Category Black Leadership

The Black Misleadership Class

From: MLK and Obama: Two Diametrically Opposed Legacies by Glen Ford …[T]he decisive blow to the Black movement for self-determination and against U.S. imperialism was delivered by forces internal to the Black community. It came from a class that had not been concerned about justice in any civilizational sense, but only about getting rid of […]

Wikileaks Reveals Orchestrated Plot of Black Lawmakers to Make Fools of Black Voters

Michelle Obama is Your Class Enemy and Individual Striving Won’t Fix the Black Community — Breaking Brown

In this short video, Irami Osei-Frimpong breaks down exactly why we don’t have independent black media in this country and what’s wrong with the black media pundits we do have. He also provides a class analysis which explains why Michelle Obama is not your class ally. Here are the top three points from the six… via […]

Cornel West: Black America’s neo-liberal sleepwalking is coming to an end

GEORGE SOUVLIS and CORNEL WEST 13 June 2016 Cornel West and Bernie Sanders. Evan Vucci/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Last year, when Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency, few believed that it would have any success. Many assumed that the public endorsement of ideas like ‘democratic socialism’ […]

QOTD: “cultural diversity”

The preoccupation with cultural diversity, as Russell Jacoby writes in “The End of Utopia,” was nothing more than a call to include a broader spectrum of people within neoliberal elites. It was, as he says, about “patronage, not revolution.” http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_age_of_the_demagogues_20151129

Respectable Negroes and Racialized Society

America’s “Good” Black Syndrome: Race, Class, and Somebody-ness by PAUL STREET “The United States,” the left historian Lawrence Shoup reminds us, “is a particular type of class society, a racialized one, where some groups are stigmatized as inferior because of their race, a belief spreading to all segments of society. One this oppressive idea becomes […]

The Betrayal of the Black Elite

Cornel West & Chris Hedges: How the Black Elite Betrayed the Civil Rights Tradition (VIDEO) Dr. West argues that the black prophetic tradition has been replaced by capitalism and individualism. By Adam Johnson / AlterNet In the first episode of Chris Hedges’s new teleSUR show Days of Revolt, the Pulitzer-Prize winner sat down with long-time […]