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  • 02:55

    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. During this program we will feature our regular PANW dispatches with information on the deaths of more than 200 migrants off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean several days earlier; the 500th day of the Chibok girls abduction in Nigeria has opened up criticism of the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari; a HIV vaccine is scheduled to be tested in Zimbabwe later this year; and finally the United Nations in currently evaluating the progress of women in Africa twenty years after the Beijing Declaration on gender equality. During the second and third hours we conclude the month-long commemoration of Black August. We continue with the examination of the life and legacy of the late controversial Black Panther Party Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver on the 80th anniversary of his birth. This segment reviews a 1971 press conference held by Cleaver in Algiers where he headed the International Section of the BPP. We then present another radio broadcast on the assassination of Hugo Pinell who was killed on the prison yard at New Folsom in California on Aug. 12.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW dispatches dealing with the 500th day of captivity for over 200 girls from the Chibok school in northeastern Nigeria; the African Union will hold a joint summit with India to discuss mutual interests between the two geo-political regions; Sudan is attempting to settle border disputes with neighboring Ethiopia while President Bashir is hosting the ousted fugitive president of Yemen who is backed by Saudi Arabia and the United States; South Sudan's government and rebels have signed a peace deal; and finally the homeless crisis in New York City has outstripped the worse days of the 1970s through the 1990s. Our second and third hours highlight our continuing commemoration of Black August which recognizes the contributions of Africans in the struggle against racism, slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism.This program reviews the assassination of George L. Jackson and the often controversial role of Eldridge Cleaver, who served as Minister of Information of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

  • 01:58

    Black Thoughts and Theory: The Radio Show- Great Black Inventors & Inventions

    in Culture

    Black Inventors, Inventions & Innovations 


    We were taught that George Washington Carver invented peanut butter, that's probably not true considering the fact that the Aztecs were eating it back in the 15th century. But did you know that brother Carver invented 300 or so uses for the peanut itself? He issued bulletins to farmers and housewives explaining how to use peanuts to make soap, face creams, axle grease, insecticides, glue, medicines and charcoal. He even made paper from peanuts.


    Join us, Alex, Asha, and Zhe, Thursday August 27 at 9 PM EST as we discuss great Melanated Inventors, Inventions and Innovations that have impacted and improved our world. 


    Spoken language, the written word, and the smooth transmission of electricity are all inventions or innovations of the Melanated man. Traffic lights, the gas mask, the modern pacemaker, and even the video game are innovations of the Black man. And this is the short list. So you don't want to miss this informative episode.


    Plus, brother Dennis Jefferson will be dropping by with another episode of Healthy Matters, improving the health of the Melanated Family one week at a time.


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    And as always keep it real and keep it on point.

  • 01:02

    DAVID MORGAN-HOW WORKER OWNED COOPERATIVES CAN PROVIDE A VIABLE AND JUST ECONOMY

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: Viable and just alternatives for meeting our economic and social needs, including worker power, community resilience, self-help and solidarity, through worker owned cooperatives.


    David Morgan works to promote democratic ownership of businesses and a cooperative economy that can be achieved through organizing, education, and research. His work promoting a new economy involves coordinating partnerships and cross-sector alliances with all manner of member- and worker-owned enterprises and their support networks. He serves on the boards of the Data Commons Cooperative and the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, for whom he is convening a member council on policy and advocacy.   


    David co-owns The Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA), a worker-owned cooperative. “We create imaginative and experiential resources that transform the way people think, learn, teach, work, and act. These resources address social change, economic justice, and progressive education through critical thinking and user participation.”  The TESA mission is to make people’s lives more just and democratic through the use of participatory education. 

  • The UnSlut Project: Stop "Slut" Shaming and Sexual Bullying

    in Relationships

    Have you ever been called a "slut"? If so, how did you feel? Whether you are sexually active or not the term can be hurtful and embarrassing. If you’re a parent of a teen, have you heard about "slut" shaming and the dire effects it can have on your impressionable teenager?


    "Slut" shaming and sexual bullying is occurring every day in America. Many teens are experiencing these issues and feel uncomfortable reporting it to their parents or other adults. Emily Lindin, who founded of The UnSlut Project in April 2013, found herself in this exact situation when she was eleven. She began journaling about these incidents of "slut" shaming and sexual bullying she faced in school.


    As Emily published her journal entries, she hoped that her words would reach teens experiencing the same thing bringing awareness about this prevalent issue. The UnSlut Project started as a small online personal submission and has now grown to incorporate the stories of girls, women, and men of many ages, backgrounds, and nationalities. Emily will be discussing the UnSlut Project and her upcoming video project “Slut: A Documentary Film” and her soon to be released book, “UnSlut: A Diary and A Memoir”.


    Emily Lindin is the founder of The UnSlut Project, ? an online community where survivors of sexual bullying and "slut" shaming can share their stories, and where girls who are currently suffering can find support and solidarity.


    ?The UnSlut Project's crowd-funded film, "Slut: A Documentary Film," is in post-production and Emily's book, "UnSlut: A Diary and A Memoir," will be published in Dec., 2015.

  • 00:27

    Messin With Major Tillery - An Unsung Hero In Solitary Confinement

    in Legal

    Major Tillery stood up to the prison administration: he confronted them in no uncertain terms, noting that Mumia must get to the hospital in time - before he dies. SCI Mahanory Superintendent Kerestes told Major to mind his own business, to which Major replied 'Mumia is my business'. Please join us in standing in solidarity with Major Tillery,who has been transferred and put in solitary confinement as punishment for demanding that Mumia receive medical care.


