Black Agenda Report 28 September 2017

28 September 2017 — Black Agenda Report

Bernie Sanders Can’t Shake His Imperial Piggishness

Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
In case you thought candidate Bernie Sanders was fuzzy on global affairs, he’s delivered a major foreign policy address. He’s still an imperialist.

Freedom Rider: Killing Kaepernick’s Movement

Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was clear from the outset. Beginning in the 2016 pre-season he declared that he would not stand during the playing of the national anthem. He would instead “take a knee” and he did so to protest the police killing of over 300 black people every year.

Black America: The Wealth-less Community

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
White supremacy isn’t just a ghost that lives inside people’s heads. It’s a fundamental ingredient birthed by capitalism in the engineering of the genocidal American project. 

US-backed Dictator Paul Kagame Risks Another Violent Implosion by Tightening his Grip on Rwanda

Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
“Kagame claims to be a champion of gender equality but the only two
women who have ever tried to stand against him electorally are behind
bars.” 

Orange Julius Ceases the UN

Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence
Sulphur swept into a world
Body
like cholera from fecal
forces, ‘peacekeepers,’ poisoning
Proud Haiti’s waters—killing over
10,000…
Trumping the rule of law…..

White America Prefers “Good Blacks”: On Morgan Freeman, Colin Kaepernick, and Trump

Paul Street
“The militantly and viciously white president and his fellow white
nationalist Amerikaner football fans want the players to be ‘good
Blacks,’ the types who just obediently damage themselves…. 

Black Agenda Radio, Week of September 25, 2017

Produced by Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford
Omali Yeshitela on rescuing the movement from its rut, Ajamu Baraka on the black political clawss’s endorsement of the Trump war budget, Margaret Kimberley on the white supremacist experiment that is America, and Tayikah Thompson on Johnny Reb’s revenge.
Click the link above for the whole show, or any of the next five items for the individual segments.

Black Movement in a Rut?
Black Is Back Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela worries that a disturbing “new norm” is setting into the cycle of police atrocities and Black community response. Speaking in St. Louis, where a judge found a white cop guilty of murdering a Black man, Yeshitela said: “To simply be out demonstrating and not having objectives that challenge the existing relationship between our people and the system — that’s a dead end street.”

Black Caucus Backs Trump’s War Budget
Democrats detest everything about Donald Trump — except his war policies, said Ajamu Baraka, the former Green Party vice presidential nominee and spokesperson for the Black Alliance for Peace. A majority of the Congressional Black Caucus supported Donald Trump’s gargantuan war budget, which will inevitably result in drastic cuts in social programs. The Obama war-making legacy has “resulted in Black people having a less critical stance” on U.S. wars, said Barak 

Trump AND America are White Supremacist
BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley said it’s “silly” to debate whether Donald Trump is a white supremacist, or not. “Yes, Trump is racist,” said Kimberley, “but 60 million people voted for him.” Racism pays political dividends in the U.S. “We should spend our time talking about obvious evidence of white supremacy in the entire system,” she said. 

Johnny Reb’s Revenge
Takiyah Thompson and other defendants await trial on felony charges, in Durham, North Carolina, for tearing down the statue of a Confederate soldier. The 22 year-old student and Workers World party activist had this to say about the county sheriff that arrested the protesters: “Policing is a white supremacist institution.”

Islam, Politics and Black Music
Norman Richmond aka JalaliAfricans on the Continent and in the Diaspora have been attracted toIslam. It was estimated in 2002 that Muslimsconstitute 48% of the population of Africa, according to Wikipedia. Speaking at a conference in 1990, entitled: Radical Tradition and a Legacy of Struggle, C. Eric Lincoln pointed out that Islam was the second largest religion in the United States 

Trump’s SOB and the One Percent

Ken Morgan
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired. He’s fired!” These were words of our U.S. president reported throughout the social media. Colin Kaepernick and those that were joining or planning to join him were targeted….