20 Years After Durban: Africans and Afro-Descendants Colonized or Emancipated?

Mireille Fanon Mendes France The 20th anniversary of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) is an opportunity to analyze the state of African descended people. Reparations for centuries of crimes against humanity must still be paid. At the end of the Durban -2001- conference, the international community, many NGOs, social movements and members of what…

Whither Fanon?

David Marriott The following is excerpted from Whither Fanon?: Studies in the Blackness of Being by David Marriott . It is published by Stanford University Press, ©2018 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All Rights Reserved. FOREWORD However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to…

Teaching Politically and the Problem of Afropessimism

Nino Brown, Derek Ford The authors argue that the theory of Afropessism is antithetical to the development of political movements. As teachers, we’re tasked with educating our students, students who are increasingly, like their teachers, becoming politically conscious and called to act. Yet the dominant political theories and forms of action are inadequate for real…

Assata Shakur: The Making of a Revolutionary Woman

Rachel DomondIn commemorating Black August, we commemorate the struggle of those who have fought before us and faced violent repercussions from the state. We uplift the revolutionary history of the Black working class and its fundamental position in forging and leading the struggle for liberation for all. And we recommit ourselves to the struggle for…

Black August, COINTELPRO & Learning the Important Lessons

Ahjamu Umi As 2021 moves along, there are a number of things that, like the sun following the moon, remain constant. The international capitalist system continues to utilize its control over our brain waves to promote, institutionalize, and normalize lies, confusion, and misinformation. The masses of humanity continue to resist this oppression in any number…

Violence or Values? The Essence of Revolution

Irik Robinson As the oppressed, we will always be condemned by our oppressors for our acts of resistance. Capitalists are not opposed to using violence. They just want to be the only ones legitimized for using it. They wouldn’t have capitalism or America without violence. “When we look at a thing, we must examine its…