Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

‘Early Days.’ Detail of Frank Happersberger’s pioneer monument, San Francisco, California, 1894. Photo by Lisa Allen. Cynt In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white […]

“A Reason For Living”: An explosive historical novel set in Jamaica, of love sex culture and revolution

In the 1960s, the little country of Jamaica gained independence from England, and begun discarding over 400 years of Spanish and British domination, racism and classism; and unleashing some of the greatest creative talents in music, sports, dance, and intellectual applications. Julian Jingles, rude boy writer, working at the at Gleaner Company in Kingston, Jamaica circa 1970, two […]

‘Intoxicating freedom, gripping fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal on life as a Black Panther

 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently with the city’s police force 40 […]

Angela Davis renews call for release of Ed Poindexter, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Leonard Peltier

Angela Davis was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list (credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Speaking to the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression recently, Angela Davis renewed her call to release black prisoners she says were convicted for their political beliefs, not because they were guilty. The event was a rally to welcome home fifty […]

What Happened When Violence Broke Out on Cleveland’s East Side 50 Years Ago?

In the summer of 1968, the neighborhood of Glenville erupted in “urban warfare,” leaving seven dead and heightening police-community tensions   Fire fighters attempt to douse a smoldering building on Superior following the shootout in the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland on July 23, 1968. (Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University) By Lorraine Boissoneault smithsonian.com   For several […]

All you need to know about Amerikkka’s only coup that drove out blacks in 1898

Story in The New York Herald describing The Wilmington Massacre of 1898…Makheru Speaks The Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, also referred to as the Wilmington race riot of 1898 or the Wilmington massacre of 1898, occurred on November 10, 1898. The coup d’état was instigated by members of the white conservative Democratic Party.  A group of […]

The Lesson of Emmett Till Has Been Ignored for Decades

Reopening the Till case doesn’t even begin to address the white terrorism festering in Trump’s America By JAMIL SMITH  Emmett Till Bettmann/Getty Images Murder can be a message, and the men who lynched Emmett Till in 1955 surely sought to communicate through his broken and bloated flesh. The 14-year-old boy falsely accused of sexually harassing Carolyn Bryant […]

Black Amerikans Were Never Given A Chance

Race riots in Detroit 1943 AFRICANGLOBE – An examination of the 1921 Tulsa race riots, the deadliest in US history, proves that the best efforts of Blacks were terminated in America with prejudice. Americans are slipping into the shadows of their own abyss and trying, at protests and through news media, to save what is left […]

The Con of Diversity

  In 1970, when black students occupied the dean’s office at Harvard Divinity School to protest against the absence of African-American scholars on the school’s faculty, the white administration was forced to respond and interview black candidates. It asked James Cone, the greatest theologian of his generation, to come to Cambridge, Mass., for a meeting. But […]

Statement on Immigration by Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim

ICE and Homeland Security are targeting immigrants at work, on their jobs, in court buildings, schools and Immigration Offices, and on the border, which reminds me of Kristallnacht, broken glass and Germany’s rounding up of Jews, sending them to concentration camps. It also reminds me of when the U.S. was rounding up the Japanese in […]