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The Global African: How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Black Politics

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I’m not a business man; I’m a business, man. Lester Spence argues that this Jay-Z lyric summarizes a shift in black politics over the last several decades. How did the shift take place and what are its major hallmarks? Climate conference COP21 wrapped up this past December. What were the objectives, and what was ultimately reached with the agreement? The Global African Host Bill Fletcher looks at these issues with Dr. Lester Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, Wahleah Johns, activist with the Black Mesa Water Coalition, and Bill Gallegos, activist with Building Equity and Alignment Initiative.