We speak with local filmmaker Shirah Dedman about her short documentary on Gentrification in Oakland. According to Dedman’s research, Oakland’s Black population has dwindled from 44% to an estimated 26%. In her new film, Dedman examines urban regentrification and it’s impact on people of color. Later Poor News Network examines gentrification and America’s growing divide.
Criminalization of Poverty
On today’s show we look at the genius and activism of author James Baldwin through the lens of Master filmmaker Raoul Peck via the film, I Am Not Your Negro. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. … Continued
today we honor comedian Dick Gregory for today he would’ve been 85 years old. Later Poor News Network explores America’s war on the poor.
We speak with SF Native and advocate Amy Weiss about homelessness in SF and the impact its having on the city and the St Francis Challenge they developed that provides tiny houses and shelters.
Historic Colombian Peace Deal Must Include Women, Address Sexual Crimes on Both Sides, Say Advocates; Is an Arkansas Town Operating a “Hot Check” Court as an Illegal Debtors’ Prison? The Criminalization of Poverty: Woman Describes Fines & Arrests After $1.07 Check Bounces; Judge Denies Hepatitis C Cure for Mumia Abu-Jamal, But Finds Lack of Care … Continued