HKR: August 21 2013: Today on Hard Knock Radio co-host Anita Johnson sits down with long time community activist and former Black Panther Mama Ayanna to discuss the meaning of Black August. They focus on the life and political philosophy of prison movement founder George Jackson who was assassinated this day (Aug 21st ) back in 1971.
They also talk about the Haitian Revolution which was revolt led by enslaved Africans which kicked off in August of 1791
They also discusses the slave revolt led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831. 55 whites were killed as whites retaliated and killed 200 Blacks hanging 56 who they believed involved with the resurrection.
Later in the show Davey D sits down and talks with award-winning journalist Mona Eltahawy who is based in Cairo about the ongoing conflict and the roots to it.. They discuss the conditions that led up to what is called the ‘Arab Spring‘ and why Eltahawy saw it as a Revolution. We also talk to her about the Muslim brotherhood and the Military and what those two organizations/ institutions mean to the country. This pt 1 of a two-part interview