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01
Mar

Prisons and Police: A Colonial Issue

By: Yaasante Often when people discuss police and prisons, they are referred to as examples of institutionalized racism. How accurately does this coinage by Kwame Ture portray these elements of modern society? Similar language is used in  Are Prisons Obsolete, where Angela Davis refers to slavery, lynching, and segregation as “historical expressions of racism” (pg.25).

04
Feb

As schools reopen, African parents demand Black Community Control of Schools

Dr. Matsemela Odom Vice President, InPDUM On August 3, Donald Trump called by tweet once again for the reopening of schools, downplaying the rising COVID-19 numbers in the U.S. Trump’s lackey, Florida governor Ron DeSantis is committed to reopening Florida public schools, despite resistance from parents, teachers and staff. It’s already been known that COVID-19

19
Jan

New Playstation and Xbox Release, Africans Demand Self-Determination in Gaming

Dr. Matsemela Odom Vice President, InPDUM Two multinational conglomerate corporations, Sony and Microsoft, announced the release of their new gaming consoles. The official release dates were in November but millions of units were presold. Respectively titled the Playstation 5 (or PS5 for short) and the Xbox Series X, the prices of these new consoles range

04
Jan

Killer Mike and T.I. laud Atlanta’s African petty bourgeoisie—we need more African Internationalist emcees

Dr. Matsemela Odom Vice President, InPDUM On May 29, Atlanta rappers T.I. and Killer Mike held a press conference alongside Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta’s head cop Erika Shields in an about-face from the progressive positions they had previously taken on uprisings. T.I. had penned multiple songs against police brutality in recent years.

20
Nov

California wildfires are the result of parasitic capitalism; fight them with black power

By: Dr. Matsemela Odom The regular wildfires that have appeared in California and other western states, for the past three decades, are a symbol of the crisis of imperialism—the uneasy equilibrium, as Chairman Omali Yeshitela has defined it. According to the statistics on the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) website, there have

04
Sep

100 Years Later, its Still Red, Black and Green!

FORWARD TO THE 2020 INPDUM CONVENTION! African People! Black People! Now, more than ever, we need to fight back and get organized to seize power. This is a call to attend the 2020 International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) “Build The African Nation:100 Years Later, it’s Still Red Black and Green” Convention on September 11-13.

18
Jun

“African” by: Yaasante

I don’t care what anyone says Im African Look at my skin Look at my hair Look at my nose Listen to my voice Those inflections aren’t French Those nostrils aren’t English This hair isn’t Taino This skin isn’t white This skin is black! This skin formed melanin Under the same sun That beat my

14
Jun

Ahmaud Arbery Died Fighting Colonial Violence

By: Matsemela Odom, Africans Charge Genocide Chair Ahmaud Arbery died on his feet, refusing to cower in the face of white power.   On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was lynched by father and son George McMichael and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan. At the time, Ahmaud was jogging down Holmes Road in Brunswick,

21
Apr

Parasitic Capitalism is the Culprit: Combating COVID-19 Misinformation With African Internationalism

By: Matsemela Odom- Chair, Africans Charge Genocide Campaign The COVID-19 crisis has heightened the contradictions of parasitic capitalism.  African Internationalism, the theory of the African Working Class, is the only worldview that successfully explains the crisis and the way forward.  African Internationalism is the theory of the African Working Class. Grounded in  historical and dialectical