Jared Ball

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A Pan-African Look at Police Violence

As part of our special Ferguson and Beyond programming guests from England, Austria and Washington, DC joined us for a pan-African look at police violence.  Activist and scholar Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur from Austria, barrister Kevin Bismark Cobham in England and activist and organizer Eugene Puryear in Washington, DC joined the Killer Bs iMiXWHATiLiKE crew!


Kali Akuno and Operation Ghetto Storm

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, […]


Black Rage and Police Violence with Dr. Leonard Moore

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.  


Police Violence in the Caribbean w Khafra Kambon and Dr. David Hinds

As part of our special Ferguson and Beyond programming for WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC (10/18/14) the iMiXWHATiLiKE squad linked up with fellow programmers Von Martin and Bryan Bernard for this interview with Khafra Kambon, head of the Emancipation committee in Trinidad & Tobago and Dr. David Hinds, broadcaster and Guyanese Professor at the […]


The Trayvon 2, Rebel Diaz and Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives

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.  


No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles!

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!


The Almighty and Powerful Lisa Fischer

The Almighty and Powerful Lisa Fischer joined us this week for a rousing discussion of her work, the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, the depth of meaning(s) involved in the role Black women play as backup singers and so much more!


Organized Rebellion, Psychology and the Police State w Ramona Africa and Dr. Marva Robinson

Ramona Africa of MOVE and Dr. Marva Robinson of the St. Louis chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists joined us to further add depth and context to on-going discussions of police violence.  We discussed with them the legacy of the 1985 bombing of MOVE by the state and psychological trauma associated with these acts […]


Police Brutality, Mass Media and White Supremacy with Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Veteran journalist and activist Thandisizwe Chimurenga joined us again to discuss her award winning coverage of cases involving police violence against Black people and the context in which she sees that work taking place.  Chimurenga has covered the trial of the killer of Renisha McBride and is also author of the recently published No Doubt […]


The Genre of Donny Hathaway with Dr. Fredara Hadley

We share excerpts* from today’s show and our conversation with Dr. Fredara Hadley about, as she said, the “genre” of Donny Hathaway.  The imperial design of copyright prevents us from sharing the music but we encourage folks to get their Donny Hathaway Live albums (mp3s, etc.) and listen along with our discussion of Hathaway’s importance […]


Irreconcilable Anti-Blackness and Police Violence w Dr. Frank Wilderson

Dr. Frank Wilderson was back with The Killer Bs (Drs. Jared Ball, Todd Steven Burroughs and Hate) recently to discuss police violence within the context of anti-Blackness.  We discussed the on-going crisis of police brutality and particularly how that persistent violence explains a larger and permanent “social death” imposed on Black people in the U.S. […]


Black Power, The Garvey Movement and African Fighting Sciences with Cleophas Jacobs

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 […]


Marginalized Black Academics and A Call to Rally AGAINST The Congressional Black Caucus

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 […]


Economics for the People and Live From Channel Zero!

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?” […]




Jafrican Collective Economics, Black Power and Revolutionary Art w Skipp Coon

Skipp Coon was back with us to discuss Jafrica, aka by some as Jackson, MS, collective economics and revolutionary art – especially on the heels of his new release, Miles Garvey.


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 […]


Communicating Liberation: A Talk with I Mix What I like’s Jared A. Ball by Vitamin D

Communicating Liberation: A Talk with I Mix What I like’s Jared A. Ball by Vitamin_D on Mixcloud In this first dose recorded earlier in the year, Vitamin D sat down with Media and Communication theorist, political activist and radio DJ Dr. Jared A. Ball from the I Mix What I Like podcast. Dr. Ball was […]


The State, Police Violence and Liberated Masses Media: Other 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 […]


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. Abegunde is an egungun (ancestral) priest in the Yoruba Orisa tradition and Reiki Master, a healer, birth and post partum doula, poet, writer, and Black Studies practitioner […]

Protestors hit the streets in Clayton

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. Click here for the Every 28 Hours report on police killings of Black people in the U.S. from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.


Black Fist Fridays, Black August and the Garvey Movement

The real and permanent Black Fist Friday returned this past week for more on Black August and the Garvey Movement.  Dr. Hate hosted this powerful roundtable with Queen Mother Mariamne Samad a lifelong member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) who shared her experience in that organization, knowing both Amy Jacques and Amy Ashwood […]


Black August Begins! Marcus Garvey, Pan-Africanism and More!

