Tag Archives: Apartheid

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 […]

Who I am affects who you are: Lets discuss “White privilege”

White privilege what causes white people to abandon their humanity and reason when faced with the truth of the atrocities against blacks and cling to their patriotism as a badge of honor instead of working to heal the state of things. It is why our young boys are shot dead in the streets by police […]

During the March of the Day of Black Consciousness in São Paulo, Movimento Negro black movement takes to the streets for policies to combat racism | Black Women of Brazil

  According to Douglas Belchior, member of the União de Núcleos de Educação Popular para Negras/os e Classe Trabalhadora Uneafro or Union of Centers of Popular Education for Blacks/ and the Working Class, one of the organizations that make up the march, blacks are still the main victims of violence in Brazil. “Our intention is […]

JFK’s Embrace of Third World Nationalists | Consortiumnews

The man Kennedy chose to be his ambassador to Congo was Edmund Gullion, who was the one who had altered Kennedy’s consciousness about Third World nationalism. There are some writers who would maintain that perhaps no other person had as much influence on the evolution of Kennedy’s foreign policy thinking as did Gullion. Yet, Gullion’s […]

Canadas rejection of inquiry into violence against Aboriginal women is a national disgrace | rabble.ca

In 2009, the United Nations Human Rights Council UNHRC in Geneva conducted a Universal Period Review of Canadas rights record and concluded its need to address the concerns of indigenous populations — particularly, Aboriginal women.During that year, fifty submissions slammed Canada on topics from labour rights to foreign policy and highlighted the country in the […]

Tavis Smiley: ‘Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator’ Under Obama | breakingbrown.com

He added that President Obama should be “held responsible” for his failure to address the needs of the African-American community.Smiley went on to say that there are some things that President Obama is not responsible for, like the government shutdown.“But here’s the other side. I respect the president. I will protect the president. And I […]

White Supremacist Has DNA Test To Prove His Racial Purity, Hilarity Ensues VIDEO –

White supremacist Craig Cobb was stunned when his DNA test revealed he had African origins on The Trisha Goddard ShowCobb volunteered a DNA sample to The Trisha Goddard Show for its continuing series on Race in America and the results couldn’t have been more hilarious. During the upcoming episode, Goddard revealed that Cobb’s test showed […]

Tricking Texas: White Republican pretends he’s black – to win election — RT USA

Dave Wilson, an anti-gay activist and Republican, later joked about facing incredible odds in a district which was predominantly black and Democrat. \”Id always said it was a long shot,\” he told Texas’s K Houston TV channel. “No, I didn’t expect to win.” But he chose to run nonetheless, alluding to how fed up he […]

White candidate pretends to be black to win election – Yahoo News

Dave Wilson is white. But to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district predominantly comprised of African-American voters, Wilson, a conservative Republican, led voters to believe he was black.According to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, Wilsons direct mail campaign included a flier with smiling black faces he says he found […]

Updated: The Black Hat: Hey Sisters, Feel Free to Pursue White Men; They Don’t Want You Anyway | EURweb

Petition Started Against EURweb Writer For Misogynist, Racist Rant Against Black Women | Son of Baldwin – A petition has been started against EURweb writer Cory A. Haywood, for his Nov. 3 misogynist, racist rant against Black women entitled, “The Black Hat: Hey Sister, Feel Free To Pursue White Men, They Don’t Want You Anyway.” […]

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 […]

No, Martin Luther King Jr. Was Not A Republican — But Heres What He Had To Say About Them | ThinkProgress

“Most people don’t talk about the fact that Martin Luther King was a Republican.” That’s a quote from Ada Fisher, a Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina, that was published without qualification or correction this week by ABC News. Fisher is wrong on two fronts. First, many people talk about the “fact” that King was a […]

Does the US meet its own international human-rights standards? — MSNBC

Civil and human rights groups have used the U.N. to pressure the government for more than a half-century, raising a wide range of issues from the lynching of African-Americans to voting rights.Other issues addressed in the current reports include gender rights, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the criminalization of homeless people, immigrant rights, […]

Why I’m a Paranoid Black Man | J Prophet

If it’s not someone who looks like me, who has bought into the lie that we are all threats even to each other, who emulates white supremacist violence against black bodies; it’s a white civilian who finds me to be “suspicious.” If it’s not a white civilian who may very well get away with taking […]

