Enemies of the State: Government Surveillance in Communities "of Color"

This event was hosted by the Center for Media Justice and Free Press on December 24th 2013 at Bus Boys and Poets in Washington D.C. The panel was moderated by Professor Jared Ball of Morgan State University and featured: Dhoruba Bin Wahad (leader of the Black Panther Party), Adwoa Masozi (Bill of Rights Defense Committee), […]

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Hip-Hop Fight Club: Radical Theory, Education, and Practice in and Beyond the Classroom

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Originally published: Radical Teacher, No. 97, (Fall) 2013. Fight Club and Hip-Hop as Radical Theory, Education and Practice Jared A. Ball “Bolekaja! … Come on down, let’s fight!” – Marimba Ani1 Introducing… In This Corner…! Few who have any working knowledge of hip-hop are unaware of the importance battling  plays in all its elements.  Emcees […]

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Surveilling Our Father w Jamil Muhammad

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Pictured: Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) and Leonard Carson Ball Recently researchers of the history of The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Cincinnati, Ohio turned up FBI – as well as Secret Service and Military Intelligence – surveillance of, among others, our father Leonard C. Ball (pictured here shaking […]

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The Super Funky Soul Power Hour for October 25, 2013

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This week’s edition of The Super Funky Soul Power Hour included recent discussions with Jamil Muhammad about federal government surveillance of our father Leonard C. Ball and our godfather Thomas J. Porter while leadership of the Cincinnati chapters of The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Dr. Rickey Vincent […]

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Live From Channel Zero w Ericka Blount Danois for October 25, 2013

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Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs was on hand to for the launch of our new segment, Live From Channel Zero w Ericka Blount Danois, our new weekly look at “popular culture” from a Black perspective. We three chopped it up about the seminal television program Soul! and the recent Soul Summit, Boardwalk Empire and more!

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Enemies of the State? The Super Funky Soul Power Hour for October 18, 2013

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This week we were joined by Joseph Torres of Free Press who talked with us about an upcoming event he is convening, Enemies of the State? Government Surveillance of Communities of Color (October 24, 2013 – Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V, NW, Washington, DC – event video below).  We then aired an edited version of a very unedited longer discussion with Dhoruba bin-Wahad […]

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The Super Funky Soul Power Hour for October 11, 2013

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This week’s edition of The Super Funky Soul Power Hour featured a commentary from Mumia Abu-Jamal and our recent interviews with Dhoruba bin-Wahad, Autumn Arnett, Dr. Pancho McFarland and Alan Wieder. This show airs weekly on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC.

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Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

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Alan Wieder joined us to discuss his new book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid. Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in […]

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