White Supremacy Isn’t a Fad, It’z a System

(image source) With a newly, perhaps unlawfully, elected U.S. president gleefully endorsed by the KKK, we are going to have to get smarter about the way we talk about white supremacy.  I’ve been studying white supremacy for more than twenty-five years. Let me share with a few of the basics that I’ve learned from my research. White […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community, as does the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, must speak in the tone of that community, not as somebody else’s buffer zone. This is the significance of black power as a slogan. For once, black people are going to use the words they want […]

ONA MOVE~8/7

Come to Philadelphia Sun., August 7, 2016 African American Museum 7th & Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 12pm to 4pm Free Admission – Everyone welcome! Hear updates on the MOVE 9 and further organizing on the 2017 MOVE Conference.                

Dallas Shooting: Where Peaceful Existence iz Impossible, Violence iz Inevitable

by Frank Castro When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Malcolm X famously commented “[President Kennedy] never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon… Chickens coming home to roost never did make me sad.” Following the backlash of what many considered Malcolm’s callous remarks, the Civil Rights leader clarified his […]

The Game Metaphor: How To Teach Racistz That There Iz No Such Thing Az Reverse Racism

by David I. Backer  How do you explain to people who think there is reverse racism that reverse racism does not exist? Tim Wise has an essay about this, and you can find resources in The Daily Dot, Everyday Feminism, The Daily Kos, and Huffington Post to explain why a person of color cannot be racist […]

Black people can’t be racist

credits: BW by Sobantu Mzwakali A man cannot hate the whip with which he is being flogged but then be expected to love the person doing the flogging. When such a black man, lying helpless bleeding on the ground expresses hate for the white person wielding the whip, it is only reasonable. Many times, in the presence […]

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of Amerika

“Maybe there are those whom can hear this. Being that white people are pointing out some of these issues. Include some of the pertinent information provided. In particular of what is said about Chicago in the ‘minority’ community. In the words of Charlette Iserbyt… How do you fight something if you don’t know what you’re […]

BRITISH SINGER-SONGWRITER VV BROWN WRITEZ FRANK ESSAY ABOUT CULTURAL ASSIMILATION, FRANTZ FANON’Z “BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASKZ”, AND BEING UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK

I started wearing my White Mask towards the end of elementary school when other people’s awareness of my blackness became the source of humor and mystification. The ignorant question about hair texture and care, musical preferences, Africa, comments about my complexion, etc. all served as a reminder of my otherness. That that’s what white people […]