Tri-Continental Nations Support Caribbean Quest for Reparations

Earl Bousquet The symposium was very deep and wide in its breadth of topics and discussed the matter of reparatory justice from almost every angle. Caribbean, North and South American, African, European and Jamaican advocates for reparations were heard louder than they had bargained for when they addressed a very wide range of related topical…

Private Prisons in US Turn a Profit, Ruin Black Lives

Val Reynoso Mass Incarceration is a billion-dollar industry which exploits prisoners who are predominately Black and non-white Latinx people for profit. The U.S. is currently home to the largest prison population in the world at a staggering 2.3 million incarcerated people. Many believe that mass incarceration will ensure our safety through harsher methods; however, mass…

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

  Glen Ford “It is a catch-all for blanket repression of Black activism of any kind.” The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a simple explanation for the new categorization. The FBI is a bureaucracy whose day-to-day work involves drawing…

The Black Panthers Didn’t Fight Symbols

Glen Ford New York state prison guards assaulted and seriously injured 69 year-old former Black Panther Herman Bell, this week, a totally unprovoked beating timed to sabotage his chances for parole after more than 40 years behind bars. In neighboring New Jersey, former Panther Sundiata Acoli was denied parole last December shortly before his 80th…