A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 04, 2011
Amerikkka or AmeriKKKa (America + Ku Klux Klan)

“Amerikkka” or “AmeriKKKa” (America + Ku Klux Klan) is a spelling of “America” used by those who think that the United States is racist and/or fascist. The spelling became popularly used by at least January 1970.
The “Amerikkka” slang spelling is closely associated with early 1970s civil rights movements and had fallen into disuse by the 1980s, but is still occasionally written—especially on the Internet. “Bank of Amerika” (for Bank of America) was used in April 1970 and “Bank of Amerikkka” was used in October 1970. “‘Merikkka” has been cited in print since at least the 1990s.
Wiktionary: Amerikkka
Blend of America and KKK
Proper noun

1.(pejorative slang) The United States of America. Generally used in depicting the country as fascist or racist.
1970 July, “White Ethics and Black Power: The Emergence of the West Side Organization”, Black World/Negro Digest, page 83:
. In Amerikkka, this movement is evident from efforts to control the institutions serving and located within Black communities.
circa 1970, in Broadside, Volumes 88-129, page 106:
. […] lead to an inevitable rise of fascism at home. Now that the U.S. is spreading the aggression in Indo-China the danger is coming icily close. The Black Panthers believe this is already a Fascist Amerikkka; we can understand this view from the black ghetto. We happen to hold that many Americans will resist, and there may be a Civil War in which thousands, if not millions, will die. Feeling thus, it is hard to get enthused about cleaning up the Hudson. There is a strong suspicion that Earth Day was a diversion, for at that very moment plans were being put in operation in Washington to spread death and destruction to Cambodia.
1990, Ice Cube:
. AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (album name)
10 January 1970, Milwaukee (WI) Star, “Confrontation” by Wangari Komake, pg. 5:
By the year 1976 AmeriKKKa would have put in 200 years of independence from her deplorable ties with the British Crown, the mother country. For the first time after 194 of these 200 years, AmeriKKKa wants “an accurate Black count” for its 18th census.
7 April 1970, El Paso (TX) Prospectus, pg. 2:
From the American Left
By Ron Vincent
“Justice in Amerikkka,: Part III
OCLC WorldCat record
AmeriKa, AmeriKKa, AmeriKKKa; manifiestos de Vietnam.
Author: Fernando Alegría
Publisher: [Santiago de Chile] Editorial Universitaria [1970]
Series: Cormorán. Colección Letras de América, 34
Edition/Format:  Book : Spanish
1 November 1970, Los Angeles (CA) Times, pg. F5:
But they left their handwriting spray-painted on a tile wall with such slogans as “Death to the Pigs,” “Oink of Amerikkka” and “All Power to the People.”
OCLC WorldCat record
Patriotic poems of Amerikkka
Author: Todd S J Lawson
Publisher: [San Francisco, Peace & Pieces Books; distributed by Book People, Berkeley, Calif., 1971]
Edition/Format:  Book : English
18 April 1971, New York (NY) Times, “The plaint of the Virgin Islands: ‘We Have Been Encroached On, Invaded, Engulfed’” by J. Anthony Lukas, pg. SM108:
U.C.A’s major achievements so far appear to be distribution of low-priced vegetables, the teaching of a few black history courses, and publication of a weekly newspapers which spekks America with three k;s (Amerikka)...
OCLC WorldCat record
I Too Hear Amerikkka…Sing
Author: Kattie M Cumbo
Edition/Format:  Article : English
Publication: Negro American Literature Forum, Spring, 1972, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 18
Database: JSTOR

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