Witnessing the Selling Out of Juneteenth Right Before Our Eyes

Ahjamu Umi President Biden hands a pen to Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) during the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the East Room of the White House. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press) For those active and aware of the African (Black) experience of struggle over the last 500+ years, Juneteenth, along with…

“New Bones” Abolitionism, Communism, and Captive Maternals

Joy James For the fearful bravely laughing as we fall into liberation formations. We recognize the devastations of lack of clean water, adequate food and shelter but the cause of those deficits cannot be remedied through policy. If so, then there is no need for confrontation only accommodation with colonialists and petitions for greater benefit…

From Black Wall Street to Black Capitalism

Too Black “As word of what some would later call the “Negro uprising” began to spread across the white community, groups of armed whites began to gather at hastily-arranged meeting  places, to discuss what to do next.” Tulsa Race Riot: A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 “For…

White People’s Stake in Ending the White Republic

Erin Heaney SURJ members canvassing in Georgia during that state’s 2020 Senate run-off. SURJ focused on turning out white voters to help flip the state, joining the effort led by groups like the New Georgia Project, Black Voters Matter, Working Families Party, and Southerners on New Ground. Photo by Sierra King, Survival Media Agency.  In…

Against Left-Wing White Nationalism

Gerald Horne In “The White Republic and The Struggle for Racial Justice,” Bob Wing contended that the U.S. state is racist to the core, and this has specific implications for our movements’ work going forward, especially the need to replace this racist state with an anti-racist state. Organizing Upgrade is publishing a series of commentaries…