A just rage

by  Henry Makori Black people are quickly labeled racist any time we raise our voice against white supremacy. It is racism fighting back. It is meant to silence us. We should not openly express what we feel and know. As Black people we should not own our experiences and history. No. We are instead supposed […]

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 […]

James Baldwin Debatez William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

AUDRE LORDE’Z ABC’Z OF FIGHTING FASCISM

IT’Z TIME FOR ALL OF UZ TO FACE OUR HISTORY by Alexis Pauline Gumbs Audre Lorde. Image credit: Flavorwire When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. It’s Audre Lorde’s birthday on February 18th and American Nazis have major […]

FBI ARRESTZ WHITE TERRORIST PLOTTING LARGE SCALE ATTACK #WHITEMENAREDANGEROUS

What happens when you put a white supremacist and the internet together? Why terrorist attacks, of course. Inspired by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, 29-year-old by the name of Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell of Conway, South Carolina was arrested by federal agents for allegedly plotting an attack this week. Apparently he’s not the brightest bulb in […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party (BPP)

‘We Want Freedom’ By John Steffin   This past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in […]

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Will Make You Rethink Race

To call “I Am Not Your Negro” a movie about James Baldwin would be to understate Mr. Peck’s achievement. It’s more of a posthumous collaboration, an uncanny and thrilling communion between the filmmaker — whose previous work includes both a documentary and a narrative feature about the Congolese anti-colonialist leader Patrice Lumumba — and his […]

Black people were denied vanilla ice cream in the Jim Crow south – except on Independence Day

One result of legalized racism in America was this strange limit, which helped teach kids the rules of a segregated society It was only 60 years ago that this would have been an unheard of sight in the south. Photograph: My Mundane Life / Flickr By custom rather than by law, black folks were best […]

Triggered By Attackz On Black Residentz By White Soldierz: 1919 Race Riot Of Washington D.C.

Nobody knows precisely how or where it started, but on a steamy Saturday night, July 19, 1919, the word began to spread among the saloons and pool halls of downtown Washington, where crowds of soldiers, sailors and Marines freshly home from the Great War were taking weekend liberty. A black suspect, questioned in an attempted […]

Black Nationalism and Liberation

by GARRETT FELBER Nation of Islam counter-demonstration at NAACP rally in Harlem, 1961 / Photograph: NAACP collection, Library of Congress In a world where Donald Trump’s presidential nomination speech has been endorsed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan—yet Black Lives Matter activists are accused of reverse racism for asking to not be murdered […]