Since 2021, the government of Luis Abinader has been promoting a campaign of mass deportations of the Haitian immigrant community. This also affects Dominicans of Haitian descent, or Haitians born in the Dominican Republic. Vladimir Fuentes reports from the Dominican Republic.
The "Uhuru 3," three of the four U.S.-based defendants—who are members of the African People's Socialist Party—spoke out for the first time since U.S. government indictments dropped last month that accuse them of trying to work with Russia to sow social discord in the United States. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
A 2-year-old argument about "anti-Blackness" in Cuba, which Black solidarity activists in the United States say has no basis in reality, has reared its head. TF editor Julie Varughese reports.
On March 24, Randall Robinson died at the age of 81. Robinson became a household name after the U.S.-based organization he founded in 1977, TransAfrica, spearheaded public protests against South African apartheid in front of the South African embassies in the early 1980s, helping to give voice to the international anti-apartheid movement. Black Agenda Review editors reprinted in Black Agenda Report a National Leader interview with Robinson.
This month, Regions Bank, a financial institution with branches in the U.S. South and Midwest, notified the Black nonprofit, African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), that the bank was “exiting” its 20-year relationship, closing accounts, withdrawing lines of credit and canceling mortgage loans. This comes on the heels of the FBI's raid in July of the African People's Socialist Party in Saint Louis, Missouri, as well as reported pending indictments against members of the party and its global network, the Uhuru Movement.
Record-breaking expulsions of Haitian immigrants from the Dominican Republic took place in 2022. The government’s campaign of mass deportations is the latest episode in what human-rights advocates—and social and political activists—describe as a strategy to deepen racial discrimination. Vladimir Fuentes reports from the capital city, Santo Domingo.