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 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 […]

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We Want Black Power w The Killer Bs and Freestylin' w Elena Romero


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 […]

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Revolutionaries Never Die! The Mixtape, Discussion and Politics


Ruff Mic of Precise Science joined us to talk about their new Tubman City Sound Lounj event and the cultural politics it involves.  We also had Dr. Hate back in studio to talk about this, Trayvon Martin and more.  Among other gems from Wise Intelligent and Yasiin Bey we also rocked some of this dope […]

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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 of the Hip Hop

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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 work with The Black Scholar journal.  We then spent the rest of the program with Dr. Frank Wilderson about his work in Azania/South Africa, the anti-Black world and staying […]

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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 Black allegiance to the state and its constraints on options considered for making change.  We talked about the recent upheaval blamed on YouTube and racist […]

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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 gender, race and ethnicity in the context of anti-colonial/imperial movement-building.  In the second half of the show we heard from some of the contributors to A […]

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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 Derrick Bell.  All he did was tell the truth…  “If the nation’s policies towards blacks were revised to require weekly, random round-ups of several hundred […]

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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 official member of theTrggr Media Group, aka Trggr Media Collective, aka Trggr Radio South…

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Free the The Cuban 5, Marshall “Eddie” Conway and All Political Prisoners!


Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives and “The Mayor of DC Hip-Hop” Head-Roc joined us this week to discuss this weekend’s upcoming events in support of The Cuban 5, Marshall “Eddie” Conway and all political prisoners! Check out the show and join us this weekend and beyond in supporting liberation for those who fight for the rest of us!

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Malcolm X Commemoration February 22, 2013 Howard University


During this 2013 commemoration of Malcolm X’s assassination – and between some powerful presentations two of which are included here – we found it appropriate and fitting to include discussion of our collective critique in A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X.  It is interesting to note the many overlapping themes between our […]

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Dhoruba bin-Wahad: The Black Radical Whirlwind in Conversation


Just to catch up a little bit we have today’s edition of The Super Funky Soul Power Hour which was a pledge-drive special semi-Hate Awards show.  Dhoruba bin-Wahad was with us and focussed our discussion on the absence of Black radical and nationalist thought and organization. February 22, 2013

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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 discussion of “multiracial” people and the anti-Black core of much of the “multiracial [political/social/academic] movement.” Dr. Ralina Joseph and Transcending Blackness from Jared Ball on […]

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Russell "Maroon" Shoatz and The Euphemism of “Mass Incarceration”


Today we discussed the euphemisms of “mass incarceration,” “new slavery,” “new Jim Crow,” “prison industrial complex,” and others with Dominque Stevenson, Yusef Bunchy Shakur and members of the Friend of A Friend prison program. We also heard from Theresa Shoatz about her father and political prisoner Russell “Maroon” Shoatz and his new book edited by […]

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Linn Washington on Mumia Abu-Jamal and the State of [Black] Journalism

Veteran journalist and educator Linn Washington joined us this week to discuss the state of Black journalism, media, Mumia Abu-Jamal and the criticism of Barack Obama. We also heard his thoughts on the state of “alternative” or “progressive” journalism from this award-winning reporter and journalism professor. April 5, 2013.

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