We have just been informed that our brother Glen Ford, founding editor of Black Agenda Report, has passed. As one who profoundly admired Glen for his extraordinary lucidity and revolutionary integrity, I can only say that I am simply devastated by this terrible news. I never had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but the knowledge he was there, with his equally formidable colleagues at BAR, fighting the good fight with exemplary dedication, served as a constant source of inspiration. Despite being one of America’s leading public intellectuals, he was not a household name, an injustice, no doubt, but his work will surely be remembered and, above all, utilised by future generations of true revolutionists for many years to come. Hasta la victoria siempre, Glen!
Glen Ford spent more than five decades delivering the news from a humanist, anti-imperialist Black perspective on a national scale.
I am sorry to inform you that Glen Ford, founder of Black Agenda Report, and my friend, comrade, and mentor has passed away. We will share more information as we receive it.
My dear brother Glen Ford has passed! He kept alive the highest standards of truth-telling and justice-seeking of the Black radical tradition. He was a giant in revolutionary vision, analysis and praxis! We should never forget him! @blkagendareport
Brother Dr. West. We are all so devastated. Brother Ford forced us to look at all of our struggles in a nuanced way, and he never deviated from his high standards no matter what the change in political environment occurred. I can’t envision a time where he can ever be forgotten.