Black Agenda Report is hosted by Glen Ford and Margaret Kimberley: 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 – We’ll hear from Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, the 12 year-old Black youth who was shot to death by Cleveland police in 2014. She’s joined with Lisa Simpson, mother of Richard Risher, the 18 year-old shot dead by Los Angeles police in 2016, to demand accountability from the small group of people that control millions of dollars in Black Lives Matter donations. The mothers are demanding a meeting with Patrisse Cullors, Sean King and Tamika D. Mallory to address a whole range of proposals on the future of the Black liberation movement. Ms. Rice is advised by activist and academic Dr. Joy James and Fred Hampton Jr., son of the assassinated Chicago Black Panther Leader. Rice says it’s time that the Black Lives Matter hashtag folks answer to the Black community.