     1. Call prison officials to demand that Major Tillery be released          from solitary confinement!
     Superintendent Brenda Tritt, SCI Frackville (570) 874-4516 
     Dept. Of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel (717) 728-4109 
     State that you are calling about Major Tillery #AM9786, to demand he be released from the RHU and placed back in general population. 



    Inform them that you aware that he is in the hole and being denied medication in retaliation for speaking up for another prisoner. 


     2. Write Major a letter of solidarity:


     Dear Major Tillery, 

     We honor your brave act of solidarity on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal. You urged him to seek medical care and challenged the Prison Superintendent to protect his life. You helped save the life of a fellow prisoner and for that act of solidarity they are trying to bury you in the bowels of SCI Frackville under false charges. No matter how hard they try they cannot hide you under the weight of lies and intimidation. The power of the truth must come to light. Thank you Major Tillery for your courageous service. We salute you! 
     Major George Tillery AM 9786 SCI
     Frackville, 1111 Altamont Blvd
     Frackville, PA 17931


     


     

  • 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. We will feature our regular PANW reviews with reports on the continuing United States coordinated war against the people of Yemen; coverage of the latest developments in the escalating tensions between North and South Korea; several U.S. contractors were killed in an attack in Afghanistan; and the people of South Sudan desire peace between the warring factions at loggerheads since Dec. 2013. The second hour highlights a lecture on the life and times of militant anti-slavery fighter John Brown as part of our Black August recognition. Also in the final segment we look again at the contributions of Hugo Pinell who was killed in the New Folsom prison of California on Aug. 12.

  • 02:55

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. You will hear our regular PANW reports on the continuing controversy surrounding the torture of Libyan loyalists who fought against the imperialist intervention and destruction of the North African state in 2011; Pierre Nkurunziza was inaugurated to a third term this week amid ongoing unrest inside this central African state; violence is not abating within the Central African Republic as reports indicate that ousted leader Francois Bozize is planning to return in order to participate in an upcoming election while efforts are underway to investigate cases of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeeping troops; and efforts are taking place to reconstitute the African National Congress Youth League through a soon to be held conference in South Africa. In the second and third hours we will feature segments on Black August. Another tribute to Hugo Pinell will be heard and a recording of Huey P. Newton when he emerged from prison in Aug. 1970. The final two segments examine the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831 and the raid on Harper's Ferry led by John Brown in 1859.

  • Standing Strong in Love Against the KKK: How 4 Friends Met in Columbia, SC

    in Politics Progressive

    Back in June, I (Bram Sarkowski) was contacted by fellow Anti-Racist friend Rigel about a planned KKK rally at the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. Being that we had connected in Anti-Racist groups online and had watched the horrors of Charleston & discussed what could happen with a KKK rally, we were both primed to take a stand against this group there.

    Rigel was our fearless leader, having protested with Occupy Cincinnati & other movements, and worked to coordinate a road trip among us Anti-Racist friends. Amy from nearby Rigel was on board and we were able to contact West Columbia, SC local Ami Propagator to join us at the statehouse.

    With plans in place and generous support from friends, we all converged on Columbia on Friday, July 17. We all stayed in the same hotel just blocks from where the Confederate flag had flown for 54 years until recently.

    What we saw on the day of the rally was a mass of people, mostly against the KKK, gathering to listen to Black Power & Black Justice groups on one side of the statehouse. After standing in solidarity with them, it was clear that the KKK had arrived and we all made our way to the other side of the building...to catch a sight of pure ignorance and hatred in person...

    What happened next will be left up to our guests Ami, Rigel and Amy as we all come together just after a month later.

    I look forward to talking with my friends once more. Won't you join us? 

    Let's get the conversation going...

  • 01:27

    In The Streets with Beverley Smith: Not One More! (Episode 39)

    in Spirituality

    Two trans women were killed in the last week, making it 17 this year. Not one more! Saying the names of Kandis Capris and Tamara Dominquez. The body of trans woman Elisha Walker was found almost a year after she was reported missing. And Shade Shuler's badly decomposed body was finally identified. Calling out the names of all the trans women who have been killed in 2015. The St. Louis County OathKeepers vow to arm black residents with AK-15s and other weapons and march in solidarity with them in an upcoming "open carry" rally in Ferguson. Charnesia Corley sues police after they force her to undergo a vaginal body search in a gas station parking lot. A Sandra Bland update. Janelle Monae's new song with Wonderland and more. Tues, August 18, 6pm Pacific.

  • 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. In this episode we feature our regular PANW reports looking at events surrounding the election of a new president of the ruling African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL), Bathabile Dlamini, and the prospects for a women leader of South Africa; in Zimbabwe the government has raised the idea through a new labor bill to provide compensation for the thousands of workers who are losing their jobs due to a supreme court ruling; the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has been forced to resign by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a result of a scandal alleging abuse of women; and there are further revelations about the United States government spying on legendary African American novelist and essayist James Baldwin. The second and third hours of the program continue our focus on Black August with a rare archival interview of revolutionary prison organizer George Jackson during 1971 just prior to his assassination on Aug. 21 of that year. We also will review a 1959 speech by Commandante Fidel Castro at Harvard in light of the reestablishment of relations with Washington this past week. Finally we hear an audio documentary about Nelson Mandela, the former ANC leader and first president of the non-racial Republic of South Africa.

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