Bruce L. Turner, descendant of Nat Turner, discusses the life and legacy of his great-great-great-grandfather. This was an event convened by Dr. Otis Williams and the African Psychology Student Association at Bowie State University.
Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) is remembered in this discussion with long time international organizers Rosa Clemente, veteran scholar and activist and former Green Party Vice-Presidential nominee and Netfa Freeman currently with Pan-African Community Action (PACA) based in Washington, DC.
Kwabena Sakidi Jijaga Rasuli of the Clear the Airwaves Project joined us to discuss the politics of radio, the relationship between lived condition and media environment and movements occurring around the country to rid radio of “the wratchet.”
Former Black Panther, Black Liberation Army member and political prisoner Dhoruba bin-Wahad discusses the 2016 election results and the need for strength and fearlessness in response.
Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, also a former political prisoner, talks about his criticism of one of our previous interviews regarding Birth of a Nation. His is a critique from the perspective of one who himself engaged in armed rebellion and one who is concerned with the intellectual and academic treatment of histories with which they (we) are not properly engaged or about which they (we) are not properly informed.
Prison has long been central to the maintenance of a racial, social and class structure in the United States. Prisons are used like society’s credit card. Societal contradictions which generate enormous wealth and inequality are masked by mass incarcerating those forcibly removed as a result just as credit cards mask the contradiction of stagnant wages for labor and enormous production of goods, services and wealth for bosses and owners. Thus, prisons, jails and their captives (both real and employed) are everywhere.