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Vantage Point: Analysis of Crises in Haiti, Cuba and South Africa – Which Way Forward

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, July 19, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Bill Fletcher, Jr. Topic Analysis of Crises in Haiti, Cuba and South Africa – Which Way Forward Nation in Turmoil After the Assassination of President Jovenel Moise Demonstrators Protesting U.S. Embargo, Havana, Cuba Protests Erupt Demanding Better Quality of Life in South Africa Special Guest Bill Fletcher, Jr.,…

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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

By Events, Reparations

April 29, 2021 — A panel of Black America’s leading scholars, analysts and activists grade President Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Hosted by: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey Special Respondent: Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Jackson, MS Moderators: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain Panelists: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Commentator, Washington, DC LaTosha…

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Trying to Rewrite the January 6th Coup Attempt

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Bill Fletcher Jr. — It is important to note that both Antifa and the Black Lives Matter movement are networks, at best. There is no one organization called “Antifa,” for instance, and there are many organizations that operate under the banner of Black Lives Matter. Therefore, the right-wing assertions of an Antifa and BLM conspiracy would not make sense in the best of all possible worlds. But more importantly,…

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Vantage Point: Election, Insurrection, Inauguration Revisited • Mission of Black Lives Matter LA

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point February 1, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Bill Fletcher and Dr. Melina Abdullah. Topics Election, Insurrection and Inauguration Revisited The Mission of Black Lives Matter LA Guests Bill Fletcher, Labor/Social Justice Advocate. Author, Political Commentator, Washington, DC Dr. Melina Abdullah, Scholar/Activist, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter, LA, Los Angeles   Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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By Bill Fletcher, Jr.

When will we cease to be presumed guilty?

By Editors' Choice

By Bill Fletcher, Jr.— BlaThe fury on the face of the woman was evident, despite the mask that she wore. And her self-righteousness that it had to have been the Black young man who took her phone was just mind-boggling. The irony, of course, is that the phone was found in the cab that she had previously used, but she had long since exited the hotel and was on her…

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Vantage Point: Post-Election Assessment – Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point November 9, 2020 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Editor/Producer, The Hutchinson Report) and Bill Fletcher (Author, Political Commentator, Labor and Social Justice Activist). Topic: Post-Election Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities for Progressives.

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Black Labor Day Forum: The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Streamed September 7, 2020 — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century in collaboration with the National African American Reparations Commission present a Black Labor Day Forum “The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth: How the Exploitation and Oppression of Black People Built Capitalist America – The Case for Reparations and HR-40”. Participants include Don Rojas, Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Dr. Ron Daniels, Bill Fletcher, Dr. Julianne…

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Vantage Point: Challenges and Opportunities for Black Labor

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point September 7, 2020 — On this Black Labor Day edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Bill Lucy and Bill Fletcher. Topics Challenges and Opportunities for Black Labor Guests Bill Lucy, Founder, President Emeritus, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Washington, DC Bill Fletcher, Labor/Social Justice Activist, President, Emeritus, Trans Africa Forum, Washington, DC. Also See Ways to listen Live (Radio) —…

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Science Vs. Myth — The COVID-19 Crisis

Science Vs. Myth — The COVID-19 Crisis

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA  — Trump’s decision to cut funding for the World Health Organization (WHO)—which we warned about last week—is yet another example of his efforts to obscure reality and distance himself from any responsibility for the mess that the USA finds itself in as a result of his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. There is a deeper problem, however, than Trump’s apparent narcissism and scapegoating. We are…

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Biden vs Bernie: Dramatic Turn in the Presidential Race — Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio March 9, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and callers. Topic Biden vs Bernie: Dramatic Turn in the Presidential Race Guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Host, The Hutchinson Report, Town Hall of the Air KPFK, 90.7 FM, Los Angeles, CA Bill Fletcher, Jr., Host, ARISE, WPFW, 89.3 FM, Washington, DC…

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Richard Hatcher

How Socialists Can Govern

By Commentaries/Opinions

Many on the U.S. left fear governing power, in part because it has been so difficult to achieve. More recent optimism among socialists is a welcome development—but we need a middle ground between being cynical and naive. By Bill Fletcher Jr., Dissent — Bernie Sanders’s presidential primary run in 2016 saw 13 million people vote for a democratic socialist. Two years later, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s underdog, grassroots-driven victory against one of…

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