Lessie Benningfield Randle, Tulsa African American woman and survivor of the 1921 massacre
Domestic News

Scientists and Historians Uncover Further Details of Racist 1921 Tulsa Massacre

By Abayomi Azikiwe During World War I (1914-1918) and the immediately following years (1919-1921), racial tensions escalated inside the United States resulting in numerous efforts by white racists to contain and in many cases remove […]

Darnell Summers speaks at press conference on Nov. 13, 2020
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Press Conference Demands That Darnell Summers Remains Free

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff Longtime African American revolutionary and cultural worker, Darnell Summers, is once again being threatened with prosecution in the death of a Michigan State Police Red Squad officer in Inkster, Michigan, […]

Burundi and DRC demands reparations from imperialist states of Belgium and Germany
International News

Reparations Demand Expanding Among African People Worldwide

By Abayomi Azikiwe During late August, the Central African state of Burundi appealed to the Belgian and German governments to pay reparations for the crimes committed during their colonial occupation of this country during the […]

NFAC militia members march with arms

Black People Arming to Confront Racist Violence

By Abayomi Azikiwe Since the May 25 police execution of George Floyd in Minneapolis, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest racist violence. Cities across the United States were impacted […]

Nashville Mayor West with C.T. Vivian and Diane Nash in 1960
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George Floyd's brother addresses the UN Human RIghts Council on June 18, 2020
International News

United Nations Human Rights Council Holds Session on Racism in the United States

By Abayomi Azikiwe “We beseech independent African states to help us bring our problem before the United Nations, on the grounds that the United States Government is morally incapable of protecting the lives and the […]

African American photo and graphic commemorating Juneteenth
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Supporters of Literacy Lawsuit v State of Michigan 10-24-2019
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The Black New Deal

Note: Fighting Words is posting this statement, with accompanying demands, not as our own program, but to recognize a significant response by Black community leaders in Oakland to the serious and devastating impact of COVID19 […]

Detroit International Women's Day participants on March 7, 2020
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International Women’s Day Honors Legacy of Harriet Tubman

By Abayomi Azikiwe There was a lively celebration of International Women’s Day in Detroit on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The feature film “Harriet” was shown on the life, times and monumental contributions of anti-slavery organizer, […]