John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani’s new book, "Before Crips: Fussin’, Cussin’, and Discussin’ among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs," exposes mainstream stigmas and half-truths surrounding street groups. It also explores the true history of the South Los Angeles street organizations that predated the Crips and the Bloods. Danny Shaw reviews the book.
"From Here to Equality" is unlike any other book written about U.S. slavery, its impact on the global economy, and what’s owed to the descendants of slaves, writes Timothy Harun in a review.
July 28 marks the 1-year anniversary of the passing of Glen Ford, founding executive editor of Black Agenda Report. Ford invented phrases to help burn the impact of injustice into people's minds. But he made clear in his writings it was not enough to be against injustice. One had to explain it in a way so people would be inspired to organize a movement. TF editor Julie Varughese reviewed "The Black Agenda."
This book is a vital resource that thoroughly details the atrocities U.S. government and military officials knew they were committing—and seemingly got away with—throughout the war on Afghanistan. However, as Patterson Deppen writes in this review, the author failed to address the reasons behind the war.
Academic and activist Dan Kovalik’s new book, "Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture," was written on the frontlines of the twin struggles of our time, the class struggle and the fight for Black liberation, writes Danny Shaw.
Sherry Buchanan’s "On the Ho Chi Minh Trail" criticizes a few isolated events that took place during the U.S. war on Vietnam. This speaks more to the depressing ignorance of so-called progressives in the West than to the experiences of Vietnamese women, writes Nick Flores.