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Black Agenda Radio

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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.

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.

Location:

New York, NY

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Black Agenda Radio 07.19.21

7/19/2021
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...

Duration:00:54:11

Black Agenda Radio 07.12.21

7/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:54:06

Black Agenda Radio 07.05.21

7/5/2021
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...

Duration:00:55:13

Black Agenda Radio 06.28.21

6/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:53:48

Black Agenda Radio 06.21.21

6/21/2021
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: Joe Biden made his international presidential debut at the G7 meeting, proclaiming that “America is Back,” and meeting the Queen of England. But what does that mean for the future of the world? Journalist Richard Medhurst provides a political analysis. And, New York State Assemblyman and former Black Panther Charles...

Duration:00:54:41

Black Agenda Radio 06.14.21

6/14/2021
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: US universities like to think of themselves as forces for the public good. But we’ll speak with a Black professor who says American higher education is a relentless gentrifyer that spreads police terror and low wages. And, a Black Alliance for Peace activist says the United States is trying to isolate China because...

Duration:00:54:45

Black Agenda Radio 05.31.21

6/1/2021
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: Performance art used to be a sideshow of movements for social change, but nowadays art has become central to political organizing. We’ll explore the artistic side of mass mobilizing. And, the George Floyd protests of last summer, when tens of millions of people marched under the Black Lives Matter banner, have had...

Duration:00:53:15

Black Agenda Radio 05.24.21

5/24/2021
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 millions marched for justice for George Floyd, corporate philanthropy put millions of dollars in the hands of Black Live Matter founders. We’ll explore the effect all that money had on the Movement. It’s not your grandmother’s capitalism anymore. People now examine the role that race plays in the class conflict....

Duration:00:51:28

Black Agenda Radio - 05.17.21

5/17/2021
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: Much of the radical activist sector of Black America is gearing up for an international tribunal in October, that will indict the United States for its many crimes against humanity. The US puppet states Uganda and Rwanda have caused the deaths of at least six million Congolese in recent decades, but Washington blames...

Duration:00:58:18

Black Agenda Radio 05.10.21

5/10/2021
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 US Census Bureau caused a big stir when it predicted that Anglo Whites would become a minority of the US population by either the year 2042 or 2045. But, what impact will the huge Latino immigrant influx have on racial attitudes deep into the 21 st century? We’ll explore that question. And, the South American nation...

Duration:00:55:01

Black Agenda Radio 05.03.21

5/3/2021
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: Haiti, a country whose popularly elected president was overthrown by the United States in 2004, suffers under yet another leader imposed by the US, who wants to change the constitution to make himself even more powerful. And, the death of the dictator of the African nation of Chad has France and the United States...

Duration:00:55:18

Black Agenda Radio 04.19.21

4/19/2021
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 nation’s best known political prisoner will celebrate his 67 th birthday later this month, if Mumia Abu Jamal survives his latest health crisis. And, most people think of maroons as enslaved people that escaped to hideouts in the mountains. However, history shows that maroons often found freedom at sea. But first –...

Duration:00:54:32

Black Agenda Radio 04.12.21

4/13/2021
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: Gentrification is shrinking Black populations in cities across the country. We’ll speak with a Black trans anarchist organizer who says poor folks need to stop gentrification in its tracks, by taking over every vacant building. And, despite all the high hopes among Black voters, President Joe Biden is already deporting...

Duration:00:54:39

Black Agenda Radio 04.05.21

4/5/2021
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: Corporate Democrats and Republicans have long had a near- monopoly on electoral politics. But the Black Is Back Coalition wants to put Black Liberation in the U.S. electoral mix. And, the term fascism looks quite different from a Black historical perspective. Ajamu Baraka takes an in-depth look at the subject. But first...

Duration:00:54:56

Black Agenda Radio 03.29.21

3/29/2021
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: There are many obstacles to Black American liberation. We’ll speak with a young writer and activist who says one of the primary impediments to a more powerful liberation movement is the Black elite, whose main goal is to prosper under capitalism. And, we’ll take a look at the life and work of Audre Lorde, the poet and...

Duration:00:53:49

Black Agenda Radio 03.22.21

3/22/2021
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 prolific radical professor Joy James speaks out on decolonizing the Black movement in the United States. Dr. James urges activists to condemn the militarization of US African policy, as well as militarized policing in Black communities in this country. And, Great Britain, which grew rich through centuries of global...

Duration:00:55:03

Black Agenda Radio 03.15.21

3/15/2021
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 Black Is Back Coalition is made up of 15 organizations that work together on issues of mutual concern. We’ll hear from two activists who spoke at a recent Black Is Back Coalition webinar. And, if colonialism is dead, then why are European nations effectively doing border patrol thousands of miles deep inside the...

Duration:00:55:08

Black Agenda Radio - 03.08.21

3/8/2021
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: Calls are mounting to abolish the cops on US college campuses. And, where does the US get the right to dictate who governs Haiti? We’ll speak with a longtime fighter for Haitian sovereignty. But first – It’s been confirmed that the nation’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal, has been infected with...

Duration:00:53:34

Black Agenda Radio 03.01.21

3/1/2021
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: Some say the term fascism was born when Europeans started treating each other the way they’d been treating the colonized people of the world for centuries. We’ll discuss the subject with Omali Yeshitela, of the Black Is Back Coalition. And, Ajamu Baraka, of the Black Alliance for Peace, warns that you can’t effectively...

Duration:00:56:07

Black Agenda Radio 02.22.21

2/22/2021
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: Black people in Britain go to prison at roughly the same rate as African Americans, and British activists are also demanding prison and police abolition. Dr. Gerald Horne says the United States is finding out that it’s no longer a uni-polar world, with Washington in command of everybody else. And, we’ll hear two essays...

Duration:00:53:57