Border crisis: Are those on the other side human beings?

The human rights violation, the immorality occurring at the US southern border is not an aberration, but simply an extension and reflection of European policy toward the colored peoples of the world in general and US settler colony in specific.  The difference currently however is the blatant violation of the rules of decency and the…

Reparations: 40 Acres and an Obama? (Part I)

US Senator Mitch McConnell of South Carolina’s statement suggesting that the election of former president Barack Obama was a reparation for the damage done to Africans living in America, provides insight into the US mindset on the subject. Unfortunately, Black people did not get full when the Obama’s ate! McConnell said earlier this week, that…

Roseanne Barr ape slur far from harmless, it has a profoundly racist history

The racist Roseanne Barr tweet implying that Valerie Jarrett is an ape revisits the hard to die trope of Africans as apes. But underneath the slur is something profoundly diabolical, it not only suggests that Blacks are inherently inferior to Whites, but also implies that since they are animals, unlike regular human beings,they have no…

Say Her Name: Women who showed us how to fight; Erica Garner

  Last year the system pushed and many simply gave ground, threw their hands up and walked away, but a few brave souls pushed back.  There were some who pushed back in ways that inspired us all to stand up and fight back, Erica Garner was one of those people. Erica’s heart was stopped at…

Slave Trade in Libya? But the US liberated it; right?

  As incredible as it sounds it has been confirmed, Africans are being placed in slave auctions and are being bought and sold in Libya. While some attribute it to the idea that we are going backwards, it is not “we” but rather the decisions of empire in Europe and the US which have brought…

Election reflection: Stop the sky is not falling (it already was)

Donald Trump’s election has people (many of whom are not usually prone to desperation but thoughtful analysis) giving in to despair, hopelessness and the blame game. Somebody tried blaming the revolutionaries, the Russians, the rednecks and even their cat for the Trump win.   Some said this is what happens cause they shut out Bernie….