4 MOVEMENTZ / 12 MOMENTZ IN THE LIFE OF AN EX-SLAVE

photo by Alex Lear   4 MOVEMENTS /  12 MOMENTS IN THE LIFE OF  AN EX-SLAVE Long Live Assata! 1.1 I’m not afraid to die but I am afraid I’m going to die. Afraid that, outside of a grave, there will not be one square inch of earth on which I can reside; afraid that […]

The Distinction Between Slavery And Race In U.S. History

by   PATRICK RAEL The history of the Electoral College is receiving a lot of attention. Pieces like this one, which explores “the electoral college and its racist roots,” remind us how deeply race is woven into the very fabric of our government. A deeper examination, however, reveals an important distinction between the political interests […]

Amend the 13th Amendment

artwork by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Minister of Defense New Afrikan Black Panther Party

White Supremacy Isn’t a Fad, It’z a System

(image source) With a newly, perhaps unlawfully, elected U.S. president gleefully endorsed by the KKK, we are going to have to get smarter about the way we talk about white supremacy.  I’ve been studying white supremacy for more than twenty-five years. Let me share with a few of the basics that I’ve learned from my research. White […]

Breaking the Curse of Willie Lynch.

by KENNETH HOFFMAN Gentleman, I greet you here on the banks of the James River in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twelve. First, I shall thank you, the gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with […]

Slavery, Democracy, And The Racialized Rootz Of The Electoral College

BY CHRISTOPHER F. PETRELLA At 11:45 p.m. on November 6, 2012, Donald Trump tweeted that “the electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” Four years later, at 2:31 a.m. on November 9, 2016, the Associated Press projected that Donald Trump would win the state of Wisconsin and therefore surpass the required 270 Electoral College […]

The Electoral College Haz Itz Originz In Slavery

By David Love This year, for the fourth time in history—and second time in recent history– a presidential candidate won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College and, therefore, lost the election.  Hillary Clinton received 200,000 more votes than Donald Trump nationwide, yet lost handily in the Electoral College. Blame it on an anachronistic and […]

Let uz remember the countlezz named and unnamed veteranz of the Nu-Afrikan (Black) Freedom Struggle

by Dequi Kioni-Sadiki On this Veterans Day, let us remember the countless named and unnamed veterans of the Black Freedom Struggle: “To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who dare to say, “we shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to […]

When Slaveholderz Kontrolled the Government—An Interview with Matthew Karp

by Timothy Shenk In order to downgrade the centrality of slavery to the development of the United States and global capitalism, mainstream historians attempt to depict the slaveholding classes as provincial actors. However, the slave owners were the most powerful people in the country. “Southerners imagined—and worked to build—an American republic whose foundation was slavery.” […]