Black Consciousness and Black Power

Editorial Comment: The following is an excerpt of a statement from the Black Consciousness Movement Guyana (BCMG), Chaired by Gerald A. Perreira, titled,  ‘What we Believe‘. Black Consciousness embraces racial identity, but also extends beyond it,  to a deep acknowledgement and affirmation of our quintessential unity, our shared African origins and ancestral inheritance that is…

Ferguson: It is Right to Resist, By Any and All Means Necessary

By Glen Ford “Had the brothers and sisters on the streets of Ferguson not ‘done something’ in response to the Murderers’ Law laid down by McCulloch, then the embryonic movement might have been still-born.” You know that a genuine movement is being born when it becomes necessary to draw lines within the circles that purport…

The Darren Wilson Non-indictment: Resistance to Oppression is a Human Right!

By Ajamu Baraka Barack Obama, the obsequious errand boy for the financial and corporate plutocrats who own the U.S. government, made a pathetic appearance on national television to try to persuade the “natives” to remain peaceful in response to the non-indictment of the Ferguson killer-cop. His inane comments extolling the value of non-violence and the…

“This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed”: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible

By Ezili Dantò Self-Defense is a human right. The right to self-determination is enshrined in national and international laws. Contrary to the white establishment spin, Black armed self-defense was an integral part of the civil rights era, especially in the southern U.S. States. The historical image that the majority of Afrikans during the Civil Rights…

The Field Negroes’ Agenda: Reclamation, Reparations and Repatriation

The author believes African liberation and the fall of U.S. imperialism can be achieved by triumph of the “Three R’s”: Reclamation, Reparations and Repatriation. In terms of day to day struggle, that translates as “pressuring the U.S. military out of Africa, assisting on the return of Africa’s land and mineral wealth to Africans, and supporting…

Blueprint for Black Power

The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you’ll get action. – Malcolm X The mobilization of the masses, when it arises out the of the war of liberation, introduces into each man’s consciousness the ideas of…

Malcolm II: The passing of Malcolm Shabazz by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Malcolm II: (1:57) (the passing of Malcolm Shabazz) by Mumia Abu-Jamal Audio Link >> Download >> Related: Tribute to Al Hajj Malcolm Al Shabazz from the African Revolutionary Movement Rest in Power, Malcolm el Shabazz (Official Family Statement) COINTELPRO Alive: Malcolm X Grandson, Malcolm el Shabazz, Issues Statement Remembering young Malcolm – with love Was Malcolm Shabazz’ Murder A…

White Power Asserts Terrorist Authority in Mali

Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary-General of the African Socialist International LONDON — The African Socialist International demands the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of French troops from Mali. The murderous invasion of Mali by French military forces, was done, the imperialist media say, at the invitation of the neocolonialist puppet Mali President, Dioncounda Traoré. Since the invasion, the…

From Black Power to Black Consciousness

The Comparative Imagination On the History of Racism, Nationalism, and Social Movements George M. Fredrickson UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley · Los Angeles · Oxford © 1997 The Regents of the University of California Preferred Citation: Fredrickson, George M. The Comparative Imagination: On the History of Racism, Nationalism, and Social Movements. Berkeley, Calif:  University of California Press,…

The Hidden History of Black Soldiers’ Resistance

A courageous anti-imperialist tradition Breaking the Chains: Revolutionary Black History An anti-war GI during the Vietnam War Throughout U.S. history, Black people have called out the contradiction of being sent to kill and die in the U.S. military supposedly for “freedom” and “human rights,” while being denied them at home. Legendary boxer Muhammed Ali famously…