Category Black Leadership

Time to Sharpen Our Weapons and Wits

Time to Sharpen Our Weapons and Wits Glen Ford […] For four decades, Black America was stalled in a political dead zone in which the only sustained politics was that which took place in the Democratic Party half of the corporate duopoly. As servants of forces hostile to Black people, Black politicians consistently acted against […]

“Bloomberg’s gold has exposed the cockroaches of the Black Misleadership Class.”

Glen Ford […] The allure of Bloomberg’s gold has exposed the cockroaches of the Black Misleadership Class, hordes of whom scurried across the linoleum to enlist as mercenaries of Obscene Capital. This is the undiluted essence of Black Democratic “strategic” politics. Four members of the Congressional Black Caucus — Meeks (NY), McBath (GA), Plaskett (VI), and […]

MLK and the Black Misleadership Class

Glen Ford Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is the greatest sheer spectacle of hypocrisy and historical duplicity of the year, as Black misleaders take center stage to claim his mandate and mission on behalf of a corporate party. “While Dr. King rejected an alliance with the ‘triple evils,’ Black Democratic misleaders describe their deal with […]

The “Black Misleadership Class”

Although many of the issues have changed since Malcolm X’s day, Blacks remain locked into much the same power relationships as half a century ago. Malcolm’s “foxes” and “wolves” are still on the prowl: “The white liberals are more dangerous than the conservatives; they lure the Negro, and as the Negro runs from the growling […]

The Democratic Party Has a Race Problem in the 2020 Election

The Democratic Party Has a Race Problem in the 2020 Election Danny Haiphong […] Black American voters were very much ready for a Black president in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected in one of the most successful electoral campaigns in Democratic Party history. Obama’s election, however, did not make the Democratic Party any less of […]

The Black Secret Society Founded To Defend White-Supremacy And Frustrate Black Freedom

The Black Secret Society Founded To Defend White-Supremacy And Frustrate Black Freedom by Massadonking Quintessential Over the course of our history as Black people, as Africans; we have had to deal with lots of huddles, trials, attacks, betrayals, and backstabbing. And while much of this has come from the Caucasian race, and other pale races, […]

Obama’s legacy must be repudiated

Obama Condemns “Call Out Culture” Despite Being Its Biggest Beneficiary Danny Haiphong Obama’s cynical analysis of youth activism was yet another dog whistle to the wealthiest and most conservative sections of white America. Hillary Clinton is not the only servant for the lords of capital in the Democratic Party that won’t go away. Former president […]

Farewell to John Conyers Jr. – and to His Era

Farewell to John Conyers Jr. – and to His Era Glen Ford John Conyers’ long career is a window on the decline of Black politics in the two generations since the demise of the mass Black movement. John Conyers passed away at age 90 this week, the sixth longest-serving U.S. Representative in history, having spent […]

Drop the Term “Austerity” – It’s the Race to the Bottom

Glen Ford […] “Americans are led to believe that the endless austerity regime is about reducing government deficits — a patent absurdity.” Barack Obama attempted to forge a Grand Austerity Bargain with Republicans, offering to cut more in social spending than the GOP had asked for and appointing his own right-wing Democrat-led Deficit Commission to […]

Obama has turned African Americans into “black gringos”

Believe Absolutely Nothing the US Government and Media Say About…Anything Glen Ford In any alliance with corporate oppression and militarism, Black America squanders reservoirs of respect among the Earth’s peoples. We betray ourselves and become Black Gringos. “The epic struggle for Black self-determination is inseparable from the struggle for peace and a livable planet.” There was a time, […]