With the fast turning world of geopolitics, economics, and national infrastructures, it appears a great time for Black Radicals to reemerge with amazing or not so amazing #blackradicals.

Today we have Assimi Goïta, who is a Malian military officer who gained prominence through his involvement in two military coups in Mali. Here’s a brief overview of Assimi Goïta, with a focus on his perspectives on change, his politics, controversy, and the direction he was taking at that time. Please note that there may have been significant developments since then, and I recommend checking the latest news for updates on his role and activities.


Assimi Goïta is a Colonel in the Malian military. He first came to international attention in August 2020 when he led a group of military officers to overthrow President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. This coup followed months of protests in Mali against alleged government corruption and mismanagement.

Perspectives on Change:

Goïta portrayed himself as a champion of change and reform during the 2020 coup. He argued that the Malian government, under President Keïta, had failed to address the country’s pressing issues, including corruption, economic challenges, and insecurity. His message was that the coup was necessary to bring about positive change and address the grievances of the Malian people. However, some critics saw the military takeover as undermining democratic processes.


Goïta’s political ideology was not well-documented, but his actions suggested a willingness to use military force to achieve political change. His coup in August 2020 led to the dissolution of Mali’s parliament and the establishment of a military junta, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), with Goïta as its leader. The CNSP pledged to transition the country back to civilian rule but retained significant power in the interim.


Goïta’s actions were highly controversial both domestically and internationally. The coup was widely condemned by the international community, including regional organizations like the African Union and ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States). These organizations imposed sanctions on Mali in response to the coup, calling for a swift return to civilian rule.

Direction (as of September 2021):

By the time of my last knowledge update, Assimi Goïta had assumed the position of Vice President of the transitional government in Mali. The transitional government was tasked with organizing elections and returning the country to civilian rule. However, there were concerns about the military’s continued influence and whether they would genuinely relinquish power.

It’s worth noting that Mali had experienced several political and security crises in the years leading up to Goïta’s prominence, including a rebellion in the north, the presence of extremist groups, and political instability. These challenges framed the context in which Goïta and the military justified their interventions as necessary to address Mali’s complex problems.

Please keep in mind that political situations can evolve rapidly.

With the events going on in Africa with governments being suspended, presidents detained, and embassy’s, particularly French Embassys being shutdown, we felt the need to make a resurgence of this very website, BlackRadicals.com


“Black radicals” typically refers to individuals or groups who advocate for radical political and social change within the context of Black liberation and civil rights. These individuals or groups often seek to address systemic racism, inequality, and oppression faced by Black people. It’s important to note that the term “radical” can encompass a wide range of beliefs and actions, and not all Black radicals share the same ideologies or methods. Here are some key points to consider:


Diverse Perspectives: Black radicals come from diverse backgrounds and hold a wide range of political and ideological beliefs. Some may advocate for revolutionary change, while others may focus on reformist approaches within existing systems.

Historical Context: The concept of Black radicalism has deep historical roots in the United States and other countries with Black populations. Figures like Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, and Angela Davis are often cited as prominent Black radicals who played significant roles in advocating for change during the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement.

Political Activism: Black radicals are often involved in various forms of political activism, including protests, civil disobedience, and grassroots organizing. They may address issues such as police brutality, economic inequality, education disparities, and more.

Critique of Existing Systems: Many Black radicals critique existing political and economic systems as inherently racist and argue that fundamental structural changes are needed to achieve true equality and justice.

Crossings and Intersections

Intersectionality: Black radicalism often intersects with other social justice movements, such as feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, and anti-imperialism. This intersectionality recognizes that issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are interconnected.

Controversy and Debates: The term “Black radicals” can be controversial and is subject to different interpretations. Some people view them as necessary voices for change, while others may see them as too extreme or confrontational. Debates about the effectiveness and ethics of radical tactics are ongoing.

Evolution of Ideologies: Black radicalism has evolved over time, adapting to changing political, social, and cultural contexts. Contemporary Black activists and organizations continue to push for change using a variety of strategies and tactics.

It’s important to approach discussions about Black radicals with an understanding of the diversity of perspectives and strategies within the movement, as well as the historical and contemporary context in which they operate. Additionally, individuals and groups labeled as “Black radicals” may not always use that term to describe themselves, and self-identification and terminology can vary widely.

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*BlackRadicals.com actually follow the tenets of peace, love, and happiness, as well as the remaining nine jewels found in the catalogues of the 5-Percenters. In full they are:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Wisdom
  3. Understanding
  4. Freedom
  5. Justice
  6. Equality
  7. Food
  8. Clothing
  9. Shelter

We live by the 9 fruits of the spirit; they are in full here:

  1. Love
  2. Joy
  3. Peace
  4. Patience (longsuffering)
  5. Gentleness
  6. Goodness
  7. Faithfulness
  8. Meekness (humility)
  9. Self-Control (temperance)

And we live by the commandments, the Anointed Son taught while on the earth. They are mainly:

Some of the teachings and commandments given by the Anointed Son in the Sermon on the Mount include:

The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12): These describe qualities and attitudes that are endowed by the Creator, such as meekness, peacemaking, and hunger for righteousness.
The commandment against murder and anger (Matthew 5:21-22).
The commandment against adultery and lust (Matthew 5:27-28).
The teaching on divorce (Matthew 5:31-32).
The commandment to love your enemies (Matthew 5:43-48).
The teaching on prayer, including the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15).
The commandment not to store up treasures on earth (Matthew 6:19-21).
The commandment not to worry (Matthew 6:25-34).
And the commandment not to judge others (Matthew 7:1-5).
The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12), which is similar to the commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.

