“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.”
Cleophas Jacobs joined Dr. Hate, Mwariama Kamau and Jared Ball for more discussion of Black Power, The Garvey Movement and African Fighting Sciences. We also talked about hip-hop's Marcus Garvey cultural memory and the adoption by prominent Black intellectuals of Richard Nixon's intentionally distorted definition of Black Power. Specifically, we looked at this morning's truly confused commentary on Eric Holder by Michael Eric Dyson.
We were joined this week by sociologist Dr. Darryl Brice to discuss the marginalization of Black academics and then by Asantewa Nkrumah Ture and Bruce Dixon (Managing Editor of BlackAgendaReport.com) for a discussion of an upcoming rally to protest the support of war, militarizing the police and Israeli apartheid by the Congressional Black Caucus.
We took a look this week at recent claims that president Obama has been both good (and bad) for the economy and asked economists Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy and Research and Jeanette Huezo of United for a Fair Economy, “what does this mean for Black people, Brown people and working people?” We then reconnected with author and journalist Ericka Blount Danois for another edition of Live From Channel Zero!
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.