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Thoughts on Cuban Hip Hop Being Used to Overthrow the Gov’t

There's a been a lot of conversation about the recent revelations of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists being via infiltrated through an agency called USAID with the goal of shaping opinions and sparking unrest to create a climate that would lead to the overthrow of the Cuban government. You can peep one of the many stories about that HERE--- In speaking about … [Read More...]

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Everyone But Us (Sobering Thoughts on Ferguson & Racial Justice )

Lots to think about in the aftermath of the St Louis Grand Jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson.. Racial Justice scholars David J Leanord and J Love Calderon … [Read More...]

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You Mad Because the GOP Knocked You Out?

Election 2014 The Aftermath: Well folks, the people have spoken with their choice of candidate or their willingness to sit it out and make a statement of how unhappy … [Read More...]

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Election Day 2014-Deep East Oakland Mayoral Debate

A couple of weeks ago it was pointed out that the 15 people vying for Oakland's top post as Mayor had done a record number of debates. They had reached into every part of the city except Deep East Oakland. We are talking specifically about the area about 98th … [Read More...]

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Bob Law: History of Black Radio and the Removal of Black Militant Thought

Over the past few weeks Hard Knock Radio has been doing a series of interviews focusing on the state of Black media. Such a series would not be complete without getting some critical insight from long time freedom fighter and media justice advocate Bob Law.  … [Read More...]


Oakland’s Mystic Hits Hard on Black/ Brown Genocide w/ the ‘Country Roads’

Glad to see Oakland emcee Mystic is back on the scene with a new album called 'Beautiful Resistance'. It not only speaks truth to power but touches our soul in profound ways.. This is what she wrote about the song Country Roads which takes on different weight … [Read More...]

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Rickey Vincent & Chuck D Speak On the Legacy of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 are considered stellar musicians and entertainers who changed the game in major ways. Oftentimes when we speak of them they are presented as if they came out of nowhere and their musical prowess came out of a vacuum. We wanted … [Read More...]

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Live Dispatches from Ferguson: Standing at the Crossroads

Here are some of our recent Interviews from Ferguson, Missouri. In recent days we spoke with local activist Bgyrl 4 Life along with long time activists and former Vice Presidential candidate Rosa Clemente. They give a breakdown of the harrowing events that … [Read More...]

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Ferguson: Police Draw Guns on Rosa Clemente, Talib & Others

This is a harrowing account from Rosa Clemente who is down in Ferguson with a group of folks who she names in her Dispatches about what went down last night.. It's important to compare her account with what's being hailed in corporate media as some sort of … [Read More...]

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Report Backs from the Front lines of Ferguson & LA Over Police Shootings

Day 9 of the Uprisings in Ferguson. We caught up with Rodstarz and G1 of Rebel Diaz who gave us a sobering front line report bout the police militarization and brutality unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri. The pair spoke about the onslaught of vehicles and the … [Read More...]

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Rickey Vincent: Top Ten Sins of Omission From James Brown’s ‘Get on Up’

The August 1, 2014 release of the James Brown biopic Get On Up has been a long anticipated event for many music fans and people that grew up with Soul Brother Number One as an integral part of their lives.  The film has been praised by mainstream critics and … [Read More...]

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Curfews & Repression in Ferguson Represents Further Consolidation of Right-Wing Power

This is a response post from former political prisoner and Black Panther Dhoruba Bin-Wahad. He was responding to a post I had put up that was dealing with how the corporate media had capitulated to police last night and went along with the curfew and allowed … [Read More...]


History 101: Black Panthers, Palestinians & The Fight to End Racist Zionism

We sat down and spoke w/ former political prisoner, Black Panther (Panther 21) and BLA member Dhoruba Bin Wahad who gave us an incredible in-depth history about the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Palestinian Liberation Movement.. It's … [Read More...]