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Jesus Christ

Reflections on a Good Friday… Are We Crucifying or Stopping Crucifixions?

Thinking about Jesus and the sacrifice he made this Good Friday..In doing so, its noted that he was chased down, unfairly prosecuted and crucified. And while we all know the story of his resurrection in which there is joy, the question for us as Christians, who are we chasing down, unfairly prosecuting and symbolically, literally crucifying?? Is it the poor and homeless who … [Read More...]

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Michale Bloomberg

Can We Trust the Uber Rich like Michael Bloomberg on Gun Control?

Was peeping Michael Bloomberg on the Today Show talking about all the money he's set to lay out and the new tactics he set to deploy to enact what he describes as … [Read More...]

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Two mothers

A Tale of Two Mothers in America in a Post Racial Society

A tale of two mothers.... The one with red hair on the left, Catalina Clouser decided to get high and drove for 12 miles with her 2 month old baby on the roof of her … [Read More...]

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Explosive Just Cause Report Shows Health Impact of Gentrification

Hard Knock Radio 04-09-14 We sat down and spoke with Robbie Clark of Just Cause/ Causa Justa about the new 110 page report called Development Without Displacement: Resisting Gentrification in the Bay Area that shares important finding on the impacts of … [Read More...]

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Black Male Achievement, Hip Hop in the Academy; 2 Educators Speak Out

Hard Knock Radio: 04-08-14 We speak with local community activist and educator Brenden Anderson about Black Male achievement, effective teaching methods, the school to prison pipeline and the upcoming Black male Achievement Man Up Conference. We talk about the … [Read More...]

Alex Nieto

Critical Updates on the Alex Nieto Killing by SFPD | Special Election in Jackson, Ms

Hard Knock Radio 04-07-14: Today we sat down with local activist and Professor Ben Bac Sierra, who was best friends to Alex Nieto. Alex was the honor student and security guard at El Toro Nightclub was slain by SFPD as he sat eating in a park in neighborhood … [Read More...]

Jordan Miles

Jordan Miles who was Beaten By Police May Have to Pay Their lawyer fees

Once again an all-white jury found ruthless police officers 'not guilty' of egregious actions. In this case we are talking about honor student Jordan Miles out of Pittsburgh, Pa.  A couple of years ago Miles while en route to his grandmother's house 3 white … [Read More...]

Sabrina Carter

The Eviction of Sabrina Carter-SF’s Privatization and Negro Removal Plan

  Hard Knock Radio (04-02-14) Co-Host Anita Johnson speaks with Tiny Lisa Garcia of Poor News Network and long time resident Sabrina Carter about the ongoing privatization and gentrification that is unfolding in urban areas, in particular San … [Read More...]

Tattoo

Pro-Football Distancing Itself From Gang Affiliation w/ New Campaign

Last week football fans all over the country were stunned when the Philadelphia Eagles suddenly released Pro Bowl widereceiver DeSean Jackson. What was officially stated as noted in a recent article on NJ.com was DeSean had a 'bad attitude, an inconsistent … [Read More...]

Frankie Knuckles

The Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles Has Passed-He Will Be Missed

I'm at a loss words as I'm just getting word that House Music pioneer Frankie Knuckles has passed away..Man this hurts my heart. Known as the Godfather of House,  Knuckles who was originally from the Bronx, New York moved to Chicago in the late 70s (1977) and … [Read More...]

Cookie Crew

500 Female Emcees: Meet the Cookie Crew-Hip Hop Pioneers from the UK

When we talk about Hip Hop  and its history its good to not only know the pioneering figures in New York where the music and culture was born, but its good to know who were the pioneering figures in other places. When we talk about the vibrant Hip Hop scene in … [Read More...]

Alika (Argentina)

500 Female Emcees: Meet Alika from Argentina

Based on his early days of hip hop, Alika has become one of the leaders of the world reggae-dancehall-speaking After joining Attitude Maria Marta (one of the first hip hop bands Argentine) In 1999 decided to start their own project based on the Rastafarian … [Read More...]

FBI

When will the FBI Take Down Corrupt Police Like they do Corrupt Politicians?

Glad to see the FBI has been hot on the case, spending 2 years seeking out corrupt politicians who are gun trafficking and bringing them down. For that they should be applauded. With the recent take downs of Cali state Senators Leland Yee and Ron Calderon, … [Read More...]