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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.  He is one of the Godfathers of Black radio and has never wavered in using the airwaves as a tool for liberation. In … [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 … [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 … [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...]

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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...]

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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...]