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  • 00:30


    in Politics

    Tonight we will review the “Reply to William Patterson”  September 19, 1970.  The leader of the American Communist Party wrote a letter to Dr. Huey P. Newton, a letter criticizing the way THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY  and how we were waging Revolution.  Comparing the Marxist-Leninist Communist Revolution to our Black Revolution here in the Black Community.

    “When Mr. Patterson discusses the social phenomena  that brought the Party into being, he makes no mention of the primary aspect; the economic exploitation of Blacks. His conception that the Party was primarily a self-defense group agains police brutality is a most narrow interpretation of the concept of self-defense by the oppressed masses. He also seems to have no understanding of the historical predecessors of the Party, especially Malcolm.  He fails to understand the lessons learned by the Party through the failures of such civil-rights organizations as SNCC, NAACP, etc. (i.e. power politics, mass force.)  Mr. Patterson questions weather Blacks should have their own organization to fight for national liberation.  While he often says the struggle is for national liberation he really does not believe that Blacks in the U.S. are a colony.  He talks about "the price they might have to pay."  Does he propose that Blacks wait for the White labor to lead the liberation struggle at a time when White Labor subjectively view itself as a beneficiary of capitalism?  Labor unions are presently stooges of the capitalist warmongers.  In an attempt to label the Party a nationalist (that is, not intrested in the struggles of people of other races)  he completely fails to understand that our freedom and dignity is necessarily tied to the freedom and dignity of the oppressed masses of the world."

  • 00:37


    in Politics

     Tonight  our show will be on the controversial New Black Panther Party's claim that Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seal did not start the BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF DEFENSE.  I challenge you all, respectively from Dr. Malik Zulu Shsbazz, Hasheme Nzinga to Chawn Castro Kwali , to bring forth written evidence to this statement, made on BLACK POWER RADIO. American born and bread Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942.  His family moved to Oakland California in 1945.

    Carmichael was born in Trinidad in 1941. His family moved to New York when he was a boy, settling in a relatively prosperous section of the Bronx. How could this man from the Islands know the plight of southern Black Americans more than our leader who was born in the south and who's family fled the oppression of the south?

    Carmichael became a full-time organizer for SNCC in Mississippi. Historian Clayborne Carson says Carmichael quickly demonstrated his skill as a civil rights organizer, combining "an astute political awareness with an ability to communicate with less-educated people on their own terms."1 Carmichael was named chairman of SNCC in 1966.

    IN THE SPRING OF 1966 THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF DEFENSE WAS STARTED BY Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seal in Oakland California. So it is inconsistent in the Time frame That Carmichael was the founder of the Panthers.

    After graduating from Howard in 1964, Carmichael became a full-time organizer for SNCC in Mississippi. Historian Clayborne Carson says Carmichael quickly demonstrated his skill as a civil rights organizer, combining "an astute political awareness with an ability to communicate with less-educated people on their own terms."1 Carmichael was named chairman of SNCC in 1966. On June 29, 1967 Executive Mandate #2  issued by Huey P. Newton made Charmichael Field Marshal of the Eastern Region, that is all he was

  • 02:07

    The Pre Afropunk Festivities Show, This Wed @The Mid Week in Review-7;30pm

    in Politics Conservative

    Good Day/Evening, folks!  Welcome to the most current edition of Afronerd Radio's Mid Week in Review, airing this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST.  Join Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they decrypt this (mid) week's latest Da Vinci coded topics;  our impressions of the box office impact (60.2m) of F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton biopic; the passing of educator, politician, SNCC founder and Civil Rights icon, Julian Bond; addressing an issue that was left on the table from them last broadcast-The Root highlights the alleged folly of Black men dressing well in order to survive; fans get a brief glimpse of a stuntman (maybe?) dressed as the Black Panther during the filming of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War; a recent NY Times report asserts that Black people are being excluded from serving on juries at disproportionate rates in comparison to Whites; while geeks are going to crowdsourcing with the hopes of raising 2B pounds in order to bring a fictional Lord of The Rings city into the real world, a IFLS piece posits what Britain's urban centers may look like by 2065; a Dutch newspaper uses the "Nigga" expletive in their title while reviewing author, Ta-nehisi Coates' latest book. And lastly, as we will be attending the Afropunk festival this upcoming weekend, not only will be highlighting normal geekery but we may also thrown in the latest superfight (Cornel West vs. Larry Elder).   Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.

  • "The Flames of Liberation: Rebellion and Resistance" II OUR COMMON GROUND LIVE

    in Politics Progressive


    "Transforming Truth to Power, One Broadcast At A Time"

    Featuring Ruby N. Sales who joins us tonight as co-moderator.

