5 July 2018 — Black Agenda Report
– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
If Rep. Bobby Rush’s anti-lynching bill were to have more than symbolic value, it would make it easier to convict the cops of lynching — since they are by far the main perpetrators.
– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
The upstart from the Bronx should get credit for taking down a center-right Democratic kingpin, but don’t lay it on too thick; if Ocasio-Cortez is not held to account, she will drift back into the Party’s orbit.
– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Some aspects of the Ocasio-Cortez victory are peculiar to that contest, others are widely applicable. Only a critical analysis enables us to discern which is which. Failuire to differentiate between them is magical thinking.s
Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
“The argument that anyone to the left of Donald Trump owes their vote to a Democrat has always been stupid and arrogant.
– Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
Both political parties are wholly antagonistic to the notion of rolling back the deportation and police-state machinery directed toward undocumented immigrants.
Raymond Nat Turner , BAR poet-in-residence
Bet you wonderin’ how I knew, What’s fake and what’s true? I heard it through the grapevine— Or, maybe I read it online?
Dr. Matthew Quest
Few African Americans interested in radical traditions are familiar with C.L.R. James. Many are exposed to Black Studies or Africana Studies yet never hear mention of his name. Perhaps this is because James tends to minimize dread, anxiety, victimization, and meditations on the search for identity in favor of crisp political proposals for what to do and how to do it.
Sara Flounders, of the United National Anti-War Coalition, thinks the upcoming summit meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, probably won’t
The New York City police department keeps a list of 42,000 alleged gang members, and uses it to bring conspiracy charges that have resulted in mass arrests in Black and brown neighborhoods.
02 Jul 2018
For the past five years, Buffalo, New York, cops have concentrated their checkpoints on the Black side of town, raking in record revenues from fines.
Cities have gone billions of dollars in debt to pay for court settlements and judgments against brutal cops, with the profits from these so-called “brutality bonds” going mainly to large banks.
“American gynecology and obstetrics is intimately bound to American slavery.”
“We are seeing the reemergence of a white supremacist engagement with science that has always existed, but is finding more traction
“The public sector provides job opportunities for African-American workers, and women especially, at a rate
“Police gang databases can lead to increased bail, harsher sentencing, erosion of presumption of innocence and even increased chances
“Pay no one for land acquired illegally.”