Black Agenda Report for August 6, 2015: #BlackLivesMatter, African America Regains Its Senses, Dead Lions & Dead Black Men

6 August 2015 — Black Agenda Report

Where’s the #BlackLivesMatter Critique of the Black Misleadership Class, or Obama or Hillary?

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

If #BlackLivesMatter is a movement, just what does that mean? Obama’s 2008 campaign said it was “the movement” too. If modern movements are indistinguishable from brands, to whom are they responsible besides “creators” and marketers? Are some #BlackLivesMatter leaders angling for spots in what Adolph Reed calls the race management elite? Could this be why #BlackLivesMatter has no critique of the black misleadership class, or of capitalism?

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