Failures of The US Left

Over the last year, my membership with The Black Alliance For Peace (BAP), a radical Black Led anti- war organization, has sharpened my stance on anti- imperialism. This ultimately informed my anti- war position. The “US Left” conveniently ignores that you can’t be a socialist and not also be anti- imperialist. It should be largely understood by the “US left” that fascism and capitalism rely on and support imperialism—- seeking out to exploit nations we’ve come to view as “Underdeveloped” for labor, benefiting only the most privileged few within the Western nations like the United States. The “US left must collectively . . .

A Word for Bro. Tyrone Muhammad

Progressive community activist Tyrone Muhammad was arrested on September 3, 2019 after smashing the windows of a nail salon in a majority New Afrikan neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. This was in response to a Black customer, Charmaine Jones, being denied service and then physically attacked by a nail technician after being told that “she changes her mind too much”. Tyrone Muhammad, a local community organizer and activist, showed up the day after seeking answers on behalf of Ms. Jones. He had routinely engaged in discussion with the owner of this salon, all to no avail in regards to the treatment . . .

A group shot featuring just a portion of the African contingent of the 50th anniversary Venceremos Brigade

African Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution

Fourteen days ago I was in Cuba, one of 160ish people there for the Venceremos Brigade – a solidarity delegation celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The VB was started half a century ago, a first of its kind internationalist mission created by youth living and struggling in the United States who wanted to show their solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. The Brigade has shown up in many sizes and forms over the years but at its core it remains about people to people anti-imperialist solidarity in direct action form. The VB is an act of collective support for Cuba’s . . .

Concerns and Grievances: The Question of Reparations

A very long list of my concerns and grievances about reparations for African descendants of slavery: 1). We should begin by critiquing an oft-recited argument made by the Right. The standard conservative deflection is that slavery “happened so long ago” and therefore “no one alive is responsible.” This line of reasoning fails to understand the relationship between anti-blackness and time. What we call “time” is, first and foremost, a human invention and social convention. We are led to believe that time always unfolds in a neat and chronological format; one that is labeled ‘beginning-middle-end’ or ‘past-present-future.’ The problem is: black . . .

Black Power For The Future

Today, we as 21st Century young revolutionaries must take into account that WE ARE ALL WE HAVE. The elders of today have been bamboozled into fighting silently for the payoff of living longer, but that approach only continues the perpetration and mass slaughtering of Afrikans worldwide! We must plant seeds early in the spirits of our children to be radical, outspoken, over achievers, and strategic. NO MORE “we shall overcome some day” b.s. NO, WE WILL OVERCOME NOW! BLACK POWER! What does this exciting phrase mean? It means that we as Afrikans have developed a mind set of race first . . .

Kwame Nkrumah giving a speech

Studying Nkrumah

In the development of Student Philosophical Conciousness in both colonial & settler colonial contexts, all African students everywhere can find themselves in these 3 types of students described by Kwame Nkrumah. Which one are you? Lately, I’ve been feeling this ‘personality type’ thing lately. The Feds use these systems a lot, I’m sure. They can be helpful in isolating and articulating probabilities and outcomes. I even developed a travel personality system to help folks planning to travel so they will be able to plan for a great outcome. I use it in my book, The “un”-Official Ghana Travel Guide. I . . .

Steve Urkel, a stereotypical Negroe intellectual.

Black Intellectuals Are Not Just Useless but Dangerous

The Negroe Intellectual what an odd bird he is. You see intellectuals are supposed to be a grouping of people who are skilled at thinking and their thinking advances humanity. Think of it like this, what good is a farmer if he cannot produce to feed the people? Skill is only as important as its ability to produce and advance society. This is where the oddness of the Negroe intellectual comes in. You see education is nothing but a tool to reproduce the theories of the dominant society. We live in a White Powered society that is sustained through the . . .

Colonized Poor and Working Class Leading Is My Mood 4 Eva

Unlike Colonizer “leftist”, us Colonized Revolutionaries find our way to the front lines of the revolution through pain by the parasitic system we know as Colonialism. Colonialism, which is the primary mode of production for this society called the western world, is what we know to be White Power. Colonizer “leftists” find their voice through wanting to sound superior in college debates. We Colonized  Revolutionaries find our voice with tears in our eyes screaming, “We want to stop dying, we want to stop seeing our people murdered by the Colonial Police state”. We come to the front lines of the . . .