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"CLAIMING OUR HUMANITY"
Guest Co-Host, Dr. Raymond A. Winbush, Author, "Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations" and Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland
Guests, Ajamu Baraka, Founder and former Executive Director, US Human Rights Network
Deonna Hooper, Founder and Editor-In- Chief www.socialworkerhelp.com
"Transforming Truth to Power, One Broadcast At A Time"
In our 29th broadcast season, each week, OUR COMMON GROUND examines the issues, events and concerns of Black America. Our listeners, guests and callers propose and discuss solutions, ideas and notions of the critical issues facing our community so that " . . . it may Achieve itself". We present serious Black scholars, philosophers, thinkers, activists and grassroots leaders of our time. Informed and forward looking discourse in a safe sanctuary for "Black truth".
BROADCASTING BOLD BRAVE and BLACK
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“One thing I’m sure of is no one can do this by themselves,”. A fundamental piece of our plan is the inclusion of all institutions in the community, all the stakeholders in the community. Everyone who has a stake has to be involved.The state has had control for 19 years, and everything that has happened falls squarely on the shoulders of those in Trenton,We need local control of the school board so we can get the job done ourselves.We want to create community-based afterschool programs, build a network of parents from charter and district schools, integrate Spanish, Portuguese and Creole languages into all school activities and provide incentives for teachers to work in Newark." Ras Baraka
Join ‘She’ and Zat Baraka as he shares is wisdom and gift to assist and lead men through rite of passage, exploration and transformation. Zat weaves his knowledge between the male and female embodiments, the importance of a teacher, community, and practice. He shares a few tools for those who are ready to look inward. In addition, he has a special offering for those who listen to this segment. Shall we embrace the possibility within the “empowered masculine!”
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Music Calling a Lama from Afar by Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Bare Naked Bliss
Ka'Ba by Amiri Baraka
"A closed window looks down
on a dirty courtyard, and Black people
call across or scream across or walk across
defying physics in the stream of their will.
Our world is full of sound
Our world is more lovely than anyone's
tho we suffer, and kill each other
and sometimes fail to walk the air.
We are beautiful people
With African imaginations
full of masks and dances and swelling chants
with African eyes, and noses, and arms
tho we sprawl in gray chains in a place
full of winters, when what we want is sun.
We have been captured,
and we labor to make our getaway, into
the ancient image; into a new
This program was written and produced by Bill "LA" Graham.
This broadcast will be dedicated to the passing of the late great Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones) as well as his role in the Black Arts Movement and the current state of the Arts in the African-American community.
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