We mourn the death of Glen Ford, co-founder and co-editor of Black Agenda Report. Ford was a leading voice in the struggle for African-American equality. He broke with the mainstream of Black political leadership that inextricably tied the fate of Black liberation to the Democratic Party. He was an early and forceful voice in exposing Barack Obama’s faux progressivism and exposing Obama’s allegiance to the Democratic Leadership Council and corporate power. His commentary on developments affecting African-Americans and beyond made for essential reading. He encouraged us and addressed one of our early public meetings.
Though his always thought-provoking and insightful commentary will be deeply missed, we are confident that Black Agenda Report will continue the tradition that Glen Ford established.
The Editors, Marxism-Leninism Today.