White Lies Shattered

Episode 1: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans brought civilization to the world” On the premiere episode of “White Lies Shattered,” a special series hosted by Reparations in Action, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee explores the genocidal origins of capitalism and uproot the lies white people tell ourselves about slavery, colonialism…

Fanon Can’t Save You Now

Todd Cronan The 23 essays that appear in The Political Writings were extracted from the collection of recently discovered writings by Frantz Fanon called Alienation and Freedom, first published in French in 2015. Edited by Jean Khalfa and Robert J. C. Young and translated by Steven Corcoran, The Political Writings largely draws from Fanon’s contributions…

Black Alliance for Peace: Fascism Born in the Colonies, Not Europe

Ajamu Baraka, the former Green Party vice presidential candidate and current national organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace – a member of the Black is Back Coalition — says Europe must be “de-centered” from discussions of fascism. African people need to “reject the assumption that fascism was something new and unique to Europe in…

Black Is Back Coalition: When Colonialism Turned on Whites, They Called it Fascism

When capitalism turns vicious in its treatment of white people’s rights, Europeans and Euro-Americans call it fascism, according to Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. But “African people live under colonial domination all the time, and this thing” whites “refer to as fascism is simply an…

What Must a Young Communist Be

Ernesto Guevara On the occasion of the April 4 anniversary of the Young Communists League, Granma presents excerpts from a speech delivered by Ernest Che Guevara, October 20, 1962, during a commemoration of the integration of Cuba’s revolutionary youth organizations The Young Communist League must define itself with a single word: vanguard. You, comrades, must…

The Black Agenda Review: On Anarchism and the Black Revolution

The Black Agenda Review “The principles of anarchism appear to be growing in some corners of the Black community,” due largely to the work and thought of former Black Panther Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. In our opening post, the Black Agenda Review described its objective to provide a longer historical and more explicitly educational perspective on Black liberation. We…