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OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham Black PROGRESSIVE URBAN ACTIVIST EMPOWERMENT Black Radio “Speaking Truth to Power and Ourselves” URBAN PROGRESSIVE TALK RADIO ALTERNATIVE ACTIVIST EMPOWERMENT TALK RADIO “Transforming Truth to POWER, ONE Broadcast At A Time” XX//^\\XXXX//^\\XX OUR COMMON GROUND is talk radio that examines our world and nation, the socio-economic condition of our community and collective interests in the context race in HOPE and with COURAGE. XX//^\\XXXX//^\\XX XX//^\\XXXX//^\\XX A symposium of ideas and national town hall meeting.XX//^\\XXXX//^\\XX I'll Be Listening for YOU !

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"Bey and the Fishnet Revolution: Giving the People What they Want" " . . . because I cannot for the life of me understand how Beyonce's commodified caricature of black opposition was in any way progressive. Instead what I saw was the cultural power of neoliberal capitalism to co-opt opposition, monetize it and provide some mindless entertainment all at the same time. I didn't see opposition; I saw the imagery and symbols of authentic black radicalism grotesquely transformed into a de-politicized spectacle by gyrating, light-skinned booty-short-clad sisters." - Ajamu Baraka, an OUR COMMON GROUND Voice is a human rights activist, organizer and geo-political analyst. Baraka is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, D.C. and editor and contributing columnist for the Black Agenda Report. From every point on the music prism the music industry is attempting to combine activism and entertainment. Some of the issues raised are surely on the minds of the community. But does it really give the people what they want? Many say that the images of Black berets atop the heads of twerking black leathered dancers represent powerful messages of Black liberation and protest activism. They say that Bey slayed, and indeed she did. But slayed what ? Why is it that a SuperBowl 50 performance is the most representative event of Black struggle and protest in the land ? The meaning and the backlash on this episode of OUR COMMON GROUND LIVE! "Speaking Truth to Power and OURselves" email: OCGinfo@ourcommonground.com
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