Category Black history

Paul Robeson and the Battle for the Soul of America — Strategic Culture Foundation

by Matthew Ehret     “Every artist, every scientist, every writer must decide now where he stands. The artist must take sides. He must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I have made my choice” Paul Robeson, 1937 America today stands at a crossroads. Where an entrenched oligarchy strives desperately to keep hold […]

Obama has turned African Americans into “black gringos”

Believe Absolutely Nothing the US Government and Media Say About…Anything Glen Ford In any alliance with corporate oppression and militarism, Black America squanders reservoirs of respect among the Earth’s peoples. We betray ourselves and become Black Gringos. “The epic struggle for Black self-determination is inseparable from the struggle for peace and a livable planet.” There was a time, […]

The African American Struggle: Reflections on the Black Panther Party’s United Front Against Fascism (UFAF) — Global Research

During July 18-20, 1969 a gathering in Oakland, California sought to galvanize a broad cross section of progressive and revolutionary organizations across the United States into a united front opposing the escalating repressive policies leveled principally at the African American … The post The African American Struggle: Reflections on the Black Panther Party’s United Front… via […]

400 Years: Look How Long

The Significance of the “1619 Project” by JESSE JACKSON On Sunday, the New York Times unveiled “The 1619 Project,” a journalistic series in the Sunday magazine that seeks to tell the “unvarnished truth” about slavery and its impact on America’s history. In 1619, just 12 years after the founding of the first permanent English settlement in […]

The 400-Year-Old Wound Wrenching the Heart of America — Truthdig RSS

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the backbone for America’s capitalistic economy, allowing it to grow into — and remain — the world’s leading economy today. Related Articles America Must Make… via […]

Guardian: A rural town confronts its history of mass killings of African Americans — Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services

100 years after hundreds of African Americans were reportedly killed in Elaine, Arkansas, a memorial is set to bring details of the tragedy to light Charlie McClain was surprised to learn that he was related to one of the Elaine Twelve. It came out when McClain, 58, asked his mother earlier this year about the… via […]

Illegal FBI Targeting of Black Activists — Political Film Blog

How Ironic That This Fool (Giambrone) Would Say This: Regarding FBI SURVEILLANCE OF BLACK ACTIVISTS   The more things change… (…the more they remain the same). That’s essentially what I said to him on this post. nomad says: September 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm things have changed, but not racism. He jumped down my throat and […]