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Celebrating the Haitian Revolution: Reflections on Cruising Into History
January 1, 2014 marked the 210th Anniversary of the Haitian Revolution, one of the greatest events in human history. Never before had an enslaved people rebelled against their slave masters to declare their independence and establish a nation. Inspired by the exhortations and sacrifice of the spiritual priest Boukman and ably led by Toussaint Louverture, Jean Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe and Alexandre Petion, this is precisely what the enslaved Africans of Haiti achieved. They crushed the military forces of Napoleon Bonaparte at the pinnacle of his power and established the world’s first Black Republic!Read More
When Feminista Jones wakes up each morning and checks her mentions on Twitter, she is likely to see tweets of the most derogatory and threatening nature. Some users call her a bitch, ho or other offensive names. Feminista estimates that she has blocked more than 500 accounts over the years. With nearly 35,000 followers on Twitter, Feminista is one of the most well-known feminist voices online. Her prominence come with a price, as it attracts a bevy of abusers who hurl threats of rape and sexual assault.Read More
It’s been a month since the shooting of Michael Brown, who was unarmed, black and 18 years old.Read More
President Obama came to the Presidency as the peace time President and two years before he leaves office, he has been forced into being a war time President.Read More
Walter L. Fields Jr.
Despite arguments against him doing so, President Obama needs to board Air Force One and travel to Ferguson Missouri and give a clear and strong message...Read More
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Throughout the global African community, we gather together this month to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Universal Negro Improvement Association...Read More
Staying out of prison. That’s my response to those who wonder why I push myself, unmercifully. Keeping busy takes my mind off injustice. So, for now, that’s why I am in France.Read More
Rev. Jesse Jackson
There is a Ferguson near you. Many pundits are saying that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has revealed troubling racial tensions in America.Read More
I recently returned from Ferguson MO. as a participant with the Black Life Matters Coalition representing the Black Workers Center and the Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance.Read More
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey testified before the war-friendly...Read More
Queen Elizabeth II may be considered the world’s largest landowner—but close to home, in Scotland, her 60,000 acres of rolling hillside don’t amount to much.Read More
Note: I’m sure many have reflections on Occupy and its impact personally, socially and politically. As we have reflected on Occupy...Read More
SANTIAGO, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s most unequal region, has made the greatest progress towards improving food...Read More
A 22-year-old biracial man was shot dead by cops in a small Utah town last week after, they claim, he charged them with a sword, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.Read More
If the U.S. does nothing, the Arab world will continue its slide into sectarian bigotry, political repression, and madness. This will come back to haunt the United States.Read More
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