The History of African American Cooperative Eco-Systems

This session is the fourth installment of the Black Labor, Solidarity Economy, and Movement Lawyering Series, Co-organized by the Workers’ Rights institute and Julian Hill and hosted in collaboration with Coalition for Racial Equity and Democratic Economies (CREDE), the Georgetown Law Socialist Students Union, ONE DC, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), and Claudia Jones School…

Study, Fast, Train, Fight: The Roots of Black August

Joe Tache In August 1619, enslaved Africans touched foot in the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States for the first time. The centuries since have seen the development of a racial system more violent, extractive, and deeply entrenched than any other in human history. Yet where there is oppression, there…

There is No Such Thing as Black Capitalism

Nicholas Mwangi 51 years ago on 4th Dec 1969, Fredrick Allen Hampton Sr then chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP was assassinated by the Chicago County police in an unlawful raid. Hampton was only 21 years old when he was killed alongside Marl Clark another…

African Liberation Day 2022: Smash Neo-Colonialism!

Ready for Revolution The age of classical colonialism in Africa changed the course of history. Exploited trade agreements and pseudo alliances between African nobility and European merchants led to heightened warfare, looting, and genocide across the continent. No mineral or raw material was safe, from gold to palm oil to diamonds. The transatlantic slave trade…

African Liberation Day and Freedom Blues

Alieu Bah African Liberation Day is set aside to reflect on our gains as a people trying to be free. Here the reflections bring the personal at the heart of the ongoing movement of Africans into liberatory history. The grand narrative meets the tale of a little town’s attempt at a win against capital. “We…