Black Struggle

“Maladjusted” Mae Mallory: Neither Scraps nor Crumbs

Mae Mallory’s lifelong battles for Black liberation began in the Harlem public schools and extended far beyond. Her resistance to categorization and insistence on internationalism set her apart from better-known activists of her day, and her legacy demands us to reckon with the stories we have inherited about the civil rights movement.

New Michigan Prosecutor Supports Jim Crow-Style Policing

A new racist prosecutor in Macomb County, Michigan has charged six BLM protesters with misdemeanors three months after a march in October. Activists organized in Detroit Will Breathe and SHIFT in Michigan are fighting to have all charges dropped.

The Only Place Where Black People Did Not Revolt is in the Pages of Capitalist Historians: Black History Month on Left Voice

This Black History Month, Left Voice will be filling our pages with what C.L.R. James said the capitalist historians have deliberately excluded — from the struggles of enslaved people to the Black workers who went on strike in Ford factories to Black people struggling today against police violence, against the pandemic, and against capitalist hyper-exploitation in workplaces across the country. We invite you to submit to Left Voice at: [email protected]

The Fine Print of “Representation Matters”

We tend to celebrate diversity and representation in a racist-capitalist system as a sign of progress. We often fail, however, to examine how it is frequently weaponized to maintain the status-quo and oppress the very people it is supposed to uplift.

U.S. Founding Law: Black Lives Don’t Matter

In 1705, the slave-owning politicians who made up the colonial legislature of Virginia passed a law that legalized the murder of Black people and criminalized Black resistance that remained in place through 1776.