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From the archives
11/09/2021
The Story Of Fannie Lou Hamer

From the archives

Fannie Lou Hamer is an American voting and women's rights activist community organizer and leader in the civil rights movement. We will talk about how she contributed to the fight for civil rights in America. All this and your phone calls.

From the archives. Love him or hate him, the man is a comic legend.
11/06/2021
The Comedy of Dave Chappelle

From the archives. Love him or hate him, the man is a comic legend.

In this weeks episode, we will talk about this generation's comic genius, Dave Chappelle. We will talk about how he got started and how his comedy has influenced the game. We will also hear some clips from some of his funniest performances. All of this and your phone calls.

Photos from Afropolitans's post
09/26/2021

Photos from Afropolitans's post

09/23/2021
From the vault...a classic show about housing discrimination in America.
09/18/2021
Minorities And A Legacy of Housing Discrimination

From the vault...a classic show about housing discrimination in America.

In this week's show, we will be talking about why minorities in America are far behind whites when it comes to housing. Plus we will talk about gentrification and I will give figures of the various costs of housing in the country. All of this and your phone calls.

This show covers all of the wars that the US has been in. The list is long.
08/24/2021
Is America the Biggest Bully in the World?

This show covers all of the wars that the US has been in. The list is long.

In this week's episode, I will talk about the number of times that the U.S. has been involved in conflicts all over the world. The number is staggering. Is this why some citizens of other countries look at us in a negative light? Does this explain why so many citizens of the U.S. have a strange obse...

Has America become a pe*****le safe haven?? We are at a turning point and the pe*****les are coming out to make their pl...
08/03/2021
The Slaughter of the Innocents: Pe******ia & Childhood Sexual Trauma

Has America become a pe*****le safe haven?? We are at a turning point and the pe*****les are coming out to make their place known.... But today's not their day. Our children deserve a future and we have to secure them today. We are Black First Today Tomorrow and Forever... Truth has come to you

Written by Alberta Parish To the woman who wrote an e-mail to me stating that my mother stood by and watched me get fu**ed when I was a chil...

Timeline Photos
06/12/2021

Timeline Photos

In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested for violating Virginia's ban on in*******al marriage. After challenging the law over a period of nine years, the Supreme Court struck down bans on in*******al marriage #OnThisDay in 1967: https://comca.st/3gq3Q2L

April 5, 2021 8pm-9pm. Click on the player below to listen live.
03/31/2021
The True History About Easter

April 5, 2021 8pm-9pm. Click on the player below to listen live.

This week we will be talking about the real history of Easter. Just like every religious holiday, it has it's orgins in paganism. It's time to tell the truth about Easter.

From the archives.
03/24/2021
America's Mass Murder Problem

From the archives.

This week will discuss mass murderers and their manifestos. We will talk about why we have this issue and what can be done to solve it. What do the politicians blame the problem on, too many guns or video games? All of this and more.

03/09/2021
Monday February 8, 2021  8pm-9pmClick on the player below to listen live
02/06/2021
Black History Facts No One Knows About

Monday February 8, 2021 8pm-9pm
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This episode we will talk about some Black History facts and why we should not whitewash Black History.

12/01/2020
D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley

Another little note from the #GEDSection

Only On: DLHughleyRadioShow.com

November 23: Today in 1887, Black Farm Workers Were Massacred in Thibodaux, Louisiana
11/23/2020
November 23: Today in 1887, Black Farm Workers Were Massacred in Thibodaux, Louisiana

November 23: Today in 1887, Black Farm Workers Were Massacred in Thibodaux, Louisiana

Photo credits: The History Press (Charleston, South Carolina) The Thibodaux Massacre took place in Thibodaux, Louisiana on November 23, 1887. Black sugar cane workers, determined to unionize for a living wage, chose to combine their minimal power

11/20/2020
NowThis

NowThis

This man served 44 years in prison for a crime he did not commit — now he's using his freedom to vote for the first time ever

11/19/2020
The True Story About Thanksgiving

Monday November 23, 2020 8pm-9pm Click on the player below to listen live.

This is the annual story about the truth about Thanksgiving. If you think that the pilgrims and the Native Americans sat around a table and had a gret meal together, think again. It's not what you were taught.

11/14/2020
Last Week's News Tonight-Trump, you're Fired!

Encore from 11/9/20. Enjoy!

The national nightmare is finally over. Trump has been reduced to a one term president and the world is dancing. We will bask in the notion that the crook's reign is over and count down the days until Trump goes to jail. All of this and your calls.

