Black Panthers 50 Yearz Later: What They Wanted Iz What We (Still) Need

by Alondra Nelson  Two generations ago, a group of young people stood up and demanded education, housing, food, jobs and health care. It was a transformational move, still worthy of celebrating. Two armed Black Panthers, carrying a shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, talking to officer Lt. Ernest Holloway at the State Drafted by founders Huey […]

10 Worst Statez for Black Amerikanz

Wisconsin is the Worst State for Black Americans NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In an article out today, financial news and opinion website 24/7 Wall St. reports that Wisconsin is the worst state in the country for black Americans.  The Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1965 — ending decades of government-sponsored racial oppression and intended […]

Law & Order: A Look At Amerika’z Prison System

 Prison should be the last resort for the nation’s least violent, not the first line of defense that favors a historic archetype of oppression The famous singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone once said, “Slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking.” Arguably, today’s prison system is the nation’s revised approach to […]

Modern Day ‘Slave’ Patrolz and the Ongoing Legacy of Police Terrorizing Afrikan/Black Communitiez

by Solomon Comissiong The U.S. system of mass Black incarceration cannot reformed, but must be dismantled, root and branch. “The job of the police force in predominately African/black communities is to make sure those communities are contained and kept in a state of constant fear and terror.” “Reforming this system wont work in any way, […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“To some degree slavery has always been outlawed and condemned on the outside by the hypocritical mockery of chattering lips. But on the inside and prisons where slavery is embedded and proudly displayed as a Western way of life and a privilege of God himself slavery is condoned on all of its numerous levels.”   Ruchell […]

HORRIFIC LETTERZ TO SLAVE OWNER, R. C. BALLARD, REGARDING ABUSE OF THE FEMALE SLAVE

Enslaved men endured many forms of abuse at the hands of their masters and overseers, including whippings and beatings. Women slaves, too, felt the pain of the lash, as well as other forms of mistreatment. Many women were also sexually abused, whether by being harassed, raped, or forced into concubinage. The attached letters address two […]

Slavery az free trade

The 18th-century thinkers behind laissez-faire economics saw slavery as a great example of global free trade by Blake Smith For nearly four centuries, the Atlantic slave trade brought millions of people into bondage. Scholars estimate that around 1.5 million people perished in the brutal middle passage across the Atlantic. The slave trade linked Africa, Europe and […]

“Enough Iz Enough”: Prisonerz Across The Country Band Together To End Slavery For Good

by Carimah Townes Siddique Hasan, a self-described revolutionary from Savannah, Georgia, has been waiting for a moment like this one, when prisoners across the country band together and say “enough is enough” when it comes to being treated like a slave. “It’s time for a broader struggle,” he told ThinkProgress during his daily phone time in […]