*C-SPAN2 is set to rebroadcast Tavis Smiley’s controversial conference on the so-called black agenda, “We Count!” on Monday at 8:30pm (Eastern). The event was originally broadcast live last Saturday from Chicago State University.

“President Obama was the target of slings and arrows Saturday from some of the nation’s most quoted African-American leaders – but, they said repeatedly, it was all done ‘in love,” Maureen O’Donnell wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Participants included the Rev. Jesse Jackson; Michael Fauntroy, assistant professor at George Mason University; Princeton professor Cornel West; Smiley; Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College for Women; Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam; University of Maryland professor Ron Walters; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink; “Brainwashed”
author Tom Burrell; Georgetown