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Movement Disagreements on Social Media Openly Serve the Police

On a daily basis, you can see very inexperienced people carrying out attacks against other people on social media. Accusations are openly made, arguments encouraged, and any and everyone who has a keyboard is able to chime in. . . .

Aren’t We Tired Of The Obamas Yet?

One of the biggest issues with perceived notions of Black excellence is the ways it is contributed to uncritical perceived notions of success. There is an avoidance in acknowledging that “Black excellence” is rooted in a colonial narrative of what makes someone exceptional. Circumstantially, that perception is determined by what we deem “success”. The contradictions of Black excellence is most evident in the romanticizing of The Obamas.  Barack Obama’s 8-year presidency has been a surface level achievement for the Black community based on identity reductionism. After all, he is the FIRST Black president. But a closer inspection of those 8 . . .

Rasmea Odeh and Angela Davis - African solidarity against Zionism

How African People Became the Face of Anti-Semitism

Article By Ahjamu Umi & Onyesonwu Chatoyer Zionism as a Political Movement  First, in order for anyone to fully comprehend the contradictions that the Zionist movement presents, its essential for us to understand the difference between Zionism – a political movement – and Judaism, a faith practice.  Judaism as a religion is, of course, one of the oldest forms of organized political practice known to human civilization.  Without question, Judaism has its roots either directly in being founded in Africa, or at the very least, being nurtured and developed in Africa.  It is a spiritual faith practiced by millions that . . .

HUMANS ARE NOT THE VIRUS—DON’T BE AN ECO-FASCIST

This article on eco-fascism was originally posted in Wear Your Voice Humans are not the virus. We are not a sickness or a disease, and y’all should stop singing this tired refrain as we are all reeling from the global Coronavirus pandemic. With several false reports of animals flourishing as cities slow down due to quarantine recently going viral (how ironic), a concerning amount of people have responded with the sentiment that the presence of humans living and taking up space on our planet is its own type of sickness. People are even circulating an article from 2018 about the . . .

I Mind Dying

After about two months of deadly delays and denials, followed by an insulting (bipartisan) stimulus package, Donald Trump decided that it was time to get back to the business of profit. The Times has claimed, “If the coronavirus lockdown leads to a fall in GDP of more than 6.4% more years of life will be lost due to recession than will be gained through beating the virus.” There is a narrative being pushed where folks are more worried that emphasis on social distancing, to counter the pandemic and save lives, coupled with state measures to ensure that, has significantly hurt . . .

vigilante violence within the context of transformative justice

to which extents are vigilante violence allowed and mandated and disallowed within contexts of transformative justice? ziggy farrow walker. hey all! it been a while. i just got off the phone with my sister actually. when we were younger, she and my twin and i used to fight and fight and fight. til we were all screaming and crying- and bleeding sometimes. we agreed never to speak to each other again almost every week on the yard after school. all very carceral. when we got a little older and stopped fighting, we recognized our earlier contention as trauma bonding and . . .

Living for the Oppressed: A Journal Entry

Living for the Oppressed: A Journal Entry (2011) December 9, 2011 | Filed under: Articles, News and Updates and tagged with: Red Onion State Prison Conditions/News  *This “article” is an entry made into a journal I was keeping in 2011 – a sort of prison diary – which only lasted a couple of weeks.   A typical day. Had a good one-on-one exchange with KB today. Although he’s housed in the cell next to me, we hadn’t talked for about a week. He expressed frustration with me. Feeling years in segregation has affected my mind – negatively – in that . . .

Are Reparations Worth Selling Out Black Women?

Ajowa Ifateyo: Speaking UPFRONT  Originally published November 1984   Ajowa Ifateyo worked from 1972 to 1980 as editor of The Burning Spear, the newspaper of the African People’s Socialist Party. In 1980, the party split, as she describes in the interview.  In 1983, Ifateyo was one of a group of women who founded UPFRONT, a national Black women’s quarterly newspaper published out of Washington, D.C. She currently works on its staff.  Off Our Backs staffer, Carol Anne Douglas; (who is white) interviewed Ajowa Ifateyo. The interview discusses part of her experience in the APSP and her ideas on Black women’s . . .