Dr. Hate held it down this week as we launch our annual tribute to Black August! Mwariama Kamau was back with Baba Shaka from the Marcus Garvey Institute to talk Marcus Garvey.  For our full Black August archive, including interviews on the history, politics and continuing struggle, click here!


Yuri Kochiyama And Asian – Black Radical Politics

Dr. Tamara Nopper joined us to discuss her work and views on Yuri Kochiyama and Asian-Black radical politics.  We discussed Kochiyama, Grace Lee Boggs, Jeff Chang, Fred Ho, Malcolm X, Paul Robeson, Black/White, Black/Anti-Black binaries and much more! We also talked briefly with Ruffmic of Precise Science and his work in Tubman City (aka Baltimore).


The Execution of Sun Ra and the Exploration of John Coltrane

Dr. Thomas Stanley joined us to discuss his new book The Execution of Sun Ra and Dr. Anyabwile Love was with us to discuss his doctoral research on John Coltrane.  Among other things we discussed the fraudulence of the genre “jazz,” the depth and breadth of African music and cultural expression, intergalactic thought and spirituality, […]


Marcus Garvey and 100 Years of the U.N.I.A. w Mwariama Kamau

Today we were joined by Mwariama Kamau to commemorate the 1ooth anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.).   The Honorable International Organizer, Mwariama Dhoruba Kamau The Honorable Mwariama D Kamau was born and raised in the Banneker City Metropolitan Area (Washington, DC) and first introduced to the Universal Negro Improvement Association and […]


Whose Independence? The 4th, Polticial Prisoners and Radical Electoral Politics

The Killer Bs squad was on hand today to reset the context of the 4th of July to center the experiences of African people and radical political workers.  We heard from the Cornel West Theory, Akala and Pharoahe Monch plus aired a portion of our extended conversation with Marshall Eddie Conway about the meaning of […]


Marshall Eddie Conway on Political Prisoners, Mass Incarceration 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.  Conway, a former head of the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party, was only recently […]


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



Happy Birthday Kwame Ture; Brazil, World Cup Politics; and Hip-Hop In Focus w Omar Akbar and Jimmie Thomas

In this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! we paid tribute to Kwame Ture, talked Brazil, the World Cup and Black Politics with Dr. Ollie Johnson and then talked hip-hop with Jimmie Thomas of the Curators of Hip-Hop and Omar Akbar aka Labtekwon.


MXGM Oral Histories and The 10th Anniversary of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention

We collected another in our series of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement oral histories with Lumumba Bandele and then talked with Rosa Clemente about the 10th anniversary of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention.  Hear also our previous discussion, Women Tell the Untold Story of the Rise and Fall of the Hip-Hop Political Convention.


interview — on A Mixtape Manifesto with Jared Ball

Listen to an interview with writer, activist and academic Jared Ball speaking on I Mix What I Like! – A Mixtape Manifesto, a book published by AK Press, addressing the political roots of the hip-hop mixtape. In this discussion Jared explores ways that mixtape culture is a part of emancipatory political struggles and the ways […]


Telling Some Untold Pan-African Hip-Hop Histories

Dr. Hate hosted this edition of the show and carried on a fascinating discussion with Queens native Baba Chad of our pre-recorded interview with Ron Lawrence and his film Founding Fathers: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop.


Mumu Fresh Live @5!

Mumu Fresh was Live@5 June 10, 2014 on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC! She and John Pollard did a wonderful live set and interview. Also, hear our previous interview with Maimouna Youssef here and find her work at mumufresh.com.


Ron Lawrence and the Founding Fathers of Hip-Hop

Ron Lawrence joined us for a discussion of his film Founding Fathers: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop which expands conventional histories of hip-hop beyond the Bronx and beyond the imposition of genres.


Radical Politics, Prisoners and Culture w Dead Prez, Dhoruba bin-Wahad, Claude Marks, Head-Roc, Doc Hate

This was another great edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! We had M1 of Dead Prez, Head-Roc, Dr. Hate, Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives and Dhoruba bin-Wahad all discussing radical politics, culture and political prisoners! We paid tribute to the Cuban 5, Yuri Kochiyama, Mabel Williams, Fred Ho and others while updating bin-Wahad’s police brutality case and […]

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