African, Not American

Although I was born in America, I am certainly not an American because America defined my African ancestors as three-fifths of a human being in their original Constitution. Also, it has been our experience as an African people of the diaspora living in America that the freedom, justice, and equality promised to its citizens in the U.S. Constitution was never intended for us; but for Whites Only. I am a Pan-Africanist Revolutionary. I labor in a Revolutionary Party (All-African People’s Revolutionary Party) founded by Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, and Amilcar Cabral. Stokely Carmichael (aka Kwame Ture) developed into one . . .

Afrikan Stakeholder Syndrome & Loyalty to America

To make fundamental change in one’s environment requires fundamental internal change. The self-destructive, anti-Afrikan “programming” that is forced upon Afrikans (blacks) in America (AnAs) must be “turned around” to self-affirming, Afrikan Centered deep thought such that mass organization and institution building is normalized into an ongoing pan-Afrikan project. Difficulties encountered in solving tough problems usually result from the lack of specific Afrikan-centered knowledge, values and skills (AKVS). Cultivation of AKVS requires the creation of the institutions necessary to bring about the internal revolution that will free Afrikan Consciousness from anti-Afrikan brainwashing and indoctrination. Today, European (white) Republican elected officials aka . . .

African Nationalism and The World Cup

During World Cup season, billions of people around the world have a new dose of entertainment to take their minds off the horrors of widespread economic stagnation, environmental degradation, as well as lower economic prospects for the working class than ever before, it is almost as if there isn’t an ongoing war in eastern Europe…strange times. As sports create an ‘us versus them’ atmosphere, it is also a key tool for soft power, diplomacy, and nationalism. National identity is also fostered through sports, meaning flagship events like the World Cup in Qatar are key opportunities for countries to exhibit national . . .

A black panther party graphic that reads "uncle sam wants you nigger" and "hell no! america is the black man's battleground."

(don’t call me) Nigger

To be addressed as Nigger is to beremoved from history — with bloodon the book that the wind has blownaway to the face of a Nigger.In your face a Nigger will smile butcan’t walk a mile when the…placards are up!A Nigger will compromise autonomyfor a pot of porridge to appease hisinsatiable appetite — to fill up thevoid just as Judas his patriot.A Nigger is a killer of the poorrighteous teacher, willing to pull thetrigger on the dreamer; poised to makea Stephen out of every believer!A Nigger plays for the gainhooked up on the pain — a baitto fish the Messiah.A . . .

Identity Without Responsibility

It’s very difficult to really get to the bottom of an issue with a celebrity at the center. On Hood Communist, we have written and talked a lot about the issues created by celebrity-centered analysis. Once the concept of celebrity enters a room, it stands in the middle of the floor and expands outward in every direction, making it impossible for other issues, like class, to get a word in. The conversation can no longer be about the issue itself, only the spectacle of the celebrity and what we project on our relationship with that person.  This is proven true . . .

A painting of enslaved Africans, some dancing, some sitting, of all ages.

The Tongue We Never Lost at Sea

The civilization of a People lost…
in hell upon the arrival of a strange man
whose idol described our traditional
practices as the evil bedeviling us —
and the roadblock on our way to
his father’s house of many mansions! . . .

We are Africans, period. Why I reject Black American

Why I Reject Black “American”

There are many Black people living in the US who are hesitant to reject the title “American”. Not because they believe their existence to be anything other than that of a colonized person living inside the empire of the world, who has never been offered the full rights of citizenship that the white ruling class has retained for itself. But because they take great pride in the homes and cultural creations that Black people struggling in “America” have created over the years. And in many ways, I agree. We materially do not have anything else. But that doesn’t mean we . . .