Black Agenda Report March 15, 2023

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 — Black Agenda Report

Farewell, Senior Brother: In Memory of Kevin Alexander Gray
Jemima Pierre, BAR Editor and Contributor
Kevin Alexander Gray was a contributor and good friend to the Black Agenda Report team. His passing is a huge loss to BAR, and to the Black liberation movement. Dr. Jemima Pierre shares her remembrances of a family man, movement leader, author, and restauranteur.

China, Covid Origins, and War Propaganda
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist
A human cause of covid-19 is possible, but anti-China rhetoric is war propaganda, not scientific evidence.

INTERVIEW: A Talk with Sylvia Woods, 1974
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
An inspiring interview with Sylvia Woods highlights the role of Black women in labor organizing and demonstrates that Black women should always be at the forefront.

On the Twentieth Anniversary of Invasion of Iraq It Must Be Clear: The U.S. is the Greatest Threat To World Peace and Collective Humanity
Ajamu Baraka, BAR editor and columnist
History teaches that the greatest threat to peace today is the United States. No other nation creates dangers as great as those emanating from the U.S. commitment to the doctrine of Full Spectrum Dominance.

Forever Wars vs. Armageddon
Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor
The call for the U.S. to end military involvements is often made in order to advocate for new wars against more powerful countries. It appears that the only choices are forever wars or the end of the world.

Will Boss Tweet run for exercise at Lompoc or Leavenworth?
Raymond Nat Turner, BAR poet-in-residence
The latest from BAR’s poet in residence.

China’s Example of Leadership Injects Hope Into a World of Uncertainty
Danny Haiphong, BAR Contributing Editor
As the U.S. makes threats and wages proxy wars, China is the new leader in international diplomacy.

The Soul Will Find a Way
Kevin Alexander Gray
Kevin Alexander Gray mixed the political and the cultural in this essay as he evoked life for Black people in the rural south and made connections with James Brown.

How to Help Haiti
Jemima Pierre, Tanya Golash-Boza, Kevin Alexander Gray
Kevin Alexander Gray co-wrote this article after a trip to post-earthquake Haiti.

Obama and Black America
Kevin Alexander Gray
Kevin Alexander Gray analyzed Barack Obama’s presidential election and its negative impact on Black people and their politics.

Captive Maternal Roundtable: Rebecca A. Wilcox
Rebecca A. Wilcox
The following is part of the first installment of our “Captive Maternal Roundtable” on Joy James’ new book, In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities.

Captive Maternal Roundtable: Da’Shaun Harrison
Da’Shaun Harrison
The following is part of the first installment of our “Captive Maternal Roundtable” on Joy James’ new book, In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities.

Renewed Calls for International Solidarity from Haitian Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations
Travis Ross
Haitian trade unions and civil society groups are united in demanding sovereignty for their nation and an end to foreign interference.

Eddie Conway Tribute
Mali Collins
The late Eddie Conway was a young member of the Black Panther Party who was framed for the killing of a police officer and spent more than 40 years in jail. His experience as a political prisoner was not unique in a country where some BPP members and others still languish in jail after decades. After his release he rededicated himself to activism and to journalism. Eddie Conway presente!

Monroe Doctrine Plays Out in Perú
Clau O’Brien Moscoso
The people of Peru continue to protest the coup which ousted President Pedro Castillo Terrones. The 200-year-old Monroe Doctrine is a discredited relic, but Washington still considers the region its “back yard” where it can control the people, their politics, and their resources. Clau O’Brien Moscoso reports from Peru. A Spanish translation follows.

SNAP Benefits for African Mothers Are Gone, While Ukraine Eats Good
Erica Caines
The perfect storm of austerity policies and US imperialism sends billions of dollars to Ukraine but ends pandemic era emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

The International Politics of Observing Elections
Owei Lakemfa
The practice of accepting observers to oversee elections is quite problematic. This practice leads to interference from entities with ulterior motives and legacies of colonial control.

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