Black Agenda Radio for Week of February 8, 2021

8 February 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of February 8, 2021 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Activists Seed Public Schools With Black Liberation Curriculum / Black Political Party Puts Grassroots Organizing First / Black American Slave Legacy Inherited by Diaspora Immigrants


Activists Seed Public Schools With Black Liberation Curriculum 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
The Ida B Wells Education Project has begun “centering Black liberation movements” in the classroom curriculum of a growing number of public schools, said Peta Lindsay, a founder of the project, that was launched after the gigantic anti-police repression protests of June, 2020. “A lot of teachers want to teach Black history,” said Lindsay. “We’re here to provide the resources.”

Black Political Party Puts Grassroots Organizing First 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Although the Baltimore-based Ujima People’s Progress Party has engaged in electoral politics during its decade of operations, its focus is grassroots organizing, mutual aid, and political education, said party organizer Nnamdi Lumumba. “As long as there’s a capitalist class that is wealthy, electoral politics is not set up to make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Nnamdi, on Dr Jared Ball’s influential podcast, “I Mix What I Like.”

Black American Slave Legacy Inherited by Diaspora Immigrants 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Black immigrants are not included in the standard American immigration story because newcomers from the African diaspora “inherit the legacy” of US Black chattel slavery, said Kovie Biakolo, a writer and scholar born in Nigeria. “White Americans do not like to engage in conversations that ultimately put slavery at the forefront,” said Biakolo, whose recent article is titled, “We Can’t Talk About Immigration Without Acknowledging Black Immigrants.”

The Left Lens presents Dr. Cornel West, 7pm EST Thurs Feb 11

The United States celebrates Black History Month every February but does so with little regard to the Black Radical Tradition for social justice and liberation. Dr. Cornel West joins co-hosts Margaret Kimberley and Danny Haiphong to discuss key aspects of the Black Radical Tradition and their relevance to the current situation confronting Black Americans and the rest of humanity both in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Cornel West is a public intellectual and professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University.

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