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“One of the few truth-tellers” — Source Booksellers and Margaret Kimberley celebrate Glen Ford’s legacy and the launch of his book THE BLACK AGENDA

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

“[Glen Ford] was a Vietnam-era veteran, a Black Panther, and a broadcaster—so he brought all of that, the totality of his life experience, to his work as a writer and as an activist… Glen always put black people in the forefront of his thought as a committed socialist, and that’s really clear in the book.”

“Scorching… These provocations raise hard-to-dismiss questions about the lack of true racial progress in America. Progressives will heed this full-throated rallying cry” — THE BLACK AGENDA reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Monday, April 4th, 2022

“Marked by Ford’s visceral disdain for the powers that be, these provocations raise hard-to-dismiss questions about the lack of true racial progress in America. Progressives will heed this full-throated rallying cry.”

Read the full review here.

“A leader in black radical thought” — THE BLACK AGENDA author Glen Ford featured on Law and Disorder

Friday, February 11th, 2022

“The book is… rich, it’s informative. College courses and syllabi should include this book.”

Listen to the full episode here.

 

“A fearlessly honest truthteller” — Glen Ford’s THE BLACK AGENDA reviewed by Let’s Try Democracy

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

“I recommended the new collection of Glen Ford’s called The Black Agenda. I recommend it to everyone…

This book is worthwhile just for the preface by Margaret Kimberley and the autobiographical introduction by Glen. I’ve considered Glen central to U.S. activism since about 2000, which seems a long time to me, yet his incredible saga, recounted in his introduction, actually breaks off just about when I met him. The essays, however, are from the past 20 years…

Glen wrote with unmatched erudition and knowledge of mass-media, at least unmatched among those willing to look as directly at the horrors before us as he was. He goes after those who would vote against Bernie. He goes after the outrageous shortcomings of Bernie. He goes after Facebook. Now outrage was safe. From here on out there will be no new injustice that I won’t wish I had a Glen Ford article about. Let’s make the most use possible of those we have.”

Read the full review here.

 

“[An] excellent collection of Glen Ford’s journalism… Deeply impressive” — THE BLACK AGENDA reviewed in Tortoise

Monday, January 17th, 2022

“Ford, who died in July aged 71, had been a radio journalist and activist since the Seventies, bringing the perspectives of a Vietnam veteran, Black Panther and avowed Marxist to bear upon the unfolding history of late 20th-century America. The range of subjects in this anthology is deeply impressive – from Malcolm X and James Brown to US foreign policy and Barack Obama (‘not the lesser of evils, but the more effective evil’). It is worth reading for the fascinating final section alone, which addresses Black Lives Matter, reparations and the American Left to bracing effect.”

Read the full review here.

 

“One of the country’s most insightful political commentators and radical journalists” — Ajamu Baraka interviewed about Glen Ford’s THE BLACK AGENDA on On Contact

Friday, December 10th, 2021

“Glen Ford Carves Up the American Empire” — THE BLACK AGENDA reviewed by CounterPunch

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

[The Black Agenda] is a lively book, full of thought-inspiring data and polemic.  And it’s sure to goad intellectually broadminded readers into adding Black Agenda Report to their regular political parsings.

Read the full review here.

“Fiercely progressive and independent” — The New York Times publishes an obituary for THE BLACK AGENDA author Glen Ford

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Glen Ford, who over a 50-year career was a leading voice among progressive Black journalists and a constant scourge of the liberal establishment, especially Black politicians like Barack Obama, died on July 28 in Manhattan…

​​The outlets where Mr. Ford worked, many of which he ran and helped found, were independent and run on a shoestring. But thanks to his energy and leadership, they had an outsize impact in progressive circles… bringing people who would otherwise not be heard from, including welfare-rights activists and Communist Party leaders, into living rooms around the country.”

Read the full obituary here.