Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels
Toward A Season of Resistance: Buy Black on “Black Friday”
In my most recent article, I called upon the Black Nation and our allies to seize the X-MAS season (the commercialized, corrupted, capitalist version of Christmas) to intensify the Justice for Trayvon Martin, Economic Sanctions/Boycott Florida Campaign.
If we turn the late South African leader into a nonthreatening moral icon, we’ll forget a key lesson from his life: America isn’t always a force for freedom.
By Chris Kromm
In 1994, at a speech celebrating his inauguration as the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela glanced over to Coretta Scott King and echoed the words of her slain husband’s address at the March on Washington more than 30 years earlier: “Free at last, free at last!”
By Dr. Maulana Karenga
The histories and holidays of the oppressed, colonized and enslaved are, of necessity, different from the history and holidays of the oppressor, the colonizer and the enslaver.
By George E. Curry
Many ardent conservatives are critical of the Affordable Care Act or what they derisively call “Obamacare.” But what are they proposing that proves that they care about uninsured Americans?
By Gloria Browne-Marshall
As the nation marks the one year anniversary of the Newtown shootings in Connecticut, it is no closer to Federal gun control legislation.
By Julianne Malveaux
President Barack Obama stepped on a big limb when he threatened “limited action” against Syria because the country allegedly used chemical weapons against their own people. There are international bans against the use of chemical weapons, with Syria one of …
By Rev. Jesse Jackson
Pope Francis is displaying an extraordinary style and passion that demands our attention. He addresses the needs of the poor, embraces outcasts, and loves those on themargins of society.
By Walter L. Fields Jr.
Sometimes when data is released on social conditions the numbers do not surprise. Such is the case with the revelation from Census data that poverty in New York City is on the upswing and that income inequality in the nation’s largest city has widened.
By Greg Mitchell
When I was senior editor at Crawdaddy—for most of the 1970s—I convinced Gil Scott-Heron to become an occasional columnist.
By ZAKES MDA
I REMEMBER Nelson Mandela. No, not the universally adored elder statesman who successfully resisted the megalomania that comes with deification…
By By Louis Freedberg,
As a teenager growing up in Cape Town in the 1960s, a favorite weekend activity was climbing to the top of Table Mountain, the glorious promontory at the end of the African continent.
By Max Fisher
Nelson Mandela was already 45 years old when, on April 20, 1964, he gave the defining speech of the anti-Apartheid movement, from the dock of a Pretoria courtroom.
By BILL BERKOWITZ
Last night, it was difficult to cut through the fog of reaction from current day conservatives to the death of Nelson Mandela.
A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
The final installment of Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ latest PBS series, “Many Rivers To Cross” was nothing to write home about.
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