Witnesses to today’s arrest of Kwame Rose in Baltimore describe what they saw.
After a brief discussion about the aftermath of Freddie Gray‘s killing, the role of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and the state of protest politics, Dr. Ray Winbush is (relatively) lightly harassed […]
Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com discusses the plan of DC’s Mayor Bowser to address increased levels of city homicides
Hip-hop activist and “Media Assassin” Harry Allen discusses his career working with legendary rap group Public Enemy and his new lecture series about his photography titled, Shooting the Enemy.
Rosa Clemente, Ajamu Baraka and Suncere Ali Shakur offered this week their reflection as on-the-ground journalists, activists and organizers on the 10th anniversary of Katrina. Plus we heard a classic […]
Media critic Jeff Cohen discusses the ups and downs of the Bernie Sanders campaign
Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada discusses the recent resignations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s executive committee
Economist James Henry discusses China and its impact on global markets
Paul Street says Bernie Sanders is a non-option for Black or progressive America.
We paid tribute to Hugo Pinell and Black August and welcomed Askia Muhammad back to the show. And special thanks to the Freedom Archives for their audio tribute to Pinell!
Activist and journalist Kristien Bailey discusses a new letter signed by more than 1000 to support Palestinian liberation.
Author and economist Bill Black discusses claims of a Maryland official that Baltimore mothers might poison their own children for free housing and money
Adam Jackson and Dayvon Love of Baltimore’s Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle discuss the recent exchange between Black Lives Matter activists and Hilary Clinton
Author Sikivu Hutchinson discusses the new film Straight Outta Compton
BlackAgendaReport.com executive editor Glen Ford discusses the latest in banning the often-flawed grand jury process in police brutality cases
Professor Larry Wilkerson discusses the latest in the high cost of college and the increasing role universities play in prepping a work force rather than an intellect force
We discussed briefly the recent incident and assault on Dhoruba bin-Wahad and then moved on to the collective “police trauma” in Ferguson and beyond as described by Dr. Marva Robinson. […]
Dr. Ray Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University talks about their recently published report on the history, current state and proposed future of this […]
Dr. Gerald Horne of the University of Houston and Makani Themba, executive director of the Praxis Project, discuss the history and continuing impact of the 1965 Watts rebellion.
Executive editors at BlackAgendaReport.com Glen Ford and Bruce Dixon discuss the latest and potential future of #BlackLivesMatter.
Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses president Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal and the opposition to that deal.
Mama Laini Mataka, Face and Tim Hicks of The Cornel West Theory joined us this week to pay tribute to George Jackson and Black August. We also called PA state […]
Student activist Makayla Gilliam-Price, Dayvon Love, Director of Public Policy for the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and community activist DeJuan Patterson discuss 50 years of voting rights.
BlackAgendaReport.com executive editor Glen Ford and founding member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation Eugene Puryear discuss the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Journalist and historian DaveyD discusses the particular role played by hip-hop in radical traditions of Black liberation.
Real News staffer and Baltimore resident Devon Stevenson discusses the recent increase in violent crime.
Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, says the Iran deal provides an opportunity to challenge Israel’s unacknowledged, uninspected, but very well-known nuclear weapons arsenal.
PART ONE STAY TUNED FOR MORE… as we continue to pay at least some small tribute to Black August and traditions of liberation and radical thought.
Dr. Joy James joined us for this hour to discuss her work on “Imprisoned Intellectuals” and the particular placement of Black revolutionary women and mothers. Additional readings: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/black-lives-between-grief-and-action/?_r=0 http://culanth.org/fieldsights/696-blacklivesmatter-anti-black-racism-police-violence-and-resistance http://abolitionjournal.org/joy-james-7-lessons-in-1-abolitionist-notebook/ […]
Iris Roley, long-time Cincinnati-based activist and member of the Cincinnati Black United Front discusses the police killing of Sam Dubose, another unarmed and lawful Black man.
Kimberle’ Crenshaw, law professor and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, discusses the death of Sandra Bland in the context of her report, “Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and […]
Activist and journalist Rosa Clemente discusses The Movement for Black Lives Conference held in Cleveland last weekend.
Meteorologist Bob Henson discusses the latest science regarding climate change and extreme weather, including what may be causes.
Scholar and activist Sardar Saadi discusses the political context of the recent airstrikes launched by Turkey against the Islamic State and Kurds in Iraq and Syria.
Economist Bob Pollin joined us to discuss his new co-authored petition calling on economists to support an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2020.
PERI Economist Gerald Epstein discusses his new co-authored report, “Banking From Financial Crisis to Dodd-Frank: Five Years On, How Much Has Changed?”
Venerable author Ishmael Reed joined us for this rousing conversation about his new book The Complete Muhammad Ali. But as listeners (and readers of his book) will quickly note a […]
#BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the history of BLM, its politics, goals and future. See also: Future Focus by Jalil A. Muntaqim: A Movement Veteran and POW Speaks to Young […]
Regional Advocacy Director for Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) Muluka Miti-Drummond discusses the state of state repression in Angola.
Scholar and activist Sardar Saadi discusses the political context of the recent ISIS attacks in Turkey.
Economist Mark Wesibrot discusses the role of the U.S. and U.S.-dominated institutions in the current crisis in Greece.
Award-winning journalist Nick Fillmore discusses his latest reporting into the “gross public over-spending” associated with the Pan-Am games.
Lawrence Wilkerson, retired army colonel and former chief of staff for Colin Powell, discusses what he sees as positives and potential negatives in the new Cuban/North American relations.
Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis says it’s largely a win for those opposed to militarization.