The new Roots remake is here and there are different ways of interpreting the history it portrays. Many are supportive, many question the repetitive nature of the slave film revival. We do our best at giving both arguments their due and get to the point of why certain stories are told over other stories of a more revolutionary nature.
In this blog entry, we take a look at Black Panther Issue #2 written by Ta-Nahesi Coates. T'Challa wrestles to control Wakanda, a country that is falling apart in the wake of so many external attacks in the past. How will he handle these problems and more? Click below to find out!
Just another day, just another injustice. It's time we had a discussion about the culture of death that supports the extra-judicial murder of Black people and the defenders who flock to protect the Establishment from guilt in the continued war on Black bodies. The excuses are plentiful, the logic is missing. What's really going on?
With this powerful blog entry, I challenge the complacency of the politics of incrementalism and address several other issues. First, the history of the pan-African movement and it's relationship with democratic socialism and the Black Left will be addressed. Second, we go into the 5 reasons why there is a resurgence in Black radical progressivism and thought and lastly why we still have much further to go.
There's been a lot of talk about the progress Black people have made since the Civil Rights Movement. We look at that in detail and question whether or not we're not all victims of selective history and establishment white-washing and co-opting of Black radical thought. This blog post represents one of the primary reasons why Black and Intellectual even exists and represents this site's ideological foundation. It is also the inspiration behind the 'Radical Progressive' design available now in our store (HERE).