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A first generation Nigerian, Nwamaka Agbo began volunteering at the Ella Baker Center in 2000, because she believed in the organization's commitment to providing innovative solutions for some of the hardest problems impacting low-income communities of color.After majoring in Sociology and African American/ African Studies at UC Davis, Nwamaka Agbo, was drawn to the work of the Green Collar Jobs Campaign, because of its solution-oriented response to climate change. She saw this as her generations’ freedom rights and civil rights movement.  Nwamaka is now the Campaign Director of Soul of the City, at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights dedicated to developing the leadership of young adults of color to create progressive, effective leadership in Oakland. Terri J. Vaughn, founder, Take Wings Foundation & Kenny Lattimore, co-hosts, join us to talk about the 9th Annual Angel Awards Benefit, Sat., Aug. 18, 2012 at the Marriott Oakland, City Center. The conversation is one of why they serve & invest in black community. Visit www.takewings.org We close with a conversation with musician artists: Eddie Gale, Kash Killion and Destiny Muhammad. The conversation moves between art& freedom, specifically the parallel between, jazz and black life--how as a people we had to keep improvising as the rules changed, laws ignored and opportunity seemed seemed predestined.  Yet, here we are still here, still beautiful, still powerful. Music: Eddie Gale selections: "African Sunrise"; "The Rain" featuring Ms. Faye Carol; Judith Sephuma te Tshephile Mang.

 

 

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