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The Root and Roots Show

The Root and Roots Show

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Your host Greg Rasheed will play roots music from such genres as blues, country, gospel, jazz and soul, exploring its rich traditions. The root aspect of the show will involve talking about various issues in the world of sports as well as issues that take root in your life. It's a musical sports bar to enjoy and participate in.

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With the current racial climate in America, it important to understand the history of African Americans and how they have survived despite impossible odds. The founding of Negro League Baseball was due to Jim Crow segregation that... more

With the current racial climate in America, it important to understand the history of African Americans and how they have survived despite impossible odds. The founding of Negro League Baseball was due to Jim Crow segregation that... more

Colorado Blues Society Hall of Fame performer Erica Brown will talk about the lack of response from white blues artists on the Black Lives Movement. Can a white blues artist truly understand the plight of African Americans?... more

The essential guide to understanding how racism works and how racial inequality shapes black lives, ultimately offering a road-map for resistance for racial justice advocates and antiracists When #BlackLivesMatter went viral in 2013, it shed a... more

A Field Guide to the Police is a study of the indirect and taken-for granted language of policing, a language we're all forced to speak when we talk about law enforcement. The book refuses to see the world as police do, instead it contends... more

The civil rights movement transformed the United States in such fundamental ways that exploring it in the classroom can pose real challenges for instructors and students alike. Speaking to the critical pedagogical need to teach civil... more

The first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, there was no one like Effa Manley in the sports world of the 1930s and 1940s. She was a sophisticated woman who owned a baseball team. She never shrank from going head to... more

Lyn Twyman, national domestic violence advocate and social jusitce activist, will discuss the issue of domestic violence during the pandemic. She will also talk about inner engineering through yoga.

Cumberland Posey began his career in 1911 playing outfield for the Homestead Grays, a local black team in his Pennsylvania hometown. He soon became the squad's driving force as they dominated semi-pro ball in the Pittsburgh area. By... more

The civil rights movement transformed the United States in such fundamental ways that exploring it in the classroom can pose real challenges for instructors and students alike. Speaking to the critical pedagogical need to teach civil... more
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