New Afrikans Must Not Lose to Nazis

People’s ProgramsLast Saturday’s neo-nazi white supremacist mass shooting serves as a reminder of the war waged against the Black colony aka the oppressed New Afrikans (the New Afrikan Nation) and our need for organizations that are working to free the land from euro-amerikkkan control. Originally published on Medium. On Saturday, May 14th, 2022 in Buffalo,…

The Soweto Uprising and the Long Road to Justice

Steve Lalla On June 16, 1976, the Soweto Uprising began in Soweto Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Three days of students strikes and widespread demonstrations brought international attention to the injustices of white supremacist rule. The 1976 Uprising was partly a visceral popular reaction to the oppression and dispossession of the colonial system and the apartheid…

White Lies Shattered

Episode 1: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans brought civilization to the world” On the premiere episode of “White Lies Shattered,” a special series hosted by Reparations in Action, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee explores the genocidal origins of capitalism and uproot the lies white people tell ourselves about slavery, colonialism…

Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World, August, 1920

Editors, The Black Agenda Review As part of our mission to supplement BAR’s historical perspective, the Black Agenda Review examines the Harlem meeting and manifesto that shook the Black world, a century ago. “Garvey’s militancy, his global vision, his unapologetically pro-Black, pro-African stance, and his demands for Black economic sovereignty and political independence held an…

Let Us Never Forget Why Muammar Gaddafi was Assassinated

Editorial Comment: The following article was first published on March 22,2019. A.V. Peter Koenig and Russia-TV24 Gaddafi was certainly not killed for humanitarian reasons. He wanted to empower Africa. He had a plan to create a new African Union, based on a new African economic system. He wanted to introduce the Gold Dinar to back…

Stokely Carmichael’s Black Power Meets African Liberation

In the political hotbed that was Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1967, US Black Power advocate Stokely Carmichael, who had not yet changed his name to Kwame Ture, made both friends and enemies among the continent’s various African liberation groups. “Stokely Carmichael understood the Black Power revolution to be a global movement that centered Africa,…

On Afropessimism

Selamawit D. TerrefeAfro-pessimism theorizes slavery as a social relation which distinguishes Blackness as a paradigmatic position antithetical to humans. ​​​​​​​ “It is hard to be a slave and feel that you are worthy, truly worthy, of your suffering as a slave.” How does one either narrate or deconstruct the story, and the crafting, of the “self”…

They Want Us Dead: US Education is a Practice of Inherent Violence

Carrie MorrisFrom origins of exploited free labor from enslaved Africans to the eery connection between profit over people and corporate greed, the US education system is a white supremacist technology, tool, and weapon that interconnects and maintains a tradition to colonial orders of the status quo. The violence of the U.S. education system has operated…

Paulo Freire and Popular Struggle in South Africa

Zamalotshwa Sefatsa Mural of Paulo Freire at the Faculty of Education and Humanities of the University of Bío-Bío in Chile Paulo Freire was a radical educator from Brazil whose work was tied to struggles for human freedom and dignity. He constantly experimented with and thought about how to connect learning and teaching among the poor…

The African (Black) Petti-Bourgeoisie Has Always Been a Problem

Ahjamu Umi The narrative consistently advanced by the capitalist system for quite some time has been designed to condition us to believe that the working poor and the lumpen-proletariat (criminal class) are unacceptable elements within the African world (and every other world).  The system has worked overtime to develop theories that criminalize those two classes…

Food, Land and Power: Revisiting Black Cooperative Movements

Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone Land loss has plagued black America since emancipation – is it time to look again at ‘black commons’ and collective ownership? “An expanded concept of the ‘black commons’ – based on shared economic, cultural and digital resources as well as land – could act as one means of redress.” Underlying the recent…

1976 Soweto Uprising: Youth Rebellion and the Burning Desire for Freedom

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat June 16 commemorates the Soweto Uprising, the gallant and courageous struggles of students against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction to further culturally subjugate Africans. June 16 commemorates the gallant and courageous struggles of students against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction to further culturally…

Trump’s Antifa Conspiracy Theory Attempts to Erase Powerful Black-Led Organizing

Spencer Sunshine The George Floyd protests have swept the country in a spontaneous explosion of rage. Their scope and intensity have equaled the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, which inspired nationwide actions. But some widespread theories on the right are circulating about the protests that are attempting to undermine the work of Black-led organizing efforts. The…

Discussing the Black Panthers

MR Online Originally published: Rebel News by Donna Murch With the development of new anti-racist movements, there is a renewed interest in the history of the Black Panther Party. Shaun Harkin spoke to Donna Murch—historian and author of ‘Living for the City’—about the overlooked aspects of the Panthers, from their founding days, to their focus on…

Black Nationalism and Liberation

Garrett Felber “We must avoid the pitfalls of incessant claims of post-racialism that insist that to see race is to participate in racism.” In a world where Donald Trump’s presidential nomination speech has been endorsed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan—yet Black Lives Matter activists are accused of reverse racism for asking to not be…

Black Consciousness: Five Centuries of Resistance

Juca Guimarães and Jéssica Moreira Struggles of resistance of the black population were fundamental for the democratic conquests and for the formation of Brazil The Brazilian population of blacks and mulattoes, according to the latest IBGE data, totals 114.8 million people. That is, more than half of the 207.1 million inhabitants of the country. In…

Brazil Celebrates Black Consciousness Day

Brazil celebrates Black Consciousness Day every year on Nov. 20 to commemorate the struggle of Afro-Brazilians and to celebrate the influence of African culture in the country. The date was chosen in honor of Zumbi Dos Palmares, a leader of African slaves, who died on Nov. 20, 1695. The South American country was the last…