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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Confronting anti-black racism in the Arab world – Al Jazeera English

The Arab slave trade is a fact of history, and anti-black racism in the region is something that must be addressed. In response to an essay I wrote recently regarding the essential blackness of the Palestinian struggle, I received this reaction, among others: What about Arab anti-black racism? Or the Arab slave trade? The Arab […]

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 […]

California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission — RT USA

According to The Center for Investigative Reporting, at least 148 women at a pair of state penitentiaries received tubal litigations during the period of 2006 through 2010, yet officials in charge of authorizing those surgeries neglected to sign off in approval. Since 1994, the sterilization surgery has required the signature of a medical official from […]

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 […]

Black Faces, White Masks and the Rise of Black Self-Colonialist Hostility Against Pan-African Political Clarity

TheAngryindian 08.28.2012 The popular belief amongst many people in the Americas suggests that it is virtually impossible for People of Colour to work against other POC’s. This is a dangerous myth. And it is time to address the issue. Colonialism …

(1852) Frederick Douglass, ???What, To The Slave, Is The Fourth Of July??? | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

For the present, it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race. Is it not astonishing that, while we are ploughing, planting and reaping, using all kinds of mechanical tools, erecting houses, constructing bridges, building ships, work…