Friday, May 8, 2009

Which Way Forward for the Black Left? A Critical Analysis of Obama’s Presidency & the State of Black Politics

Political Forum
      In Commemoration of Hubert Harrison:        
The Voice of Early 20th Century Harlem Radicalism
Which Way Forward for the Black Left?

 A Critical Analysis of Obama’s Presidency & the State of Black Politics
Sunday, May 31. 2009   
2 to 5 PM
                                  St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street                                               
(Between Amsterdam Avenue and Old Broadway)
New York City Council Proclamation Presented Posthumous to Hubert Harrison. Accepted by Harrison’s  Family:   Charles Richardson (Grandson);  Ilva Harrison (Grand-daughter); & Yvette Richardson (Great Grand-daughter).   (Remarks by Jeffrey B. Perry, Author  of “A Harrison Reader”& “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism 1883 to 1918”).

Panelists: Cynthia McKinney, Presidential candidate 2008 and former US Congresswoman; Glen Ford, Executive Editor, Black Agenda Report;  Professor Tony Monterio, African American Studies Department, Temple  University; Margaret Kimberly, Senior Columnist, Black Agenda Report; Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council; Invited:  Author Adolph Reed, Jr (among his work 'Class Notes', and co-author of the forthcoming Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological & Material Foundations of Black American Thought). Others to be announced!
*Tribute to the Lore & Legacy of Mamadou Chenyelu, Journalist, Publisher and Author of "Harlem Ain't Nothing But a Third World Country" who made his transition on April 4, 2009 in Silver Spring, Maryland after a long bout of illness.
 For additional information contact: Nellie Hester Bailey 212-663-5248 or email: or Visit
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