Afro-Palestinians talk heritage and resistance

Palestinians of African descent describe their daily struggles against ‘double-racism’ and Israeli occupation. Their lives are characterised by checkpoints, daily interrogations, night raids and incessant fears of detention [Jaclynn Ashly/Al Jazeera] by Jaclynn Ashly Occupied East Jerusalem – “It’s hard not to get detained here,” 16-year-old Abdallah Balalawi, an Afro-Palestinian from Chad, told Al Jazeera from his […]

MARTHA PITTS

 REMEMBERING A REVOLUTIONARY By Assata Shakur This is not an easy statement for me to write. Somehow, I thought that Martha would always be here. In my mind she was like Mt. Kilimanjaro, always strong, always solid, always standing tall. I met Martha about 30 years ago. She was a proud intelligent, irreverent black woman. She […]

7 Palestinian prisonerz on hunger strike for freedom

There are currently seven Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on an open hunger strike against administrative detention and the mistreatment and repression of women prisoners and six prisoners. These seven prisoners include: Anas Shadid, 19, of the village of Dura near al-Khalil, has been on hunger strike since 25 September against his imprisonment without charge […]

South Afrikan School Girlz provide leadership for the On-Going Revolution

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Adebayo and Siki Dlanga Refusing to straighten their hair or submit to white supremacist standards of beauty and comportment, 13 year-old South African Black schoolgirls braved police dogs and arrest to join a growing youth movement. Students have also protested the imposition of college fees and rules against […]

Angela Davis, Still Agitating for Freedom

by RON JACOBS In the decades prior to the civil war in the United States the movement to abolish slavery grew more and more popular. Historically known as the abolitionist movement, there were numerous writers in its ranks. Some of the most powerful, radical and clearest writing came from black writers like Frederick Douglass. The […]

Teaching The Truth And The Skool Year

“Throughout the country, Africans in America have become more sensitive to challenging the racist and white supremacist basis of the African public school curriculum.” The movement to implement an appropriate African Centered Curriculum in predominately African in America inner city schools is critical to the on–going struggle for the liberation of African people in this […]