Yvette Modestin is an award-winning writer, poet and activist who focuses on shedding light on the Afro descendent experience in Latin America. She joined us to talk about her work on a forthcoming film about Maroons in Panama and the role Panama plays in anti-colonial struggles.
Recently longtime activist scholar Adolph Reed wrote How Racial Disparity Does Not Help Make Sense of Patterns of Police Violence in which he discusses his views regarding the shortcomings of prevailing analytical approaches within a broader Black Lives Matter movement.
Baton Rouge emcee Marcel P. Black joined us for this segment of No Hooks for The Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA 88.9 FM in Baltimore. We discussed his involvement in activism responding to police violence in Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling and Black’s latest project, Cry Freedom, and the politics behind the art.
Green Party Vice-Presidential nominee Ajamu Baraka visited Morgan State University tonight and spoke about his campaign, its politics and context within a broader historical liberation struggle.
We had the chance today to catch up with Baltimore-based emcee and activist Son of Nun on the set of his new video for “It’s Like That.” The track, as he says, is meant to remind folks that the struggle in Baltimore (and elsewhere) continues even after the cameras are gone and that the killing of Freddie Gray has created renewed enthusiasm for that work. The video was being shot by Bashi Rose and included activist representatives from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, The Ujima People’s Progress Party and more.
We were joined in this edition of imixwhatilike! by Krystal Rountree, Chairperson of the Millions for Prisoners Human Rights Organizing Committee / iamWE Prison Advocacy Network to discuss the logic behind and planning for the August 2017 Millions for Prisoners March on Washington.