“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.”
Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement joined us as part of our special WPFW 89.3 FM Ferguson and Beyond programming to discuss Operation Ghetto Storm and the Every 28 Hours report on police violence in the U.S. Important here was specifically Akuno’s ability to address media coverage, appropriation and omission of the report, its findings and framework in approaching the incredible numbers of Black people killed by the police.
As part of our Ferguson and Beyond special programming for WPFW 89.3 FM the iMiXWHATiLiKE crew caught up briefly with Dr. Leonard Moore to discuss his book, Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina.
As part of our special Ferguson and Beyond programming for WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC (10/18/14) we linked up with fellow programmers for this interview with Khafra Kambon, head of the Emancipation committee in Trinidad & Tobago and Dr. David Hines, broadcaster and Guyanese Professor at the University of Arizona. We talked with them about police violence against African people in the Caribbean and similarities between those incidents of police brutality and shared relationships held by Black people there and in the U.S. with their respective states.
Today we looked at radical art, hip-hop and political activism by talking with Rod Starz of Rebel Diaz, Hannibal Abdul-Shakur of The Trayvon 2 and Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives. We heard music from Rebel Diaz, Rah Digga and Watoto of the Nile.
Check out our new contribution to WEAA and The Hip-Hop Chronicles; No Hooks with Catalina Byrd and Jared Ball. “A lot of beats and a little bit of knowledge!” Hear us chop up some of the top stories of the day, Islamophobia, Raven Simone and more! WEAA 89.3 FM WEAA.ORG Baltimore, MD. 12a-2a Weeknights!
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