Law & Disorder

Tracing the Trajectory of Black Movement Since #BLM – Winter Fund Drive Special

When #BlackLivesMatter emerged in 2013, it animated the most consequential Black-led mobilization since the civil rights and Black power era. Today, the hashtag-turned rallying cry is but one expression of a radical reorientation toward Black politics, protest, and political thought. We’re joined today by the author of a book about the past 10 years of … Continued


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A New Novel as an Artifact of Palestinian Resistance; Plus, Pro-Palestine Artists Alter Own Works at YBCA

We start today’s show in conversation with two artists who are featured in an exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), who decided together as a February 15th protest to alter their own exhibited works by adding pro-Palestine messages to their own pieces. Since the protest, the YBCA gallery has remained closed. … Continued


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Inspiring Black Women’s Speeches – Fund Drive Special

On today’s show, we’re joined by the author of a new uplifting collection of speeches by African American women called Blackbirds Singing: Inspiring Black Women’s Speeches from the Civil War to the Twenty-first Century. Our guest and the book’s curator is civil and human rights activist, scholar, and author Janet Dewart Bell. Gathering an array of recognized … Continued


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Ancestral Healing from Syria to the Sinai – Fund Drive Special

We’re joined today by the author of a brand new book that ties cultural survival to earth-based knowledge. In The Land in Our Bones: Plantcestral Herbalism and Healing Cultures from Syria to the Sinai, Lebanese ethnobotanist, sovereignty steward, and cultural worker Layla K Feghali offers a layered history of the healing plants of Cana’an (the … Continued


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The Shakurs and the Nation They Created w/ Santi Elijah Holley – Fund Drive Special

For over fifty years, the Shakurs have inspired generations of activists, scholars, and music fans. Many people are familiar with the late rapper Tupac Shakur, or some with Assata Shakur, the revolutionary member of the Black Liberation Army who has been living for three decades in Cuban exile; but the branches of the Shakur family … Continued




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Dr. Roger A. Mitchell on Death In Custody; Plus Plus Resistance in Residence Artist Cady Voge

Law & Disorder exposes the cracks in our system, agitates for resistance and collectively builds a new world where all of us thrive. Hosted by Cat Brooks. Produced by Jesse Strauss. Untold numbers of prisoners and arrestees die while in custody, but save for the occasional news report there is no public record keeping of … Continued


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W. Kamau Bell and Reginald Edmund on “Bottled Spirits”; Plus Black Solidarity Week

Stand-up comedian, director and producer W. Kamau Bell joins Reginald Edmund, co-founder and managing curating producer of Black Lives, Black Words International chat with Cat Brooks about her screenwriting debut film “Bottled Spirits.” The film, starring Margo Hall, directed by Elizabeth Carter and produced by Black Lives, Black Worlds International debuts this Sunday, February 18 … Continued