The University of King’s College lecture series “Conceptions of Race in Philosophy, Literature and Art” examines how the notion of race and the phenomenon of racism have developed in the Western tradition. Dr. Charles W. Mills, author of The Racial … Continue reading
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This video from NowThis explores the connection between the Civil Rights Movement and Movement for Black Lives. How has the internet impacted the way people organize?
If you had to guess, how much of your life is determined by the color of your skin, your heritage, or your cultural background? Francys Johnson explores the evolution of race relations in America and particularly the south. He challenges … Continue reading
Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki says Fidel Castro was committed to ensuring that South Africa attains liberation. Mbeki says Castro even advised the then ANC President Tambo on the challenges they are likely to face in implementing the Freedom … Continue reading
An interview with Nelson Mandela by ITN’s Brian Widlake in 1961. Mandela speaks about the vote, fundamental rights, and state violence.
States across the U.S. have reported teacher shortages. AJ+ spoke with some teachers who are still working in the classroom about what’s wrong with public education.
Thunder Valley CDC is a community development organization that is working with the local grassroots people and national organizations in the development of a sustainable regenerative community, that creates jobs, builds homes and creates a National model for alleviating poverty … Continue reading
Sarah Lewis describes how photography and music are often the catalyst for radical societal change. Lewis is a curator and historian based in New York. She is the author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search … Continue reading
Trump signed an executive order Friday afternoon that bans all immigrants and visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US for 90 days, and opens the door to more country-based bans in future. It also bans all refugee … Continue reading
Black people are rarely featured in sci-fi and fantasy films — that is, unless that black person is Will Smith. How do black people get to exist in the future? Afrofuturism, a scholarly and artistic movement that imagines the future … Continue reading
A new documentary called Visions of Abolition, by UCR Professor Setsu Shigematsu explores the racist aspect of the prison system and the alternatives that could be imagined to our current system of retributive justice. Visions of Abolition features Angela Davis, … Continue reading
From the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
In addition to her well-known autobiographies, Maya Angelou steadily wrote over the years. In this video Professor Angelou recites her poem, “And Still I Rise,” from her volume of poetry And Still I Rise, published in 1978.
Chris Hedges discusses building successful non-violent mass movements with Bill Ayers, author of “Demand the Impossible.” Ayers reflects on his experience as one of the co-founders of the Weather Underground, a communist revolutionary group from the late 1960s that was … Continue reading
This small Italian town is welcoming immigrants to revitalize the community which was home to less than 2,000 people and had become virtually a ghost town.