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: Black Youth 100 take their legislative demands to the U.S. Capital, in Washington, The Uhuru Movement celebrates a 25 th anniversary, in Ferguson, Missouri, and, the U.S. Justice Department continues its near-perfect record of refusing to indict cops in the killing of unnamed Black people. But First professional football player Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to honor the U.S. flag and national anthem has reignited a discussion of the historical relationship between Black people and the U.S. government, past and present. Dr. Gerald Horne is a professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, and probably the nation’s most prolific writer on the subject of Black folk’s loyalties – and opposition to – the United States, since Colonial times. Dr. Horne says Kaepernick’s example has caught on like wildfire. BYP100 and the National Black Justice Coalition held their first “lobby day” – Build Black Futures Advocacy Day – on Capitol Hill, presented a list of legislative demands. Black Virginia congressman Bobby Scott was on hand. Chairman, People’s Organization for Progress, Newark, New Jersey. U.S. Justice Department refused to bring charges against the Bridgeton, New Jersey cop that killed Jerame Reid, an unarmed Black man who had his hands raised – in full view of video cameras – when he was shot down at point blank range. How could the Justice Department avoid this case? On March 31 of this year, a swarm of Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy pursued a car carrying three Black teenaged girls, aged 15 and 16, and chased it into a small lake. The girls drowned, while video tape shows officers standing around, talking to each other at the edge of the water for the five minutes it took for the girls’ care to sink into the pond. 25th anniversary of the Independent People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, annual conference, in Ferguson, Missouri. Kunde Ngudi Mwamvita, mother of 16  year old Dominique. He first lawyer wanted her to get a makeover, speech lessons, so that she would appear more acceptable. Uhuru movement got her a new lawyer, and embraced her cause.
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