Article: Locked Up to Disenfranchize

Suppression of the Black vote has been a flashpoint since June, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The decision opened the door for historically racist regions mostly in the South to pass anti-voter laws such as ID requirements that disproportionately disenfranchise Black, Latino and poor […]

The King cover-up | SocialistWorker.org

THERE HAS been a concerted attempt to use Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech to obscure his role as one of the great revolutionaries of the 20th century America. If King dreamed that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color […]

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 […]

4th World Radyo: Colonial Sociopolitics and Gender Democracy 09.12.2013 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary : TheAngryindian offers a personal stream of opinion on the issue of gender marginalisation and the intentional misuse of women and female eroticism in modern, martial-culture dominated capitalist mainstream media. This dispatch also presents the thoughts of Sexologist Dr. Gail Dames on the pornography industry and its exploitation of misogynist gender abuse and a […]

Liberal Racism and Africa | MoronWatch

Meanwhile those middle-class neighbourhoods that had scorned the National Front were as white as ever. White liberal London was almost untouched by the explosion of racial mixing, or the new cultures and musical forms it was generating. It seemed that the liberal aversion to racism didn’t extend as far as actually mixing with racial minorities. […]

Pre-blackness, blackness & post-blackness / 195,000 b.c. to Today » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

The first recognizably black humans began appearing in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some 50,000 years later, they began to engage in the more refined human behaviors including sophisticated tool and jewelry making, painting, sculpture, and the control of fire. About 5,000 years ago, Menes became the the planet’s first king of a nation-state that […]

Skin-Lightening Cream is Making a Comeback-Do We Really Hate Our Dark Skin?

I’m not sure if this is a resurgence from a bygone era or something thats always been around in some shape or form. But it looks like skin-lightening cream is making a comeback. Its obviously big business in India if Vaseline is making a special product for folks in that country. But even here at […]

Oppose Racial Discrimmination By US Imperialism

The speedy development of the struggle of the American Negroes is a manifestation of the constant sharpening of class struggle and national struggle within the United States; it has been causing increasingly grave anxiety to the U.S. ruling clique. The Kennedy Administration has resorted to cunning two-faced tactics. On the one hand, it continues to […]

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 […]

The mixed race bastards of our colony {reading notes} » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

Like the aforementioned works, co-authors Sibo Kanobana and Kathleen Ghequière aim to provide a free space for mostly unknown testimonies of two dozen mixed-race Congolese.From Kano: “They were all people born during colonization from one black and one white parent. Some of them grew up in their families but most of them weren’t recognized by […]

Eric Holder NAACP Speech | Breaking News for Black America

Today, I’d like to join President Obama in urging all Americans to recognize that – as he said – we are a nation of laws, and the jury has spoken. I know the NAACP and its members are deeply, and rightly, concerned about this case – as passionate civil rights leaders, as engaged citizens, and […]

From Slavery to Mass Incarceration, the Role of Prisons in American Society | Black Agenda Report

by Loïc Wacquant   Originally published, with extensive footnotes and additional material in New Left Review, January-February 2002. Not one but several ‘peculiar institutions’ have successively operated to define, confine, and control African-Americans in the history of the United States. The first is chattel slavery,  the pivot of the plantation economy. The second is the […]

The U.S. judiciary exonerated hundreds of other “Zimmermans” since 2012 | Moorbey’z Blog

For Immediate Release:  The U.S. judiciary exonerated hundreds of other “Zimmermans” since 2012 George Zimmerman, the self-appointed neighborhood watchman, acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, is not alone. In 2012, police officers, security guards and self-appointed keepers of the peace killed 313 Black men, women and children.  Like the killing of Trayvon Martin, 288 […]

The Cancer of Racism Thrives in America | Chris Williams

As a young African-American man living in the south, it made me pause and realize that this ruling can give anyone the opportunity to take my life whenever they feel threatened because of my skin color or how I walk, talk or dress. What is a black life worth? The answer was already abundantly clear […]

A Good Reason to Leave New York – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic

Almost 90 percent of African Americans and Latinos stopped and frisked on the street were guilty of no crime at all. Effectively Kelly is saying that innocent black people should simply carry the weight, because a small minority of people who happen to have roughly the same amount of melanin have decided not to. This […]