Malcolm X: The Black Messiah

Ameer Hasan Loggins, Ph.D “I now introduce to you, a man that would give his life for his people,” Benjamin 2X told the crowd in the Audubon Ballroom. That would be the last time 2X would have the honor to make such an introduction. Because on that day, February 21, 1965, in front of close…

“The Crime of Being Born Black on American Soil”: Claudia Jones’s Statement Before Being Sentenced, February 2, 1953

The Black Agenda Review Claudia Jones and fellow targeted comrades Claudia Jones’s arrests and eventual deportation were part of the expansion of the US government’s Cold War attacks on immigrants—Black immigrants included—who were affiliated with the Communist Party. “The Negro witness [William Garfield] Cummings laughed at the thought of his $10,000 Judas gold jingling in his…

Notes on Revolutionary Hope

Yanis Iqbal Humanity stands at a dangerous crossroads: a conflict between making profits and saving human life is clearly emerging, with the latter being sacrificed by the ruling class for the former. Even during a pandemic, the cogs of capitalism have not stopped working in their ruthless rhythm; hunger, wretched poverty, wealth concentration and vaccine…

Class, Gender, Race & Colonialism: The ‘Intersectionality’ of Marx

Kevin B. Anderson Marx’s writings have sometimes been misrepresented. Many consider them to be no longer relevant for the 21st century on the mistaken assumption that he was obsessed only with class and had little appreciation of how issues of gender, racism and colonialism inter-related with class and the struggle for human emancipation. But as…

#OmaliTaughtMe​ Sunday Study: The Crisis of Imperialism is Permanent!

This week Chairman Omali Yeshitela reads from the Political Report to the African People’s Socialist Party’s 2021 Plenary, titled “African Workers of the World, Unite and Organize!” He continues in Chapter 2, starting at subhead: “The crisis is not cyclical, it is permanent.” Access the study materials here>>

Pan-Africanism: The Silver Bullet in the Heart of Empire

Ian Scott Anti-imperialism march on African Liberation Day, in Washington, DC, in a photo taken in May of 1974. (Photo: Risasi Zachariah Dais) The world today is dominated by capitalism and imperialism. Western powers such as the United States, France, and Britain have amassed vast fortunes through mechanisms of violence and terror that have displaced…