13 October 2021 — Black Agenda Report
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.
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR Poet in Residence
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.
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?
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.
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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.
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 .
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.