The Super Funky Soul Power Hour August 30, 2013

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This week’s show featured our recent interviews with Kamau Franklin, Rosa Clemente, Mic Crenshaw and Skipp Coon, as well as, a commentary on The March on Washington by Mumia Abu-Jamal and a wrap up of Black August with more of our George Jackson Tribute Mixtape.

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A "Post-Mortem" on the March "With" Washington / Kamau Franklin

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Lawyer and activist Kamau Franklin returned to discuss his latest piece, “The Post-Mortem on The March “with” Washington – A Reinvented Martin Luther King, Jr. ”  Hear him previously on the program discuss Black August, his philosophy of law and its particular impact on African people.

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Africana Womanism, Kemet and the Fallibility of Feminism

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During this week’s 28th annual Kemetic Studies Conference of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) a panel was convened on the continuing relevance of Kemetic Womanhood.  Dr. Valethia Watkins presented a paper on “Reconceptualizing the Gender of Africana Women,” in which she criticized the Eurocentrism of “Feminism” and referred to Susan B. Anthony […]

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The History and Politics of Black Radio

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National Public Radio (NPR) hosted a historic but never-to-be-aired panel on the history, politics and contemporary state of Black radio. Panelists included the late Teshima Walker, Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs and Glen Ford.* *March 8, 2007

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‘Smart Power’ In the Era of Africana Studies with Dr. Greg Carr

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Dr. Greg Carr speaking at the 28th annual Kemetic Studies conference convened by the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations gave this rousing talk: “Translation and Recovery: Intellectual Work and the Development of African ‘Smart Power’ In the Era of Africana Studies.” Given all that has and continues to occur regarding the development, implementation […]

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The Super Funky Soul Power Hour 082313

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This week’s show featured interviews with Ajamu Baraka, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Dawn-Elissa Fischer and Rosa Clemente.  Topics included: the coming March/Farce on Washington, The 2004 National Hip-Hop Political Convention and Hip-Hop’s relationship to that march, Oscar Grant and Fruitvale Station.

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No Doubt: The Murder of Oscar Grant w Thandisizwe Chimurenga

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Veteran community journalist Thandisizwe Chimurenga who covered closely the killing of Oscar Grant and subsequent trial of his killer Johannes Mehserle joined us to discuss her forthcoming book No Doubt The Murder of Oscar Grant. I began by asking her  to tell us about her book and why she began early on in the introduction that, “In order […]

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The 50th Anniversary of the March/Farce on Washington w Ajamu Baraka

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Ajamu Baraka joined us to discuss his recent essay lamenting the participation of Barack Obama at this week’s 50th Anniversary March on Washington.  Baraka describes Obama as a “negation” of the liberation movement and a false “symbol” that fraudulently attempts to unite a freedom movement with an anti-Black and capitalist state.

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The Super Funky Soul Power Hour! 081613

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This week’s edition of The Super Funky Soul Power Hour featured our interviews with Dr. Tukufu Zuberi and Richard Prince and then a bit of a tribute to Marcus Garvey (whose birthday was this week), Malcolm X and George Jackson as part of our on-going commemoration of Black August.  We also opened the show with […]

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African Independence and Media w Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

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Dr. Tukufu Zuberi joined us to discuss his latest and coming work on the African diaspora. His new film African Independence was our initial focus before we turned to his coming work on the diaspora and liberation movements of African people in Latin America.

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State of the Press and Black Press w Richard Prince of Journal-isms

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Richard Prince of the online column Journal-isms joined us for a quick update on the state of the press and of the Black press in particular. We also discussed, with some disagreement, the prospects for honoring the press tradition established by Samuel Cornish and John Russwurm co-founders of Freedom’s Journal (1827).

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Capitalism: Racial and Social Justice Orientation @ CUNY Law School

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I was asked to visit CUNY Law School today to discuss capitalism and social justice… Among those who drive now and those who have driven previously the traditions or lineages that most impact me there are no uniform conclusions as to what a new world would be or precisely how it would be organized. However, […]

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Our Continuing Super Funky Tribute to Black August!

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This week we kept up the Black August theme by airing interviews with Mama Ayanna Mashama, Kamau Franklin and Jonathan Stith – National Organizer of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement… and much more… including sounds from Maimouna Youssef, Sima Lee, The Cornel West Theory, The Beat Tape Project and more… And click here for our other Black August related […]

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