Eric Agnero joined Toward Freedom‘s board on May 14. He is a journalist and political analyst from the Ivory Coast, specializing in U.S.-Africa affairs. Here's what he had to tell Toward Freedom about the role of the media and what's next to cover in Africa.
"Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times" uncovers the long-hidden and oft-forgotten history of poor white radical organizing on the Left during the 1960s and ‘70s.
If the U.S. justice system was fair, Jason Pollock's documentary, "Finding Kendrick Johnson," would not exist. But it does because everything about this case—from the moment Kendrick’s body was found—reveals how this system still is excruciatingly racist and classist.
For those who understand what DaCosta’s “Candyman” is trying to say and why, it may not be scary in the traditional slasher/spine-tingler sense, so it’s hard to say whether or not the movie is “good” as a traditional horror film. However, the real-life nightmares and horrors reflected in this film are what many Black viewers will be all too familiar with.
The colonial-capitalist West is prepared to sacrifice everything and everyone in order to maintain its global dominance, even if it means destroying the planet and everyone on it.