Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio May 26, 2023 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 05/26/2023 – 06:38 Black Agenda Radio · Black Agenda Radio May 26, 2023 In this week’s segment we learn about the need for expungement of criminal records and about the implications of the Durham Report on the FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump. But first we hear about Black women in Brazil, their struggles for human rights, and their desire for solidarity with Black people in the US and an upcoming meeting in New York. African America Brazil Afro-Brazilians Afro-descendants Lula da Silva mass incarceration Prison… […]

Black Women's Movement in Brazil Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 05/26/2023 – 06:31 Black Agenda Radio · Black Women's Movement in Brazil Natalia de Campos is an organizer with Defend Democracy in Brazil Committee, known as DDB-NY. Members of Brazil’s Black Women’s Alliance will be in New York at the United Nation’s Forum on Afro Descendants and will host an event at the People's Forum on June 2. We are also speaking with Wania Sant’Anna joining us from Rio de Janeiro. She is a member of the Brazilian Black Coalition for Rights, an historian, and researcher of gender… […]

Advocacy for Expungement of Criminal Records Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 05/26/2023 – 06:21 Black Agenda Radio · Advocacy for Expungement of Criminal Records Jay Jordan is CEO of Alliance for Safety and Justice and he also serves as Co-Founder and National Director for the program Time Done, whose 200,000 members have advocated for more than 8 million people to seal their records and access employment and other opportunities which had been denied them. Jay Jordan joins us from New York City. African America mass incarceration Prison Industrial Complex […]

The Durham Report and the FBI Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 05/26/2023 – 06:14 Black Agenda Radio · The Durham Report and the FBI Margaret Kimberley was a guest on the Sputnik program, The Critical Hour, with co-host Garland Nixon. In this excerpt of their conversation, they discussed the Durham Report and the FBI’s history of violating the law. African America FBI Durham Report RussiaGate FBI Targets Black People […]

Black Agenda Radio May 19, 2023 Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 05/19/2023 – 04:45 Black Agenda Radio · Black Agenda Radio May 19, 2023 In this week’s segment we learn that bail reform has been undermined by legislators in New York State and around the country, and New York City mayor Eric Adams’ response to the killing of Jordan Neely. But first we learn about the history of Haitian Flag Day, the damage done to Haiti by Bill and Hillary Clinton, and continued efforts by the US and its allies to subjugate that nation. African America Haiti… […]

Haitian Flag Day and US Imperialism Authors Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley bareditors Fri, 05/19/2023 – 04:40 Black Agenda Radio · Haitian Flag Day and US Imperialism Dahoud Andre is a member of KOMOKODA, the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti. He’s also the host of Eritye Papa Desalin, a daily Haitian community radio program and the Host of Haiti: Our Revolution Continues, which can be heard on WBAI. He joins us from Brooklyn, New York to discuss the significance of Haitian Flag Day, why KOMOKODA protested against Hillary Clinton, and what the world should know about Haiti… […]

Fight Back News

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the University of Minnesota chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The University of Minnesota is lying to the public about the cancellation of a speaking event featuring Nkosi Mandela – anti-apartheid activist, member of the South African National Assembly, tribal chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council, and grandson of Nelson Mandela. Chief Zwelivelile Mandela had been scheduled to speak at the Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey School for Public Affairs on the UMN campus on May 16. Several grassroots activist organizations in the Twin Cities, including the Center… […]

Baton Rouge, LA – On May 27, almost 300 people gathered at the Louisiana State Capitol to protest the attacks on LGBTQ rights. The demonstrators then marched to Governor John Bel Edwards’ mansion and listened to several speakers. Protests like this are sweeping the nation as states move to pass anti-LGBTQ legislation. Many of the attendees and speakers were students and young people, who these reactionary bills directly attack.  Protesters demanded that Edwards, a Democrat, veto all anti-LBGTQ legislation. They condemned bills such as “Don’t Say Gay” (HB 466), which would ban teachers from discussing gender identity and sexuality. Other… […]

Grand Rapids, MI – On Saturday, May 27, 60-plus community members gathered in Martin Luther King Park for a march to demand justice for Patrick Lyoya. Lyoya was a 26-year-old Congolese refugee murdered by Grand Rapids Police Department Officer Christopher Schurr last year. Peter Lyoya, Patrick’s father, is determined to keep public focus on the case to stop the city and Schurr’s defense team from further delaying a trial. The march was organized by the Lyoya family, in cooperation with the Grand Rapids Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Kent County Commissioner Robert Womack. Israel Siku, a translator for… […]

Dallas, TX – 30 people rallied at the Inwood and Willow Starbucks in North Dallas, May 28, for a sip-in to show solidarity with unionization efforts at the location. During the sip-in, attendees left supportive messages on cash tips using post-it notes, gave names like “Union Strong” when ordering drinks, and left messages of support like “Union organizing is a right” and “Solidarity with Starbucks workers!” on a poster board to be hung in the Starbucks break room. Kas Fox, lead organizer for the store, says she’s seen a lot of illegal union busting from Starbucks. Fox reports that Starbucks… […]

Minneapolis, MN – More than $26,000 was pledged at the May 25 Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) online fundraising event. The event featured Frank Chapman of the FRSO central committee member and executive director of National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, FRSO Standing Committee Member Fern Figueroa, and the FRSO Labor Commission Chair Cherrene Horazuk. This means about $70,000 has been raised in the $130,000 fund drive that will help FRSO expand its national office and put more full-time organizers in the field. Fern Figueroa, states, “Fundraising is an important part of organizing that can not be ignored. We… […]

Commerce City, CO – On Friday, May 19, rank-and-file Teamsters working at the UPS hub in Commerce City, a part of the Denver metro area, organized a parking lot meeting early in the morning before the sunrise shift. This event comes just 11 weeks before the expiration of the Teamsters contract with UPS, and it is especially significant as it was the first event at the Commerce City hub, one of the largest UPS buildings in the United States, led exclusively by rank-and-file workers. Keegan Estrella, a Teamster present at the event states, “I think this is the first event… […] News

How Yarnnakarn Ceramics Uses to Expand Their Business

Our community team recently traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to meet with longtime customers Karin and Nok Phisolyabut. They’re the owners of Yarnnakarn, a small arts and crafts studio that specializes in telling stories through contemporary ceramic pieces. Part of why we love this studio, in addition to their beautiful … […]

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Happy 20th Anniversary, WordPress! We Wouldn’t Be Here Without You 

On May 27, 2003, co-founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little announced that WordPress was available to the public. Their vision, as you can still read in their original post on, was to foster a means by which anyone could easily share and discuss their ideas with the world.  What … […]

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