Black Agenda Report 29 April 2021

29 April 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: No Justice Without a Movement

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
The changes needed are fundamental to a country which puts anti-black racism at the center of politics, law and economics.

The Russia-China Alliance: More than a Bulwark Against Imperialism 

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
China’s communist party-led government and enormous non-white population strikes fear in the heart of the hegemon in ways that Russia alone simply cannot.

EDITORIAL:ON THE MOVE: The MOVE Organization and the Teachings of John Africa, June 28 and July 1, 1975 

Editors, The Black Agenda Review
The MOVE organization’s protests provoked some of the most intense forms of police brutality and repression witnessed in the country.

Mumia Abu-Jamal: State Running Scared, Trying to Make Sure He Dies in Prison  

An Interview with Johanna Fernandez
Mumia’s case always raises larger questions about the barbarism of the criminal justice system.

Justice was served from Warfare States’ gaslit woks

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
ustice was served sweet and sour in pepper spray soup—tear- gas gumbo—tears mixed with milk and milk of magnesia in crimson curry sauce;

The Class Collaboration of “Justice” 

Africa Caines
After the guilty verdict, the clarity that was collectively growing became squandered with the words “it’s not justice, it’s accountability.”

Reflections on Cuba’s Black Radical History, Revolutionary Health, and Grassroots Media 

Semassa Boko and Jeanette Charles
It is vitally necessary to bridge the gap in knowledge and dismantle US misinformation campaigns against Cuba’s realities for international English-speaking audiences.

Compliance Will Not Save Me 

Ibram X. Kendi
American policing is defended as good despite its unmatched amounts of lethal violence.

Notes From the Underground 

Scott McLernee
Richard Wright’s 1942 novel was testing the limits of what the white novel-reading public would have found imaginable.

“Anti-Blackness, Bioethics, and Public Health: 200 Introductory Resources for Community Study” 

Gwendolyn Wallace and Roberto Sirvent
Writers, artists, community organizers and scholars have all contributed their analysis of the resource documents listed, below, and how they might be useful in assessing anti-Black structures

BAR Book Forum: Davarian Baldwin’s “In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower”

Roberto Sirvent, BAR Book Forum Editor
Universities have become today’s companies and our cities their company towns.

Slave Rebellions and Mutinies Shaped the Age of Revolution

Steven Hahn
The Age of Revolution (1770–1850), bookended by the American and French Revolutions on the one side and the Revolutions of 1848 on the other, is widely viewed as the progenitor of the modern Euro-A

Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly 

Brian Shuffler
The struggle for workers’ rights in this country has been an ongoing battle for hundreds of years.

Howard University’s Removal of Classics is a Spiritual Catastrophe 

Cornel West and Jeremy Tate
Upon learning to read while enslaved, Frederick Douglass began his great journey of emancipation, as such journeys always begin, in the mind.

Police killings of Black Americans amount to crimes against humanity, international inquiry finds

Alice Speri
The systematic killing and maiming of unarmed African Americans by police amount to crimes against humanity that should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, an inquiry into US po

The Defund the Police Movement Takes Aim at Fusion Centers and Mass Surveillance

Alice Speri
LEGISLATORS IN MAINE could vote as early as next week on the first bill in the country seeking to shut down a fusion center: the intelligence-sharing partnerships between local, st

The MOVE Bombing and the Callous Handling of Black Remains 

Jessica Parr
The 1985 MOVE bombing by the Philadelphia Police shocked and devastated a city, leaving destruction

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