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The George Jackson Tribute Mixtape

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 […]

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What Ever Happened to Hip Hop (Documentary)

Published on Dec 15, 2012 Documentary from Sonali Aggarwal: Starring Afrika Bambaataa, KRS-ONE, Busy Bee, Kool Keith, MC Lyte, Slick Rick, Jean Grae, Gemini and other notable people being part […]

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Revolutionary Politics and Remembrance

This week we quickly tried to correct the record regarding the move of WPFW to Clear Channel studios, then we spoke with Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua about the deaths of Dr. Robert Chrisman and author Chinua Achebe and the former’s […]

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The Boundaries of Black Allegiance

Tom Porter, long-time activist, educator and radio host (Jazz and Justice, Mondays 1-3p WPFW) joined the show this week with Head-Roc, “The Mayor of DC Hip-Hop.” We all talked about the boundaries of […]

Afro-Latina Women Warriors w Yvette Modestin

Yvette Modestin of Projecto Colon and co-author/editor of Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora joined us this week.  She shared with us her own life story of being an Afro-Latina from Colon, Panama and the politics of […]

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Our Derrick Bell Interview

With all the recent fuss over the man – instead of what should be praise or study – we thought it appropriate to re-post our interview with the late, great […]

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Assata Shakur and the State of Activism

“Welcome and good morning.  You are now tuned to WPFW 89.3 FM, what is supposed to be a liberated masses medium.  This is the super funky soul power hour, a newly […]

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Ralina Joseph and Critical Mixed-Race Studies

We featured our previous interview with Dr. Ralina Joseph this week.  Her new book, From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial, offers a strong critique of the standard “tragic mulatto/a” approach to the […]

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We Will Shoot Back!

Dr. Akinyele Umoja joined us April 12, 2013 to discuss his new book, We Will Shoot Back and the lesser known history of armed self defense in the Black American liberation […]

Trayvon Martin and Mass Incarceration

Maisi Deyanira Ball, Eugene Puryer and Dr. Kimberly Ellis -aka “Dr. Goddess”- joined us this week to discuss mass incarceration, Trayvon Martin, voting rights, and Obama’s trip to Africa. June […]