President Obama on Monday granted clemency to 231 federal inmates, the most in a single day by any president in U.S. history. Obama commuted the prison sentences of 153 people and pardoned 78 others, among the list of names was Oscar Lopez Rivera. He has been imprisoned since 1981. Today on Hard Knock, we speak … Continued
we speak with Reverend Harry Williams about his new book, Street Cred: A Hood Minister’s Guide To Urban Ministry and examine the effectiveness of the Black church in movement building in the 21st century. Later we speak with Sanyika Bryant, a member with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement about the push to grant Dr. Mutulu … Continued
Ralph talks about the institutional corruption behind the practice of gerrymandering with David Daley, author of Ratfucked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. Then Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen tells us what he thinks President Obama should do in the final days of his administration.
President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and HIllary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee Virginia Senator Tim Kaine address the Democratic National Convention tonight. Supporters of Bernie Sanders may protest when Kaine delivers his speech. Some of them walked out of the convention hall and joined protests outside after Clinton’s formal presidential nomination yesterday. Pacifica’s live coverage … Continued
We speak with writer Ericka Blount about US relations with Cuba and the potential impact Obama’s visit will have on the largest Caribbean island nation of Cuba. Filmmaker Cheo Tyehimba-Taylor talks about the upcoming Game Changers Film Forum happening this Thursday.
[Transcript] Attorney Haben Girma works to increase access to technology for people with disabilities. She helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies to virtual businesses. In 2013, she came to Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) as a Skadden Fellow. In 2015, … Continued
President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address. With Host Mitch Jeserich.