Completing the World Anti-Colonial Movement: A Task For Our Times

By Jahanzaib Choudhry. The heroic history of the largest movement in the world for the elevation of humanity is hidden from young people. The ideas of the West through academia and the media unconsciously shape much of the discourse among young activists who wish to work for a more just world. Ideas such as democracy often serve as the guidepost for activism but without much … Continue reading Completing the World Anti-Colonial Movement: A Task For Our Times

Sorry to Bother You – A White Story in Black Voice

By Nandita Chaturvedi. The art and music of a people can tell you much about their moral and spiritual state. In fact, one of the things that defines the state of a civilization at any moment in history is the art and literature that it produces. We are living in times of anxiety, confusion and pessimism, and the movie Sorry to Bother You is an … Continue reading Sorry to Bother You – A White Story in Black Voice

A Revolutionary Criteria for Literature: A review of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie

By Meghna Chandra. In the popular Ted Talk “Danger of a Single Story”, feminist icon and author Chimamanda Adichie tells us of the the importance of representation in literature. She speaks of her own story growing up in Nigeria and reading books from the West, thinking all books were about foreigners with blonde hair who drank ginger beer and ate apples. She tells how stories … Continue reading A Revolutionary Criteria for Literature: A review of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie

For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville

By Emily Dong. When I was a student, I was involved in multiple ebbs and flows of social justice activism. From protesting a University healthcare fee and heckling Trustees, to shutting down campus roads on May Day and demanding no border wall — all took different forms and fought for different things, but all ended the same way: with limited results, and the students themselves … Continue reading For Young Activists, A Lesson from Nashville

Charles White and the Purpose of Education

By Serafina Harris. People still talk about the night John Henry was born. It was dark and cloudy. Then, lightning lit up the night sky. John Henry’s birth was a big event …   He told his family, “I am going to be a steel-driver some day.” Steel-drivers helped create pathways for the railroad lines. These laborers had the job of cutting holes in rock. They … Continue reading Charles White and the Purpose of Education

Queerness as Whiteness: Beyond Identity Politics

By Michelle Yuan. I was queer. And when other people told me they were queer, I felt a tender pride for all of us. Together, I believed we were courageously transgressing constrained ideas of who and what a person could be. I was convinced we were the next wave of young radicals advancing the frontier of human development. I grappled with the question of my … Continue reading Queerness as Whiteness: Beyond Identity Politics

James Baldwin and the White Roots of Anti-Communism

By Jeremiah Kim. It was the summer of 1961 in New York City, and James Baldwin was speaking at a forum hosted by the Liberation Committee for Africa titled, “Nationalism, Colonialism, and the United States: One Minute to Twelve.” Amid the backdrop of the Cold War and the growing Civil Rights Movement, Baldwin made an argument — that anti-communism was a form of white supremacy: … Continue reading James Baldwin and the White Roots of Anti-Communism

The Collapse of the West and the Struggle for Civilizational Unity

By Archishman Raju. “The European–a catchall term, referring, really, to the dooms of Capital, Christianity, and Color–became White, and the African became Black–for commercial reasons” James Baldwin, The Evidence of Things Not Seen Introduction We find ourselves in a bewildering world. The Western World, which has for so long dominated our world order, is in a civilizational crisis, and appears to lack the creative energy … Continue reading The Collapse of the West and the Struggle for Civilizational Unity

The Peoples Art: Bauhaus School of Architecture and Paul Robeson

By Serafina Harris. Culture for the Fullness of a Beloved Community  The goal of this article is to compile a moral set of values that have freed the hearts of people, that promise a future, and give a straighter back to Men. This article will discuss the rise and fall of the German Bauhaus school of Architecture in the context of the world, and Paul … Continue reading The Peoples Art: Bauhaus School of Architecture and Paul Robeson

Aruna Asaf Ali: Building a New Vanguard for Peace

By Archishman Raju. The Indian freedom struggle is usually associated with the names of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Bhagat Singh. These figures are sometimes seen to be in opposition to each other. Aruna Asaf Ali is a name who is not known, or discussed, but she lived to participate both in India’s struggle for freedom and the task of building a nation after independence. … Continue reading Aruna Asaf Ali: Building a New Vanguard for Peace