The Rebellion in Newark

In the summer of 1967, the streets of Newark exploded in violence. Here is a first-hand account of the tragic events that changed the city, and the country forever. Newark’s population is still exceedingly low income. Crime, gang warfare, drugs, joblessness and failing schools are still facts of life in some Newark neighborhoods. But the […]

TRUMP SENDS FEDERAL AGENTS INTO CHICAGO (CHI-RAQ)!

The Advance Guard of a Reign of Terror on Top of Centuries of Savage Oppression! by Carl Dix The fascist in chief, Donald Trump, tweeted, “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.” He has been threatening to send the feds in to fix the violence […]

Where Life Iz Seized

  By Adam Shatz Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté by Frantz Fanon, edited by Robert Young and Jean Khalfa. La Découverte, 688 pp, £22.00, October 2015, ISBN 978 2 7071 8638 6 Author of the anti-racist jeremiad Black Skin, White Masks ; spokesman for the Algerian Revolution and author of The Wretched of the Earth, the ‘bible’ of decolonisation ; inspiration to […]

An Alabama Prison’z Unrelenting Descent Into Violence

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON The segregation unit at Alabama’s St. Clair Correctional Facility houses inmates in solitary confinement. Many have come to see the unit as a safe haven from the prison’s general population.CreditWilliam Widmer for The New York Times SPRINGVILLE, Ala. — The door opened and there stood a man with knives in both hands. […]

BLACK GIRLZ GO MISSING FROM THE FOCUZ OF OUR MOVEMENTZ LONG BEFORE THEY GO MISSING FROM OUR STREETZ

“What happens when Black girls look clear in the moonlight, daylight, sunset?” – Makayla Posley, NY-based Poet. Last week, the D.C. metropolitan police department tweeted about the disappearance of 10 teenagers considered “critically missing,” all of whom were Black or Brown. Usually (and horrifically), these type of developments fly under the radar, but when Twitter […]

He’z My Death, Too

  For Blacks in the United States, it was arguably the most influential murder of the first decade of the modern civil rights movement. “The lynching of Emmett Till was caused by the nature and history of America itself and by a social system that has changed over the decades, but not as much as […]

An Unspeakable Toll: Relentlezz Violence and the Middle Passage

By Joshua Rothman This post is part of our online roundtable on Sowande’ Mustakeem’s Slavery at Sea In 1790, Thomas Trotter testified to a committee of the British House of Commons about the things he had seen while serving as a surgeon on board the slave ship Brookes in 1783. Among the stories he told was that of a West […]

THOMAZ JEFFERSON RAPED SALLY HEMINGZ: SHE WASN’T HIZ “MISTREZZ”

The definition of a relationship according to Webster’s Dictionary is, “the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.” In simpler terms, it’s the primary way in which two things relate to one another. Many have romanticized how Thomas Jefferson related to Sally Hemings, using […]

Revolutionary Daily- Thought

“The violence That presided over the settlement of the colonial world, qui HAS tirelessly paced the destruction of indigenous social forms, demolished without restriction the systems of reference of the economy, modes of appearance and dress, Will Be Claimed and Assumed by the colonized at the moment when, Deciding to be history in deeds, the […]

They Want that New New World

CARINA DEL VALLE SCHORSKE “Africans Thrown Overboard from a Slave Ship, Brazil, ca. 1830s,” The Liberator, January 7, 1832. Courtesy of  slaveryimages.org. She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks M. NourbeSe Philip Wesleyan University Press, $15.95 (paper) Documenting your own past becomes a political and spiritual imperative when established institutions are not doing it […]