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Hosts Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey, veterans of the Freedom Movement’s many permutations and skilled communicators, host a weekly magazine designed to both inform and critique the global movement.

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Hosts Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey, veterans of the Freedom Movement’s many permutations and skilled communicators, host a weekly magazine designed to both inform and critique the global movement.

    Black Agenda Radio - 06.06.22

    Black Agenda Radio - 06.06.22

    The effort to end qualified immunity in New York, rezoning and housing in Harlem, and the National Day Laborers Organinizing Network at the People's Summit.

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    Black Agenda Radio 05.23.22

    Black Agenda Radio 05.23.22

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    Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo advocates for Julian Assange
    Book promotion for The Black Agenda, the late Glen Ford's anthology
    Questions about NYPD fatal shooting of Rameek Smith

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    Black Agenda Radio 07.19.21

    Black Agenda Radio 07.19.21

    Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and
    analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host
    Glen Ford. Coming up: The President of South Africa maintains that the recent riots that
    followed the arrest former president Jacob Zuma were actually part of an insurrection
    against the state. And, some things seldom change when the two parties switch places
    in the United States. President Joe Biden is just as hostile to China and Cuba as Donald
    Trump was.
    But first -- Broward County College in south Florida recently hosted a discussion about
    the turmoil in Haiti, where the president was assassinated by a mercenary force from
    Colombia. All the participants in the Browder College talk were Haitian Americans –
    among them, professor Reginald Darbonne and author and activist Pascal Robert, who
    emphasizes that class is an important part of Haiti’s historical dynamic.

    That was author and activist Pascal Robert, speaking at Broward College,
    in South Florida.

    The continuity of US foreign policy, even as the Democrats and Republicans trade
    places in the White House, is quite amazing. Although Democrats portrayed President
    Donald Trump as representing everything they opposed, when Joe Biden took control of
    the Oval Office he left Trump’s moves against China and Cuba intact, virtually
    unchanged. That subject was explored by Sean Blackmon, of Sputnik Radio, in an
    interview with Netfa Freeman, of the Black Alliance for Peace.

    That was Netfa Freeman, of the Black Alliance for Peace, on Sputnik
    Radio with Sean Blackmon and  Jacqueline Luqman.

    When former South African President Jacob Zuma was arrested on corruption charges,
    housands of his followers rioted and looted in two African Provinces, last week.
    President Cyril Ramaphosa claimed the disturbances amounted to an attempted
    insurrection against the state. To dig deeper into this story, VAV Radio called o
    Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Detroit-based Pan African News Wire.

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    Black Agenda Radio 07.12.21

    Black Agenda Radio 07.12.21

    Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and
    analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host
    Glen Ford. Coming up:, When Haitian president Jovenel Moise was assassinated,,
    purportedly by a mostly Colombian band of mercenaries, the regime in Port-Au-Prince
    promptly begged the United States to send troops to Haiti. President Biden initially said
    “No,” but that could change any time, since invasions of Haiti have become a habit for
    the U.S. over the past century. We’ll hear from Gerald Horne, the prolific author and
    University of Houston professor, on the long and brutal history of U.S. and European
    aggression against Haiti, the world’s first republic liberated by enslaved people.
    But first – across the length and breadth of the US, states are passing or debating
    Critical Race Theory. Or rather, white Republicans are busy making up their own
    fantastic versions of what Critical Race Theory is, so that they can outlaw those who
    dare to discuss issues of race in the United States. Here to explain the historical roots of
    the madness, are Paul Macomb, a Haitian American philosopher and socioist currently
    teaching at the University of West Virginia, and writer and political analyst Pascal
    Robert, also a Haitian American. Pascal Robert:

    That was Pascal Robert, the activist and writer, along with Dr. Paul
    Macomb, of the University of West Virginia, at a webinar on Critical Race Theory as it
    actually exists in the United States – as opposed to the fantasies in the minds of millions
    of white Republicans.

