In this special episode of iMiXWHATiLiKE! we feature WombWork Productions. For nearly two decades they have provided Afrikan-Centered social change theatre and performance art for the Baltimore community.
Last night, August 1, word broke that our next guest, long time activist, Ajamu Baraka had been selected by the Jill Stein campaign to be her vice-presidential running mate for the Green Party’s nomination for president of the united states. So we of course wanted to hear from the man himself once again.
Dr. Rob Biko Baker and Rosa Clemente joined us for a discussion of Baker’s White People Meter, that method of election analysis, its prediction of a Trump victory and what our response or next steps should be.
In this edition of imixwhatilike! we spend a day in the life of explaining, discussing and debating what i call The Myth of Black Buying Power. The myth claims Black America has more than $1 trillion in annual spending power which confuses many about the nature of capitalism, economic inequality or the meaning of “power” itself.
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.
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 and political stagnation imposed upon affected Black communities, audiences and activists.