Category Black history

Honoring Octavius V. Catto: Another History Lesson Trump Will Ignore

Honoring Octavius V. Catto: Another History Lesson Trump Will Ignore by LINN WASHINGTON JR. The historic ceremony outside City Hall in Philadelphia recently, that unveiled a statue of a significant yet overlooked 19th Century civil rights leader, contained chilling contemporary connections that radiate the adage: the more things change the more they stay the same. That ceremony […]

I Am Not Your Negro – My Review — Political Film Blog

[I hate reposting an article by a jerk who refuses to post my comments, but nevertheless  J. Giambrone has a good blog, despite his jerkiness. Ed.] Originally posted on J. Giambrone: ? Devastating. This is the best documentary I have seen this year. It’s a must-see, history done right. James Baldwin sets out to tell […]

Empire Files: From 1776 to Trump

Posted on September 16, 2017 by Robert Barsocchini I had mentioned Gerald Horne to Abby Martin as a person to interview for her show, so I am glad to see him in this episode of Empire Files, posted here with Martin’s permission:

Martin Luther King and the .01% US illegal rogue state empire

Culturally Responsive Teaching: connecting education to communities of color begins with Truth they are ongoing targets of illegal US .01% rogue state empire by Carl Herman […] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by the .01% US rogue state empire. This is the lawful verdict of the King Family civil trial with overwhelming evidence, and […]

Revising history: Founder of KKK “one of the South’s first civil rights leaders”

Memphis Wants to Remove a Statue Honoring First Grand Wizard of the KKK  by Liliana Segura Berlin Boyd, chairperson of the Memphis City Council, was seated at the head of a conference table at Memphis City Hall when he held up a pair of local newspaper ads published in the 1850s. “N.B. Forrest, Dealer in Slaves, has just […]

The Missing Black History At Some Civil War Memorials — Black Agenda Report

Bruce A. Dixon The Confederate army was a draftee army, but any white man who owned 20 or more slaves was exempt from the draft. For them it was a rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight. Though I haven’t been to the site of Chicago’s Camp Douglas monument since the 1980s I’m willing […]

100th Anniversary of Hubert Harrison’s Founding of the Militant “New Negro Movement”  

100th Anniversary of Hubert Harrison’s Founding of the Militant “New Negro Movement” by Jeffrey B. Perry The modern Black liberation movement can be said to have begun with the founding of Hubert Harrison’s Liberty League, in Harlem, a century ago. The League demanded that lynching become a federal crime, and that Blacks defend themselves from racist […]