Assata Shakur, Always Welcome
The legacies of Assata Shakur and the Black Liberation Army are revisited in university and city struggles to overthrow racial capitalism.
Conor Tomás ReedJuly 11, 2017
The Thought of Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Why are African countries “underdeveloped”? And how did the imperialist plunder of the continent begin? Was slavery a product of racism?
Kofi ShakurJune 7, 2017
Cops Hold Black Children at Gunpoint
For 10 minutes, cops pointed guns at 12-14 years old Black boys who lay on the ground, sobbing and begging for their lives.
Left VoiceApril 25, 2017
New Subcontracting Law Threatens Black Women
The Brazilian government recently voted to expand subcontracting, a policy that will disproportionately affect Black women.
Victor MariuttiApril 10, 2017
What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign
Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People's Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King's push for a 'radical restructuring of wealth and power.'
Lily CichanowiczFebruary 13, 2017
Police Rape Black Man in Paris, Sparking Protests
Four policemen brutally raped a Black youth during an identity check in the northern Parisian suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois on Thursday, February 2. The 22-year-old victim was hospitalized for severe injuries. While the Internal Affairs Bureau deems the incident a mere accident, this new act of police brutality has sparked outrage both locally and nationally.
Ivan MatewanFebruary 10, 2017
Bring BLM Back to the Streets: A Critique of the M4BL Platform
Donald Trump’s victory demands our vigilance and readiness to fight. The urgency for a united front of resistance and mobilizations to defend against rightwing attacks has become clearer than ever. However, the Movement 4 Black Lives platform seems to point in the opposite direction.
Juan CDecember 30, 2016
1917: Black Troops Rebel Against Jim Crow in Houston
The year was 1917. Black Troops in Houston rebel against police violence and against Jim Crow.
John LeslieDecember 17, 2016
My House, My Vote
Oprah Winfrey recently said that people should vote for Clinton even if they don’t like her. After all, “she’s not coming over to your house.” But, Clinton’s policies are in the houses of Black families and that is why so many of us are not voting for her.
Kashema HutchinsonNovember 8, 2016
SEIU Caucuses Say “No Cops in Our Unions!”
The African American caucus and the Latino caucus of SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles voted to support the UAW 2865 Resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to disaffiliate from the international police unions.
Left VoiceOctober 25, 2016