The Myth of “People of Color” & “Allies” V.S. Principled Solidarity

First off, there is no such thing as “people of color.”  The subtle inference in that term is that colonized communities have color and Europeans (white people) do not which is false.  Obviously, all people have color so there is no reason to provide Europeans with that type of status.  Secondly, colonized communities are each their own distinct cultures and histories and therefore needn’t be lumped together as some sort of monolithic entity.  Third, its critical that those of us from these colonized communities began to discuss openly and honestly the dysfunction that white supremacy has marinaded onto our day . . .

Sudan and Mali: geopolitical wildcards upsetting the apple cart

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recent trip to Sudan appears to be another instance where the US does not possess overt carte blanche influence. The very busy US Secretary of State has made his way from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Khartoum, Sudan for a meeting touted by the media as one of historic importance. The objective? Discussing conditions under which Sudan may be stricken from the terror watch-list. The main condition as reported by news outlets include normalising relations with Israel. This seems out of place that country A gives an ultimatum to country B on behalf of country . . .

South-South Cooperation 2020: Soul Searching Day for Africa

Forty-two years after the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of action for promoting and implementing technical cooperation among countries of the global south, some progress has been made, but there is so much that needs to be done, especially in Africa. Historically, the global south has been the source for most of the resources and materials that have been used to develop and sustain the economies of the industrialized global north. The consequence of this being the global south remaining in an underdeveloped or developing state, while societal benefits go almost exclusively to countries in the northern hemisphere.  Forty-two . . .

An artist's representation of Black Liberals throwing away internationalism and social justice movements now that Democrats are back in office.

Black American Apathy and Internationalism

For those organizing African people towards Revolutionary Pan-African Socialism, a Joe Biden presidency is not a win. It’s a detriment. Understanding neoliberalism breeds fascism would mean that it is a mistake for anyone alleged to be of a “radical politic” to celebrate Biden becoming the president-elect and, by extension, celebrating his running mate, Kamala Harris. . . .

Confronting Bipartisan Repression and the US-led Axis of Domination Beyond Election Day

Originally Published on Black Agenda Report No matter who sits in the white peoples’ house, we will have to continue to fight for social justice, democracy, and People(s)-Centered Human Rights.   Chaos, violence, legal challenges, voter suppression, and party suppression all culminated in the pathetic display of democratic degeneration on Election Day. After two decades of losing wars, plus the economic collapse of 2008, the response to COVID-19, and now the election debacle, if there were any doubts the U.S. is a morally exhausted empire in irreversible decline, they would have been erased with yesterday’s anti-democratic spectacle.  Democratic Party propagandists and . . .

An #EndSars demonstration in Nigeria

#EndSARS: State Violence Against African People in the US and Nigeria is Connected

The Nigerian police forces and military have long histories with the United States through the U.S.-led International Police Training School and the military-to-military relations between U.S. and Nigerian militaries, a part of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). . . .

Lessons From Bolivia

“Democracy has won!” decried Luis Acre on Monday after firmly securing his place as the next President of Bolivia. Backed by the consistent will of the people, the former finance minister of Evo Morales took back the nation. This remarkable victory for the Movement Towards Socialism Party (MAS) has haphazardly brought on vague conversations around the “power of voting.” The discussions are void of not only what happened in Bolivia in 2019 but how indigenous and Afro-Bolivians have spent every day since resisting together to complete the socialist aspirations of their party.  It is a complete misdirection to make the . . .

#EndSars: Contextual Primer on the Youth-led Anti-Police Movement in Nigeria

For the past week, Nigerian youth have been hitting the street to demand #EndSARS. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad Policing Unit (SARS) was created in 1992 to “stop crime”, specifically armed robbery and kidnapping which was a growing concern in the 1990s and 2000s. Armed robbery and kidnapping mainly targeted rich and middle-class Nigerians who have seen massive increases in wealth in the last few decades. However, like many policing squads, SARS is a largely unchecked unit that has been targeted young people based on their appearance of tattoos, earrings, iPhones, and cars utilizing that as evidence of fraud, scamming and . . .