Category Black Leadership

QOTD: The thoroughly useless Neo-Black Caucus

The thoroughly corporate nature of the Democratic Party is the reason that only three Black Caucus members are minimally worthy of the term “progressive” (and, of course, if slavish support for Israel is made a “bright line” issue, then none of the Caucus qualifies.) The Democratic Party grossly distorts and mangles the political aspirations and sentiments […]

QOTD: Beware the Neo-Black elite

Beware the black person with a big job. Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice made the case for killing over one million Iraqis. Police chiefs and mayors give police brutality the green light. They are as guilty as the killers they defend. It is up to us to call them all to account. Condemnation of the […]

MLK dream, Obama myth

That seems to be the underlying assertion of these black achievement celebrations. That Obama’s administration was a victory for black people. I say no! That’s a myth. Kill it before it grow.

King’s Legacy Betrayed — Consortiumnews

The legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago today, has been cynically exploited by corporate and political leaders who care more for the needs of their rich donors than black constituents, comments Margaret Kimberly.  […] A Nation Going Backwards …King’s legacy is severely diminished because it has been used by […]

Obama ushers in the Neo-Black era

So, writing everyday is going to be difficult. I’m not ashamed to modify my New Year’s Resolution (what choice do I have?). I’ll work my way up to that daily thing. The weekend. Once a week for now, because I’m going to keep arriving at the end of the week and realizing that I haven’t […]

​​​​​​​The Neo-Black Caucus

Glen Ford ​​​​​​​The Black Caucus’ “New Class”: Worthless, Warmongering Servants of Empire “The Democrats have perverted the electoral franchise of the nation’s most progressive constituency to the service of a global war machine and an all-pervasive national security state.” Hundreds of times this week, as at every yearly commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, […]

The Black Misleadership Class

The Validity and Usefulness of the Term “Black Misleadership Class” by Glen Ford   In what he called “an afterthought” to his December 21 article on “The Black Political Class and Network Neutrality,” BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon dropped an unexpected bomb. He now has “deep reservations” about use of the term “Black misleadership class,” […]