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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 over the top response by police to those protesting the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown... They also gave us … [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 … [Read More...]

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Ferguson Riots

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 … [Read More...]

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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...]

Free Palestine

Some thoughts on Black Liberation, Palestine & the Angry Black Woman Open Letter

For the past couple of days an article written by 'An Angry Black Woman' has been making he rounds.. It's an open letter to Palestinians telling them to stop referencing  Black 'Freedom struggle' when speaking about their own struggle. It goes on to make the … [Read More...]


Malcolm X Gives a Great History Lesson & Breakdown on Zionism

During these troubled times where all eyes are focused on the ongoing assaults and massacres in Gaza via Israel,  there are some that like to run around and pull up an erroneous quote from Dr Martin Luther King that says critique of Zionism is anti-Semitic. We … [Read More...]

Frederick Douglass

Be Patriotic & Reflect on Frederick Douglass’ Independence Day Speech

So today is July 4th Independence Day for the Good Ole USA, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave ..This is the beloved place where we have written before the statue of Liberty.. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The … [Read More...]

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How Some Black Members of Congress Are Selling Out to Telecom Companies

Big phone and cable companies are attacking the free and open Internet – and some Black members of Congress are helping them do it. Ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently signed a letter to the FCC attacking net neutrality, the principle … [Read More...]

Phil Agnew

Phil Agnew and the Dream Defenders are No Joke

We recently sat down with Phil Agnew of the Dream Defenders which is an incredible organization based in Florida. They were the first on the scene kicking up dust and doing all that they could do to bring attention to the grave injustice that befell … [Read More...]

Mike Hutchinson

Mike Hutchinson: How Oakland’s School Board Plans to Further Gentrification

Oakland, California like most city's around the country and for that matter around the world has two big buzz word that spark intense, heated  passions among its residents GENTRIFICATION and PRIVATIZATION... Here in 'tha town' public school privatization has … [Read More...]

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Courts Rule Teaching Tenure is Unconstitutional-Here’s the Real Deal Behind that Fight

On Tuesday a Superior Court here in the state of California issued a landmark ruling declaring teachers who receive tenure is unconstitutional. Immediately afterwards a number of folks jumped on social media and took to the airwaves declaring the ending of … [Read More...]

Tracy Morgan

Some Thoughts on Tracy Morgan & Over worked Wal-Mart Truck Drivers

Soon as I heard there was a Wal-Mart Truck involved in that horrific crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his friend, writer/ comedian James McNair, the first thing I thought of was driver fatigue... Now we know that the man behind … [Read More...]

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Our Intv w/ Danyel Smith & Elliott Wilson about the State of Hip Hop Journalism & HRD CVR

Danyel Smith and Elliot Wilson are two individuals whose names have to be mentioned when you talk about Hip Hop journalism. The husband and wife team have been at it for a minute and have covered a lot of ground. Danyel, a former classmate at UC Berkeley … [Read More...]