Black History Month is now well established in the US and Canada but it only ‘celebrates’ establishment-approved figures, not the true revolutionaries.
Police brutality against blacks has escalated alarmingly in the US. There appears to be no accountability for these mass murderers in uniform that are being increasingly militarized. Baltimore City has witnessed the latest incident of a 25-year-old black man being lynched by police in their custody.
Appalling conditions in Texas prison leads to riots by inmates causing massive damage. The privately-run institution--prisons are increasingly being privatized--has very poor living conditions and due to lack of oversight and rules, many prisoners are physically and sexually abused.
Judicial lynching is still a part of life in the US, especially for blacks. The grand jury's verdict to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown reflects this grim reality. Thousands of people have been protesting for the second night running in more than 90 cities across the US