A Political and Literary Forum
The threat of fascism has grown before our eyes. Black Marxism helps us to fight it with greater clarity, with a more expansive conception of the task before us, and with ever more questions.
Robin D. G. Kelley
Remembering James H. Cone.
James Baldwin’s book about the Atlanta child murders speaks best to the era of Black Lives Matter.
Fifty years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, a devastated James Baldwin made a final attempt to reconcile the generational divide between the civil rights movement and Black Power.
A childhood steeped in guns shows that toxic masculinity and racism are at the heart of U.S. gun culture.
Cornel West on Martin Luther King, Jr., hope, and the future of activism.
The persistence of black poverty has become a permanent feature of U.S. democracy. We need an expanded political imagination to dismantle it.
What if we use the history of slavery as a standpoint from which to rethink our notion of justice today?
Black Panther, a movie unique for its black star power, depends on a shocking devaluation of black American men.
Support for the U.S. military has long been seen as a crucial way for black Americans and immigrants to show that they “belong.”
A video interview with Brandon Terry.
Brandon M. Terry
Self-defense is not merely an individual right, it is collective political resistance.
Fifty years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., canonization has prevented a reckoning with the substance of King’s intellectual, ethical, and political commitments.
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David Theo Goldberg
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