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The Curators of Hip-Hop and Jimmie Thomas on No Hooks

Hip-Hop Curators’ Jimmie Thomas on No Hooks by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud Jimmie Thomas of The Curators of Hip-Hop joined us on No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore. We talked about his organization’s work and hip-hop history and politics.

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Sut Jhally on Class, Race and Media

Sut Jhally on Class, Race and Media by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud SUT JHALLY is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts and founder and Executive Director of the Media Education Foundation.  He joined our class via the web to talk with us about a video presentation of his our students had just watched:  Why […]

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Kwame Ture, Black Left Unity Network and Rage Against the Ratchet

Kwame Ture, Black Left Unity Network and Rage Against the Ratchet by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud In this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! we paid tribute to Kwame Ture, spoke with Dr. Abdul Alkalimat about the Black Left Unity Network and Kwabena Sadiki about the Rage Against the Ratchet campaign challenging McDonalds and Clear Channel promoting “Slop-Hop” to […]

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More No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles!

No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles November 13, 2014 by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud In this edition of No Hooks for WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore and the Hip-Hop Chronicles: Kendrick wants to be responsible, Jay-Z makes even more money and lessons we can learn from Kanye’s rants. —- October 16, 2014 Check out our new contribution […]

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South African Hip-Hop, Zambia’s White President, African Spirituality and Art

South African Hip-Hop, Zambia’s White President, African Spirituality and Art by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud In this week’s edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! we heard from the Beat Bangaz South African Hip-Hop mixtape and talked with Nana Kwabena Brown and Martin Sin about their work in African psychology, art and heard from them and our brother Andile Mngxitama […]

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And What of the Vote?

November 5, 2014 November 3, 2014 And please see, Fuck the Vote from legendary indigenous poet John Trudell,

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Drs. Frances Cress-Welsing And Marimba Ani / The Meeting

The Meeting: Drs. Frances Cress-Welsing And Marimba Ani by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud Esi Ramu sat down for this legendary first-time ever conversation with both Drs. Frances Cress-Welsing and Marimba Ani.  They spoke of Trayvon Martin, White supremacy and African liberation. *Originally posted July 19, 2013 and special thanks to Mr. Andrew Holt for his expertise […]

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The Black Book, Dear White People and Mixtapes!

The Black Book, Dear White People and Mixtapes! by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud We caught up with authors and activists Dayvon Love and Lawrence Grandpre about their new book, The Black Book: Reflections from the Baltimore Grassroots.  We also gave our reviews of Dear White People, launched our inaugural segment on mixtapes featuring DJ Rhettmatic and […]

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Bedouin Talks J-Dilla and the Dilla Foundation

Bedouin Talks J-Dilla and the Dilla Foundation by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud

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Special IMIXWHATILIKE Revolution Music Edition

Special IMIXWHATILIKE Revolution Music Edition by Imixwhatilike! on Mixcloud

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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!

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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, […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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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.  

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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?” […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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!

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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).

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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