Glen Ford

Back Agenda Report executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:05pm
Private Prison Corporations Are Modern Day Slave Traders
The nation’s largest private prison company, the Corrections Corporation of America, is on a buying spree. With a war chest of $250 million, the corporation, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange , earlier this year sent letters to 48 states, offering to buy their prisons outright.
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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 1:50pm
Strip-Searches: Obama Wants You to Bend Over (Or Squat) and Spread ‘Em
Humiliation is the law of the land. When you fall into the clutches of the police, for any reason, or no good reason at all, you can be compelled to bare your private parts before being placed in the general jail population. Five of the nine U.S.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 1:47pm
Nearly All US Groups Oppose Obama's 'Individual Mandate' for Health Care
President Obama’s mandate to buy private insurance was born in the rightwing Heritage Foundation, and has not found a home among any actual constituency of the public – white, non-white, Republican, Democrat, college-educated or not. A new poll confirms that “Obama has based his plan on a scheme that nobody likes – even his most loyal supporters.”
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Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 9:26am
The U.S. Empire’s Achilles Heel: Its Barbaric Racism
The American atrocities in Afghanistan roll on like a drumbeat from hell. With every affront to the human and national dignity of the Afghan people, the corporate media feign shock and quickly conclude that a few bad apples are responsible for U.S. crimes, that it’s all a mistake and misunderstanding, rather than the logical result of a larger crime: America’s attempt to dominate the world by force.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 9:45am
New Data Show Black Students Have Been New Jim Crowed
Newly-released data on the nation’s public schools document what every Black school kid already knows: African American students are far more likely to be suspended or expelled than whites. Most striking, is how closely school discipline data tracks with racial incarceration numbers. According to the U.S.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 3:20pm
The Need for a Black Agenda
Malcolm X, whose assassination is commemorated this week, warned us that, "If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything." Forty-seven years later, most Black politicians and mainline African American organizations are willing to stand for nothing beyond the re-election of the First Black President.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:39pm
Occupy Wall Street’s Next Phase: Avoid Cooptation in Election Season
“This is Occupy 2.0, not Occupy on the fringe” said Rev. Jamal Bryant, outside the Federal Reserve building on Constitution Avenue, in Washington, DC.
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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:25am
Haiti, Raped by the US Since 2004, and Still Bleeding
The horrific squandering of Haitian lives and earthquake relief and aid dollars by the occupying powers over the past two years are direct consequences of previous imperial crimes. “Since 2004, Haiti has been methodically stripped of its sovereignty, made into a protectorate of the United Nations,” which is merely a front for the United States.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 12:20pm
Bloomberg Personifies What the Occupation Opposes
New York’s mayor Michael Bloomberg justified clearing the tents and other materials of Occupation from Zuccotti Park, saying the protesters will now “have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments.” This is a strange kind of logic from the 12 th richest man in America, who occupies City Hall for one reason only – because he has bought t
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 2:18pm
FBI 'Mapping': Racial Profiling on a People-Wide Scale
Until the events of 9/11, Black America seemed to be winning lots of battles in the fight against racial profiling. The term “Driving While Black” had become almost a household word due to heavy media exposure of wildly disproportionate stops of Black drivers by police on Interstate highways. Racial profiling had become politically and socially unacceptable, with few public advocates even among law and order Republicans. And then the Twin Towers came down.
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