For more than two decades Race for the Times Media Group has independently been collecting and capturing our movement for social justice and human rights. Race for the Times examines the continuing struggle for freedom, justice and equality of African Descendants in America from the end of the Civil Rights struggle to the perceived "Post Racial" America.
Originally a radio show that aired from 1992-1997 on KSJS radio in San Jose Ca, the program focused on issues around the Afrikan Diaspora. The program was the first terrestrial broadcast to stream a live program over the internet, and it was produced by Black People. RFT Media Group now produces podcasts, documentaries, and films by and about the Afrikan Diaspora.
RFT has now embarked on a feature documentary series, “Race for the Times- The Documental, Volume 1”. In the spirit of "Eyes on the Prize" series, Race for the Times, represents a culmination of conversations, speeches, and performances from some of our most esteemed and honored cultural representatives in the African struggle for freedom and independence. From Griots to Revolutionaries, rappers and pastors, old school and new; this film series explores it all from the early 90's to present day. Volume 1 weaves together the commonality in our struggle as it manifests itself in our music, art and intellectuals leading our struggle for freedom and justice. The footage is raw and unapologetic including: The Last Poets, The Watts Prophets, Kwame Ture, Khalid Muhammad, Amiri Baraka, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Maya Angelou, Public Enemy and many more.