Capitalism Was a Source of My Childhood Trauma

In many radical Black and Brown spaces on the Internet, I’ve seen many people pose the question “What radicalized you?” And, for some time, I could not bring myself to give anything close to a direct answer. When relating the struggle for African liberation to our personal lives, many of us have our own stories or narratives that push us forward into the realm of consciousness, especially when having to do with both race and class. However, for some of us (like myself), it may have taken a while to understand how the latter is connected to the former.  Growing . . .

In Memory of Baba Abdus Luqman

In Memory of Baba Abdus Luqman

“The best way for success is that you always have to allow for people to grow. If you can’t allow people to grow, your movement is gonna calcify, as we see a lot of times, and it’s gonna be static. It’s not gonna be helpful for anyone. Because what’s gonna happen is, those same people that you reject, they’re gonna be the ones fighting against you. So there’s a true thing; what it means to wins the hearts and minds of people. That’s a real strategy.” Baba Abdus Luqman This week the editors of Hood Communist are mourning the loss . . .

A march for George Floyd on Juneteenth

How Not to Celebrate Juneteenth

Any effort to make Juneteenth a national holiday should be viewed with caution. Such a designation would only continue the telling of false tales. It would allow the bad actors of the present day to get away with cheap theatrics while continuing the legal and economic structures which still oppress Black people. The true story of the past would be kept hidden and the story of the present would be sugar coated. . . .

A painting depicting the landing of Christopher Columbus

Color Revolutions and Imperialism

Hong Kong, Ukraine, Belarus, Bolivia – these are the most recent examples of “protests” for “western-style” demokkkracy but the CIA has a very long history of creating such unrest in nations that go against the colonizer’s interests, especially in Pachamama (“south america”). These are called “Color Revolutions.” . . .

Sekou Ture and Mao Tse Tung

China, Africa(ns), White Supremacy & the White Left

For many in the white left, their conscious or unconscious embrace of white supremacy prevents them from recognizing how much those backward ideals influence their perception of China today. Their constant labeling of China as no different than European capitalist/imperialism is an example. . . .

US Vice President, Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris and The Americas

In March, the White House announced that Vice President Kamala Harris would take charge of the Biden administration’s “efforts to deter migration to the southwestern border by working to improve conditions in Central America”,  comprising the nations of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Harris’ tour of the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) allows her the opportunity to advance on the world stage as a “clean up woman” after the exposure of the Biden administration’s continuation of migrants in cages and child separations at the US-Mexico border. The idea behind the tour is to establish some understanding between leaders on . . .

Hood Communist Radio - Political Education

Hood Communist Radio – We Unify or We Die

Twice a month, the editorial board of Hood Communist holds live conversations on our Telegram channel where we discuss articles on the blog as well as current events. Tune in below to hear what went down at our May 27 session where we discussed Pan Africanism, African Liberation Day, and our collective statement “We Unify or We Die”. . . .