Black Agenda Report http://www.blackagendareport.com/rss.xml en Black Agenda Radio, Week of June 19, 2019 http://www.blackagendareport.com/black-agenda-radio-week-june-19-2019 <span>Black Agenda Radio, Week of June 19, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/32" hreflang="en">Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">bruce</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/18/2019 - 07:10</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="390" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/806507577&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Omali Yeshitela: We must initiate our own struggles against imperialism; Stanley Howard, falsely convicted and still imprisoned after 35 years; Danny Haiphong: The notion that the US is “a force for good” is fake history and fake news.</p> </div> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:40:52 +0000 bruce 25236 at http://www.blackagendareport.com Prosecution Falters in Poisoning of Flint Water http://www.blackagendareport.com/prosecution-falters-poisoning-flint-water <span>Prosecution Falters in Poisoning of Flint Water </span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" hreflang="en">Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/638111166&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong><em>“</em></strong><strong><em>Much of today’s American capitalist enterprise is only profitable because poisoning the air and water and soil is, essentially, free -- for the businessman.”</em></strong></p> <p>Five years after it was confirmed that the water supply of Flint, Michigan, was a danger to human health, charges have been -- at least temporarily -- <a href="https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2019/06/13/involuntary-manslaughter-charges-dropped-flint-water-scandal/1445870001/">dropped</a>against eight former and present officials who had been facing up to 20 years in prison for a host of felonies. These included charges of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of 12 people from a 2014 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease attributed to Flint’s water, which was tainted by pollutants from the Flint River and by lead water pipes. </p> <p>Michigan’s Democratic solicitor general promised to come back with an even stronger case than the one put together by a special prosecutor under a Republican administration. Essentially, the Democratic prosecutors decided it would be best to scrap the case and build a new one that includes recently discovered documents. </p> <p>Residents of Flint, a desperately poor and half-Black city of 100,000, were not happy with the news. “The only thing it tells me is our lives don’t matter,” said local water activist <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/us/flint-water-crisis-charges-dropped.html?action=click&amp;module=Top%20Stories&amp;pgtype=Homepage">Melissa Mays</a>. The congressman that represents Flint, Dan Kildee, predicted the water won’t be safe until the city’s lead pipes are entirely replaced, by the end of July.</p> <p><strong><em>“</em></strong><strong><em>Essentially, the Democratic prosecutors decided it would be best to scrap the case and build a new one.”</em></strong></p> <p>More than $30 million has been spent on the Flint water contamination investigation, but so far nobody’s gone to jail. That’s because this is crime of both of institutional racism and the normal workings of capitalism, a system of organized greed in which the social costs of economic enterprise is borne by the people and the environment, while the profits go to the few. If business owners were compelled to foot the bill for the environmental and human damage caused by their enterprises, much of the capitalist economy would be operating in the red, bankrupt. Just as the early industrializing economies of the United States and Britain were built on the labor of enslaved cotton pickers in the Black Belt of the American South, much of today’s American capitalist enterprise is only profitable because poisoning the air and water and soil is, essentially, free -- for the businessman. Black and poor people pay the biggest price. Two years ago, the <a href="https://www.essence.com/news/us-cities-flint-contaminated-lead-water/">Michigan Civil Rights Commission</a>said the contamination of Flint’s water was at least partly the result of “deeply embedded institutional, systemic and historical racism.”  At least 5,000 other water systems across the country are in violation of regulations on lead, which is harmful to children at any level of ingestion. The older cities with large Black populations are at the top of the list.</p> <p><strong><em>“At least 5,000 other water systems across the country are in violation of regulations on lead.”</em></strong></p> <p>But, deracializing capitalism won’t fix it.  The infrastructure of the United States hasn’t had a makeover since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, 80-some years ago. Why? Because the corporate class doesn’t think they can make sufficient profits rebuilding railroads, vital urban infrastructure, and affordable housing. These capitalists control both political parties, and prevent the government from using tax money to build infrastructure and protect the environment, or make healthcare and housing a right. As long as they’re in control, the rest of us are – like the people of Flint -- dispensable. </p> <p>I’m Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. </p> <p><strong><em>BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at </em></strong><a><strong><em>Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com</em></strong></a></p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/Flint Water">Flint Water</a> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:29:04 +0000 glen 25235 at http://www.blackagendareport.com US History and “News” is Fiction http://www.blackagendareport.com/us-history-and-news-fiction <span>US History and “News” is Fiction</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/923" hreflang="en">Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:37</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/638305299&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>“The idea that the US is a force for good in the world is used to justify the crimes of US capitalism and has its roots in white supremacy,” said <strong>Danny Haiphong</strong>, co-author along with Roberto Sirvent of the new book, “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News – From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror.” Haiphong writes a weekly column for Black Agenda Report and Sirvent is editor of the BAR Book Forum.