Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X at the US capitol building

The Democratic Party & the African Movement

Everyone has seen the iconic picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X) shaking hands and smiling. That picture took place on March 26, 1964, on the floor of the U.S. capitol . Both men were there for the same reason. The Civil Rights Act was being debated on the floor of the U.S. Senate.  Malcolm was there to gather information to support his political view that the fact the 1964 Civil Rights Bill had to even be created in the first place was proper evidence of its worthlessness. That 1964 act sought . . .

Screenshot from a CNN broadcast discussing the potential of Hillary Clinton running in the 2024 US presidential election.

Hillary Clinton and the Myth of the Lesser Evil

In light of recent headlines suggesting that Hillary Clinton should return for a 2024 run at president and her ‘subtweet’ to white moderates that lacks self-awareness, HC wanted to bring back this masterful piece by Editor Onyesonwu written in 2016 to remind our readers of just who Hillary Clinton is. . . .

Group shot of South African judges - liberal democracy

The Farce of “Justice” in a Liberal Democracy

udiciary since it continues to apportion the vocation of a judge something akin to the priesthood- i.e a belief that judges epitomise fairness, righteousness, and justice. That is not so, judgeship is not just and if we continue with the reasoning that they are demigods, the tyranny of the judiciary will continue in perpetuity. . . .

Members of the National Coordinating Committee of the Venceremos Brigade with a representative from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

The Venceremos Brigade Continues US Solidarity with Cuba

Originally published on Siempre con Cuba, translated by Hood Communist staff. Members of the national coordinating committee of the Venceremos Brigade, made up of US citizens in solidarity with Cuba, affirmed the continuity of the project begun in 1969 and confirmed brigadistas are preparing for their 51st contingent to the island this year.  Activists Nesbit Crutchfield, Onyesonwu Chatoyer, Sulan Mlynarek, and Rachel Ibrahim made a visit to the capital and held meetings  with representatives from the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and other institutions in order to reiterate their determination to continue the long history of the . . .

The U.S. is allying with neo-Nazis, some of them depicted in this picture, in Ukraine.

Ukraine: What Does it Have to Do with Black Folks?

This piece originally appeared in Black Agenda Report.  “…it is imperative that everyone, in particular Black and working-class people, understand that not having an awareness of the interconnections of the “grind” (the struggle to survive in the U.S.) and U.S. white supremacist, imperialist policies, and not being prepared to commit to altering those power relations, ensures that the conditions will persist that translates into suffering and even death for the colonized, the working classes, the oppressed, and all of global humanity” The worldview of liberals usually ends at the borders of the U.S. settler-state until they are mobilized by the . . .

A picture of Ahmed Sékou Touré

Ahmed Sékou Touré at 100

Ahmed Sékou Touré offered the concepts of Party-State; national democracy; harmony between religion and Revolution and developed the concept of a Mass Revolutionary Party. . . .

A meme depicting different aspects of neo-colonialism, of which the IMF is a part..

How the IMF Exploits African Nations

It’s difficult to understand why our new government leaders are celebrating getting on to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. It reminds me of the PF government’s celebrations over getting the Euro bonds. Can one really celebrate getting kaloba! Is that something to really celebrate? . . .

The Machiavellian Politics of London Breed

On Dec. 14, 2021, San Francisco’s quixotic mayor authored a blog post that served as a policy statement (slightly more literate than Trump’s policy by Tweet) entitled, “A Safer San Francisco.” It stated, “San Francisco is a compassionate city, but our compassion cannot be mistaken for weakness or indifference.” The mayor’s one liner was a prelude to the announcement of a “series of initiatives to create a safer San Francisco.” The initiatives were itemized as follows: Executing an Emergency Intervention Plan in the Tenderloin neighborhood Securing emergency police funding Amending our surveillance ordinance Disrupting the illegal street sales of stolen . . .