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Black Agenda Radio for Week of August 12, 2019

Tue, 2019-08-13 03:13
Black Agenda Radio for Week of August 12, 2019 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:43

Fight Mass Incarceration Like Our Ancestors Fought Slavery

“It’s remarkable how much the prison system looks like the institution of slavery,” said Kellie Jackson, author of “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence.” Jackson, who teaches African American Studies at Wellesley College, said today’s activists are looking at “the tactics and strategies of the abolitionists and asking, How can we employ this in our own moment.”

US Black Peace Delegation Returns from Venezuela

A delegation of the Black Alliance for Peace was honored by the Venezuelan government and citizens for taking part in protecting that nation’s embassy in Washington from takeover by coup plotters. “Everywhere we went,” said BAP delegate Netfa Freeman, “Black and brown working class people were all indignant at the violation” of Venezuela’s national sovereignty.

Sudan Transition May Work

The agreement reached between civilians and the Sudanese military to share power in a three-year transitional government has a good chance to succeed if peace agreements can be finalized with armed groups in the next six months, said Ahmed Kadouda, a Sudanese national and researcher at George Washington University. Peace and structural reforms are necessary to give the population “a shared sense of what it is to be Sudanese,” said Kadouda.

Racist US Medical System Kills Black Mothers

“Pervasive racism in the medical profession” is to blame for the fact that three times as many Black mothers die in child-birth as whites,” said Dana-Ain Davis, author of “Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth.” Bad medical outcomes will continue for Blacks until the medical structure “is able to acknowledge that racism permeates the system,” said Davis, director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the City University of New York.

Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour.

 

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Racist US Medical System Kills Black Mothers

Tue, 2019-08-13 02:55
Racist US Medical System Kills Black Mothers Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:25

“Pervasive racism in the medical profession” is to blame for the fact that three times as many Black mothers die in child-birth as whites,” said Dana-Ain Davis, author of “Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth.” Bad medical outcomes will continue for Blacks until the medical structure “is able to acknowledge that racism permeates the system,” said Davis, director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the City University of New York.

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Sudan Transition May Work

Tue, 2019-08-13 02:51
Sudan Transition May Work Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:21

The agreement reached between civilians and the Sudanese military to share power in a three-year transitional government has a good chance to succeed if peace agreements can be finalized with armed groups in the next six months, said Ahmed Kadouda, a Sudanese national and researcher at George Washington University. Peace and structural reforms are necessary to give the population “a shared sense of what it is to be Sudanese,” said Kadouda.

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US Black Peace Delegation Returns from Venezuela

Tue, 2019-08-13 02:45
US Black Peace Delegation Returns from Venezuela Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:15

A delegation of the Black Alliance for Peace was honored by the Venezuelan government and citizens for taking part in protecting that nation’s embassy in Washington from takeover by coup plotters. “Everywhere we went,” said BAP delegate Netfa Freeman, “Black and brown working class people were all indignant at the violation” of Venezuela’s national sovereignty.

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Fight Mass Incarceration Like Our Ancestors Fought Slavery

Tue, 2019-08-13 02:37
Fight Mass Incarceration Like Our Ancestors Fought Slavery Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:07

“It’s remarkable how much the prison system looks like the institution of slavery,” said Kellie Jackson, author of “Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence.” Jackson, who teaches African American Studies at Wellesley College, said today’s activists are looking at “the tactics and strategies of the abolitionists and asking, How can we employ this in our own moment.”

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Biden “Looked Like a Buffalo Cornered by Hyenas”

Wed, 2019-08-07 11:06
Biden “Looked Like a Buffalo Cornered by Hyenas” Authors Glen Ford glen Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:36

Joe Biden was made to answer for many of his political crimes.

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Biden “Looked Like a Buffalo Cornered by Hyenas”

Tue, 2019-08-06 05:01
Biden “Looked Like a Buffalo Cornered by Hyenas” Authors Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/06/2019 - 03:31

“Joe Biden was made to answer for most his political crimes.”

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of August 5, 2019

Tue, 2019-08-06 04:32
Black Agenda Radio for Week of August 5, 2019 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/06/2019 - 03:02

Newark, Other Cities Remember Michael Brown

Communities across the nation will mark the August 9, 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an outrage that spawned nationwide protests under the umbrella of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Just before Michael Brown there was Eric Garner,” said Zayid Muhammad, of N-CAP, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. “All kinds of hell has been raised, but it’s meant nothing in terms of getting justice.” N-CAP will honor Mike Brown on August 14 at the Newark Public Library.

Black Alliance for Peace Pushes Candidate Pledge

The Black Alliance for Peace “is requiring that politicians, both incumbents and new candidates, take clear positions on the issues of war, repression and militarism,” said BAP lead organizer Ajamu Baraka. “We believe these interlocking issues, along with climate change, represent a threat to our very existence, and yet they are not really being discussed during this campaign season.”

A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name…

In the wake of attacks on Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for describing immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” author Zoe Samudziasked, “Why are Jewish organizations given moral authority over use of terms like ‘concentration camp’ and ‘genocide,’” but not people from other groups that have been victimized by “genocidal conditions of containment?” Samudzi wrote the recent article “Policing the Borders of Suffering.”

African Immigrants Becoming Activists

“More recent African immigrants are recognizing the importance of being part of the Africa American community in terms of organizing” for social justice, said Nemata Blyden, author of “African Americans and Africa: A New History.” Blyden, born in Sierra Leone, is a professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and descendant of a renowned Pan Africanist and a Black American mother.

Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network is hosted by Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey. A new edition of the program airs every Monday at 11:am ET on PRN. Length: one hour.

 

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African Immigrants Becoming Activists

Tue, 2019-08-06 04:20
African Immigrants Becoming Activists Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/06/2019 - 02:50

“More recent African immigrants are recognizing the importance of being part of the Africa American community in terms of organizing” for social justice, said Nemata Blyden, author of “African Americans and Africa: A New History.” Blyden, born in Sierra Leone, is a professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and descendant of a renowned Pan Africanist and a Black American mother.

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A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name…

Tue, 2019-08-06 04:13
A Concentration Camp By Any Other Name… Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/06/2019 - 02:43

In the wake of attacks on Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for describing immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” author Zoe Samudzi asked, “Why are Jewish organizations given moral authority over use of terms like ‘concentration camp’ and ‘genocide,’” but not people from other groups that have been victimized by “genocidal conditions of containment?” Samudzi wrote the recent article “Policing the Borders of Suffering.”

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Black Alliance for Peace Pushes Candidate Pledge

Tue, 2019-08-06 04:06
Black Alliance for Peace Pushes Candidate Pledge Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/06/2019 - 02:36

The Black Alliance for Peace “is requiring that politicians, both incumbents and new candidates, take clear positions on the issues of war, repression and militarism,” said BAP lead organizer Ajamu Baraka. “We believe these interlocking issues, along with climate change, represent a threat to our very existence, and yet they are not really being discussed during this campaign season.”

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Newark, Other Cities Remember Michael Brown

Tue, 2019-08-06 04:00
Newark, Other Cities Remember Michael Brown Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glen Tue, 08/06/2019 - 02:30

Communities across the nation will mark the August 9, 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, an outrage that spawned nationwide protests under the umbrella of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Just before Michael Brown there was Eric Garner,” said Zayid Muhammad, of N-CAP, Newark Communities for Accountable Policing. “All kinds of hell has been raised, but it’s meant nothing in terms of getting justice.” N-CAP will honor Mike Brown on August 14 at the Newark Public Library.

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