Conservatives like DeSantis can tolerate some Black history courses, but they fear an education that links struggles of the past with antiracist struggles today. That’s why they attacked the political agenda of African American Studies, and why it must be defended.
Poem by Brian Young Jr.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on how her personal grief compels her to work toward collective justice.
Colonial systems and modes of thought shape and sever our relationships to one another and the world around us. Black and Indigenous literatures point toward a different kind of relationship.
The oppression of Black people and the oppression of Palestinians are linked, but so are their resistances to colonization and US empire. Khury Petersen-Smith speaks with Eve L. Ewing about Black and Palestinian solidarity.
From “race reductionism” to “dupes of Moscow.” many myths about Black radicalism and white supremacy still circulate today. In this roundtable, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Robin D. G. Kelley, and Barbara Smith provide an important counter.
The socialist movement in this country was at its strongest when it developed deep ties to the movement for Black liberation. In this roundtable, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Barbara Smith reflect on key moments of this historic connection.
Reading Indigenous literature matters because Indigenous people matter. The organizer of a powerful reading group on Indigenous and Black stories and histories reflects on their ongoing experience.
A new study shows that Black people die at a higher rate in a normal year than the rate of white people dying from the pandemic this year. In this interview, the author of the research explains its significance.
African Americans have mobilized against the police to defend Black life since the 1960s and before. For this cycle of massive urban rebellion to succeed in changing the racist structures of society, it will require learning from this history and struggles abroad.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on her unending struggle for justice for her son, Ronald Johnson, on the sixth anniversary of his murder by Chicago police.
Black and Indigenous solidarity is crucial to the liberation of us all. It's time we talk about what it will take to repair the historical wounds of slavery, genocide, and their interconnections.
Simon Balto's Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power tells the racist history and development of the Chicago Police Department.
In the 1930s the Communist Party in Chicago was a vibrant, multiracial organization with thousands of members that actively fought against racism and class inequality. There is much socialists today can learn from its successes and failures.
As people rise up against racism and police terror, the need for Black and Indigenous solidarity is as necessary as ever.
An organizer with a new network of Black abolitionists talks about organizing amid rebellion.
A speech from this year's Pride Without Prejudice march connecting the struggle against anti-Black racism and transphobia to the liberation of Palestine and the destruction of capitalism.
A student organizer discusses a campaign to end the relationship between police and the nation's largest Catholic university.
I Saw My Friends Beaten by Police. This Is What Happens When Cities Prioritize Property Over Black Lives.
As city after city began to rise up demanding an end to racist police brutality particularly toward Black people, I knew — as everyone with eyes and ears knew — that it was only a short matter of time before Chicago had its own explosion in response to the horrific murder of George Floyd. The …
An urgent poem for these times of rebellion.
Antiracist activists and organizers from around the country describe what Black Lives Matter means in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dorothy Holmes recounts her fight just to learn the basic facts of her son’s murder and how she has fueled her long struggle toward justice with generosity.
Slavery was torture. Reparations for police torture in Chicago are a key part of building the larger reparations movement.