10/13/2020
Ben Crump

Ben Crump

This white man fled police, rammed a cop car AND resisted arrest... then was arrested without a scratch. A Black man would have suffered a much different fate! We know de-escalation tactics are doable... that is, if police actually want to use them. Excessive force is not a knee jerk reaction in cases of White Privilege!

10/07/2020
Ben Crump

Ben Crump

This Kansas City cop kneeled on the back of a 9-month pregnant woman while arresting her!
He knew she was pregnant and reacted by throwing her to the ground. KCPD must be held accountable for the brutal actions of its officers!

10/05/2020
60 Minutes Of Funk

Monday October 5, 2020 8pm-9pm
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I honor of Trump catching the Rona, here is an hour of dance music to get your dance to. I know when I heard the news, I jumped up and did the Hustle. Enjoy!

10/03/2020
Judge Greg Mathis

Judge Greg Mathis

Re: Breonna Taylor. GET RID OF THE SECRET GRAND JURIES!!

10/01/2020
Shaun King

Shaun King

Monsters. This can’t be reformed. It needs to be dismantled. Period. Same town where they murdered Elijah McClain. 📷 from my good brother @thesavoyshow

Monday September 28,2020 8pm-9pmClick on the player below to listen live.
09/28/2020
60 Minutes of Easy Listening

Monday September 28,2020 8pm-9pm
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I will be back soon to report on the bad news but I just wanted to spread some good music vibes for a Monday. Sixty minutes of easy listening music because we need it. Oh yeah, Trump is a fu***ng tax cheat.

09/28/2020
Shaun King

Shaun King

🤬🤬🤬 I need you to see this. ⁣

Watch as this Seattle Police Officer, riding a bike, literally swerves to ride his bike over the head an injured protestor. ⁣

Please tell me the name of this officer.

09/28/2020
Benjamin Dixon

Benjamin Dixon

🔥 This pastor DEVASTATES Evangelicals.🔥

John Pavlovitz absolutely LEVELS the hypocrisy, bigotry, and racism of white Evangelicals who had nothing but hatred for Obama and nothing but love for Trump.

The original article is still available here: https://johnpavlovitz.com/2018/01/24/white-evangelicals-people/

John Pavlovitz's words here are AMAZING! Be sure to follow his page and support his work!

09/27/2020
In the NOW

In the NOW

He's being arrested, while accusing cops of treating him the same as if he was a POC! If it weren't for his white privilege, sh*t could have ended up a whole lot worse! 🤯

09/27/2020
The Young Turks

The Young Turks

Americas Ugly + Hypocritical History Of 'Go Back' EXPLAINED.

09/27/2020
James Hodge

James Hodge

My fellow white people, how are you defending the murder of Breonna Taylor?
#justiceforBreonna
#JusticeforBreonnaTaylor
#BlackLivesMatter
#PolicethePolice

