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George Stinney: The Legal Murder of a Young Boy (1944)

A 14 yrs old boy being ‘legally’ electrocuted cannot be erased, should never be forgotten, and are an important chapter in the story of Black America.  Never Forget. The Legal Murder of George Stinney, US of A’s youngest person executed in the 20th century. Cases like George Stinney’s will forever haunt the American legacy. 70 […]

The Dance of My Soul: Adopted into a white family

The Dance of My Soul, a personal story by Janelle Black Owl, an enrolled member of The Three Affiliated Tribes of ND (Hidatsa and Mandan) and a member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate-Lower Brule Tribe. Inside of you is a story...that the world needs to hear. We value your voice and would love to give it […]

Chief Taoyateduta ‘Little Crow’ and the Dakota War of 1862

Chief Ta-Oyate-Duta “Little Crow” (c.1810 – July 3, 1863), Dakota was the eldest son of Big Thunder also named Little Crow. It was on account of his father’s name, mistranslated Crow, that he was called by the whites “Little Crow.” His real name was Taoyateduta, His Red People. He was the Dakota Chief who led […]

YoNasDa Lonewolf, Mixed Black-Oglala Lakota Activist

YoNasDa Lonewolf  “Queen YoNasDa” is an activist, hip hop artist and curator of African and Lakota heritage. YoNasDa, pronounced Yo-Naja-Ha, meaning “Precious Jewel”, is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. “No Nation Can Rise Higher Than Its Woman,” is a saying that breathes truth for Queen YoNasDa as she epitomizes this energy. Are […]

Assata Shakur, a 21st Century Escaped Slave in Cuba

Assata Shakur, the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list. On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then [unfairly] charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a […]

Indian Voices, Native American Newspaper by Rose Davis

Indian Voices is a community service that publishes monthly in San Diego with thousands of hard copies going out to various sites including many of the Native American Indian Reservations in San Diego County. Native American Newspaper Indian Voices owned by journalist and political activist Rose Davis is the culmination of efforts on the part […]

Dana Lone Hill, An Inspiring Lakota Writer, Activist

Dana Lone Hill, Oyate WačhíŋyAŋpi is a dedicated Native woman, mother, writer and activist with a family history full of notable Lakota people on both sides of her parentage. Dana Lone Hill can rest assured that her place in her tribe, the Oglala Lakota, is undisputable. On her mother’s side, she is the granddaughter of […]

Chief Gall, Hunkpapa Lakota Leader (c.1840 – 1894)

“Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains” by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Chief Gall, Hunkpapa Lakota was one of the most aggressive leaders of the Sioux nation in their last stand for freedom. The westward pressure of civilization during the past three centuries has been tremendous. When our hemisphere was “discovered”, it had been inhabited by the […]

The Groovalottos, A Powerhouse Soul-Funk-Blues Band

Once upon a time, a group of veteran touring players and studio musicians decided to get together for a jam session, making the kind of music that they liked, treating soul, funk and blues like traditions as opposed to outdated genres. Over time, these jam sessions turned into rehearsals, the opportunity for gigs came about […]

Black Panther Party Founder Huey Newton’s Pro-Gay Speech (1970)

Huey P. Newton speech on August 15th, 1970 for The Women’s Liberation and the Gay Equality Movement still resonates now more than ever. Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party spoke, just a year after the infamous Stonewall Riots in New York City between Gays and the Police. It is believed that he wrote this speech in an attempt to […]

Standup Comedian Charlie Hill on the Richard Pryor Show (1977)

Charlie Hill , Oneida-Mohawk-Cree Standup Comedian Charlie Hill (July 6, 1951 – December 30, 2013), Oneida-Mohawk-Cree comedian and comedy writer on his first national appearance for those who might remember it. “A Redneck told me to go back where I came from, so I put a Teepee in his backyard.” – Charlie Hill

Comedian Destroys Myth of Reverse Racism in Less Than 3 mns

Aamer Rahman: “Fear of a Brown Planet” – Reverse Racism Comedian Aamer Rahman Brilliantly Destroys the Myth of “Reverse Racism” in Less Than 3 Minutes. Aamer Rahman hits the nail on the head. Without getting too sociological, people who cry “reverse racism” need to realize that racism — as in, actual racism — requires a […]

Pokanoket Nation Reclaiming Sacred Land from Brown University

BREAKING NEWS: After much negotiation the Pokanoket Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation is pleased to announce that on Thursday September 21st, 2017, on the United Nations International Day of Peace, a preliminary agreement was signed with Brown University to begin the process of transference of the ancestral lands of Potumtuk into the rightful and lawful stewardship of […]

I speak Spanish, but I am NOT Hispanic, nor am I Latino. Indigenous

To say that all people born in Mexico and/or speak Spanish are Spaniards is to say that all African Americans who speak English are Englishmen. A story about Indigenous identity. Are you of African and Indigenous descent? Want to be part of our documentary film Afro Native Narratives? We value your voice and would love to […]

Vine Deloria, Jr. Lakota & Dakota Historian, Activist (1933 – 2005)

Vine Deloria Jr. (Mar. 26, 1933 – Nov. 13, 2005) was a Lakota and Dakota author, theologian, historian, and activist. He burst into the American consciousness in 1969 with his book “Custer Died for Your Sins” and later amplified his message through 20 more books about the American Indian experience which helped generate national attention […]

National Black Farmers Association’s Got Your Back

The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for Black and other small farmers. The […]
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