We speak with journalist and music critic John Villanova, about the limitation of Black Excellence within the confines of Award shows. John Vilanova is a third-year PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication. His broad research and writing agenda focuses on the production, reception, and consumption of African American and Afro-diasporic music. His current … Continued


Hard Knock Radio

Formation: Celebrity and Activism

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Celebrity and Activism in the wake of Beyonce’s Formation. And later  Bay Area born soul singer Jennifer Johns stops by to talk about her Bon Voyage event.   We spoke with Ronnisha Johnson an organizer with Black Lives Matter Bay Area and the Last 3 Percent, a group named after the size of San Francisco’s … Continued


Trump Leads GOP Charge Embracing Torture: “I’d Bring Back a Hell of a Lot Worse Than Waterboarding”; Another Bush, Another Preemptive War? Jeb Supports U.S. Military Strikes Against North Korea; Real Estate Magnate Trump Defends Using Eminent Domain to Seize Homes for Private Development; Trump Calls Police “Absolutely Mistreated”; Kasich Backs Collaboration Between Communities & … Continued


Trump Leads GOP Charge Embracing Torture: “I’d Bring Back a Hell of a Lot Worse Than Waterboarding”; Another Bush, Another Preemptive War? Jeb Supports U.S. Military Strikes Against North Korea; Real Estate Magnate Trump Defends Using Eminent Domain to Seize Homes for Private Development; Trump Calls Police “Absolutely Mistreated”; Kasich Backs Collaboration Between Communities & … Continued


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