We speak with activist and hunger striker Shagoofa Khan and Sevgi Fernandez from Together We Stand about the battles being waged in the city Antioch. As well as the  rally for police accountability in happening this Saturday in Antioch, California. Later we speak with anthropologist and professor Katrina Karkazis about the troubling case and recent … Continued


We speak with Professor Alex Alonso about racist gangs residing within the Los Angeles police department. We begin with remarks from Compton’s Mayor Aja Brown about the L.A. County sheriff’s deputies violent arrest a young black man. Guests: Mayor Aja Brown – http://www.comptoncity.org/officials/mayor/default.asp Professor Alex Alonso – Gang expert and adjunct professor at Cal State … Continued


Community organizers went on a hunger strike to demand the firing of a “problem cop.” Since Friday, individuals have protested overnight in front of the Antioch Police Department, demanding that officer Malone be fired. Officer Malone is one of the two officers who shot and killed Luis Gongora Pat in San Francisco, Ca. Later we … Continued


We speak with Professor Alex Alonso about racist gangs residing within the Los Angeles police department. We begin with remarks from Compton’s Mayor Aja Brown about the L.A. County sheriff’s deputies violent arrest a young black man. Guests: Mayor Aja Brown – http://www.comptoncity.org/officials/mayor/default.asp Professor Alex Alonso – Gang expert and adjunct professor at Cal State … Continued


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Labor Day Special

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We listen to Cesar Cruz talk about the Chicano Moratorium and community building. We’ll hear Trent Willis of ILWU speak about the importance of Labor. And we’ll go back into time to hear an inspirational message from Harry Belafonte.


We talk to Carl Dix about the next steps needed to oust this fascist regime. Later political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal explores the significance of Julian Assange and his political struggle. Songs: Try Jesus – Tobe Nwigwe and Jabari Johnson Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture Childish Gambino – This is America   image credit @ … Continued


We sat down with Sean ‘Saifa’ Wall, the co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project to discuss living as intersex, looking beyond the idea of gender and sexuality, the demand to end genital surgeries, and upcoming mobilization efforts. Intersex Justice Project – http://www.intersexjusticeproject.org/ Sean ‘Saifa’ Wall – https://www.seansaifa.com/   Image credit @ Intersex Justice Project (Left … Continued


We speak with Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. about the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Later we present a special music mix that features vocals and snippets of popular Hip Hop artists and the former Mayor of New Orlean’s C. Ray Nagin Jr. discussing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Also political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal with a … Continued


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Lessons learned from Katrina 15 Years Later

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We speak with activist Kali Akuno about his organizing efforts during Hurricane Katrina, 15 years ago. We speak at length about key issues that impacted Black people throughout Louisiana. Issues that ranged from vigilantism, mass displacement and government neglect. Guest: Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Kali served as the Director … Continued