Featuring host, producer and researcher Sisa this new project is a news, politics and entertainment show by and for young people. In this, episode 1 (pilot), Sisa covers her namesake, Bartolina Sisa and Indigenous Women’s Day, interviews Marley Ball and talks about dj sensation Dj Kool Flash.
Filmmaker, activist and author Iris Morales joined us for a discussion of her new book, Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976, and many related issues from women in political struggle, feminism, Puerto Rican liberation, socialism, internationalism, race and colonialism and so much more.
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.
Dr. Iyelli Ichile joined us to discuss Birth of a Nation, film, and the (un)known contributions, leadership and queendom of African women.
Dr. Leslie Alexander joined us to discuss her recently published review, ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is an Epic Fail. Alexander is a professor in the Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University, where she specializes in 19th century Black culture and political consciousness. She teaches courses on slavery, resistance movements, and historical accuracy in film. She is also author of African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861.