The ‘woke tailgate’: The brave of Buffalo kneel in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick

by Dave Zirin Sunday, Oct. 16, was the 48th anniversary of that indelible moment in 1968 when John Carlos and Tommie Smith put their heads down and fists up on the Olympic medal stand as the anthem played, their friend the Australian silver-medalist Peter Norman standing in solidarity with their protest. Forty-eight years later to […]

Message from Wattz: Liberation iz Coming from a Black Thing

Moorbey and it’z associatez by posting thiz here iz not a friend nor follower of  Maulana Karenga  or the group called United Slavez (US). Memberz of the (US) organization who were involved the shooting deathz of Big brutha komrade Bunchy Carter and Big brutha komrade John Huggins of the Black Panther Party (BPP) on on […]

From the Civil War to Today: Centuriez of Institutional Racism, Explained in Less Than 20 Minutez

Screen shot via Facebook The history of racism in the United States is not a simple topic, but actor Romany Malco successfully delves into the topic in less than 20 minutes in a new video posted to Facebook. In “The Racket of Racism,” Malco explains how we can trace the current prison-industrial complex and reliance […]

Tuskegee Airmen fought racism in the U.S. military

By Dolores Cox 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen’s formation. The Airmen were the first African-American aviators in U.S. Army Air Corps history. They were pilots, bombardiers, navigators, flight trainers, mechanics and support personnel. Before then, African Americans were barred from military aviation because of their skin color. Although Blacks had actively […]

South Afrikan School Girlz provide leadership for the On-Going Revolution

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Adebayo and Siki Dlanga Refusing to straighten their hair or submit to white supremacist standards of beauty and comportment, 13 year-old South African Black schoolgirls braved police dogs and arrest to join a growing youth movement. Students have also protested the imposition of college fees and rules against […]


“It became necessary to destroy the town in order to save it.” A US Major on the bombing of Ben Tré in South Vietnam 2/8/1968 We seem to be in the midst of a huge paradigm shift here in the US… It feels as though some kind of critical mass has been reached in regard to the […]

Policing and the Violence of White Being: An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez

An Interview with Dylan Rodríguez Dylan is a Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. He was elected Chair of the UC Riverside Academic Senate by his faculty peers in 2016. He is the author of two books: Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the US Prison Regime (2006) […]