Tag Archives: Activism

If Nelson Mandela really had won, he wouldnt be seen as a universal hero | Slavoj Žižek | Comment is free | theguardian.com

In the last two decades of his life, Nelson Mandela was celebrated as a model of how to liberate a country from the colonial yoke without succumbing to the temptation of dictatorial power and anti-capitalist posturing. In short, Mandela was not Robert Mugabe, and South Africa remained a multiparty democracy with a free press and […]

Dr. Boyce & Yvette: 8 Reasons Don Lemon Needs to Be Fired from CNN Right Now | Your Black World

by Dr. Boyce Watkins & Yvette CarnellHere’s the deal:  We have a serious problem with Don Lemon.  Not that he was ever all that likeable in the past, but to us, he was just fine as another talking head on TV.   But when he somehow decided to provide impromptu black social commentary, we became saddened […]

Release Herman Wallace of the Angola Three: He is about to die of cancer in prison after 40 years of solitary confinement – Slate Magazine

The murder case is embarrassingly weak and rife with evidence of investigative and prosecutorial misconduct, including the bribing of witnesses and the suppression of exculpatory evidence. Even Brent Miller’s widow has come out in support of revisiting the men’s convictions. The case rests on four inmate witnesses, each of whom gave statements inconsistent with their […]

Malcolm X on the March on Washington, 1964

Malcolm X on the March on Washington, 1964 From The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: Ballantine Books, 1964. 278-281. Not long ago, the black man in America was fed a dose of another form of the weakening, lulling and deluding effects of so-called “integration.” It was that “Farce in Washington,” I call it. The […]

Kat Stevens: Are Mainstream Environmental Groups Keeping Racism Alive?

Some Americans who consider themselves “well-meaning,” “left-leaning,” “liberal,” “earth-friendly,” etc. recognize the corruption and get sad, upset, and restless. If not pacified, they could become a threat to the status quo. Enter the most powerful tool of the environmental movement: the big green non-governmental organization (NGO). Big green NGOs present an exciting semblance of resistance […]