A Memoir of Life as Che Guevara’s Kid Brother

Che’s youngest sibling, Juan Martin Guevara, remembers his revolutionary brother and the family’s travails after his murder by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA. by  Peter Canby Fifty years after Che Guevara’s death, his youngest brother offers a poignant view of having a family member who has become a legend. Photograph by […]

Celebrating the 76th Birthday of Soledad Brother George Lester Jackson, September 23, 1941- August 21, 1971

by Kiilu Nyasha “I have a plan, I will give, and give, and give of myself until it proves our making or my end.” As we honor the 76th birthday of our beloved, Comrade George Jackson, Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party behind prison walls, may we remember his revolutionary ideas and practice, his mentors and […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

 Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

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Kwame Nkrumah of Africa: He came to his own but his own rejected him

Reflection on the 108th birthday of the Black Star blackartdepot.com Charles Quist-Adade Sep 28, 2017 Nkrumah’s dream of African unity remains essential for total liberation and prosperity of the continent. Africans will have themselves to blame if they continue to plough their narrow furrows instead of pooling their efforts, human and material resources, in order […]

ANGELA DAVIS ON BLACK LIVES MATTER, PALESTINE, AND THE FUTURE OF RADICALISM

“THEORIES OF FREEDOM ARE ALWAYS TENTATIVE” By Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin   The following interview originally appears in Futures of Black Radicalism, edited by Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin. Angela Y. Davis is Emeritus Professor in the History of Consciousness program and University of California, Santa Cruz. Her most recent book is Freedom in a Constant […]

ABOUT “FRANTZ FANON, THE INSURRECTION OF THE SOUL, LIFE AND DEATH OF THE WARRIOR-SILEX” (Caraibéditions)

  The work of Frantz Fanon was moult times, analyzed, discussed, studied it all over the world, and the number of scholarly works devoted to it is impressive. Unfortunately, the commentary, or even the ready-made idea, has finally taken precedence over the Fanonian text for various reasons, and to take only this example, it is considered by many […]

James Baldwin’z Archive, Long Hidden, Comez (Mostly) Into View

    By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER  A page from “The Amen Corner,” a three-act play by James Baldwin, part of his personal papers that are now at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. CreditEmon Hassan for The New York Times James Baldwin died in 1987, but his moment is now. His books are flying […]

James Baldwin’z Black Queer Legacy

What the documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ does and doesn’t get right James Baldwin: But that demands redefining the terms of the western world… Audre Lorde: And both of us have to do it; both of us have to do it… James Baldwin: But you don’t realize that in this republic the only real crime […]

MEAN MEN

[col. writ. 2/11/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal The regime of Donald Trump has radiated a global aura of dread, fear and the bared teeth of the state as a predator, hungry for power. From Day One the Trump Regime has used fear, innuendo and lies to sell its program of repression, so much so that one […]