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With increased protests in the streets and exploration of solutions for continuing police violence and persistent inequality has come renewed calls for the deployment of collective economic strength, particularly in the form of boycotts and reinvestment in Black banks.  This has also brought about some renewed focus on the notion of “Black buying power.”  In […]

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Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, joined us once again to assess media distortions of armed struggle.  We discussed the history of the Black Liberation Army, armed struggle, media narratives regarding violence, plus praise of and advice for #BlackLivesMatter and related activists.

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Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble joined us again to discuss how her work on the political economy of the internet is playing out in current media coverage of the deaths of Black people.  Money and audience are generated for a variety of media and their political and commercial sponsors but little is said of the trauma […]

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Baltimore-born, Grammy nominee, singer, song-writer and producer Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh) joined us for this extensive and wide-ranging conversation about Black-Indigenous-Womanhood and history, her career, #BlackLivesMatter, why she is called “Twerk Nation,” almost the presidential elections, her willingness to support alternative political parties and so much more!

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APPEAL Inc., hosted this conversation which was intended to assess/critique the relationship between the independence of the United States and that of African-descendants here and abroad. Initial remarks/presentation Q&A/Discussion  The Myth of Black (All) Buying Power The work of Gerald Horne discussed can be seen below presented by the man himself:

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Veteran journalists and educators, Kevin Blackistone (Washington Post/University of Maryland) and Dave Zirin (journalist, author and host of Edge of Sports), discuss the flawed methodology of (and worse history behind) a recent poll claiming that “9/10” Native Americans are not offended by the term “redskins.”