“i MiX WHAT i LiKE” is borrowed – in phrase and philosophy – from the work of Steve Biko. The collection of Biko’s “Frank Talk” columns titled I Write What I Like is much of the inspiration for the attempt here to blend the traditions of radical broadcasting, the mixtape and Black Consciousness with what Hemant Shah has called “Emancipatory Journalism.”

Grassroots Mosiah – Community And Organizational Reflections Of Marcus Garvey

This week Dr. Hate returned to lead our continuing Black August reflections on the history of the Garvey movement. In the discussion were Dr. Ahmed Assalaam, Potentate and Supreme Commissioner of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA); UNIA member, organizer and scholar Baba Tarik Oduno and UNIA-ACL international organizer Mwariama Kamau. Thanks also to Dj Munch for the exclusive Dj Roddy Rod performance of J Dilla’s FTP!

The State, Police Violence and Liberated Masses Media: Others Views of Ferguson

Today we took another look at the killing of Michael Brown and the issue of police violence from the perspective of the Operation Ghetto Storm/Every 28 Hours Report with Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; activist and scholar Rosa Clemente. We also talked about the uprising in Ferguson, MO. in the context of media activism and rights with Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Joe Torres of Free Press. And we talked about collective trauma and terrorism with Dr. Marva Robinson president of the St. Louis chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists.

Garvey To Wahad: Legacies Of Black Resistance

Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Mwariama Kamau were back with us to discuss the killing of Michael Brown within the context of Black Liberation struggles, the Garvey Movement and Black August.

Ancestral Trauma with Dr. Maria Abegunde

In preparation for a presentation* on Ancestral Trauma at the Association of Black Psychologists Conference in Indianapolis in July, Drs. Bolden and Ball sat down for a skype interview with Dr. Maria Eliza Hamilton Bispo de Jesus Abegunde.

The Ever Enduring Myth of Black “Buying Power” (2014)

There is no "$1 trillion" that Black people are foolishly wasting while avoiding ample opportunities to do better. "Buying power" is a marketing phrase used obscure the true nature of poverty and inequality.

Son-Shine On Cracked Sidewalks: An Audiobook by Todd Steven Burroughs

Newark native Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs reads his new book about his own coverage of the recent Ras Baraka mayoral victory in this first edition imixwhatilike.org audiobook.

Marshall Eddie Conway And The Meaning Of July 4

As another July 4th weekend approaches we thought it appropriate to honor the views of Frederick Douglass by sitting down with Marshall Eddie Conway and Dominque Stevenson for an updated discussion of the holiday from the perspective of the enslaved. Marshall, a former head of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party, was only recently released from our modern-day system of enslavement after serving as one this country’s longest-held political prisoners. He and Ms. Stevenson joined us to discuss the 4th of July as context for his and others’ imprisonment and the work the two are engaged in response.

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