The Garden and the Jungle: Coloniality, Knowledge and Development in Africa

Eyob Balcha Gebremariam Europe’s assault on the rest of us, who were exterminated and expropriated, millions who were enslaved and died resisting European occupation, continues today – recently, and graphically, re-stated by the European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell. Eyob Gebremariam exposes the language and practice of coloniality, which sustains inequalities at the global level and has done…

Africa is Not a Jungle

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza The Western perception that the rest of the world is a massive wasteland of uncivilized, barbaric, primitive, and savage peoples is still alive, frighteningly so. For Europeans and Americans, only the industrially advanced global north is the finest epitome of humankind, representing the elixir of human intelligence and innovation. Of course, we know…

The Black Radical Position on the Situation in Ukraine

​​​​​​​ Ajamu Baraka Source: Pressenza International Press Agency African people are already battling against U.S. rightist forces – from the Trump/Republican supporters to the warmongering neoliberal democrats. It would be an affront to our history and people to enter this struggle on the side of empire and NATO. Within large sectors of the U.S. left,…

Unmasking the “Orient’s” White Masks: Remembering Fanon

Karim Sharara Colonialism perpetuates itself by keeping the colonials on an inferior basis, ever-striving to “rise” to the level of the colonizers. Frantz Fanon’s life was transformed due to the damaging effect of French colonialism on his home country and on Algeria, which led him to conduct a psychoanalytical study on its effects, and how…

U.S. Schools Support Genocide Denial

Matt Mckenna 8th grade students and their teacher examine the role of propaganda in New York’s Holocaust Curriculum Lesson Plan Two: The Rise of Nazism. Almost everyone agrees that this curriculum is good, but what about other genocides that students do not learn about, including those coordinated by the U.S.? Is the worldview of students…

Pseudo Black Nationalism: Toxic Masculinity & Homophobia

Ahjamu Umi Black Nationalism at face value has its honored place in history.  Despite the efforts by racist Europeans and accommodating negroes to denounce it for centuries, the concept of Black Nationalism has always been a survival tool for the African masses.  As Sekou Ture eloquently points out in his classic and widely missed analysis…

Marx Didn’t Invent Socialism, Nor Did He Discover It

Steve Lalla Revered as the Father of Socialism, in popular conception Karl Marx (1818–1883) is the originator of socialist theory, the creator of a plan implemented thereafter by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other socialist nations. He remains one of the most cited authors of all time, and his writings are endlessly scrutinized…