"I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images." -Huey P. Newton (February 17th 1942 - August 22nd 1989)

Read Essays From the Minister of Defense HERE

Watch Spike Lee’s A Huey P. Newton Story HERE

via #decolonizehistory


Interview with Mitra Fakhrashrafi from decolonizehistory


#DecolonizeHistory is about interrupting space, addressing colonial roots and undoing processes of white supremacy.

Historical narratives are most often presented without the context of colonization, slavery and imperialism despite the huge role they play on all aspects of life. 

Hoping this project raises awareness about injustices towards Trayvon Martin, subject to a system of racism that never served to protect his life, Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen arrested and detained in Guantanamo Bay when he was only 15 years old, and Assata Shakur & Huey Newton, labelled “terrorists” for actively resisting systemic racism on stolen land. 

This is the beginning, there are so many more narratives to be shared and #DecolonizeHistory aims to illuminate the role that processes of colonialism continue to play out in society. 

“I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to.”
-Leonard Peltier, My Life Is My Sun Dance-

"a wall is just a wall and nothing more at all, it can be broken down" - #assatashakur

sending love + light + solidarity to the people behind prison walls, the apartheid wall, and all those displaced/impacted by colonial borders from #turtleisland to #palestine

“Who taught you to hate being what God made you?” - Malcolm X (May 19th 1925 - February 21st)

Malcolm taught love.

Full text: The Autobiography of Malcolm X



"ready for revolution"

b&w black panther photographs scanned from Howard L. Bingham’s Black Panthers 1968


#decolonizehistory wheatpaste in montreal at decolonizing street art: anti-colonial street artists convergence

huey newton peice is printed on old colonial map from late 1800s, looking at maps as value-laden images that worked to formalize ideas of possession through man-made borders that failed to recognize the people that were there before the borders.

as someone part of the “iranian diaspora” my family was displaced through processes of amerikan imperialism but now I take up space occupying stolen land that is turtle island. “my [canadian] government” remains complicit in the ethnic cleansing and settler colonialism of palestine. colonialism and decolonization are intertwined in our stories - from turtle island to palestine, decolonize.

check out the amazing work from other artists at the convergence including zolamtl, angoramontreal, sw-rm, jessica sabogal and many more at decolonizing street art

also read erin marie konsmo on #decolonizingdecolonization


#DecoloninzingStreetArt: Anticolonial Street Artists Convergance

fam please share/support if you can, such an important project for reclaiming + building public space for stories/narratives of resistance, resilience and solidarity that are actively silenced.

Decolonizing street art: Anti-colonial street artists convergence will take place at the end of august 2014. This project fosters the idea of bringing together street artists of indigenous and settler origins and build an artistic community of shared anticolonial values. The convergence will promote a type of street art that advocates the decolonization of Turtle Island and will remind the montrealers of the city’s colonial history.”

Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/decolonizing-street-art-anticolonial-street-artists-convergence

coming soon

“I have learned that a woman can be a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love and be loved. She can be married, have children, be a mother. Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life.”