Category Black Leadership
Glen Ford […] …Black anchors are more likely to be believed by Black audiences, than white anchors. Their Blackness legitimizes media lies in ways that white news readers cannot. Thus, they are priceless corporate assets — and objective adversaries of the Black struggle. Media corporations were among the first to recognize that “diversity” among high-profile personnel legitimizes […]
“The Obamas didn’t make the system, the system made them. Michelle Obama can ‘code switch’ and appear relatable because her status has been profitably branded to left-leaning constituents. Black Americans have historically been the most left leaning constituency and thus the most important to neutralize. The Obamas expanded war, austerity, and the militarized police […]
If eight years of Obama taught us anything, it’s that a black president can do immense damage to the cause of black working class families. via How Stupid Do Stacey Abrams, Lucy McBath, and Most Progressive Democrat Congressional Candidates Think We Are? — Black Agenda Report
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 […]
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.
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 […]