The Liberal Media and the Ideology of Black Victimhood

by THOMAS BARKER As police brutality and racist violence are once again shunted to the centre stage of US politics, figures such as Michael Brown take their place in a seemingly endless string of victims. From Eric Garner in 2014, Trayvon Martin in 2012, Rodney King in 1991, back to the 1963 execution of the […]

Justice?

by a California prisoner January 2015 permalink Justice? What justice? There is no such thing as justice. Visit the jails and here’s what you’ll see. “Just us” occupying these modern day concentration camps. Justice? What justice? Inside the courtroom you think you’ll find justice? Absolutely not. You’ll find just-ice. What do we associate ice with? […]

Disobedience iz being Black or Brown

by Victor Garcia I’ve been drawing all my life, drawing with everything but paint, but most of my art had no meaning. Other artists I have seen in the Bay View and other publications have inspired me to create this piece, which carries a message: The pit bull, well, he represents America. Pit bulls are […]

Cop Explainz Why Unarmed Black People Get Shot

    By Danny Chung First off, fuck the police for what they did to Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and many other young people whose lives were taken from them unjustly and may we never forget their tales. A recent reddit post asked the question, “What is going on with the shootings of young, unarmed […]

Build Afrikan Martyrz Day 2015!

Gaida Kambon, Secretary General APSP Above: Malcolm in the struggle against coloniaism. This February 21, 2015 Afrcan Martyrs Day will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination an African patriot and revolutionary Malcolm El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Africa on the Ascendancy: The Party in Motion!   The African People’s Socialist Party calls on all African revolutionaries […]

There Iz an Unbroken Line of Police Violence in the US that Takes Uz All the Way Back to the Dayz of Slavery’

  The Guardian / By Stuart Jeffries A conversation with activist Angela Davis. Photo Credit: Rena Schild/Shutterstock.com   ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. […]

Jalil Blog #30; Handz Up – Don’t Shoot

  Contrary to the refrain from the tragic Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown, we know that keeping your hands up does not mean you will not be shot. Assata Shakur had her hands up when she was shot on the New Jersey turnpike by a State Trooper, Oscar Grant was laying face down on […]

On racism, resistance and state violence: a discussion on the politrikz of greed and hate

by the NCTT-Cor-SHU “We always agree that ‘race’ is invented but are then required to defer to its embeddedness in the world.” – Paul Gilroy “‘Racism’ is used to justify and facilitate the exploitation of peoples, and it’s based on the false belief that humanity is divided into a plurality of ‘races’ … There are […]

Ferguson Exposez Amerika’z Enduring Legacy of White Bigotry

By Bill Boyarsky Shutterstock At the heart of what’s happening in Ferguson, Mo., is an unbridgeable racial divide that has prevented too many whites from looking at African-Americans as human beings. The racial divide is not exclusively between black and white. As a resident of Los Angeles and a journalist working here, I experience life […]

Trayvon, Still: Circumventing the Permitting Process

  by Abby Zimet Troubled by Trayvon Martin‘s death and seeking to “have these conversations in the public space,” a Boston street artist and professor has erected a small, quiet, guerrilla monument to Martin on a lamp post stump he’d long considered “ripe for intervention.” He put the plaque, showing a hoodie splayed on the […]