Category Archives: Black Intellectual

THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION AND THE FIGHT TO END WHITE SUPREMACY AND CAPITALISM

SPEECH JANUARY 8,2016 AT OPENING PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY OF THE RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION IN OUR TIME CONFERENCE Welcome to Philadelphia, Welcome to North Philadelphia, Welcome to Temple University. Welcome to the city, where as Professor Mark Taylor … Continue reading

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CULTURE AND RESISTANCE: THE LEGACY OF PAUL ROBESON

Paul Robeson increasingly discovered that human cultures are not solely, or necessarily only the product of nations. He sought out the inevitable class and civilizational foundations of national cultures. Robeson was drawn, therefore, to folk culture as the common underpinning … Continue reading

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WHY JAMES ARTHUR BALDWIN (1924—1987) STILL MATTERS 

  James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and social matters. He matters because he uncovered the workings … Continue reading

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Amiri Baraka On Class Struggle and Cultural Revolution

Amiri Baraka, the poet/activist who was laid to rest in his native Newark, New Jersey, last Saturday, came to understand 40 years ago that all art is ideological. “It is the courageous move from cultural nationalism to Cultural Revolution that … Continue reading

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AMIRI BARAKA HAS DIED: LONG LIVE BARAKA

Amiri Baraka is gone. Where shall we go? What is to be done? Let us remember Baraka was a revolutionary, communist, anti-imperialist and internationalist who deployed art and language in the cause of Black liberation, working class freedom and human … Continue reading

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The Planet Erupts in Struggle

  The planet is being shaken each and every day by mass struggles; hundreds of millions of people, from Thailand to Egypt to Mexico and Greece to South Africa rock the foundations of the old and decadent system pushing humanity … Continue reading

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Neoliberal Black Ideologues and the Struggle for Our Future

  I think there are three principal areas of ideological struggle against black neoliberalism. First, the Obamites. Public figures like Reverend Al Sharpton and academics and public intellectuals like Charles Ogletree and Melissa Harris-Perry fall into this group. A whole … Continue reading

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