Reclaiming Black Saint Louis Part II: Mill Creek Valley: Urban Renewal or Prole Removal?

New Afrikan people live in the midst of a war for our cities. The colonizer bourgeoisie wants us gone so that they can build coffeehouses and million-dollar condos over our corpses. So it’s no wonder that we reach for our pistols whenever we hear talk of “Urban Renewal”. On our end, this term translates to “population removal”. Mill Creek Valley was a thriving New Afrikan community, nearly two centuries old in the mid-1950s. Saint Louis was home to thriving ethnic neighborhoods at a point in our history. We had the Irish in Kerry Patch, Germans in Baden, and New Afrikans . . .

Reclaiming Black Saint Louis Part 1: Kinloch: The Lost City

For the month of February 2020, I will dedicate myself to researching and writing on the history of New Afrikan people in my city, our struggles, and triumphs, our defeats and victories. Knowledge of history is important because it is what shapes our present. Why does the Delmar Divide exist? Why is the life expectancy of our people cut short in North STL? Why was there very little rioting in STL after the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968? These questions and more I will be investigating all throughout this month and this series I hope will be . . .

Against New Liberia: Class Remains The Key Link

There has been much confusion regarding the character, purpose, and benefit of projects in Africa such as those launched by multimillionaire musical artist Akon in Senegal. This project is described by the New York Post as being “run entirely on renewable energy” and Akon himself is quoted as saying: “With the AKoin we are building cities, the first one being in Senegal…we’re securing the land and closing out all the legislation papers for the city. We want to make it a free zone and cryptocurrency-driven as a test market.” Essentially, this is a capitalist project. This is an old strategy, . . .

On Revolutionary Mutual Aid and Economic Base Building

It’s common sense that for a revolutionary base area to be conquered and developed correctly there must be a strong revolutionary base for the production of food, clothing, etc. and supply of essential services to the masses of people under the leadership of the Party. We know from history that when revolutionaries conquer territory and hold it as a base that the forces of the enemy will seek to turn the masses against the revolutionary army and Party by cordoning it off and seeking to disrupt supply lines, services such as water, gas and electricity, and “making the economy scream”. . . .

Liberation On The Horizon

The Colonized Are The Real Proletariat  On December 15, 2019, news broke worldwide that a landmark lawsuit had been filed in Washington DC. The plaintiffs: a group of fourteen Africans – parents and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The defendants: Google (now Alphabet Inc), Apple, Tesla, Microsoft, and Dell. A veritable who’s who of the modern tech industry. The complaint? That these giant tech corporations, each worth billions of dollars with business operations spanning the skies and the globe, were “knowingly benefiting from and aiding and abetting the cruel and brutal use of exploited young children.” In plain . . .

White Lines and White People

Before opening any conversation regarding drugs it’s important to keep in mind that everybody regardless of social class, race or nationality partakes in them or knows somebody that has partaken in them. This has been the case throughout recorded history. If you drink wine, you are consuming a drug. The consumption of this substance is central to the religious practice of one of the world’s major religions which originated in Europe, Catholic Christianity, so it amuses me when people label Black and Brown people who habitually and publically consume large quantities of wine in a derogatory fashion. This hypocrisy is . . .

He Didn’t Die Slippin’ On No Ice

“Bobby Seale is going through all types of physical and mental torture. But that’s alright because we said even before this happened, and we’re going to say it after this and after I’m locked up and after everybody’s locked up, that you can jail revolutionaries, but you can’t jail the revolution. You might run a liberator like Eldridge Cleaver out of the country, but you can’t run liberation out of the country. You might murder a freedom fighter like Bobby Hutton, but you can’t murder freedom fighting, and if you do, you’ll come up with answers that don’t answer, explanations . . .