White Extremists Terrorize and Loot: 14 Videos of Destruction Black People Will Be Blamed For

I’m suprised Viacom/BET let this article slip thru….

As peaceful protests continue in response to the police killing of George Floydand Brenona Taylor, non-violent demonstrations have been infiltrated by white extremists hellbent on destroying property, vandalizing businesses, torching police cars and leaving the blame with the Black community. Continue reading

Scholars focus on the Arab trans-Saharan slave trade

Scholars from universities in and outside Africa gathered in the Nigerian city of Calabar recently to examine the role of Arab merchants in the trans-Saharan slave trade, which lasted for 17 centuries. For various reasons, the trans-Saharan slave trade – unlike trans-Atlantic slavery – is under-studied. Continue reading

In ‘Overground Railroad’ retraces the vital history of the ‘Green Book.’

This is vastly different than that Hollyweird fantasy of the ‘Green Book’ .

Many African American families possess a cache of generational travelogues, packed tight and out of sight. These reminiscences, shared sparingly, if at all, do not for a moment romanticize the adventures of the open road. Continue reading

Mass Shootings Are Connected to America’s Legacy of Anti-Indigenous Violence

There have so far been more mass shootings in the U.S. in 2019 than days of the year. According to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), there were 381 mass shootings as of November 29, the 333rd day of the year. While the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) doesn’t have a formal definition for mass shooting, the GVA defines it as any incident in which four or more people are shot or killed at one time, not counting the shooter. Continue reading

Colonial Frontier Massacres researchers add dozens of sites to map of Aboriginal killings

A painting shows armed fighting between the expedition and Aboriginal people.

They kill us off wherever they go… who are the real savages?

Researchers behind the Colonial Frontier Massacres project, documenting the slaying of at least 8,400 mainly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by colonists between 1788 and 1930, have added 53 new sites to its map. Continue reading

Carbondale police shootout with Black Panthers 43 years ago

I personally didn’t know about this….

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – The date was November 12, 1970, the time was very tense with racial issues raging throughout southern Illinois.

At the intersection of 401 North Washington and Evergreen in the early morning hours 43 years ago Tuesday, those tensions erupted in gunfire. Continue reading

Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing?

It’s a shame how much many of us don’t know about our history in the wilderness of AmeriKKKa…

After my stories last week on the 30th anniversary of the MOVE siege in West Philadelphia in 1985, in which Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential neighborhood, leaving 11 dead — including five children — we were surprised by how many people told us they’d never heard of the bombing. Continue reading