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…

Finding Black Liberation in the Politics of Being Left Alone

Jon Jeter Days after a 21-year old white gunman walked into two Atlanta massage parlors and fatally shot eight people –six of them Asian –the writer Zaid Jilani appeared on the internet news program, Rising to aver: “There is not a white supremacist wave of terrorism or hate crimes or anything like that.” That is,…

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…

The Unknown History of Black Uprisings

Keeanga-Yamahia Taylor Historian Elizabeth Hinton’s book reveals that, in the late sixties and early seventies, there were hundreds of local rebellions against white violence and racial inequality. “These events did not represent a wave of criminality, but a sustained insurgency.” Since the declaration of Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s birthday as a federal holiday, our country…

African Socialist International Presents: Make Belgium Pay Reparations

“Make Belgium Pay Reparations” is a forum hosted by the African Socialist International to expose the genocidal history of Belgian and U.S. colonial domination of African people in Congo, from the brutal reign of King Leopold II to the assassination of Patrice Lumumba by CIA and Belgian forces, and continuing today through neocolonialism. The African…

Whiteness as a Covenant

John Kamaal Sunjata White supremacy, whatever its latest evolution, whatever its latest iteration, ensures that one man’s apocalypse is always another man’s paradise. The blessings and promises that whiteness bestows upon its “chosen people” are inextricably linked to absolute, total, and seamless damnation of generations and generations of racialized people. Whiteness has fabricated itself in…