Video: Growing Up Black in American Apartheid – Glen Ford Pt1

23 October 2013 — The Real News Network

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay: Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, tells his story as a red-diaper baby, growing up facing racism in the North living with his white activist mother, and living in the Deep South with his black deejay father. (inc. transcript) Continue reading

Obama Makes Black Liberation Speech an Act of Terrorism By Margaret Kimberley

8 May 2013 — Black Agenda Report

Black Panther activist Assata Shakur on most wanted terrorists list

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The announcement that the FBI added Assat Shakur to the list of most wanted terrorists was initially mystifying, a real life example of the shock doctrine. Shakur has been a fugitive ever since 1979 and was granted asylum by Cuba in 1984. It seemed inexplicable that the government would reinitiate searching for a 65-year old woman who had already been at large for more than thirty years. Continue reading

Video: Angela Davis and Assata Shakur’s Lawyer Denounce FBI’s Adding of Exiled Activist to Terrorists List

3 May 2013Democracy Now!

One day after the exiled former Black Panther Assata Shakur became the first woman named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, we’re joined by another legendary African-American activist, Angela Davis, as well as Shakur’s longtime attorney, Lennox Hinds. Davis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the subject of the recent film, “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.”

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Millions Still Without Power As Temperature Nears Freezing In Eastern US By Bill Van Auken

<p class=”style1 style3″>5 November, 2012 — WSWS.org
<p class=”style1″><span class=”style3″>One week after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with high winds and a record storm surge, nearly two million homes and businesses remain without power in New <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Jersey, <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>New York and Connecticut as temperatures fall near the freezing mark.
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Black Agenda Report 1 March 2012: NYPD Looks for Terrorists at Black Girls' School in Newark

1 March 2012 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

The NYPD recognizes no jurisdictional boundaries in its religion– and race-based dragnets. Funded partly with federal money intended to curb drugs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s secret police imposed hyper-surveillance on Muslims in nearby Newark, New Jersey and other out-of-state localities. “It is as if the police saturated every Italian-American neighborhood, restaurant, business, social club, church, school, and playground in order to find out more about the Mafia.”

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Black Agenda Report 10 August 2011: Barack's Satan Sandwich / Obama Slipping / Black Brits Revolt

10 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report: News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Barack’s Satan Sandwich Only The First Course: Will We Re-Hire the Chef in 2012 Anyway?
Bruce A. Dixon

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver pronounced the debt deal a Satan Sandwich. The CBC is conducting its own “jobs tour,” without any government jobs, and the House progressive caucus is denouncing the series of rolling raids on Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security that the debt deal sets in motion. But will this, or anything stop progressives from re-hiring Chef Obama again in 2012?

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The War in Libya: The African Union's Mistake of Policy and Principle By Dr. Kwame Akonor

14 June 2011 — IPS ipsnews.net

NEW YORK, Jun 10, 2011 (IPS) – Africa’s handling of the Libyan crisis at the United Nations has been timorous and confusing, but it presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for the continental body on how it defines its future strategic interests.

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The War in Libya: The African Union’s Mistake of Policy and Principle By Dr. Kwame Akonor

14 June 2011 — IPS ipsnews.net

NEW YORK, Jun 10, 2011 (IPS) – Africa’s handling of the Libyan crisis at the United Nations has been timorous and confusing, but it presents an opportunity as well as a challenge for the continental body on how it defines its future strategic interests.

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