US prisons practice the same slavery and racism celebrated by Confederate monuments

September 15, 2017 Assailing slavery and white supremacy today by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing […]

Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the Atlantic World

By Andrew T. Fede “Flogging a slave fastened to the ground.” 1853. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections. This is an excerpt from the preface of Andrew T. Fede’s Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the […]

Mississippi Black Codes (1865)

  The status of Blacks was the focal problem of Reconstruction. Slavery had been abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment, but the white people of the South were determined to keep the Black population in “their place,” socially, politically, and economically. This was done by means of the notorious “Black Codes,” passed by several of the […]

Black Amerika can win the Psychological War against White Supremacy

When the psychology is reverse, the fear is reversed. We cannot live in fear of what whites are doing or going to do to us, this is how they maintain control of the masses. To understand the current war Black America is fighting against white America’s attempt to resurrect white supremacy, you must first understand […]

A Lesson on Slavery for White Amerika

African-Americans, freed from plantation slaveholders, in Bermuda Hundred, Va., in 1864. These men worked as teamsters to help the U.S. forces that freed them fight the Confederacy in the Civil War. (Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge / Library of Congress) Look at the following series of tweets from the president of the United States, reflecting […]

ACTIVISTS DENOUNCE STATUE OF GYNECOLOGIST WHO USED BLACK WOMEN AS “GUINEA PIGS”

A South Carolinian physician and slave owner, Dr. J Marion Sims is considered to be the “father of modern gynecology”. Like too many other white doctors of the 19th and 20th century, Sims’ pioneering gynecological research was built on the suffering of enslaved black women who were subjugated to non-consensual and brutal experimentation. Being a […]

23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) © UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is […]

Slavery didn’t end in 1865. It evolved’ – new exhibit explores racial state violence

If anyone urges you to adopt a “post-racial” mindset between now and September 3rd, flame them, then bring them to the Brooklyn Museum. The latest exhibit on display, “The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America“, is the antidote to ignorance, and a rude awakening–and reminding–of the raw realities that accompany living-while-black in this […]

On Dec. 6, 1865, Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born

Part II: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement As I write this article, I am not sure what day the Civil War began or what day it ended. The facts that I do know about the Civil War are not worth repeating here, […]

Brazil’s hidden slavery

By Julia Carneiro BBC Brasil, Rio de Janeiro – 25 December 2014 Rio de Janeiro is a city looking to the future. Major development work is underway in the city’s historic port area as it prepares to host the Olympics in 2016. But the construction effort to make all that happen has unexpectedly shone a light on […]