Black Agenda Report 13 October 2021

13 October 2021 — Black Agenda Report

The Obama Presidential Center Will Displace Black People

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
The Obama Presidential Center will inevitably displace a working class Black community in Chicago. The center is in keeping with Obama’s history of doing the bidding of the powerful, including accelerating gentrification.

I’m no nuanced Negro, but…

Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet in Residence

Build Back Better Legislation: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt?

Ajamu Baraka, BAR Contributing Editor
Some provisions of Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation benefit the masses of Black people, but this legislation is a bare minimum effort to blunt some of the sharpest contradictions of the system while attempting to maintain the neoliberal order.

STATEMENT: Black Caucus Protest at the African Studies Association, Montreal, October, 1969

Editors, Black Agenda Review
Black challenges to white control of African Studies at the 1969 African Studies Association meeting in Montreal exposed the deeply entrenched racism within, and the imperialist leanings of, the field. Has anything changed?

San Francisco Court’s Racist Denial of the Constitutional Right to a Speedy Trial

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
San Francisco Public Defender Manohar Raju spoke to Ann Garrison about why his office is suing San Francisco Superior Court for denying hundreds of Black and Brown people the speedy trial rights guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution.

Black families Passed Their Homes from One Generation to the Next. Now They May Be Lost

Sarah Sax
Unstable property rights mean Black southerners may survive a flood but lose their home, and it’s causing the racial wealth gap to grow larger.
This article first appeared in The Guardian .

Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Prisons Remains Rampant, Despite Government Pledges

Simon Rolston, Nora Demnati
Systemic racism is built into Canada’s prison system, but federal parties have little to offer incarcerated Black Canadians and their families.
This article originally appeared in The Breach .

Afro-Indigenous People in Honduras Are Being Forcibly Displaced. Washington Is Complicit.

Miriam Miranda
Many would-be migrants, like the Garifuna, would love nothing more than to stay in their homes. It’s Washington that’s making it difficult.
This article appeared in In These Times .

BAR Book Forum: Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin’s “Anarchism and the Black Revolution”

Roberto Sirvernt, BAR Book Forum Editor
In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin . Ervin is an American writer, activist and black anarchist. He is a former member of SNCC, the Black Panther Party and Concerned Citizens for Justice. His book is Anarchism and the Black Revolution: The Definitive Edition .

Propaganda War Against China Aims to Expand U.S. Hegemony and Eradicate Socialism

Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
Anti-China propaganda is intended to indoctrinate Americans with fear and hatred and gain support for war against that country and against socialism itself.

Grand Jury Refuses to Charge Police in the Murder of Kwamena Ocran

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, BAR Contributing Editor
Police killings in Maryland go unpunished as they do in the rest of the country. Kwamena Ocran was just one of of many Black victims in his community.

The Parti des Indigènes de la République – A Political Success and the Conspiracy Against It (2005 to 2020)

Houria Bouteldja, Youssef Boussoumah
Houria Bouteldja and Youssef Boussoumah, co-founders of the Parti des Indigènes de la République in France, detail the party’s history, the French anti-racist and anti-imperialist movement, and their own experiences engaging in anti-racist politics over the last fifteen years.
This article originally appeared in Verso Books Blog .

U.S. Imperialism in Africa with Abayomi Azikiwe

Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley
Abayomi Azikiwe of Pan-African News Wire joined Danny Haiphong and Margaret Kimberley to discuss AFRICOM and U.S./NATO imperialist actions on the African continent.

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