I live on a plantation. One of the largest plantations still in operation. I never realized that I was on a plantation until about a decade or so ago. Up until then, I thought I lived a normal existence. It was a nice working class and lower-middle class community. There were also families on public assistance. It wasn’t perfect; it had its share of thugs, hoodlums, and players. The plantation community maintained a balance between all facets of life. This gave us a false sense of respectfulness, security and stability. My early years were spent on the plantation until my mother . . .
Gaza is starved, beaten, bombed, and trapped,Haiti is sabotaged, poisoned, violated,the “civilized world” moves swiftly past the dark shadow it casts. A pale face is bloodied, a European screams,the white world erupts, In chaotic fury and culpable tears they don their blue and white or yellow,and scream “justice!”and decry “savagery!”and type “terrorists!” the white world trembles, death is her blanket They mobilize funds and pass bills and sail warships and buy commercials,because the white world is well-funded.And we could laugh if their ignorance did not deal death, if the house did not always seem to have the odds on its . . .
runaway in a heavy fog of gunfire survivor of the whirlwind decades down but never silent they thought they caged you i want to mention forgiveness ask if we deserve any in this life for not shooting the gates til the doors fell to their knees til the solitary hole echoed your absence so loud the prison imploded can we say you’re free now or that you haven’t always been how dare we say rest in _____ when you got so much retroactive livin to catch up on now with all the chains of mortality melted away brother they think . . .
Social media in general and Tiktok in particular have exploded across the entire planet. Everything from losing weight to romantic tips to movie and show clips are featured in short, quick video snippets for millions of people to experience in a matter of moments. Situated evenly among the catalog of topics are wide ranging and hard-hitting videos that attempt to discredit any efforts to promote the actual histories of colonialism, slavery, and current day oppression of marginalized people everywhere. These specific types of videos range in topic from denying the existence of systemic white supremacy to support for zionist israel . . .
Decolonization is always a violent event. Frantz Fanon I risk extreme menace to my personal and professional ambitions by sharing the following offering in this moment of chaos. Especially because I am of African descent. Especially because I am not wealthy. Especially because I am not a man. Given all that, I know that in this moment of incredible cruelty, this potential sacrifice is actually the very least I can offer when Palestinians face the threat of complete and total extermination cheered by the western world. What are my ambitions in the face of genocide? As I write this, my . . .
The Thomas Sankara Center For African Liberation And Unity and the Burkina Faso section of The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, A-APRP, have learned with great consternation of the despicable terrorist attack perpetrated against the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the latest in a long series of terrorist actions carried out against Cuba from within the United States since the triumph of the Cuban revolution. The aim of this action is regime change, the very opposite of any acceptable definition of democracy. This attack is an affront to Cuba’s sovereignty, aimed at tarnishing the spirit of a people and . . .
The Black Alliance for Peace stands in solidarity with the people of Gaza and all Palestinians under occupation in the racist, apartheid settler state of Israel. We recognize the right of Palestine to exist and the right of the Palestinian people to resist occupation. We call on African/Black people to remember our long tradition of solidarity with Palestine. We condemn the monstrous and cowardly actions of the racist Zionist entity which is committing mass atrocities against the two million people who are locked in the open air prison of Gaza. As the crazed Zionists indiscriminately bomb civilians in Gaza, while . . .
Haiti Has Suffered Under Western Occupations And Interference In Its Affairs. The people of Haiti are struggling to break free from that domination and can look to mass movements in Francophone Africa. There have been nine coups in the past three years in former French colonies in Africa– Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Tunisia and recently Gabon. Some in Francophone Africa have realized something that Haitians once knew over 200 years ago under the leadership of Jean Jacques Dessalines: The meddling in the affairs of an independent nation will not be tolerated simply because the dominion of that nation . . .