Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Agenda Report and CPR News: Obama's Hollow Legacy

"Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton began the tradition of getting Democrats to support what they didn't like. Obama perfected the art, which ultimately led to the debacle. He will certainly not be the last to tempt the party faithful but in 2016 Democrats sold their souls and ended up with nothing. Defeat creates the most hollow feeling of all." 

Sorry that you are missing your Thursday Fix. Don DeBar and I took today off because of the holiday. Last week we discussed my Black Agenda Report column entitled "Obama's Hollow Legacy." You can listen to us here.

The Hollow Democrats

I spoke with Brendan Stone of Unusual Sources about my Black Agenda Report column entitled "Obama's Hollow Legacy."

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Presstv Interview on Police Murder

I was wearing my Black Power Matters t-shirt as I gave this Presstv interview. This was an opportunity to talk about black community control of the police, an important part of the Black is Back Coalition 19-point agenda for black self-determination. Black community control of the police is also a subtitle on the shirt. Too bad you can't see it.
I begin speaking at about 1 minute 35 seconds.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Black is Back Coalition Convention for Self-Determination

I love this slide from one of the presentations on the subject of black community control of the police. How I spend my free time.

Black Is Back Coalition's Black People's Political Convention

I forgot to mention that I was a speaker at the Black is Back Coalition conference for Black Self-Determination in Washington DC. We strategized on a 19 point agenda. Take a look at the video. You'll see discussions on the agenda, proportional representation, community control of the police, a panel on the then upcoming presidential election, and a great talk on the principles of international law embodied in the demand for reparations.

Sometimes video and audio are not in sync, but not to worry. Also don't try to watch all six hours at once. Take it in small bites. Uhuru! (That means freedom.)

Black Agenda Report and CPR News Interview: Dump the Democrats for Good

My friend Don DeBar was a voice crying out in the wilderness. He said all along that Trump could win. Today we had our weekly conversation about my column in Black Agenda Report. It is called Dump the Democrats for Good and I mean every word of it. Listen up here. A good use of 30 minutes of your time.

Black Agenda Report on Donald Trump Victory

Well, I was wrong. I thought that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. Donald Trump is now president elect. Do you know why he won? No worries. The Black Agenda Report team explains.

The title of my column, Dump the Democrats for Good, is self-explanatory. Glen Ford tells us all about The Democratic Debacle - the Day After and Bruce Dixon says American Might Not Deserve Trump, But Dems and Hillary Deserved to Lose.

Just remember that Wednesday is always Black Agenda Report Day.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Russophobia: War Party Propaganda

That is the title of my latest Black Agenda Report column. I explain why Vladimir Putin is made a figure of fun, is accused of killing every Russian who ever met an unfortunate end, and is said to menace countries that are in fact threatening him. And in 2016 he is the foil for Hillary Clinton, whose unpopularity forces her to come up with new ways to demonize the already demonic Donald Trump.

Don DeBar and I discuss all this on CPR News. You can read my column here.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Black and Brown Vote 2016

Earlier this year Glen Ford and I were interviewed for the Rhode Island Media Coop podcast Black and Brown Vote in 2016. We are featured in Episode 2. We spoke while the primaries were still underway but our thoughts and comments hold up with just one week to go before election day.

Black Agenda Report and CPR News: Organizing in the Age of Hillary

Don DeBar and I returned to CPR News. We discussed my latest Black Agenda Report column entitled Organizing in the Age of Hillary. I was inspired to write after attending the Right to Exist, Right to Resist conference held in Chicago. More than 200 activists met to discuss strategies to fight imperialism, police violence and neo-liberal attacks on our very lives. We ended the day with a march on the second anniversary of the police murder of young Laquan MacDonald. When the U.S. government talks about human rights violations around the world remember that minor children are killed by the police on a regular basis. This photo was taken from our march.