Abner Berry Interview

Abner Berry (1902-1987) was the editor of the Harlem edition of The Daily Worker from 1942 until the 1950s. He was a Communist Party organizer in Harlem and one of the founding members of Black Workers for Justice. Oral History of the American Left

Violence Against Black Women: Learning from Black Socialist Feminists

Rachel Domond, Roxbury resident Founders of the Combahee River Collective Beverly Smith (second from left), Barbara Smith (second from right) and Demita Frazier (right) organized a protest in 1979 against a string of murders of Black women in Boston. April 1 marked the 40th anniversary of a protest against the “Roxbury Murders” of 1979. A…

The FBI’s Fictional “Black Identity Extremism” Movement

Alice Speri The only connection between the men referenced in the FBI’s “black identity extremism” report, besides their race, is a thread of anger at police violence. “The FBI has expanded its ‘black separatist extremist’ category to also designate groups like Black Lives Matter as a security threat.” Hours after police officer Darren Wilson shot…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford: “The Other America”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech at Stanford on April 14, 1967. This speech is known as “The other America”. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy and the Labor Movement The Assassination of Martin Luther King and the Suppression of the Anti-War and Peace Perspectives 10th Annual MLK Day Focuses on Labor…