enlistees — eighteen-year-olds from the South Bronx, factory workers from Buffalo, miners’ sons from Kentucky, unemployed youth from Watts […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

25 Essayz Against Whitelash

    2016 has been the year of “whitelash.” Racism, populism, and xenophobia have had the last word at the ballot box. But as the media quibbles over the reasons behind Trump’s election, the fears of the white working class have become the main point of contention. While economic inequality has played a significant role in the events of 2016, the dismissal […]

Thiz new video comparez Donald Trump’z platform to the Black Panther Party’z

 BY ALYXANDRA GOODWIN      Unfortunately, we should now accept that Donald Trump will be President of the United States come January 20, 2017 (over a month later I’m still experiencing some disbelief in this truth). But what I won’t accept are his disingenuous attempts to be inclusive and to work for Black people. Some folks […]

The Sacrificez Of Slain Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton And Hiz Family Are A Lesson In Black Love

“In the wake of the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, and the anniversary of the state sponsored assassination of one of its rising stars, Fred Hampton, we spoke with his only child, Fred Hampton Jr. about how he and his parents sacrificed their own well being for the love of Black people and their liberation.” […]

All Hate Iz NOT Equal

When Donald Trump took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty in the case of the Central Park 5—five Black and Brown teenagers (in the case involving the brutal beating and rape of a female jogger)—even before they were convicted, this was fomenting hate. And when he has […]