Mumia Abu Jamal’s Mother’s Day Massacre

Mumia Abu-Jamal is no stranger to police framing and state violence. Philadelphia’s Panther Walking is also no stranger to powerful mother’s and state abuse of Black Mothers. In his collection of essays, “Writing On The Wall”, Mumia details events that occurred after Mother’s Day on May 13, 1985 in an essay entitled,”The Mother’s Day Massacre”: Read the full article…

Marimba Ani On How Objectivity And Logic Is Used To Disenfranchise And Colonize

Objectivity is used to distance observer from observed which not only creates emotional limpness, but also a sense of being better or being in control. Objectivity implies that emotion is weak, and cultures that are deemed emotional or less objective are framed as less than human, inferior. Objectivity can create social conditions whereby groups of Read the full article…

H Rap Brown’s Negro Press, Militant Black Reformists, And Dilution Of Black Power ::: Highlighting Chapter Twelve Of “Die Nigger Die!”

H Rap Brown closes his autobiography, “Die Nigger Die!” with chapter twelve. Much of this chapter seems to be in accord with chapter eleven’s reprinting of his letters from jail. He opens with a list of people he considers to be dedicated revolutionaries.   This is a fitting set of prefatory remarks, as much of Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Black Revolutionaries And US Black Neocolonialism::: Highlighting Chapter Eleven Of “Die Nigger Die!”

H. Rap Brown starts chapter eleven of “Die Nigger Die!” continuing his thoughts on revolutionary leadership. He addresses and defines who he considers true revolutionaries.   Anybody who is projected as a leader generally impedes the revolution anyway. Whether I was out there or not, I knew that the brothers were going to take care Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Black Leadership And Opportunists ::: Highlighting Chapter Ten Of “Die Nigger Die!”

H. Rap Brown opens up Chapter Ten of “Die Nigger Die!” by outlining his thoughts on leadership, in general, and his becoming Chairman of SNCC in particular.   Even though the press began projecting me as a “Black Power leader” and all that kind of mess, I knew that it didn’t matter what position a Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Right To Bear Arms, Malcolm X, And Revolutionary Spirituality::: Highlighting Chapter Eight Of “Die Nigger Die!”

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One of H. Rap Brown and ‘Die Nigger Die!”, please click here. I have included an important disclaimer that I wish to apply to this post as well. Also, in case you have read that, but not my highlights on Chapter Two of “Die Nigger Die!”, Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Black Organizers, Opportunists And Police::: Highlighting Chapter Seven Of “Die Nigger Die!”

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One of H. Rap Brown and ‘Die Nigger Die!”, please click here. I have included an important disclaimer that I wish to apply to this post as well. Also, in case you have read that, but not my highlights on Chapter Two of “Die Nigger Die!”, Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Negro College Student ::: Highlighting Chapter Six Of “Die Nigger Die!”

H. Rap Brown directs his attention to young Black University students in chapter six of “Die Nigger Die”. Bookended by depictions of his experiences working with SNCC in Atlanta and on Washington DC’s Howard University campus lies his synopsis:   Negro college students have always felt themselves to be better than the brother on the Read the full article…

H. Rap Brown’s Integration And Democratic Party::: Highlighting Chapter Five Of “Die Nigger Die”

If you have not read my highlights of Chapter One of H. Rap Brown and ‘Die Nigger Die!”, please click here. I have included an important disclaimer that I wish to apply to this post as well. Also, in case you have read that, but not my highlights on Chapter Two of “Die Nigger Die!”, Read the full article…