A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what's best for all.
You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.
And when I talk about love, I'm talking about something that's great, though, brother. I'm talking about something that will sustain you.
Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal.