2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the call for Black Power in this country, in 1966, seven years after the victory of the Cuban Revolution and during a time when similar liberation movements in Africa, Asia and the Americas were rising up against colonialism, and all forms of capitalist European and American hegemony. Today is […]
As Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti and pounds the southeast, policymakers here in DC are actually mulling the storms of war in Syria. We speak to professor Gerald Horne about the dangerous game being played with war and peace. We also continue our coverage of DC protests about the fatal police shooting of Terrence Sterling, an […]
Launching Black History Month, what the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent reported at the end of their recent visit to the United States, conversations with Gullah people of Hilton Head, S.C. and what Angela Davis had to say about the Black Lives Matter Movement during a recent visit to D.C. […]
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 At a town hall meeting called by the ACLU, residents of Ward 8 in Washington, DC express frustration with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new anti-crime plan that they say targets their community without helping it. Also, protesters give Saudi Arabia’s king an UN-royal welcome at the White House. Voices include Medea Benjamin,the Rev. […]
AUGUST 13, 2015 ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FERGUSON UPRISING, CONTINUED RESISTANCE TO POLICE TERROR, AN ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION WARS AND THE POLITICAL ROOTS OF RACIAL TRACKING IN THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Guests and Voices: Jabari Asim, Nina Moore, Eugene Puryear, E.Faye Williams, Anise Jenkins, Julie Taylor, Davey-D, Allie McCracken and Zein El-Amin. […]
JUNE 4, 2015 An exclusive broadcast of the full, historic program held during April 2015 at Howard University—”From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa: A Conversation Between Communities on State Violence.” The program brought together the Black Lives Matter Movement and the families of the 43 disappeared students from the Ayotzinapa rural school in Mexico and featured DC […]
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR A GRAND JURY DECISION IN THE KILLING of unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. We hear voices from Ferguson and find out the plans by DC activists for action after the grand jury announcement. And shifting gears in our final show before Thanksgiving, activists here in DC […]
OCT. 9, 2014 OCTOBER 9 MARKS TWO MONTHS SINCE THE KILLING OF MICHAEL BROWN and there have been NO arrests. A national mobilization prepares to converge in Ferguson. Guests and voices: Matt Nelson, Color of Change; Richard Prince, Eugene Puryear, Katea Stitt and excerpts from the movie “Disruption.” Week One of Fall Fundraiser.