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Khan: A 9/11 Every Other Day

In early 2010, I was engaged in an interesting discussion with a cab driver on the bustling streets of Karachi, Pakistan.  Like any good cabbie, he was in tune with the pulse of the city, and could articulate the general mood and climate of the area.  We talked at length about U.S.-Pakistan relations, but one statement he made in particular will stick with me perhaps forever:  … [Read More...]

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Christmas Eve: Protests, Drama & Cop Shootings

So it's Christmas Eve, a time when we are supposed to have good will toward one another and spread peace. Sadly there is much turmoil across the land. First we have … [Read More...]

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A Tale of 2 Cop Killers and the Movements Attached to Them

Hope folks are paying close attention to whats playing out right now.. Police departments all over the country have put themselves on high alert and talking about … [Read More...]

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Was Eric Garner Sexually Assaulted by NYPD?

Never forget that millions are made off of Black Death, Black Misery and Black Dysfunction..It may be record labels profiting handsomely off the death of Biggie and 2Pac. It may be the prison industrial complex complete with police overtime, the funding of war … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

Mike Brown

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 offer up some keen insight and resources to tap into.. The announcement that the St. Louis … [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 they are with the system or the electoral process. The agendas of those who are now in control … [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...]

Bob Law

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...]

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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...]