Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed is the author of The Complete Muhammad Ali.

The Death and Resurrection of a “Cult” Poet  

Will the Death Cult Prevail Again?

The Tragedy of Stanley Crouch

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Perry Mason Moment

Why Killer Cops Go Free

Alex Azar Knows About Diabetes

Social Media: The New Grapevine Telegraph

Bloomberg Condoned Sexual Assault by NYPD 

When You Mess With Creation Myths, the Knives Come Out

CounterPunch on Stage: The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Am I More Nordic Than Members of the Alt Right?

The Segregated Media Says It’s All Roseanne’s Fault

Hollywood’s Last Days?

Charles F. Harris: He Popularized Black History

Using Immigrants to Shame America Blacks

Thirteen Ways of Looking at 2017

Who’s Hollering “Hi -Tech Lynching” Now?

What Did Corporate Media Feminists Know and When Did They Know It?

The Party of Lincoln or the Party of Booth?

Black Athletes and the Mother Thing

Trump’s Irish-Americans “Without Hearts”

Millennialism or Extinctionism?

Under President Trump, Will I Be Forced Into Slavery?

Birther Tries to Flim Flam Blacks  

OJ and Jeffrey Toobin: Black Bogeyman Auctioneer

Hamilton and the Negro Whisperers: Miranda’s Consumer Fraud

Should the American Historical Association Apologize?

Before the President There Was Mr. Tibbs

Did the Counter-Intelligentsia Ignore White America?

“Django” Critics Do It For the Money? The Slanders of Quentin Tarantino

Want a Renewal? Rid Your City of Blacks

“Hamilton: the Musical:” Black Actors Dress Up like Slave Traders…and It’s Not Halloween

My Night in the Tombs: Mr. President, You Don’t Have to Make a Mistake to Go to Jail

An Open Letter to the Pope on the Confederate Flag

Mother Hubbard Goes to China

Television and the Decline of the Sweet Science

The Baltimore Show

Racism in the Secret Service?

She Challenged the Colonial Media’s Control of the Minority Image

When Black Guys Mess Up, Everybody Gets Paid

In MSNBC’s Green Room

A Fly on Nicholas Kristof’s Wall

Bad Apples in Ferguson

The Racial Politics of Paul Ryan

Saint Alice Among the Boogeymen

2013: My Top Stories

The South’s “Lost Cause” Addiction

Men Get Sick, Too

The Death of an Anarchist

Of Black Men and White Middle-Class Feminists