Category Black Leadership

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, […]

Black Caucus in Thrall, or Fear, of Israel — Black Agenda Report

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F668170295&color=%23900900&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true Black Caucus in Thrall, or Fear, of Israel Authors Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/20/2019 – 01:25 “The Israelis may have finally stepped on the third rail of congressional relations, with their joint decision with President Trump to ban Omar and Tlaib.” If there still exists within the Congressional Black Caucus even an ounce of self-respect,… […]

Kamala Harris and the Con of Diversity

Kamala Harris Embodies the Most Dangerous Myth of American Exceptionalism  Danny Haiphong Harris loves apartheid Israel and throwing Black people in prison, which makes her a perfect Black corporate Democrat. “Diversity preserves the architecture of empire by painting it with an ebony hue.” Recent developments in the Democratic Party’s ongoing effort to neutralize its left-leaning […]

Kamala Harris: DOSO (descendant of slave owners)

SLAVE REGISTERS FROM LONDON Name The Slaves Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Owned   Patrick Howley    Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris is descended from Irish slave owner Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in Jamaica, who recruited massive numbers of Irish migrants to Jamaica to work on his sugar plantations after the British empire abolished […]