Kyle Rittenhouse – Officer Prodigy

Kyle Rittenhouse – Officer Prodigy

When teenaged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse walked free after murdering two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Raymond Nat Turner, Black Agenda Report poet-in-residence put pen to paper.  Referring to Rittenhouse as the “Officer Prodigy”, Turner wrote: Mother loaded Officer Prodigy into her vehicle; and drove him from “The Land of Lincoln” to the “Badger State” to play […]

Migrant farmworkers files human rights complaint against racist policing practices

Migrant farmworkers files human rights complaint against racist policing practices

  Last Monday, 54 migrant farm workers sought justice from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in a historic and potentially precedent-setting case. In October 2013, after a sexual assault that occurred near the community of Bayham, Ontario, the OPP conducted a DNA sweep to collect samples from approximately 95 migrant farm workers employed in […]

British Transport Police officer gave false evidence that convicted a number of Black men

British Transport Police officer gave false evidence that convicted a number of Black men

BPF has apologised to the British African community for “systemic racism” and a corrupt officer in the 1970s A number of young black people were jailed for crimes they did not commit. Derek Ridgewell gave false evidence at trials of groups of men including those who became known as the Waterloo Four, Oval Four and […]

Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant step in to help end gun violence

Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant step in to help end gun violence

The popular restaurant chain partners with Zero Gun Violence Movement in innovative program At 24 years old, Marcus Davenport is president of Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant, the largest Caribbean restaurant chain in Canada; it has been under Caribbean-Canadian ownership since it was launched in 1995. Together with his father Lance Davenport, who co-founded the business with […]

Vandalized art dedicated to Howard Watkins, Windsor’s second Black detective, restored

Vandalized art dedicated to Howard Watkins, Windsor’s second Black detective, restored

At the end of April, Windsor police said they were investigating vandalism, which was mostly concentrated on a part of the mural dedicated to Howard Watkins — Windsor’s second Black detective. Co-artist of the mural, Jermaine Baylis, said seeing his work back up in Paterson Park feels “good.” “A lot of people were really attached […]

Group of American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Group of American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A notorious gang is behind the kidnapping of a group of North American missionaries near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, officials say. The five men, seven women and five children were returning from a visit to an orphanage when they were abducted last Saturday. Officials say they are being held by the 400 Mawozo gang – also […]

The mythology that Thanksgiving nurtures is itself inherently evil

The mythology that Thanksgiving nurtures is itself inherently evil

  By Glen Ford Late Editor of Black Agenda Report Thanksgiving is much more than a lie. It is not just a twisted fable, and the mythology it nurtures is itself inherently evil. The real-life events – subsequently revised – were perfectly understood at the time as the first, definitive triumphs of the genocidal European […]

Burkina Faso opens trial on 1987 Thomas Sankara assassination

Burkina Faso opens trial on 1987 Thomas Sankara assassination

Described by his followers as the African Che Guevara The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has begun in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the country’s revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago. Former President Blaise Compaore and 13 others face an array of charges in the death of Sankara, described […]

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