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 […]

7 Wayz to Turn Your Anger Over Sandra Bland Into Action In Support of Incarcerated (and Formerly Incarcerated) Black Women

by Desiree Stevens The funneling of black children through the school-to-prison pipeline is a dangerous trend that pervades society. As a result, black people make up a disproportionately high percentage of the prison population. For young black girls, the reality is that we make the largest growing demographic of incarcerated people in the U.S. With […]

Mumia: “Flagz and Ragz”

The heritage of the Confederate battle flag is “one of terror and violence in support of a system of organized theft of Black labor, in the name of white supremacy and Black subjugation,” said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, in a report for Prison Radio. “Dylan ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Roof knew, […]

Kasama book club continuez: Learning from the Pantherz

by admin@kasamaproject.org For the month of March and April the national Kasama Book Club studied the book “Black Against Empire” by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin. Below are the thoughts of Ryan, who is involved in a local Kasama book club in NYC. We encourage people wherever they are to read with us and […]

Legacy of the Black church: Excerptz from 9 Letterz

by admin@kasamaproject.org On June 17, a white supremacist pig shot down nine members of the historic and beloved Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. This was not just any church. People in Charleston know that one of the founders of this church was Denmark Vesey, a former slave who was killed for his role in planning […]

New Lynching Documentation In 12 Southern Statez Revealz Horrifying New Total

“Blacks were lynched for knocking on a white woman’s door, refusing to remove an Army uniform after World War II and bumping into a white girl while running for a train. Often the hangings became public carnivals designed to instill fear.” I may-not be the most “interesting” man in the world, but I do have […]

Self-Defense of Black Livez DOEZ Matter

The stars and bars are not the substance of white supremacy itself. They are a deliberately odious signifier of the bloody suppression of black bodies, aspirations and lives from the end of Reconstruction and to the dawn of the Freedom movement of the 1950s and 60s. Some of the flag’s groupies are and always have […]

Why do People Believe Mythz About the Confederacy? Because Our Textbookz and Monumentz are Wrong

False history marginalizes African Americans and makes us all dumber. The Confederates won with the pen (and the noose) what they could not win on the battlefield: the cause of white supremacy and the dominant understanding of what the war was all about. We are still digging ourselves out from under the misinformation they spread. […]

‘By any meanz necessary, Black Liberation will matter!’

By Erica Mines Philadelphia represents the epitome of state-sanctioned violence at the hands of police: the so-called race riots of 1964, orchestrated by a racist mayor named Frank Rizzo; the bombing of the MOVE family home in 1985 that left 11 men, women and children dead; the current death by medical neglect that threatens the […]