Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: It’s been almost 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King broke with a Democratic President over the Vietnam War, but talking peace is still politically risky; and, whether you want to reform the U.S. prison system, or abolish it altogether, you’ll want to be in Washington on August 19, for the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March.
Beatty commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King and read some passages from his 1964 I HAVE A DREAM Speech. What kinds of ACTION are we all prepared to take to help create a more just society?
We commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (he would have been 88 years old on his actual birthday, Jan. 15, 1929) with his own words.
Martin Luther King Jr day – the importance and urgency of MLK’s message today
Public interest attorney Dr. Bill Pepper will be our guest to look back at the legacy of Martin Luther King, his vision of a socially equitable democracy, and the relevancy of nonviolent protest in the 21st Century and the era of Trump.
“Precrime Analytical Wing: Contains the precognitives and the machinery needed to hear and analyze their predictions of future crimes.” Philip K. Dick, Minority Report “I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom …
This story was co-published with The Virginian-Pilot. There are many ways to measure the cost of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War: In bombs (7 million tons), in dollars ($760 billion in today’s dollars) and in bodies (58,220). Then there’s the price of caring for those who survived: Each year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spends more than $23 billion …
At the start of it all, before the uprising and the civil war – and the refugee exodus and the terror and the hatred that have sprung from it – a 14-year-old boy stood giggling with a can of black spray paint, pointing it at the wall of his school in southern Syria. Naief Abazid had no inkling that he …
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, will remember Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss, “Where We Are Now, as a Nation.”
Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it’s not perfect.
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