Intersectional Black Power: CLR James on Capitalism and Race

To ignore race, C.L.R. James often said, in many contexts and many ways, was a disaster in any social understanding; only the ignoring of class would be worse. Or to put it in his own words: The race question is subsidiary to the class question, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is […]

Most Of The Radical Ideaz The Black Pantherz Had Are Now Totally Mainstream

by  CARIMAH TOWN CREDIT: ASSOCIATED PRESS Members of the Black Panther Party (BPP) surround co-founder Huey P. Newton For decades since their inception in the 1960s, members of the liberation group known as the Black Panthers were labeled thugs and hateful extremists who set out to ruin the U.S. They were considered the antithesis to Martin […]

In Defense of the Pantherz: Why the Film “The Black Pantherz: Vanguard of the Revolution” Should be Put Down, and the book “Black Against Empire” Picked Up

by Danny Haiphong The author endorses former Panther leader Elaine Brown’s critique of the movie, However, Blacks Against Empire, the acclaimed book on the Party, meets his approval as “actual historical analysis that is useful for those seeking lessons from the lived struggle of the Panthers.” In Defense of the Panthers: Why the Film “The Black […]

Cointelpro and the Assassination of Tupac Shakur

by Thomas C. Mountain I first wrote about the assassination of American Rap Music superstar Tupac Shakur almost a decade ago. I used the title “The Hand of The Man in Tupac’s Assassination” and I use the term “assassination” for good reason. Tupac was gunned down on the Los Vegas Strip in front of the […]

The Most Important Legacy of the Black Pantherz

by BRANDON HARRIS In 1969, when this photograph of Black Panther Party members was taken, outside a courthouse in New York City, the organization had begun to fracture due to clashes with the authorities and internal dissent. CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID FENTON / GETTY “Relations between police and Negroes throughout the country are getting worse,” a […]

Skool Suspensionz and the Unequal Racial Discipline Gap

The so-called “racial discipline gap” has been documented since an influential report by the Children’s Defense Fund first identified the racial disparity of suspension rates in 1975. In the 40 years since the report’s release, national organizations, schools, educators, and other stakeholders have all shined a light on the disparity, with little demonstrative success. If […]

Race in the US: Know your history

“And then you might understand how the death of Michael Brown became a tipping point in the US.” A’Lelia Bundles | 15 Aug 2015 An African American woman yells ‘Freedom’ when asked to shout so loud it will be heard all over the world at the March on Washington in August 1963 [Express Newspapers/Getty Images/File] […]


August 7, 2015 Black August — Hiroshima – 70 years later and the bomb still burns –Well hi folks.  I thought I’d send a little thought out about nuclear bombs, past and present; about Black Lives Matter, past and ongoing, about the  horror of it all as we  remember  the crimes of u.s. imperialism.  From […]

Univ. of California Academic Workerz’ Union Callz on AFL-CIO To Terminate Police Union’z Membership

The letter written by the UAW’s Black Interests Coordinating Committee (BICC) charges that police associations operate in ways that are antithetical to the mission statement of the AFL-CIO, particularly its stated goal “to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; [and] to vanquish oppression, […]

How the Legacy of Slavery Affectz the Mental Health of Black Amerikanz Today

The psychic toll that forgiveness exacts. by Alma Carten Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery. The image is from a book from 1788, so there can be no effective copyright. Photo Credit: Josiah Wedgwood, William Hackwood et Henry Webber. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On July 22, in […]