Black Agenda Report 31 January 2013: Melissa Harris-Perry Hides Cause of School Closings, Job Discrimination, Mali

31 January 2013 — Black Agenda Report

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

When print or broadcast news outlets grab a compelling story, only to distract attention away from what the public needs to know, that’s called “burying the lead.” That’s what Melissa Harris-Perry did in her Jan. 26 segment on whether the nationwide wave of public school closings were “racist” or not.

Black Agenda Report 17 January 2013: Obama / MLK / Haiti / FCC / Africa / Django Unchained…

17 January 2013Black Agenda Report

New this week at Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

If Dr. King were alive today, there might be a Black president, but he or she would certainly not get MLK’s support if he behaved like Barack Obama. Dr. King would oppose Obama’s wars, “make Wall Street scream and attempt to render the nation ungovernable under the dictatorship of the Lords of Capital.”

Movie Review: Django Unchained: Great Vengeance and Furious Anger By Jordy Cummings

6 January 2013 —

[WARNING: Contains spoilers]

“The <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of the crime story is a social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history; for it appears intertwined with the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of bourgeois society itself….the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>history of bourgeois society is also that of property and the negation of property, in other words, crime….because bourgeois society is a criminal society” – Ernest Mandel, A Delightful Murder: The Social History of the Detective Story

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