"President Obama has been very busy," asserts BAR's Glen Ford, and almost none of it has been good news for African Americans. Torture, racism and unjust wars and other policies that progressive blacks condemned when the Bush regime did them, are denounced by black leaders no more.
CUNY's Dr. Leonard Jeffries things Obama has indeed been good for black people, and declares it's time to study wht he calls "Obamology". To find out what he means and more, give the guya listen.
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Wielding her 50-plus radio stations like weapons,
Wielding her 50-plus radio stations like weapons, Cathy Hughes gives “Black cover” to corporate, Republican politics while smearing the most progressive members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The presence of Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on her side of the fight over artist royalties is no surprise. How else are they going to stay on the radio?
by BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon
With the corporate media relentlessly distorting the public discussion around health care reform, it time for some clear, bright lines to help us tell who is doing what to whom, and whether any of it leads to health care for all of us. Here are ten of them.
by Ishmael Reed
Who is Henry Louis Gates and how did he get to be one of the nation's most prominent black academics? How has he managed to make a career talking down to African Americans before white audiences? Ishmael Reed dishes out a little history, explaining what one has to do to be anointed by corporate media as the leading intellectual light of our people in this new millenium.
By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Candidate Barack Obama told us to judge his first term by whether he delivers quality affordable health care for all Americans, including nearly fifty million uninsured. So why does his proposal not cover the uninsured till 2013, after the next presidential election when Medicare took only 11 months to cover its first 40million seniors? Why are corporate media pretending that no opinions exist to Obama's left? And why has the public option part of the Obama health care plan shrunk from covering 130 million to only 10 million, with 16 million left uninsured altogether?
The accomplished filmmakers at SleptOn.Com sat down with former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney after her release from an Israeli prison.