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Civil Disobedience Is The American Way:
Fighting Injustice with New Forms of Peaceful Protest
From Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis to Michael Brown to Eric Garner to DJ Henry. America has a problem. A race and gender problem. And sitting right in the bullseye are countless Black men, young and old victimized by police tactics that work against them in grand jury rulings and court house verdicts. We can no longer look the other way…Americans are finally saying ENOUGH to the senseless killings that are happening throughout the land.
Important details missing from a dispatcher’s call to police resulted in a 12 year old child being gunned down by a rookie cop in Cleveland. And a man with asthma desperately calling out “I can’t breathe” succumbed to a New York cop’s chokehold that finished his life forever.
Veteran diversity professional and former chair of the National Black MBA Association Bill Wells will discuss the direction of our country as we wrestle with police brutality and its fatal impact on Black men everywhere. And we’ll also look at the groundswell of peaceful protests around the country and the world that are waking us all up the the changes needed to fix the injustices so badly derailing our nation.
Civil Chat with Lee: What's Trending? Sony cancels "The Interview" premiere, Franco and Rogen pull out of engagements, ex and current Sony employees threatening lawsuits against Sony. Pakistani children survivors give chlling accounts of terrorist murders. Austrailian citizens are outraged at mishandling of previously charged murderer by judicial authorities. Torture Report fallout continues. Was torture justified? Jeb Bush for president? Jon Stewart says F%$K you to Kilmeade for erroneous reporting. Pope Francis pisses off women with controversial sexist quotes.
Call in and discuss with the host, Lee. Civil Chat with Lee always expolores the topics that MATTER!
Civil Chat with Lee airs today at 1:30 PM Pacific Time (90 minute show)
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Historian Edward E. Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence.
Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretation of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery’s end—and created a culture that sustains America’s deepest dreams of freedom.
Edward E. Baptist is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and House Professor and Dean at the Carl Becker House at Cornell University.
1st HOUR: Law and Disorder Radio is a weekly, independent radio program airing on several stations across the United States and broadcasting on the web. Law and Disorder gives listeners access to rare legal perspectives on issues concerning civil liberties, privacy, right to dissent and the horrendous practices of torture exercised by the US government. This program examines the political forces and legislation that are moving the United States into a police state.
Three top progressive lawyers host the program and bring an amazing, diverse line up of guests from grassroots activists to politically mindful authors. Most importantly, Law and Disorder brings access to attorneys who give insights to some of the most controversial cases the show is the generator of news within the radio echo-chamber throughout the country.
A Genealogical Quest in the Triracial South
What began as genealogical research into the author's ancestry soon grew into a fascinating tale with lessons for us all. Among his ancestors, Johnson uncovered: unpunished murderers, infidelities that produced stronger families than formal marriages, entire units of North Carolinians who fought and died to preserve the Union in the Civil War. The tale holds enough plot twists for a half-dozen novels.
But most of all, it reveals in a personal way what molecular anthropologists have been trying to explain all along. The fact is that we are all of multiple ancestries. Inhabitants of the New World are a genetic mix of three great populations, Native Americans, European colonists, and African slaves. Nowhere is this more vivid than in Pell Mellers, the story of one man's search for his tangled roots.
"In Paul Johnson's engaging journey into his roots in Bertie County, North Carolina, he discovers an intriguing family of pocosin dwellers who personify the South's multiracial heritage and its political minorities, including Unionists and the original Buffalo Soldiers. Pell Mellers is a solid contribution to the history of the "other South" that complements the well-traveled mainstream, illustrating our rich and textured past." -- Lindley S. Butler, author of Pirates, Privateers, and Rebel Raiders of the Carolina Coast..Read full description of episode here!
This week? Race Wars! We drop knowledge of epic proportions on how race relations arent being helped by anyone right now! We run down the list of what exactly has been happening on both sides of the law to get us to this boiling point and announce at the end exactly who is winning these race wars! Hilarity ensues....
On this very special edition of the BIG show, we sit down with the director and star of the upcoming civil-rights-period drama, Selma, Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo. Three-time Black Reel Award winner and Golden Globe nominee DuVernay and Black Reel Awards and Golden Globe-nominated Oyelowo talk about the magic carpet ride that helped them create this visual and stunning masterpiece. Plus, we'll have entertainment news and review of the latest films with Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales and Christopher Bumbray of JoeBlo.com including The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies, Annie and Mr. Turner all on episode 272 of Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon!!!
If there is an unseen power ruling over our society, it does so only because we allow it to hold sway over the course of our lives. Far too few of us realize that true power resides within the masses, not the individuals who have convinced us that they are our rightful rulers. Neil Kramer defines the dominating ethos of Empire and explains how our culture continuously creates and perpetuates it
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Tonight on "The Bee Moe $lim Experience" on Lawless Radio After Dark, we will be discussing race relations in America. How do we go about improving race relations among Americans, specifically White and Black people, in the wake of all of the recent news? Call us at 347-237-4990 and let's discuss it! Follow us on Twitter at @TheBMSExp, @LawlessENT, @LawlessAdults, @BeeMoeSlim and @mzelite1973!
What's trending on this Manic Monday? Cheney responds to Torture Senate Report. Angus King responds, Ron Wyden respond. CRomnibus bill passes Senate and will go to President Obama for his signature and MORE. Tune in at 3:30 PM Pacific Time.
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