Black Agenda Report
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 3: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Since 2006, Black Agenda Report has been THE source for news, commentary and analysis from the Black Left. Democrats have proven again and again that, not unlike Republicans, they, too, are a party of the one-percenters, committed to mass incaceration and neoliberalism at home and permanent war abroad. Democrats are unable and unfit to lead a real "resistance' against the Trumpacolypse.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name:
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation:
Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography:
Glen Ford is an elder in the world of black news and entertainment radio, the founder of Americas Black Forum on the news side and Rap It Up on the entertainment side in the 70s and 80s. In the internet era he co-founded the Black Commentator in 2002, and Black Agenda Report in 2006. Black Agenda Report is the permiere source for news, commentary and analysis from the black left, about all topics political and African, and African American. Over a thousand of Mr. Ford's weekly commentary items, shows and articles are available at www.blackagendareport.com.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation:
Georgia Green Party, Black Agenda Report
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography:
Bruce Dixon served in the Black Panther Party in 1969 and 1970. He was involved in attempts to organize Chicago public housing tenants in the 1970s and 1980s, most notably around public education issues. He took part in more than two dozen left Democratic campaigns, mostly primary races in Chicago for every conceivable city, county and state office in the 70s, 80s and 90s. He was one of three field organizers to build and run a voter registration drive that signed up 133,000 new voters in four and a half months in Chicago in 1992. In 2006, he co-counded the Black Agenda Report with Glen Ford, where Dixon is managing editor. He is also the current co-chair of the Georgia Green Party.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation:
UNAC, Black Agenda Report
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography:
Margaret Kimberley is an NYC native who helped co-found Black Agenda Report in 2006. About 500 of her incisive and insightful Freedom Rider columns can be found online at www.blackagendareport.com. Kimberley is a part of the National Writers Union, and of UNAC the United National AntiWar Coalition, on whose behalf she has traveled to Eastern Europe and faithfully reported what she saw to U.S. audiences.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation:
Harlem Tenants Union
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography:
Nellie Hester Bailey is a Harlem resident for more than 25 years, and has been a fixture in the struggles of renters for equity, dignity and justice for almost as long as anybody can remember.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation:
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography:
Baraka is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at the forefront of efforts to apply the international human rights framework to social justice advocacy in the U.S. for more than 25 years. As such, he has provided human rights trainings for grassroots activists across the country, briefings on human rights to the U.S. Congress, and appeared before and provided statements to various United Nations agencies, including the UN Human Rights Commission (precursor to the current UN Human Rights Council). As a co-convener with Jaribu Hill of the Mississippi Worker Center for Human Rights, Baraka played an instrumental role in developing the series of bi-annual Southern Human Rights Organizers’ conferences (SHROC) that began in 1996. These gatherings represented some of the first post-Cold War human rights training opportunities for grassroots activists in the country. In 2016 Baraka was the vice presidential candidate of the Green Party.
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator First Name:
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Last Name:
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Affiliation:
Upsurge Jazz ensemble
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Biography:
Raymond Nat Turner is an acclaimed poet and performance artist, based in New York City, and sometimes in the Bay Area as well. He is now poet in residence at Black Agenda Report, where his work appears most weeks.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name:
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name:
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation:
Georgia Green Party
Left Forum and LA Progressive