We do not advocate violence except in cases of defending oneself or one’s family.

Footage aired on C-SPAN (amazingly enough!) in 2005. Where was the public reaction? There was none, so far as I’ve ever heard.

Howard University did issue this statement since it rented out space for the panel discussion that took place on October 14, 2005, shown in the video: http://www.law.howard.edu/852

Information on this man and his beliefs (according to his profile on metapedia.org: http://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Kamau_Ka…

Kamau Kambon (born Leroy Jefferson) was a radical black professor who called for the extermination of the white race. As an African Studies Professor, he taught at North Carolina State University since 2003, primarily focusing on a number of Afrocentric courses.

Kambon is the owner since 1994 of “Blacknificent Books”, which sells Afrocentric material.

His Call for Genocide

“The problem on the planet is white people … We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet, to solve this problem.” These were Kambon’s words during his address to a panel on “Hurricane Katrina Media Coverage” late in 2005. His 10-minute speech aired uninterrupted on the cable television network C-SPAN.

Its only non-Internet exposure came from its mention on minor political-dissident radio, such as Republic Broadcasting Network.

His wife, mentioned in this video, is Mawiya Kambon, Ph.D., who served 1999-2000 as president for the Association of Black Psychologists where they publish their “findings” in the Journal of Black Psychology. For the record.



Kathleen Cleaver Black Panther Radical

This US professor of law and former black panther organizer and communications secretary for the party is a real black radical. Kathleen Cleaver is popularly known for being married to Eldridge Cleaver. Eldridge was a black panther leader and also authored the book Soul on Ice.

The couple divorced in 1987, but prior to she had been consistently involved in the daily actions of the black panther party. She also became synonymous with black power movement for equality for all people, especially blacks in America. This was not an easy ride for the law professor and black history expert that she is today.

Ms. Cleaver transformed from intolerable radical to the respected scholar she is today, bringing a unique perspective to many issues. Such issues include race, gender, social, and economic liberties.

Kathleen Cleaver Early Childhood

Ms. Cleaver was born in Dallas, Texas on May 13th of 1945. Her parents were both educated professors and activists, shed much educational light on Kathleen. Due to jobs, the family moved around a bit, spending several years in India, Sierra Leone, Philippines, and Liberia. These childhood experiences changed her view of life and people, especially colored people.

As a teenager, she was back in the US she finished High School and moved to college. Nevertheless, this is when her interest in activism surged, leading her to drop out of school.


She got involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In essence, she was in charge of organizing black student conferences, one of importance to her and her life was at Fisk University.

In Nashville, Tennessee, she met the then Black Panther Party (BPP) Minister of Information. His name, Eldridge Cleaver. They were inseparable until Eldridge had to flee in exile. He lived in Cuba for a moment, then in Algeria, where Kathleen came to meet him, pregnant and all. In 1971, Eldridge Cleaver had a major disagreement with party leader Huey Newton and the two split.

Going the Legal Route

The Cleavers formed a new party known as the Revolutionary People’s Communication Network, and Kathleen was the public face of the party. As they moved away from the Marxist ideology, they left Algeria, making stops in France, before returning to the US. Eldridge was arrest after turning himself in and slowly became more conservative politically.

The couple slowly went separate ways, Eldridge to Christian Mormonism, Kathleen towards education, primarily law. She graduated from Yale with honors in history. She divorced Eldridge and began a legal career. Obviously, Kathleen has dialed it down from her days as a black panther radical, she’s still a black radical. She making changes in ways that impact others to strive for equality, justice, and freedom through the law.



Nipsey Hussle had a true marathon of journey vision and it was based on community, starting with his own. The Crenshaw hood community began with an artists and a vision, a store, and helping out many people who truly needed it!

RIP Mr. Nipsey Hussle

Here is a sad story of a true black radical. Ermias Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles, California.

Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, Hussle initially became known for his numerous mixtapes, including his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon, The Marathon Continues and Crenshaw, the last of which rapper Jay-Z bought 100 copies of for $100 each.

The Life of Nipsey Hussle

After much delay, his debut studio album Victory Lap was released in February 2018 to critical acclaim. Nipsey’s commercial success was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.

Asghedom was born on August 15, 1985, and raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles. His father is a refugee from Eritrea to the U.S. who escaped the ongoing war in his homeland. His mother is African American from LA.

the late Mr. Nipsey Hussle

When asked about his background during an interview, Asghedom stated, “I was raised in L.A. by my mom, you know my mom’s family is black American.” I always knew my heritage from my dad but I never met my family. My dad was the only one in America – everybody else was back home. So when I went out there [Eritrea] it educated me to the other side”.

Hussle was also a member of the local Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips gang. His stage name, a play on the name of comic Nipsey Russell, originated as a nickname, given to Asghedom by a friend while in his teens.

Hussle was murdered outside his store, Marathon Clothing, in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.