Black Agenda Radio for Week of July 20, 2020

20 July 2020 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The Historical Quest for a Black Nation / Move 9 are Free – Mumia is Next / Maroons As Movement Role Models

The Historical Quest for a Black Nation

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Thanks to the New African Independence Movement of the 1970s, today’s Democratic politicians are discussing reparations for Black Americans, said Edward Onaci, a professor of history at Ursinus College. Onaci is author of the book, “Free the Land: The Republic of New Africa and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State.”

Move 9 are Free – Mumia is Next

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Born in prison to Move organization members incarcerated in the death of a Philadelphia cop in 1978, Mike Africa Jr. has waited and worked for four decades to see his surviving family members in freedom. Now his mission is to free political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal “so that he can be with his family, the way that my father is with his family now.”

Maroons As Movement Role Models

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The contemporary Black struggle should draw on the experience and example of maroons, the escaped slaves that formed communities of freedom beyond the reach of the slave masters, said Willie Jamaal Wright, a professor of Geography and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. Wright wrote a recent article on “The Morphology of Marronage.” Maroon communities “served as models of cooperative economics, of cooperative living,” and “a model of sacrifice” that is needed today, said Wright.

Black Agenda Report Presents: The Left Lens

Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley
In this compelling episode of the Left Lens, Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley take on the issue of Free Speech – Who has it in the U.S., and who doesn’t? And, is the controversy over so-called “Cancel Culture” really a defense of white corporate domination of public discourse? Subscribe to the page, hit the like button, and donate to Black Agenda Report.

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