How the Legacy of Slavery Affectz the Mental Health of Black Amerikanz Today

The psychic toll that forgiveness exacts. by Alma Carten Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery. The image is from a book from 1788, so there can be no effective copyright. Photo Credit: Josiah Wedgwood, William Hackwood et Henry Webber. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On July 22, in […]

Building Bridgez: How Slavery Still Shapez Contemporary Policing Policiez & Practicez

Building Bridges & Housing Notebook Special with Mimi Rosenberg, Ken Nash, Scott Sommer Mon., July 27, 7 – 10 pm EST streaming @ http://www.wbai.org/playernew.html smartphone streaming @ http://stream.wbai.org Listen live on any phone 1-712-832-2645 & to listen, or download archived shows & podcasts, http://www.wbai.org/server-archive.html ***************************** A Three Hour Building Bridges-Housing Notebook Special American Apartheid: How […]

Black Prison Organizing

‘If prison walls could talk,’ Dan Berger tells us, ‘their stories would reveal profound and largely untapped reservoirs of politics and culture. by James Kilgore Dan Berger’s latest volume, Captive Nation, is perfectly timed. In a moment where interest in mass incarceration across the political spectrum is on the rise, sanitized versions of carceral history […]

Why do People Believe Mythz About the Confederacy? Because Our Textbookz and Monumentz are Wrong

False history marginalizes African Americans and makes us all dumber. The Confederates won with the pen (and the noose) what they could not win on the battlefield: the cause of white supremacy and the dominant understanding of what the war was all about. We are still digging ourselves out from under the misinformation they spread. […]

How Poor Black Livez Matter to U.S. Capitalism Today: Reflectionz on “The New Jim Crow”

by Paul Street The U.S. mass incarceration regime measures Black lives by the value that can be derived from their imprisonment. “The ‘new Jim Crow’ is about disciplining a deindustrialized Black lumpen proletariat and turning it into a largely inert, deindustrialized profit-source whose ‘value added’ comes mainly from the mere fact of its captive existence.” […]

The White Supremacist Effect: How Underprivileged Whitez are Conditioned to Believe That They’re Superior to Blackz

By Shelby Jefferson At the conclusion of the historic voting rights marches in Selma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “How Long, Not Long” speech from the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. During the address, King analyzed the systemic origins of the racial divide existing between poor whites and Blacks in the […]

A Modest Proposal for the Abolition of Slavery in Amerika in the 21st Century (2006)

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson Minister of Information Nu-Afrikan Black Panther Party-PC Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to […]

JailHouse Rock: Afrikan-Amerikan Fighting Style

In order to understand how an African martial art came to be in the Prison system in the evolved gloriously mutated manifestation known as “Jail House Rock” one needs to understand the political, economic and racially charged environment of the United States before and principally after the great “Civil War”. During the African Holocaust of […]

Never Forget: Your Perspective on Slavery Will Change After Watching Thiz Video

The African-American chattel slavery experience The African-American chattel slavery experience truthfully summed up in less than seven minutes. Video from: megalopolisuk source: http://kalamu.com/neogriot/2015/06/05/history-video-the-african-american-chattel-slavery-experience/