people of color

The heroic story of working-class Detroit

June 2013

Note: This is the first in a series of articles on Black America. Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement won the 1965 Voting Rights Act, racist politicians and their wealthy sponsors are finding new ways to disenfranchise Black workers. In Michigan, the Emergency Manager Law is a big hammer. Put to a statewide… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — It IS about race

August 2013

The outrageous “not guilty” verdict for the murderer of Trayvon Martin, coming less than three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, demonstrates that all talk of a post-racial United States is just so much hot air. If those two events aren’t proof enough, we enter into evidence the top court’s… Read more »

50 years after the March on Washington: An unfinished revolution

October 2013

Tens of thousands of spirited people, mostly African Americans, descended on the nation’s capital on Aug. 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington (MOW) for Jobs and Freedom. A turning point in U.S. history, Martin Luther King’s epic “I have a dream” speech still reverberates. The Civil Rights Act of… Read more »

Freedom Socialist editorial — Eddie Conway freed!

April 2014

Black Panther Party leader Marshall “Eddie” Conway is free at last! A political prisoner actively supported by the Freedom Socialist Party and many others, Conway was framed for killing a Baltimore cop 44 years ago and convicted with no physical evidence. He was arrested shortly after exposing a National Security Agency provocateur in the Panthers… Read more »