|Show||Black Agenda Radio|
|Broadcast Title||New Orleans Restores Segregation; Activists demands right for dominicans of haitian descent; Obama " Worse Than Bush" ; Russia/ China alliance threatens American control; Passing of Ruby Dee|
|Summary||Nation's First All-Charter School System Restores Segregation |
The last conventional public school in New Orleans Recovery District closed last month. Several groups have filed a civil rights suit against the district and the Louisiana Board of Education one of which is the. The cities coalition for community schools charges that "We are back in a segregated school system".
Haiti Activists Urge Rejection of Both Congressional Candidates in Harlem In a demonstration outside a televised campaign debate between Congressman Charles Rangel and his main challenger State Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Daoud Andre, a Haitian community activist, called on Harlemites not to vote for either of these supporters of apartheid
Black Is Back Coalition: Obama "Worse Than Bush"
Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, said Barack Obama has been "worse than Bush" for Black people, and for the cause of peace."Bush couldn't have gotten away with the things Obama did without some kind of response from the Black community" said Yeshitela. Obama has neutralized so many forces, taken them out of action. It wasn't understood that part of Obama's function was to act as a cover for white power and for imperialism. He's escalated war, he's signed off on assassinations, and he's done it with a neutralized Black community. The Black Is Back Coalition holds its annual international conference in Philadelphia, August 16-17.
U.S. Pushes Russia and China into Closer Alliance
Washington's provocations are driving Russia, the world's top energy exporter, and China, soon to be the world's largest economy, into a deeper economic and political alliance, said Eric Draitser, of StopImperialism.org.
Mumia on the Passing of Ruby Dee
Actress and activist Ruby Dee, who died at age 91, supported many radical causes and political prisoners. Ruby Dee and her late husband Ossie Davis' " work was a theater of Black dignity, Black family and Black love."