I typically attempt to write a snappy blurb that’ll make you want to immediately hit the play button though I have completely failed since there’s little I can write that’ll remotely come close to encapsulating the life and conversation I was fortunate to have had today with undaunted Alvin Law. Listen and you’ll concur! Tomatoes are beautiful, scrumptious and life …
In what may be some of the best, and most lucid, writing on everyone’s favorite topic, namely “what happens next” in the evolution of the financial system, Deutsche Bank’s Dominic Konstam, takes a look at the current dead-end monetary situation, and concludes that in order for the system to transition from the current state of financial repression, which has made a …
Welcome to Black Agenda Radio, the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, with my co-host, Nellie Bailey and this is a weekly hour of African American political thought and action.
– Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein took her cause to the annual Left Forum conference, in New York City. Stein and her party still have to contend with Democrats who claim third parties are spoilers that only help the Republicans.
– Black Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford appeared on the same panel with Dr. Stein. The event was titled “Can Bernie Sanders Build Left and Black Power?” Ford said Sanders is a Franklin Roosevelt New Deal-type politician who thinks the bankers are necessary to society. So, Sanders doesn’t really want to hurt the bankers too much. Most importantly, said Ford, Sanders is a Democrat.
– Charter school companies are now operating so-called “virtual schools” that have no classrooms or buildings, but only exist on the Internet. However, the charter operators are paid public money for each student, just like conventional public schools. David Cohen is executive director of the advocacy group, In The Public Interest. He says an outfit called California Virtual Academies graduates less than half of its students, and is accused of inflating its online attendance to collect thousands of dollars from the state. According to the San Jose Mercury newspaper, the Virtual Academies count students as “present” if they log on for as little as one minute during the school day. David Cohen says the online charter is run by a for-profit company called K-12 Inc.
– Most people think that the developing world is short of money, and that cash flows from the rich countries of Western Europe and the United States. But the opposite is true. According to James Henry, an expert on global banking, the rich countries are extracting fantastic amounts of cash from the developing world, including from Russia and China. Henry says the flow of money to the rich countries amounts to about $12 trillion a year.
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On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis and her guests offer a celebration of Mother Earth. We begin with a talk with Guru Dileepkuman and Indigenous Grandmother Lygia DelCastro to talk about the Earth Festival event on Saturday April, 23.
In segment two we offer a celebration of increased awareness and connection between humanity and Mother Earth Terra Gaia with the song “Earth”, by Me’Shell Ndegeocello.
Guru Dileepkuman is a Humanitarian Yogi, Spiritual Guru, Multi talented Artist, Sportsman, Politician and Interfaith Leader. He is Founder and Director of International Gurukula Community and World Yoga Community
Bishop Auxiliary “Grandmother” Lygia Maciel DeCastro is a wise woman and native elder whose life bridges the worlds of the four directions. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she was initiated into the world of midwifery at the tender age of seven years old, raised by a family of midwives and farmers who generously shared food and clothing with the needy in their community. Surrounded by a large and loving family, her mother, aunt and grandmothers, trained her in the art of herbology and midwifery.
Every Sunday at Cherry Hill, Central Park by the Bethesda Fountain, at 10am, from the first Sunday of Spring to the first Sunday of Fall, Lygia facilitates the art of PanEuRhythmy Sacred Dance (www.PanEuRhythmy.us).