‘If They Come In The Morning’, Angela Davis and Other Political Prisoners, Forward by Julian Bond, Signet Books, United States, 1971. Includes writings by Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Erika Huggins, Ruchell Magee, George Jackson and others.
The African Blood Brotherhood was a short-lived but highly influential Black Liberation organization in the US, formed during the infamous “red summer” of 1919. That year saw murderous pogroms against African-Americans from Chicago to St. Louis, yet it also was a year of rising militant resistance to racist oppression. The African Blood Brotherhood was formed in part to organize physical resistance to pogroms, but also to organize for socialist revolution against white supremacy. Many members of the African Blood Brotherhood eventually joined the nascent Communist Party and helped to shape their policy on Black Liberation through the 1920’s and 30’s. Notable African Blood Brotherhood comrades included queer communist poet Claude McKay, whose 1919 poem “If We Must Die” epitomized the African Blood Brotherhood’s spirit of militant struggle.
Angela Davis wanted in 1970
Let us not act surprised. Before there was an al Qaeda or a Hezbollah and other similar organizations, our “radical” organizations were deemed terrorist and subversive. I mean black panthers, black liberation army, rainbow coalition, Nation of Islam. We could go on and on. Just look up all of the people and Organizations targeted by the FBI. We’ve been terrorized by the government. But what was a terrorist to the US government before is not the same now. This is a way to now include other suspected criminals for targeted assassinations as they do now with drones. They said Assata is still dangerous. Yeah ok. Cats look at lupe as if he was crazy for calling America terrorists. I am her comrade! Damn I need a woman like her yo
(Source: memorysong, via westindians)
From Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran:
Collection of essays in the Museum and Document Center, Majlis Library, Tehran.
According to the Majlis library list, the collection’s name is Fi al-Mazaj. It is a collection of different essays and writings, some of which are in the form of poetry or prayer. Some seem to be in the form of Nuqtavi documents.
Miami Peniel Church of the Nazarene-Eglise du Nazareen Peniel, Reverend Delanot Pierre, Pastor, (December 11, 1945, Ennery, Haiti — April 20, 2013, Miami, Florida). Rest in Peace.
3 year old terror series
14 x 17 inches
pen ink on paper
Love itself, the subversive gift, is an important public good, and loving is a significant political act, particularly among those stigmatized and marked as unworthy of live and incapable o deep commitment. — Richard Iton, In Search of the Black Fantastic (2008)
The widow of the unfortunate Toussaint has just landed upon our continent. Her account of her own and her husband’s sufferings, from Bonaparte’s tyranny, would be incredible, were they not already equaled by the Corsican’s former atrocities, and those of his accomplices. Her mutilated limbs and numerous wounds, are, besides, visible proofs of the racks and other instruments of torture from which she has suffered in the dungeons of free,enlightened, and civilized France, and under which, little doubt remains that General Toussaint expired…