We’ll start our Black August celebration a little early this year by re-posting our 2006 George Jackson FreeMix Radio Mixtape. This mixtape features DC-area artists and activists reading portions of Jackson’s work and a bunch of good music from folks like Public Enemy, Dead Prez, Blitz, Hasan Salaam, Asheru, Head-Roc, Black United Front, Wise Intelligent, Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Lil’ Wayne, RZA, Ghostface Killah, and many more. We also borrowed of few minutes from the classic Freedom Archives audio documentary Prisons on Fire: George Jackson, Attica and Black Liberation and a Bay Area television documentary (below) Day of the Gun. And click here for our other Black August related posts!
In this edition of the Killer Bs podcast / Super Funky Soul Power Hour we had with us Drs. Todd Steven Burroughs and Quito Swan for another look at the battle over defining the Black Power Movement and so-called “Black Power Studies.” We also were joined by Elena Romero for a discussion of her new book Freestylin’: How Hip-Hop Changed the Fashion Industry.
This is truly a brilliant presentation given by Dr. Greg Carr on the life, history and political/cultural “genealogy” of Dr. John Henrik Clarke at the 1998 (November) gathering of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization (ASCAC) at the International House in Philadelphia, PA.