Violent Repression of Dissent: Made in the U.S.A. — Erasing Borders

The militarized police forces responding to protests in the U.S. are duplicated by police trained by U.S. advisers worldwide. Violent repression of dissent and protest is favored by the current U.S. administration. Calling protestors of recent police killings of black men “terrorists” also characterizes the official response. Violent Repression of Dissent: Made in the U.S.A. —Continue reading “Violent Repression of Dissent: Made in the U.S.A. — Erasing Borders”

GERALD FORD & THE REST OF US

Samuel T. Livingston Original, January 8, 2007, revised July 12, 2019. An American President died last month; his death signaling the racial and ideological divides in America. Conservatives and whites generally mourned the man lauding his humility, moderation, and down-to-earth affability; Africans in America, generally, have been politely silent while the majority population grieves. This briefContinue reading “GERALD FORD & THE REST OF US”

International Open Letter of Solidarity with Sudan and Algeria – تجمع المهنيين السودانيين

International Open Letter of Solidarity with Sudan and Algeria – تجمع المهنيين السودانيين — Read on http://www.sudaneseprofessionals.org/en/international-open-letter-of-solidarity-with-sudan-and-algeria/ Please read and act!

Brent Staples’ “When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy”

African-American women were written out of the history of the woman suffrage movement. As the centennial of the 19th Amendment approaches, it’s time for a new look at the past. By Brent Staples Mr. Staples is a member of the editorial board.   Feb. 2, 2019 Americans are being forced to choose between a cherishedContinue reading “Brent Staples’ “When the Suffrage Movement Sold Out to White Supremacy””

An Unbroken Bond: The Role of Africa in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Liberation Thought and Praxis

This essay recasts the development of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sociopolitical thought and activism in light of an African-centered reading of history.  The paper examines the role of Africa (diasporic and continental) in shaping MLK’s World House ecumenical theology and socio-ethical philosophy by first, relating his cultural and intellectual foundations to African diasporic cultural history.  Second,Continue reading “An Unbroken Bond: The Role of Africa in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Liberation Thought and Praxis”

Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing will be an important recommended text in #AAS300, The Case for Reparations. Medaase paa, @ProfClaiborne for the recommendation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDB0y-dWDOE&feature=share