Monthly Archives: July 2015

BLM or BLM? Black Lives Matter OR Black Liberation Movement?

Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee

The Subtle Genocide of the New Afrikan

We are living in an epoch different than those faced by the past people of African descent in the United States. We are neither fighting against chattel-slavery, nor are we fighting Jim Crow apartheid. Today the struggle for Black Liberation is a neocolonial struggle. Neocolonial because while Blacks are de facto colonized by US White settler-colonialism, and still de facto have a colonial relation to the US State and ruling class, it is no longer a mere legal struggle against second class citizenship as it was under Jim Crow Apartheid. Today the struggle is far more complex than the Civil Rights Movement. While today many are wondering if we need a new Civil Rights Movement, they are failing to understand the concrete conjuncture we are living in today and are not adjusting to the new political landscape accordingly. We have already won civil…

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#BlackLivesMatter: Liberal Activists Shift 2016 Endorsement Rules


Democracy for America, a progressive grassroots network, will change its candidate endorsement process in response to a Black Lives Matter protest in Phoenix last weekend.

After a racial justice protest halted a meeting with Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday, the one-million-member network will now include candidates’ proposals for addressing racism among the central criteria for DFA’s endorsements, according to an advance copy of the announcement obtained by TIME.

The criteria apply to candidates from local elections to the presidential level.

Additionally, in its questions of candidates in local races, DFA will ask how candidates will support the Movement for Black Lives and confront racism and our “culture of white supremacy,” according to the DFA announcement.

“We want the candidates we endorse to not only say that #BlackLivesMatter, we want these candidates to know that progressives—including those in organizations with largely white memberships and staff like DFA—expect them to stand up…

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Oriana Farrell, prosecutors reach plea in minivan shooting case

FOX New Mexico

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TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Just a week out from trial, state prosecutors have reached a deal with the Tennessee mom at the center of a chaotic traffic stop where a state police officer shot at a minivan full of kids.

Prosecutors for the Taos District Attorney’s Office and the attorney for Oriana Farrell announced a plea deal at a Monday afternoon hearing at the Taos County Courthouse.

Farrell is charged with child abuse, aggravated fleeing from a police office and drug paraphernalia possession after an October 2013 incident with New Mexico State Police.

After being stopped for speeding on a highway outside of Taos, dash-camera video from New Mexico State Police shows that Farrell got in a disagreement about the ticket with the office who pulled Farrell over. Video shows Farrell couldn’t decide if she wanted to agree to pay the ticket or to go to court…

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In Search of Black Assassins



I guess every superhero need his theme music
No one man should have all that power
The clock’s tickin’, I just count the hours
Stop trippin’, I’m trippin’ off the power
(21st century schizoid man)…
In this white man’s world, we the ones chosen
So goodnight, cruel world, I see you in the mornin’
-Kanye West- POWER lyrics

On August 19, 2010, I was taken back and surprised when I received an e-mail of a new article published by The Vigilant Citizen entitled, Kanye West’s “Power”: The Occult Meaning of its Symbols.[1] I was particularly struck and alarmed by a picture on the website of Kanye West’s live performance on BET (Black Entertainment Television) 2010 Awards. My seven (7) year old granddaughter and family usually tune in on BET awards show on a regular basis. They may not…

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Martin, Malcolm, Mandela and Obama ¬- the Messiah Complex


In 2008 when Barack Obama became the first Black President of the United States, Black people the world over were filled with pride and new hope.  On the morning after his election victory, I like many others received this text message.

Rosa Parks sat,

so that Martin Luther King could walk,

so that Barack Obama could stand,

so that our children can fly.

When Obama became the first Black POTUS we believed that MLK’s vision had been realised.

If a Black man could become the most powerful man in the world we reasoned, then no ambition was off-limits to our children.  It wasn’t just ordinary Black folks getting excited.  Obama was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 2009 when he was only a few months into the job.  Sadly, four years later, many are disappointed that Obama didn’t become the hero they had hoped for.  Here’s a comment I lifted…

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The Black Conscious Community Must Resolve Our Contradictions!


steve biko quote

The issue of Umar Johnson and his mission to build a new academy for Black boys, provoked a number of issues and perspectives, either from his tenacious supporters or steadfast critics. I’ve engaged some of these issues by writing an article supporting his mission to build the academy, an open letter asking him to respond to community questions concerning his leadership ethics and fundraising transparency, and a third article arguing that we have a right and responsibility to question and critique Umar, or anyone else for that matter.

These three articles have helped to stimulate plenty of engaged and intelligent dialogue around the topics of Black leadership, and the role of legitimate critique in the Black community, all across the country and in other parts of the world.

My articles, and hundreds of posts on social media pertaining to Umar Johnson, have also stimulated some of the most backward, reactionary and oppressor-friendly conversations…

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