POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Racism and the Soul of America / Eddie Glaude Jr. / 09.13.2016” ☮

Eddie Glaude Jr. is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University and Chair of the Department of African American Studies. He is the author of the award-winning book In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America and co-editor with Cornel West of African American Religious Thought: An Anthology. His latest book is Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the Soul of America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morehouse College, a master’s degree in African American studies from Temple University, and a PhD in religion from Princeton University. His scholarly pursuits and public service have been informed by his years growing up in the coastal town of Moss Point, Mississippi.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “HE’S STUPID! – Trump’s Real Leadership Dilemma” / Ring of Fire / Thom Hartmann and Mike Papantonio☮

Mike Papantonio, America’s Lawyer (RT America)/Ring of Fire Radio/Law and Disorder. After days of speculation – Donald Trump announced today that he would pull the US out of the Paris Climate Deal. Why is this so-called nationalist president trying to surrender America’s climate leadership role to China?

GREEN PARTY: “Definitive Proof Ralph Nader Didn’t Cost Al Gore the Election” / “Al Gore Betrayed Blacks, Progressives and America, Not Ralph Rader” / Jimmy Dore / *MUST WATCH* ☮

The erroneous claim that Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election is frequently cited to discredit voting for a 3rd party candidate. It’s nonsense. Here’s why.

Black voters in Florida were purged from voter rolls by the tens of thousands, handing the White House to George Bush. In a sad moment in American History, highlighted in Michael Moore’s Farenheit 911, members of the Congressional Black Caucus rose to voice their opposition but Gore as President of the Senate told them to sit down and shut up, even scoring some cheap laughs.