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by Pascal Robert

The truth is more evil than Netflix fiction. Staffers at the Congressional Black Caucus – doubtless mimicking the morals of their elected bosses – eventually formed their own mercenary lobbying structures to sell out the interests of African Americans. Their principal clients are “those same financial institutions and corporations that caused the Black community to be targeted during the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis.”

Black Like Me: Black Immigration Conference in Miami

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:31

by Pascal Robert

Photos by Kevin Banatte[Dream Defenders Communications

Relentless forces, internal and external, seek to pit Black Americans and immigrants against one another. However, many immigrants are Black and subject to the same mass incarceration policies as African Americans. “Immigration is a racial justice issue that needs a progressive African American voice,” according to a just-concluded conference in Miami.

What Should it Mean to be Haitian in 2014

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:55

by Pascal Robert

The white colonialists have never forgiven Haitians for the revolution of 1804, the first successful revolt against white supremacy. “The slander and degradation against us about our poverty, alleged political incompetence, and poor educational infrastructure is tied to the persistent desire of our historical enemies to wipe our revolution from our minds and the rest of the world’s.”

Two Parties, One Game: Barack Obama's War on the Poor

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:10

by Pascal Robert

Enabled by the progressive chorus which barks furiously at evil racist obstructionist Republicans but ignores Democrats enforcing austerity on the poor, President Barack Obama has carried on the proud Democratic party tradition of campaigning to the left, but governing from the right, imposing neoliberal policies that Republicans could only dream of.

Class and the Politics of the Black Community in the Obama Age

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:13

by Pascal Robert

The collective subjugation of African Americans is made easier through the collaboration of its Misleadership Class, which purports to speak for The Race as a whole while following its own, venal agenda. A great irony of the Age of Obama is that “both the Black poor and the Black elite have been left with nothing but ‘Yes We Can’ buttons and worthless empty symbolism.”

Kanye West, Black Popular Culture, and the Current Agenda of American Empire

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 14:10

by Pascal Robert

African American audiences cheer a TV show that glamorizes a real-life Black woman who played a key role in putting Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court and “helped clean things up for the Republicans during the Iran-Contra Scandal.” Kanye West unfurls the Confederate flag. Black faces in high places are descending to the lowest moral depths – the Obama Effect gone wild.

The Fallacy of Racial Kinship Politics

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 19:49

by Pascal Robert

Every “brother” ain’t a brother – and that goes for the sisters, too. “The ultimate idiocy of racial kinship politics is that it empowers an elite Black Misleadership Class that protects its own class interests to the detriment of the majority of the Black masses.”

Why the Post-Trayvon Martin “Talk" Turns Black Kids Into a Pathology

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 14:58

by Pascal Robert

Brainwashed Black folks subject their children to the sick ritual of “The Talk,” to instill in them the “the necessity to attenuate their behavior to the expectations of a racist society.” They were wrong before Trayvon Martin’s murder, and they are wrong, today. “We should give our children the intellectual armor to call out this injustice instead of kowtowing to it.”

A Brief Statement on Crime and Alleged “Black Criminality”

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 17:14

by Pascal Robert

The most pervasive and destructive forms of crime are committed by white supremacists (crimes against whole peoples) and global corporatists (crimes against all of humanity). “Black Criminality” is the stuff of propaganda.

Why Obama Will Walk Away Unscathed by the Current Political Scandals

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:05

by Pascal Robert

Don’t worry about Barack Obama. He’s far too useful to the rulers of America to be derailed by scandal, or even a combination of scandals. “Obama’s neoliberal government giveaways to private corporations and mercenary foreign policy already make him too valuable to the guardians of American empire to have his presidency threatened.”

The Importance of Haiti

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:03

by Pascal Robert

Haiti this week marks its 210th anniversary as the world’s first Black republic. The descendants of Haiti’s self-emancipators have been forced to defend their national sovereignty in each succeeding decade. Yet, their struggle for freedom was “the single most important factor in shaping the geopolitical trajectory of the Western Hemisphere since Columbus.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Danger of the Black Cultural Tour Guide

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 20:37

by Pascal Robert

How does one become rated “the best writer on race today?” By telling white people what they want to hear. Ta-Nehisi Coates is “the new favorite Black cultural tour guide of the chattering class” because he “talks about racism in a way that makes White Liberals feel good.”

Barack Obama: Wall Street’s Perfect Manchurian Candidate

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 17:45

by Pascal Robert

Barack Obama has been in Wall Street's pocket since at least 2006, when he spoke to the fat cats who would bankroll his campaign and staff his government. The video tells the sorry tale and puts the present in context. “Listen to what he says about the antiquated programs from the 1930′s that people on the left ‘wrongly cling to,’ meaning Social Security.”

The Peculiar Black “Politics of Redemption”

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 14:01

by Pascal Robert

When the oppressed seek to “redeem” themselves in the eyes of their oppressors, the struggle for liberation is lost before it begins. “The Black community must wake up out of the ‘hope and change’ induced stupor in order to mobilize effective oppositional politics.”

Ella Baker and the Limits of Charismatic Masculinity

Submitted by Pascal Robert on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:38

by Pascal Robert

Ella Baker, the consummate organizer, “was very critical of the hot shot Black preachers who would seem to mesmerize their audience with soaring oratory, then leave and expect others to implement an agenda.” She put forward a grassroots critique of overwhelmingly male Black leadership, and showed “more wisdom, courage, and vision then almost all of them.”

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