Writing Crime into Race

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad studies one of the most powerful ideas in the American imagination. by LYDIALYLE GIBSON JULY-AUGUST 2018 Khalil Gibran Muhammad Photograph by Stu Rosner  “YOU SHOULD HAVE A RECORD.” That sentence dropped like a hammer inside the meeting room where Khalil Gibran Muhammad, then 21 years old, was sitting across the table from a […]

For White Folkz Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

$11.99 A New York Times Best Seller Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with […]

THE WAR AT YOUR DOOR! A Generation of Black men living and dying right here on U.S. soil

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and now Libya.. Ongoing wars and a blank check written for spending. Military hardware manufacturers must feel like they’ve died and gone to capitalist heaven…. But there’s another war being waged that will seldom receive worldwide news coverage commensurate with the above wars and never be given the funding that these other […]

Crack Capitalism

Available to stream on vimeo until Thursday, April 2nd The C.I.A. covertly funded military operations in Nicaragua in the 1980’s; in part using money from cocaine sales out of Nicaragua. These covert government activities substantially contributed to the ‘crack cocaine epidemic’ in urban America. The subsequent effect was that black incarceration was systematized and monetized. […]