A year ago the whole world witnessed one of the most glaring and repulsive acts of police violence captured on video when Derek Chauvin, with the active support and cooperation of his fellow officers, put the full weight of his body on the neck of George Floyd as he lay…


Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Letitia James released a damning report in which 11 women accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. In his videotaped defense, Cuomo suggested that his behavior was “cultural” and not gender-specific. He displayed photos of himself kissing the cheeks of other…


Earlier this week the Congress passed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday, and, somehow we are supposed to see this as an act of progress and cause for celebration. …


Within minutes of the judge reading the guilty verdicts in the case of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, President Biden took to the airwaves to offer his response to this case. In his remarks, he indicated his ongoing support for the passage…


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As someone who has recognized the crucial role you played during the primary to secure Trump’s defeat in the election, I write to you from a place of deep concern in light of your recent comments following your party’s presidential win.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance, in response to…


It was the French philosopher Michel Foucault who is known to have said, “Politics is war by other means.” For African Americans, we have been engaged in a one-sided war since Trump took office. A war that culminated in one of the bloodiest summers Black people have experienced since the…


Megan Thee Stallion was shot. And for a month she kept silent about the identity of the shooter as the internet denied her, mocked her and cracked jokes. People crawled out from under all manner of rocks to throw the kind of shade on Ms. …


A #BlackLivesMatter Solidarity Speech

The Martinican revolutionary psychiatrist, Frantz Fanon once wrote, “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe”

For many reasons. For many reasons we can no longer breathe.

In just three months over 100,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

A…


The initial word was that Black folks couldn’t catch it. Rumors began spreading that Black people were immune to the virus. But what we have learned and continue to learn with each passing day as the global death toll rises is that Black life is quite susceptible to this virus…


a quarantined poem

“Imperialism leaves germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”
Frantz Fanon

Who knew the apocalypse would come by way of cough?
that a sneeze could kill you
like a scene from the Walking Dead
“avoid each other like…

Ewuare X. Osayande

Activist. Poet. Essayist. Author of Black Phoenix Uprising. Learn more about his work at Osayande.org.

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