</p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Education and Public Education">Education and Public Education</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/International">International</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Media and Culture">Media and Culture</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/US Imperialism">US Imperialism</a> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:07:31 +0000 glen 25234 at http://www.blackagendareport.com Chicago Police Torture Victims Speak Truth to Pain and Power http://www.blackagendareport.com/chicago-police-torture-victims-speak-truth-pain-and-power <span>Chicago Police Torture Victims Speak Truth to Pain and Power</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/923" hreflang="en">Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:33</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/638303331&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Stanley Howard</strong>is still in prison, 35 years after he was forced to confess to crimes he did not commit, landing him on death row. Howard, co-author of “Tortured By Blue: The Chicago Police Torture Story,” is among the more than 100 Black Chicago men forced to incriminate themselves by cops wielding lethal threats and excruciating pain. “We wanted to tell the story from a victims’ standpoint,” he said.</p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Nature and the Environment">Nature and the Environment</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/Flint Water">Flint Water</a> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:03:22 +0000 glen 25233 at http://www.blackagendareport.com Black Is Back Coalition: Wage People’s Struggle Against Imperialism http://www.blackagendareport.com/black-back-coalition-wage-peoples-struggle-against-imperialism <span>Black Is Back Coalition: Wage People’s Struggle Against Imperialism</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/923" hreflang="en">Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/638281905&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>“We should initiate our own struggles against the social system of imperialism” that oppresses all humanity, said <strong>Omali Yeshitela</strong>, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. The Coalition holds its annual conference in St. Louis, August 10 and 11. </p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/International">International</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/#Black Liberation Movement">#Black Liberation Movement</a> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:59:13 +0000 glen 25232 at http://www.blackagendareport.com Black Agenda Radio, week of June 12, 2019 http://www.blackagendareport.com/black-agenda-radio-week-june-12-2019 <span>Black Agenda Radio, week of June 12, 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/32" hreflang="en">Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">bruce</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/11/2019 - 19:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="390" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/801336927&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p style="margin-bottom:0in; text-align:left"><span style="line-height:100%"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="widows:2"><font face="Arial, serif"><font size="2"><font style="font-size: 10pt"><i><b>Kamm Howard: First time a congressional debate on reparations is possible; Philly Free School begins “Year of Gandhi; Gary Dorrien: the black church spawned both militant resistance to racism and a culture of accomodation.</b></i></font></font></font></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in; text-align:left"> </p> </div> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:38:00 +0000 bruce 25216 at http://www.blackagendareport.com DA and Cops Led the Central Park 5 Lynch Mob http://www.blackagendareport.com/da-and-cops-led-central-park-5-lynch-mob <span>DA and Cops Led the Central Park 5 Lynch Mob </span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/14" hreflang="en">Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Tue, 06/11/2019 - 00:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/634661499&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The horrific ordeal that was inflicted on five Harlem teenagers by a criminal justice and corporate media lynch mob in 1989, has come back to haunt the former lead prosecutor, Linda Fairstein,in the autumn of her life. Ava DuVernay’s magnificent Netflix series on the prosecution of the Central Park Five has sparked renewed calls to publicly shun and condemn Fairstein, who oversaw the railroading and wrongful imprisonment of kids who were guilty of nothing but being Black in Central Park at roughly the same time that a white woman was raped. The white public immediately pronounced the boys guilty of rapacious “wilding” -- a crime peculiar to young Black men in the imaginations of white people. Fairstein and her prosecutors made sure that the mob’s verdict stuck, and the Central Park Five spent six to 13 years in prison. But in 2002 another man, an imprisoned murderer and serial rapist, admitted that he was the attacker, exonerating the Central Park Five, who were finally awarded a $41 million settlement in 2014, when they were all middle-aged.</p> <p>Linda Fairstein was well-rewarded for her prosecutorial zeal. She became a darling of the upwardly-mobile-white-women-in-high-places-movement. Fairstein was honored as a fighter for the rights of victims. In her circles, it didn’t seem to matter that she had victimized poor Black kids and whole communities of color in pursuit of guilty verdicts and political points. After the exoneration of the Central Park Five, a petition was circulated demanding that Fairstein be fired from Columbia University Law School, but she still lectures there. </p> <p><strong><em>“The whole U.S. empire has been constructed on a great fiction of white supremacy and Black and Native American savagery.”