The Root and Roots Show

The Root and Roots Show


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Your host Greg Rasheed will play roots music from such genres as blues, country, gospel, jazz and soul, exploring its rich traditions. The root aspect of the show will involve talking about various issues in the world of sports as well as issues that take root in your life. It's a musical sports bar to enjoy and participate in.

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Nicholas Johnson, professor of law at Fordham Law School will discuss the history of African American tradition of bearing arms.

On the anniversary of Dr. King's assasination, I will be discussing the new book Thou, Dear God, which features some of his prayers. I will also be playing music to honor his legacy.

Joel Nathan Rosen will talk about race enterprise and the fate of the segregated dollar during the era of Negro League baseball. He is the co-author of Black Baseball Black Business.

Lyn Twnman, domestic violence advocate, will give grace the program with her monthly segment. Her topic will be Where's that coming from? A look at generational Trauma from the eyes of an abuse survivor.

What are the prospects for the upcoming 2014 mlb season for the Washington Nationals? Criag Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus will talk about this and the NL East Division.

Author Akinyele Omowale Umoja will discuss his book We Will Shoot Back about armed struggle during the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

Lou Hernandez will talk about the interviews he conducted with major leaguers who played Latin American Winter League baseball in the 1950's

Ted Knorr, Negro Leaue baseball historian, will make his case that Rap Dixon belongs in the Hall of Fame.

A discussion of the new book by the Library of America on the Writings and Speeches of African Anerican abolishtionist William Wells Brown with the editor Ezra Greenspan.

Dr. Mitchell will talk about plays written by African Americans about lynching in the 20's.
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