Category Black Leadership

​​​​​​​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,” […]

Cornel West Vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates: Confronting black neo-liberalism

Cornel West Vs. Coates: A Necessary Debate That Black Agenda Report Has Amplified Since Its Inception Danny Haiphong   … Cornel West essentially outlined the political program of the Black Radical Tradition by exposing the political emptiness of Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates has made exorbitant profit from book sales and articles for publications such as The […]

Wikipedia updates Ta-Nehisi’s bio almost immediately

West’s critique is obviously important https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta-Nehisi_Coates On December 17, 2017, the philosopher and activist Cornel West published an editorial in The Guardian with the title: “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle”.[33] The premise of the article was that Coates “fetishizes white supremacy” and, in West’s view, represents “narrow racial tribalism and myopic political neo-liberalism” by wrongly casting […]

We Were Eight Years in Power? Bullshit!

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is the Neoliberal Face of the Black Freedom Struggle by Cornel West Ta-Nehisi Coates’ We Were Eight Years in Power, a book about Barack Obama’s presidency and the tenacity of white supremacy, has captured the attention of many of us. One crucial question is why now in this moment has his apolitical pessimism […]

Perhaps if these black misleaders had done something constructive while they were in office I might take them seriously

Fuck off, former AGs Holder and Lynch Obama AG Eric Holder Threatens GOP Congress: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ by thegatewaypundit Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder threatened Republicans in Congress against removing Special Counsel Robert Mueller the day after GOP congressmen grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over Mueller […]

QOTD: The black misleadership pyramid

Today there are thousands of actual black people in the actual US ruling class and an entire layer of thousands more aiming, training and competing for spots on the escalator. There are black lobbyists and corporate functionaries like the black Jones Day partner who oversaw the gutting of city pensions and fire sale of Detroit’s […]