Black Abolitionistz

  Zinn Education Project. 2014 Brief bios of 24 black abolitionists Textbooks and state curricula devote little attention to the abolition movement, let alone to black abolitionists. To counter the invisibility of black abolitionists who were central to the abolition movement and the ending of slavery, we feature two dozen black abolitionists here. (This collection was […]

The Liberal Media and the Ideology of Black Victimhood

by THOMAS BARKER As police brutality and racist violence are once again shunted to the centre stage of US politics, figures such as Michael Brown take their place in a seemingly endless string of victims. From Eric Garner in 2014, Trayvon Martin in 2012, Rodney King in 1991, back to the 1963 execution of the […]

Contemporary Capitalism Has Deep Rootz In Slavery & Racism: Americide

The most egregious example of “Americide” is our country’s treatment of African-Americans. It’s exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery. Published: January 18, 2015 | Authors: Paul Buchheit | NationofChange | Op-Ed America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins For years I have been reading about Assata Shakur. I read newspaper articles; I watched discussions about her on Democracy Now! and other radical news outlets; I’d seen her name emblazoned on shirts, and some of my favorite revolutionaries quote her. Last week, I finally picked up her autobiography. I couldn’t put it […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

From slavery to bishop, James Varick James Varick Date: Sat, 1750-01-10 The birth of James Varick in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was the first Black Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop in America. He was born to a slave mother in Newburgh, New York, who was a slave of the Varicks or Van Varcks. […]

Prisonerz’ Agreement to End Hostilitiez az the basis for the abolition of ‘legal’ slavery

by Michael Zaharibu Dorrough, J. Heshima Denham and Kambui Robinson, NCTT Corcoran SHU “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” – George Berkeley “Slavery is nearly as old as human civilization itself, but … (in) 1698 …the construct of ‘race’ […]

There Iz an Unbroken Line of Police Violence in the US that Takes Uz All the Way Back to the Dayz of Slavery’

  The Guardian / By Stuart Jeffries A conversation with activist Angela Davis. Photo Credit: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com   ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

Assata: The FBI’z most wanted woman

A new (2014) introduction to her autobiography William Gumede 2014-12-04, Issue 705 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93555 cc FW In this edited version of a new introduction to Assata Shakur’s autobiography, Prof Gumede points out that centuries of colonialism, slavery and apartheid have left a legacy of institutional racism, whereby dark skins are often instinctively prejudiced in societies across […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Black history in Europe, a short story Date: Thu, 1441-12-01 *African (Black) history in Europe from 1400 is briefly recalled on this dates Registry. To address the story of black people in Europe, certainly addresses the history of slavery and the history of European colonialism. The relationship between the two continents began with mutual […]