Black Struggle

Why We Split with BLM Global Network: Interview with an Organizer

In December, BLM Inland Empire broke with the BLM Global Network and formed the Black Power Collective. Below we interview BPC member Darrin Johnson on what motivated the break and the group’s plans for continuing the struggle for Black Lives. On Saturday, Left Voice will hold a roundtable discussion with Johnson and others on BLM, Class Struggle, and Revolution.

Mae Mallory, Frederick Douglas, CLR James, and Robert F. Williams portraits superimposed onto a purple background with the text "Celebrating Black Revolutionaries"

“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]