African Women, Mental Health and State Violence

by Ayobunmi Bandele The struggle for African freedom has been going on since the first Africans were kidnapped. Within that struggle is another struggle Africans face; a more invisible, silent struggle: the struggle with our mental health. It’s a struggle that, according to a 2014 study by the US Census Bureau, 16% (6.8 million) Africans […]

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ANWO Statement to Black students at UCSB, Concerning Sexual Violence

  SANTA BARBARA, CA – We are addressing this letter to the black students at UC Santa Barbara, because we have been confronted with an issue that threatens our community. We are members of the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO), an international organization founded in 2015 as a strategy of the African People’s Socialist Party […]

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Pimps and Hoes: The Parasitic Divide
Photo Credit: Stefan Nadelman

Photo credit: Stefan Nadelman Do a google image search for “pimp” and your results will turn up hundreds of pictures of black men, two pictures of Playboy’s Hugh Hefner, and a few of white men dressed in the pimp costume synonymous with what black men wore in 1970’s blaxploitation films. The pimp, in capitalist society, […]

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D.C. Black and Missing Town hall Draws Large Black Crowd
author, Yejide Orunmila - Caption: Locked out, the people wait to be let in to the Town Hall

I began hearing about the missing Black and Latinx girls at the beginning of March. My daughter, who was out of state at school, called me to express her concern about the missing girls from D.C. and Prince George’s County in Maryland. She was especially touched because one of them went to her old high […]

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