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The cursed day of September 23rd illuminates much about racial inequality and injustice in America. Although difficult to comprehend, Emmett Louis Till, lynched while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, was closer to receiving justice than Breonna Taylor would ever be sixty-five years later. One can only think that at least Till’s killers faced some semblance of a trial. The grand jury decided that a trial was not even a necessity for Breonna Taylor’s killers. The realization that justice was a more distant possibility for Taylor in the new millennium than it was for Till sixty-five year ago in Mississippi is a startling reality.
Let’s be honest about the fact that elite White males achieved success because of the absence of competition from other groups, not because of it. Nonetheless, diversity is a hard sell to a group of people who do not recognize such obvious realities. They believe that it was their hard work, ingenuity, cunning strategies, and attention to detail that explains their voluminous financial success. I wish that I could tell a figure like Stephen Jones, the son of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, that his success is not due to any of the above factors, it is “due to the fact that your daddy owned the company. Nothing more and nothing less.”
Just as Newton and Seale addressed Black America’s most pressing problems in an organized manner during the volatile 60’s protest era, contemporary Black Nationalists must take similar steps by educating and enforcing guidelines to prevent the Coronavirus spread among our community. Although such community service efforts are neither sensational nor lauded as the “Panther Patrols”, they are as integral to Black survival in this time of crisis as the Free Breakfast for Children, Ambulance service, Sickle-Cell Anemia Centers, and assisting the elderly within our community. According to Huey P. Newton, the Revolutionary’s sole objective is to serve the people.
As you very well expect, I view these developments through a prism that makes Brother Malcolm’s quip of “being a good old country boy and it ain’t never made me sad, its only made me glad when the chickens coming home to roost.” I have no sympathy for Trump as there is not an iota of evidence that he was unaware of how brazen his activities have been. He consciously sowed these wicked seeds of corruption and immorality with the expectation that they would “never come home to roost.” The great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass posited the following remark nearly two centuries ago. It is amazing that it is relevant the impeachment inquiry of Trump. “When men sow the wind, it is rational to expect that they will reap the whirlwind.” Douglass’ comment is a truism that has lasted through the annals of time.
Let’s be clear on this matter, calls for Owens to be silenced flow from the recognition that her message is an anomaly when compared to centuries of Black political thought. One needs to look no further than the robust debates that occurred between Black leaders of yesteryear (Booker T. Washington vs. William Monroe Trotter, W.E.B. DuBois vs. Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington vs. Anna Julia Cooper) to dismiss charges that Owens’ opponents are seeking conformity among Black political thought; we have always been non-monolithic. My problem with Candace Owens is the undeniable fact that she, unlike those Black leaders mentioned above, has no interest in the politico-economic uplift of Black America. She has repeatedly proven that she is nothing more than a political pr******te willing to dance to whatever tune the highest bidder has chosen.
This rapidly developing schism among “the Black have’s’ and ‘the Black have not’s” emanates from a growing disgust among industrious African-Americans regarding wasted educational and employment opportunities. Most are convinced that it is these personal failing that undergirds much of today’s Black suffering. Brooklyn, New York, bed-and-breakfast owner Tiffany Thomas has a daunting view of others who have squandered opportunities and now seek what amounts to ‘alms for the poor’ donations. “Look, there are grown men on my block who are hanging out all day, every day. They are out there when I take my child to school, and they are in the same spot when we return; just existing. Not living, existing. Now if that is how they choose to waste their lives, fine. But, don’t dare look for me to supplement your weed-smoking and beer drinking with my hard-earned dollars. It’s not going to happen.” Those who have compromised their earning potential via a lifestyle that rests on cultural dysfunction fail to realize that they have sown seeds that have facilitated a cavernous divide within Black America that the comedian Chris Rock once characterized as a Civil War between “Black folk and Ni**as. And Ni**as have got to go.”
For Black workers, White laborers repeated refusal to discard antiquated identity politic constructs serves as the primary roadblock in their refusal to mobilize behind a true Class struggle. The most succinct summation of Black workers belief that White labor leaders refusal to abandon racial bigotry was articulated by a Black steelworker who off-handedly stated, “That’s just White folk being White folk.”
On the surface, it appears that the only logical impact that the arrival of elite Black athletes on HBCU campuses will have is to improve the on-field product immediately. An improvement that would most certainly surpass what is being offered by their PWI counterparts. As you well know, Black superiority in the athletic realm is nothing new. However, to the chagrin of African-Americans, it has never translated into much more than fleeting moments of racial pride regarding Black athletic superiority. Other than the fleeting moments of racial pride that they provide, they are mostly inconsequential in regards to improving HBCU’s or uplifting the Race politically, socially, or economically.
The most unfortunate effect of White bigotry and institutionalized racism on the Black mind has been its tendency to seek immediate relief for what bothers it via emotionalism and sensationalism, not scientific, political principles. Those who have mistaken the excitement that so naturally flows from “silver-tongued” charismatic leaders have become perfect victims.
As I am certain that you can imagine, telling this fool to turn his music down did nothing more than rapidly escalate a tenuous situation. As if on cue, this Slim Thug wannabe began to do a dance that reminded me of what one may see an African “Witchdoctor” performing as he attempted to cast a spell upon an enemy with twists, turns, pivots, and a cornucopia of hand signals which I guess were some type of gang signs. Now I need you to understand that this brother “boogied” across the ENTIRE parking lot, patrons at every gas pump were privy to his “dance”. By the time that he completed what I considered to be little more than a homage to cultural illiteracy and social inappropriateness, he finished with a flourish that guaranteed we were indeed on the precipice of completing this “Nigga Moment”. Inexplicably, this young man danced himself toward me and the thirty-something gentleman who had earlier screamed for him to turn his music down, did an effeminate ballerina twirl, as he frantically threw up more gang signs as if they were communications that we should not miss, prior to emerging from his spin and saying “F**k you!!!!! You two too old Ni**as.”
The sight of this young man carrying a boom box blaring vulgar rap music on a collegiate campus is yet another occurrence of a Black male grappling with his identity. The alluded to process is made more difficult by first-generation Black male collegians having to serve two masters. On the one hand, they are desperate to maintain a quotient of “the cool” that signifies the presence of Black manhood, while on the other hand he is being prodded to abandon such priorities in favor of academic pursuits and personal growth that most incorrectly agree is the anti-thesis of “cool.” Far too many first-generation Black Male Collegians have heard the message that academic success robs Black men of their very essence and should be avoided by any means necessary.