Black Agenda Report 11 April 2019: A Reckoning For Al Sharpton, Scoundrels and Reparations, Another African Convicted in a Racist Court

11 April 2019 — Black Agenda Report

A Reckoning for Al Sharpton and the Black Misleadership Class

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
With support for “socialism” rising, the political fate of Al Sharpton and the rest of the Democratic party’s Black corporate minions is in doubt — and they know it.

Freedom Rider: Scoundrels and Reparations

– Margaret Kimberley , BAR editor and senior columnist
Reparations should not be a topic for national discussion until there is something akin to a consensus among black people about what to demand and how to do it.

Another African Convicted in Another Racist, Chauvinist Western Court

– Ann Garrison , BAR contributor
Western propaganda about the Rwandan Genocide has been so triumphant that a Rwandan Hutu on trial in the West faces inevitable jury bias.

…solidarity sounds like…

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
I’m a Seoul Man, da-da-da—dat-da-da-da
I’m a Seoul Man, da-da-da—dat-da-da-da
I’m also a Pyongyang, Managua, Manilla, Teheran man…

The International Struggle Against the Fake News of the U.S. Empire: Remarks at the National Writers Union

Danny Haiphong , BAR contributor
The Mueller Report’s conclusion cannot reverse the damage that has been done to left journalism and activism by the fake news witch hunt.

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 10, 2019

Click the link above for the entire one hour show, or any of the next four for the individual segment thereof
Racial bias leads to excess mortality among Afro-Canadians, says Eternity Martis
For the past five years, Kenyan artist and intellectual Anne Moraa has helped develop comic books and magazines aimed at empowering young girls.
Stevie Stevenson, a prisoner in California explains how the largest state in the US is denying prisoners the right to access law books and libraries, with the obvious intent of making official misconduct unassailable.
Although Russiagate has fizzled, US imperialism has entered a new level of instability, unable to compete with the rising powers of the East and facing a crisis of legitimacy at home, said Dr. Anthony Monteiro

BAR Book Forum: Sylvanna Falcón’s “Power Interrupted”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
A small group of committed antiracist feminist activists changed the global discourse about racism and antiracism.

BAR Book Forum: Shane Vogel’s “Stolen Time”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
The 1950s calypso craze provided black performers with new occasions to intervene in the public sphere as well as new creative and financial opportunities…

Newark’s Black-Powered Engineer: Kenneth Gibson (1932-2019)

Todd Burroughs
The still-chocolate city bids farewell to its first Black mayor.

Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party launched in South Africa

Rafael Stedile
Over a thousand gathered in Johannesburg to attend the Launch Congress of the party which seeks to build socialism in South Africa

Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Guy Lancaster
Does recognition of the centrality of race in US and world history mean discarding all aspects of the old “liberal” philosophy?

Julian Assange Threatened With Expulsion from Embassy

Rob Smith
Ecuador’s president appears to be using Assange as a bargaining chip for debt relief.
UPDATE!!! On Thursday morning British police arrested Assange inside the Ecuadorial embassy. He may end up in Guantanamo or some other law-free zone in the US global gulag.

An open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus on the US’s attacks on Venezuela and Cuba

Joan P. Gibbs and Rosemari Mealy
Washington’s generations-long blockade and aggressions against Cuba have now been extended to Venezuela, all in violation of international law.

It’s the propaganda of the rich: How US Christian elites are funding Europe’s far right.

This Is Hell
American money and American moral and political support has been really important in creating this backlash in Europe against feminism.

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