We speak with community activists about the mass shooting in Oakland that left one dead (Dashawn Rhoades, an Oakland and San Francisco resident) and seven people injured at Lake Merritt last weekend. Davey D spoke with activists at yesterday’s Peace Rally held at Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Featured Speakers: Donald Lacy, Chaney Turner, William from All … Continued


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Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin and The Dark Side of Alcatraz

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On today’s program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin was a pacifist, homosexual and practitioner of nonviolence who dedicated his life to racial equality, economic justice and ending warfare. And we speak with writer Kevin Epps about his new book … Continued


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African American Culture in the Development of American Musical Culture and Identity

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We hear from musicians/educators Angela M. Wellman and Jahi about the Oakland Conservatory of Music’s summer music program. @mrjahiofficial @wellmanangela Angela Wellman is an incredible visionary, a masterful musician, and a powerfully effective educator and administrator. Wellman is the founding Director of Oakland Conservatory of Music. Jahi is an MC, DJ and CEO of his multi-media company … Continued