On today’s show we discuss the launched MH First Oakland (Mental Health First), a new model for non-police response to mental health crises. The service will provide a police-free emergency support service to folks in Oakland experiencing a mental health crisis. Later we look at transgender activism and the call for inclusion and intersectionality within … Continued
Hard Knock Radio
4:00 PM PACIFIC TIME: MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS
Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1fm @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson give voice to issues ignored by the mainstream while planting seeds for social change.
We speak with Rukia Lumumba about the Black National Convention, 2020. Later in the hour, Poor News Network reports on America’s war on the poor. photo caption: Rukia Lumumba
We speak to Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis about the militias in Wisconsin and the Republic National Convention. Affectionately known as “Dr. Goddess,” Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is a Scholar of American and Africana Studies, an award-winning Performing Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur who loves Technology and Social Media. COVER IMAGE: @IGD_News on Twitter
We speak with the western regional director of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) about the latest attempts to undermine the USPS leading up to the presidential election. We also speak with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake about the shooting of his nephew. Jacob Blake, a Black Wisconsin … Continued
We speak with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Rosa Clemente about the recent DNC and the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. We also talk about the upcoming movie about Fred Hampton. Guests: Rosa Clemente https://rosaclemente.net/ Sister Jazz is an organizer based in Wisconsin. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. https://twitter.com/chairmanfredjr1?lang=en
We speak with activists Kimberly C. Ellis and Khari Mosley about the battleground state of Pennsylvania. We inquire about the existing political landscape and how the state could impact the 2020 presidential election. Guests: Khari Mosley is the Pennsylvania Regional Programs Manager for the BlueGreen Alliance. He was the Director of Green Economy Initiatives at … Continued
We speak with local activists in Walnut Creek about their attempts to win justice for Miles Hall and defund the police. Guests: Vivian McHenry, Sevgi Fernandez, Maria Babar
We speak with Aimee Allison about the Democratic National Convention and the role of women. We also speak with Pastor Mike McBride about the relationship between Black Church and the DNC and the newly formed Black Church PAC. Links: Aimee Allison Pastor Mike McBride The Way Christian Center The Black Church PAC
We talk to long time organizer Biko Baker about the political landscape in Wisconsin and what’s taking place at the DNC. Later we head out to Eastmont Mall in East Oakland and talk to folks including City Council member Loren Taylor about the rise of infections in his district among Black people.
We have a spirited conversation about Kamala Harris’s VP bid, racial identity and prosecutor record. Guests: Tonya Love works for Assemblymember Rob Bonta as District Director for Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. She is also a member of the Oakland Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Advisory Board, serving for the 2017-2020 term. Elected CA Democratic Party Delegate … Continued