    With you, we will discuss our community's response to a rising and troubling challenge to the agency of Black people as citizens in this country. As we come closer to the term end of the first African-American elected to the Presidency, violence and terrorism of all kinds have been unleashed upon us threatening to silence our mobilization and voice to protect ourselves, to resist and to rebel. A slogan alone will not be enough. How do we keep the flames of liberation burning to move forward in this continuing struggle ? 

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    in Politics


    What is nation building? What importance does it have on the PAN AFRICANIST? Really do you all understand that to be a nationalist and not be pro-active as to the only nations we come from on the Continent of Africa is counterproductive?  You may have not been born in Africa but your Skin complexion of many shades of EARTH tones declaring your African Nationality without you opening your mouths. This plus the fact that you want Justice for your captivity and slaughter of your ancestors makes you a Pan Africanist.

    "The political philosophy of black nationalism means that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community; no more. The black man in the black community has to be re-educated into the science of politics so he will know what politics is supposed to bring him in return. Don't be throwing out any ballots. A ballot is like a bullet. You don't throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not within your reach, keep your ballot in your pocket. 

    The political philosophy of black nationalism is being taught in the Christian church. It's being taught in the NAACP. It's being taught in CORE meetings. It's being taught in SNCC Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee meetings. It's being taught in Muslim meetings. It's being taught where nothing but atheists and agnostics come together. It's being taught everywhere. Black people are fed up with the dillydallying, footing, compromising approach that we've been using toward getting our freedom. We want freedom now, but we're not going to get it saying "We Shall Overcome." We've got to fight until we overcome." MALCOLM EL HAJI MALIK SHABAZ

  • 01:58


    in Motivation

    TONIGHT IS THE FINAL LISTEN-IN SESSION DURING THE 90 DAY BLACKOUT OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA Kwame Touré, once known as Stokely Carmichael (June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998), was a Trinidadian-American activist active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and later, the global Pan-African movement. Growing up in the United States from the age of eleven, he graduated from Howard University. He rose to prominence in the civil rights and Black Power movements, first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party, and finally as a leader of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party.

  • 02:01

    OCG : : "Uprising: Resistance and Rebellion" : : BALTIMORE AND BEYOND

    in Politics Progressive

    "Uprising: Resistance and Rebellion"

    Guests: Ajamu Baraka and Efia Nwangaza

    Ajamu Baraka, Founder and fromer Executive Director , the US Human Rights Network and Contributor to Black Agenda Report

    Baraka is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at the forefront of efforts to apply the international human rights framework to social justice advocacy in the U.S. for more than 25 years. 

    Efia Nwangaza, Human Rights Attorney and Liberation Broadcaster, WMXP Greenville South Carolina

    Sister  Nwangaza, current director of the Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, is a former Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizer. The Malcolm X Center for Self Determination ( http://wmxp955.webs.com/aboutus.htm ),   is a volunteer grassroots, community based, volunteer staffed, owned and operated human rights action center, since 1991.  

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  • 02:05

    Julian Bond: Up Close and Personal With Famed Civil Rights Leader

    in Politics Progressive

    Horace Julian Bond (born January 14, 1940), known as Julian Bond, is an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later to six terms in the Georgia Senate, having served a combined twenty years in both legislative chambers. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the first president of theSouthern Poverty Law Center.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special broadcast of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will present our regular PANW reports on developments surrounding the Nigerian national elections held over the weekend. In the second hour we conclude our commemoration of Women's History Month featuring excerpts from the speeches and interviews with Fannie Lou Hamer of SNCC and the MFDP. The final hour presents more history of the Civil Rights Movement with an extended presentatiion by SNCC and labor activist Betty Gorman Robinson. 

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW reports highlighting updates on developments in Yemen, Kenya, Cuba and Libya. In the second hour we discuss United States-Latin American relations with National Network on Cuba representative Cheryl LaBash. Finally, the third hour continues our commemoration of the 47th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We present archived recordings of a press conference held by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) where Stokely Carmichael (later known and Kwame Ture) explains the political implications of the assassination of Dr. King on April 5, 1968 in Washington, D.C. In addition another archived recording of a memorial rally held in Central Park in New York City on the same day which presents a speech by the-then SNCC International Affairs Director James Forman calling for retribution in response to the assassination of Dr. King and other leaders.

  • 02:12

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: State of Black Oakland 2015

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    1. State of Black Oakland Organizers Noni Sessions and Turha Ak, join us to talk about the event, Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10-4 at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in Downtown Oakland.

    2. We close with an interview (part 1 of a series) with Mrs. Colia LaFayette Clark, Civil Rights Leader, Veteran Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Organizer in Selma, Jackson and Montgomery in the early 1960s; Recipient of the Bridge-Crossing Jubilee Freedom Flame Award; Life-long Activist for Black Liberation and Social Justice. See http://www.teachingforchange.org/selma-bottom-up-history