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 the first in a series of our shows this month that will explore Black Power: 50 Years in DC, Nineteen Sixty-Six to Two Thousand Sixteen. Black Economic Power in the District of Columbia is our focus today and we bring to you voices from the recent program, “Black Labor in DC: Past, Present, Future and Intersections with Solidarity Organizing”, sponsored by One DC and Resource Generation
Voices: Eugene Puryear, Kimberly Mitchell, Ismay Ho, James Early
On The Ground”Voices of Resistance from the Nations Capital (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show produced for WPFW Pacifica Radio devoted to activists for social justice, those who are in the DC area and those who come to DC from across the nation or from across the globe to speak truth to power. Esther Iverem, founder, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet, visual artist and activist.
Producer and Host: Esther Iverem
Contributors: Chantal James, Michele Roberts and Michael Byfield