    The poor and oppressed majority in Haiti had been mobilized for many months,
    demanding that president Jovenel Moise step down for a long list of crimes. And then
    last week, Moise was cut down in his residence by a dozen bullets, purported at the
    hands of Colombian mercenaries. Dr. Gerald Horne and Dr. Jemima Pierre spoke at a
    webinar on “Haiti vs Imperialism and Necolonialism” a day before the assassination.
    Their talk on Haiti’s history is especially valuable, because it provides a background to
    understand today’s events on the island nation. Pierre is a Haitian American who
    teaches anthropology at UCLA. Horne is a professor of History at the University of

    Houston, and the author of over 30 books – many of which put HAITI front and center in
    hstory.

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    Black Agenda Radio 07.05.21

    Black Agenda Radio 07.05.21

     Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: Whatever is wrong with the Democratic Republic of Congo, you can blame it on the United States, which has been running things ever since Washington helped kill Congo’s first elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, six decades ago. We’ll hear from the director of Friends of Congo. And, there will be one less King in Africa if a social movement in Swaziland is successful.

    Dr. Yannick Marshall is a professor of Africana Studies at Knox College. The title of his latest article in Black Agenda Report delivers a blunt message: “Black Liberal, Your Time is Up.” We asked Marshall, who are these Black liberals that have called the shots in Black politics for so many years?

     

    The strategic center of Africa is the Congo River basin – an area that has also been ground zero for massive genocides and half a century of U.S. imperial dominance. Maurice Carney is a director and co-founder of Friends of Congo, which advocates tirelessly for African liberation. Carney was interviewed by Tierney Sheree, of African Esquire TV.

     

    In southern Africa, a broad social movement  is determined to oust the King of Swaziland, one of the continent’s few remaining monarchs. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan African News Wire, reports that Swaziland’s people are saying it’s past time for the King to vacate the throne.

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    Black Agenda Radio 06.28.21

    Black Agenda Radio 06.28.21

    Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary
    and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with
    my co-host Glen Ford. Coming up: Which way is the reparations struggle going?
    There is still no consensus among Black Americans on what the United States
    must pay for centuries of slavery and oppression. And, Chicago is the city where
    community control of the police is closest to becoming a reality. We’ll get an
    update from a local activist.
    But first – The United States government last week seized the website of the
    Iranian news service Press TV and three dozen of that country’s other internet
    outlets, claiming the sites were spreading “disinformation.” What gives
    Washington the right to roam the planet, shutting down other nations’ information
    services? We posed that question to Ajamu Baraka, national organizer for the
    Black Alliance for Peace.

    That was Ajamu Baraka, national organizer wth the Black Alliance
    for Peace.

    In recent years, increasing numbers of white people have come to favor some
    form of reparations for the harm Black Americans suffered under centuries of
    slavery and discrimination. But there is still no consensus among Black people
    on what kind of reparations should be demanded from the United States. Efia
    Nwangaza is director of the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination, in
    Greenville, South Carolina, and a longtime reparations advocate. Nwangaza is
    trying to pull reparations supporters together in her state.

    That was Efia Nwangaza, at the Malcolm X Center for Self-
    Determination, in Greenville, South Carolina.

    In Chicago, a majority of the board of aldermen now support community control
    of the police. Jasman Salas is co-chair of the Chicago chapter of the National
    Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the organization that is
    spearheading the effort. Salas says women and trans people would greatly
    benefit from community control of the cops

     

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This weekly hour of earnest Black-left political analysis has offered me (a privilaged white male) a valuable crash course in the whole spectrum of topics covered, from political prisoners to Black community control of the police to young academics' stimulating research, etc. I don't always agree with the show's positions on electoral politics - I feel they were too quick to dismiss Bernie and what he represented as a challenge to corporate Democrats - but I still feel very honored to spend an hour each week with Glen Ford and his guests.

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Thank you for the work being done here! Black run media focused on the discussion of issues directly affecting the black community is exactly what we need!

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