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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 forebearers. 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!

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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 forebearers. 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!
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Eric Reed opens the morning program. He'll be in town March 23, for two shows at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. Visit www.EricReed.net and MySpace.com/EricReedJazz. His latest,"Stand!" is a wonderful reflection on... more

I am on a retreat this weekend, so we are going on the air 2 hours early, 6-8 a.m. with a rebroadcast from a special 031009 air date: We will speak to Kiilu Nyasha, former Black Panther Party member, activist, TV show host and artist. She is... more

We will speak to artist, Fan Lee Warren whose work is a part of an exhibit honoring women artists at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland. Kamal Al Mansour, follows at 6:30. His exhibit, "Truth and Consequences" is up at... more

We will speak to Kiilu Nyasha, former Black Panther Party member, activist, TV show host and artist. She is featured in an exhibit this Saturday, March 14, at the West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline Street, 1-3 p.m., in Oakland, along... more

We'll be talking about women political prisoners with Pam Africa and Linda Evans, Marilyn Bucks' co-defendant, and Marilyn’s attorney, J. Soffiyah Elijah is the Deputy Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, at 8... more

The morning will begin with an update on Albert Woodfox’s case. I heard things went well in court Tuesday, March 3. We’ll be speaking with exonerated Anglola 3 member Robert Hillary King and other supporters, Albert's brother, Michael... more

We are joined in the studio by Jeremiah Kpoh, Maisha Productions and Eskender Aseged, Radio Africa Kitchen, who have a show: AFRICA RISING at PROJECT, 1251 Rhode Island Avenue, Saturday, February 28th at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20... more

Today during the first hour we will speak to Ntozake Shange, poet, playwright, writer, whose seminal work, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," is currently on stage at the Black Repertory... more

We will be celebrating the life of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz this morning in music and words. 44 years ago, he was killed. Just 39 years old at the time, we miss his words and laughter and insight. We also miss his integrity and upright... more

I am going to have to postpone the tribute for Lanier Pruitt, educator, musician, to April 2009. Stay tuned for the new date. The theme is Mardi Gras this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially on the East Bay side of things. I... more

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