</em></strong></p> <p>Apparently, Americans don’t know who the bad guys are until they see them on film. So, until Ava DuVernay’s Netflix series hit the small screen, Fairstein was allowed to carve out a late-life career writing crime novels. And, isn’t that grotesquely poetic. Because the U.S. criminal justice system – indeed, the whole U.S. empire, has been constructed on a great fiction of white supremacy and Black and Native American savagery. The natives and Blacks have always been “wilding.” It is the founding doctrine of the nation, embedded in the words of the Declaration of Independence, which curses England for stirring up the savage Indians and encouraging the slaves to revolt. The U.S. has been at war for its entire existence, at home and abroad, and it has justified those aggressions by demonizing those it has attacked, exterminated and enslaved. White Americans have created a national identity out of race-based warfare and color-coded justice. Separated from their European roots, many whites would be lost without the cloak of their fictitious American history, full of lies about their victims and about themselves. </p> <p>Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor, told lies for a living about captured Black men and boys long before she wrote her first novel. Now she’s out a favor, but white supremacy remains embedded in the criminal justice system, in U.S. foreign policy, and in white Americans’ sense of their place in the world – on top, and always right. Not guilty…of anything…ever. </p> <p>I’m Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report.</p> <p><strong><em>BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at </em></strong><a><strong><em>Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com</em></strong></a><strong><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at </em></strong><a><strong><em>Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com</em></strong></a><strong><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>COMMENTS?</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Please join the conversation on Black Agenda Report's Facebook page at http://facebook.com/blackagendareport</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Or, you can comment by emailing us at </em></strong><a><em>comments@blackagendareport.com</em></a></p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/Police Repression">Police Repression</a> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:57:29 +0000 glen 25215 at http://www.blackagendareport.com The Two Faces of the Black Church http://www.blackagendareport.com/two-faces-black-church <span>The Two Faces of the Black Church</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/923" hreflang="en">Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/10/2019 - 23:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/634638399&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The Black Church spawned militant resistance to white supremacy as well as a politics of accommodation to white rule. “Dr King’s SCLC exposed “the sheer violence of racism that is just underneath the surface of white America,” said <strong>Gary Dorrien</strong>, professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, and author of “Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr and the Black Social Gospel.” Booker T. Washington’s disciples in the Black clergy resisted the social gospel.</p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Education and Public Education">Education and Public Education</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Media and Culture">Media and Culture</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/Black Liberation Theology">Black Liberation Theology</a> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:08:45 +0000 glen 25214 at http://www.blackagendareport.com Gandhi’s Struggle Relevant to 21st Century Anti-Imperialism http://www.blackagendareport.com/gandhis-struggle-relevant-21st-century-anti-imperialism <span>Gandhi’s Struggle Relevant to 21st Century Anti-Imperialism</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/923" hreflang="en">Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/10/2019 - 23:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/634636425&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Following up a yearlong, citywide study of the works of WEB Dubois, the Philadelphia Saturday Free School kicks off “The Year of Gandhi,” June 14 and 15, at the Church of the Advocate. “The big problem confronting humanity,” said the Free School’s <strong>Dr Anthony Monteiro</strong>, “is the completion of the movement from colonialism and imperial domination to freedom and justice and socialism.” </p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Education and Public Education">Education and Public Education</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/International">International</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/U.S. Imperialism in Decline">U.S. Imperialism in Decline</a> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 18:04:32 +0000 glen 25213 at http://www.blackagendareport.com Reparations Now Ripe for Full Congressional Debate http://www.blackagendareport.com/reparations-now-ripe-full-congressional-debate <span>Reparations Now Ripe for Full Congressional Debate</span> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Authors</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/923" hreflang="en">Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford</a></div> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">glen</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/10/2019 - 23:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embed-link field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/634632984&amp;color=%23900900&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The premier organization pushing for Black reparations holds its 30th annual convention, June 20 – 23, in Detroit. HR 40, the House Reparations Study bill, now has a companion measure in the U.S. Senate. “This is the first time since Reconstruction that there has been the potential for bicameral debate on the issue of redress for Black people in this country,” said <strong>Kam Howard</strong>, the Male Co-Chair of N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America.</p> </div> <div class="taxonomy__terms__container"> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/African America">African America</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Education and Public Education">Education and Public Education</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/Political Economy">Political Economy</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/US Politics">US Politics</a> </div> <div class="taxonomy__term"> <a href="/articlelist/War and Empire">War and Empire</a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-tags1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/articles/reparations">reparations</a> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:59:33 +0000 glen 25212 at http://www.blackagendareport.com