The Origin of Amerikan Policing: by W.E.B. Du Bois

by NOI Research The Origin of American Policing: W.E.B. Du Bois [from BLACK RECONSTRUCTION: AN ESSAY TOWARD A HISTORY OF THE PART WHICH BLACK FOLK PLAYED IN THE ATTEMPT TO RECONSTRUCT DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, 1860-1880] “The system of slavery demanded a special police force and such a force was made possible and unusually effective by the […]

40 Acrez and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the U.S. Really Owez Black Amerika

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage? by Jeff NeumannTracy and Loeffelholz Dunn Yes! Magazine ‏ Sources:Introduction http://theconversation.com/slavery-in-america-back-in-the-headlines-33004 http://www.civil-war.net/census.asp?census=Total 1. 1.5 million pounds in 1790 and 2.25 billion pounds in 1859, based on Empire of Cotton, by Sven Beckert (2014) pgs. 104, 106 […]

The link between capitalism and racism

by Kate Jeffreys We live in an age of racism. In Australia, the federal and Western Australian governments’ attempt to drive Aboriginal people in remote communities from their land is only the latest episode in the war on Indigenous people. In the United States, there is an epidemic of police slayings of predominantly Black young […]

Bobby Wright And Mentacide

by Conrad W. Worrill, PhD “Most African people in America are aware that our minds were tampered with as a result of our forced capture and enslavement in America. The impact of this process is central to the international component of the Reparations Movement.” So many of the problems that African people face in the […]

Free California Movement: Abolish the ‘legal’ slavery provision of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

  The NCTT-COR-SHU is geared up to launch a grassroots campaign, in conjunction with other human rights activists on the inside and outside to abolish the ‘legal’ slavery provision of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allows for the enslavement, involuntary servitude, and ‘civil death’ of prisoners, parolees and EVERYONE convicted of a […]

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. […]