Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and
analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Margaret Kimberley, along with my co-host
Glen Ford. Coming up: the prolific radical professor Joy James speaks out on
decolonizing the Black movement in the United States. Dr. James urges activists to
condemn the militarization of US African policy, as well as militarized policing in Black
communities in this country. And, Great Britain, which grew rich through centuries of
global looting and mass enslavement, is now eager to deport thousands of Black
residents as morally unfit to reside in the United Kingdom.
But first – the United States and Europe are the wealthiest nations in the world, but
have done very poorly in coping with the year-long Covid-19 epidemic. So have most of
the former white settler colonies of Latin America. Layla Brown-Vincent is a professor of
Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts, at Boston, and author of a recent
article titled, “The Pandemic of Racial Capitalism: Another World is Possible.” She says
that Cuba showed, early in the epidemic, that its practice of socialist internationalist
medicine is the global gold standard.
That was Dr. Layla Brown-Vincent, speaking from the University of
Massachusetts, at Boston.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Decolonial Feminist Collective recently
hosted an online interview with Dr. Joy James, the prolific author and Professor of
Humanities at Williams College. The talk was entitled, “Radicalizing and Decolonizing
Feminism.” Dr. James says the subject has revolutionary roots.
Dr. Joy James was interviewed by Jalessah T. Jackson, and Salome
Ayuak, of the Decolonial Feminist Collective.
Around the turn of the 21 st century, Great Britain began a wave of deportations of Black
residence with roots in Jamacia and other former colonies in the Caribbean. Luke De
Noronha, a writer who teaches at the University of Manchester, is author of the book,
“Deporting Black Britons: Portraits of Deportation to Jamaica.” According to De
Noronha, the British government claims it is only ridding itself of “foreign criminals.”