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Black Struggle

Masking Up in a Racist Country 

Black people in the United States face a dilemma. They can wear masks and be harassed — or they can not wear masks and still be harassed on top of the possibility of catching coronavirus. In the end, there’s no protection against racism in America except for organizing and fighting back. 

Julia Wallace

April 14, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic is Ravaging Black Communities

The data confirms it: although political leaders talk of the coronavirus as the great equalizer, Black people are getting sick and dying of COVID-19 in higher numbers than others.

Sou Mi

April 7, 2020

ADOS: Right-Wing Cooptation of the Reparations Movement

ADOS, or American Descendants of Slavery, is an organization that differentiates itself from non-American Black people, including more recent immigrants who have suffered and resisted for generations. ADOS is co-opting the demand for reparations and making it serve the very systems we should fight against.

Liz Dunn

March 7, 2020

Radical Reads: Black No More by George S. Schuyler

In Black No More, George S. Schuyler imagines a near-future dystopia in which Black people can undergo a procedure to become indistinguishable from whites. This work, written in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, is a searing satire of racism in the United States as well as of the limitations of Black capitalism in the fight for liberation.

Olivia Wood

February 26, 2020

Multidimensional Class Struggles and the U.S. Civil War

In the Americas, capitalism was established on the basis of slavery. The struggle against slavery was part of the class struggle.

Joseph "Lil Joe" Johnson

February 24, 2020

Langston Hughes Reflects on the Promise of The Soviet Union

Not only one of America’s preeminent poets, Langston Hughes was also firmly committed to the liberation of Black people and the working class. His accounts of his journey to the USSR in 1933 provide a powerful insight into the Revolution’s advances in fighting the oppression of religious and ethnic minorities.

Robert Belano

February 18, 2020

Black Liberation and the Early Communist Movement

The struggle for Black liberation was an integral part of the US Communist Party’s practice in the years after its foundation. The party’s work was particularly influenced by the Bolshevik Party and Black radicalism in America.

Julia Wallace

February 9, 2020

The Black Question and the Revolution in Brazil

This is the introduction to a new edition of A revolução e o negro. It addresses the Black question in Brazil, which has the largest Black population of any country outside of Africa. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

Marcello Pablito

February 4, 2020

We Have Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Commemorate a Socialist Black History Month with Left Voice

Left Voice invites you to write an article or make art for Socialist Black History Month. Help us highlight Black oppression under capitalism and the struggle against it.

Left Voice

February 2, 2020