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Artist As First Responders and Poor News Network

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We speak with Ashara Ekundayo about “Artist As First Responder” in reaction to 9/11 and her campaign to bring more awareness to Black August with “9 Days of Radical Practice.”  Later we hear from Poor News Network about America’s assault on economically disenfranchised communities.   Guest: Ashara Ekundayo is a cultural strategist, independent curator, serial … Continued


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Understanding of The Legacies of Dr. Runoko Rashidi and Glen Ford

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We discuss the life and legacy of Black Agenda Report’s co-founder Glen Ford and the scholarship of Dr. Runoko Rashidi. Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence–that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement.  He is the author or editor of twenty-two books, the … Continued