Human Evolution

Richie Havens – On The Turning Away

  Richie Havens was a rare talent – as a singer, a guitarist, a songwriter, an artist, a poet, an actor, and especially, as a person. Instead of living “the good life” by taking advantage of celebrity worship and soulless endorsement of anything anyone’s willing to sell, he was a passionate, pro-peace activist. He educated […]

‘Intoxicating Freedom, Gripping Fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal On Life As a Black Panther

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently…

It Feels Like Being on Death Row

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:
by GEORGE YANCY After hearing about the two Sacramento police officers who tragically shot and killed 22-year-old unarmed Black male Stephon Clark because they thought that he had a gun when in fact he had a cell phone, I was seized yet again by that profoundly uncomfortable feeling of trying…

What Is Food?

Mad Scientists Live Among Us: It used to be science fiction, but not anymore. There are people living among us who believe it’s OK to “play god” (as the saying goes) and intervene in millions of years of evolution by engineering living beings as if they were tools to use at work or toys for […]

WHY THE BACKLASH TO FORMER BLACK PANTHER HERMAN BELL’S PAROLE RISKS SETTING A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

Is anyone paying attention to the continuing damage being inflicted on the U.S. Constitution or are we all happily fighting each other over whether or not the sexual predator and economic terrorist donald trump colluded with Russian gangsters and puts his own country as risk while trying to kiss the ass of his current favorite […]

Did The ‘Cold War’ Ever Actually End?

Or have the combatants merely changed? Corporate predators don’t shoot us (usually), but they use more discreet weapons to kill and maim. Many don’t appear to be weapons because we’ve been conditioned not to question the rules of engagement set by these manipulative rulers. Fact: Pesticides and herbicides are actually biological weapons. And we use […]

What Are We Protecting?

I was waiting for someone outside Madison Square Garden one day and there was a lot of pedestrian traffic along Seventh Ave. Of course, this is a busy area and there’s often a lot of activity, but this seemed different, especially when I noticed a lot of police – and a lot of them with […]