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White Lies Shattered – Episode 6: The Lie that the American Revolution was about “Liberty”

Host Jamie Simpson welcomes back Penny Hess to obliterate the colonial myth that “The American Revolution was a fight for liberty from tyranny.” Episode 6 removes the mists of idealism from the so-called American Revolution and examines the reality of settler colonialism in North America from the perspective of Indigenous people and the African working […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 5: The Lie That It’s Not About Race, It’s About Class

This episode features Penny Hess ripping to shreds the white lie that, “It’s not about race, it’s about class.” Tune to hear the African Internationalist response to this denial of the colonial contradiction as expressed through opportunistic slogans like, “black and white unite and fight,” and the historical distortion that says white people were somehow […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 4: The Lie of Benign, Progressive Capitalism

Shattering the lie that capitalism was born as a benign and progressive system Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, destroys the lie that capitalism was born as a benign and progressive system in Europe and only later became the oppressive, world wide system of imperialism we know today. This episode of the […]

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Spring Fund Drive

Tune in for special programming and thank you gifts when you become a Supporting Member, or renew your support, of Black Power 96.3 FM Radio! Keep YOUR black community radio station and African self-determination on the airwaves going strong! Tune in: 96.3 FM in St. Petersburg, FL Streaming on and the Black Power 96 […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 3: The Hideous Lie that “Africans Sold Themselves into Slavery”

On Episode 3 of “White Lies Shattered,” co-hosts Jamie Simpson and Jesse Nevel use the political theory and historical analysis of African Internationalism to expose and destroy the white nationalist lie that “Africans sold themselves into slavery,” a foul and slanderous lie propagated by imperialism to blame African people for their own oppression and attempt […]

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The People’s War – Episode 49: Justice for Kevin Desir who died in custody of Broward County, FL Sheriffs

On January 27, 2021, Kevin Desir, a 43-year-old black man, died in the custody of the Broward County (Florida) Sheriffs Department – a week after an “altercation” with jail staff had left him in a vegetative state with irreversible brain injury. Desir had been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana despite the fact that […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 2: “Age of Exploration” was the Age of Genocide

Episode 2: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans discovered the world in the Age of Exploration.”  Reparations in Action Host Jamie Simpson welcomes African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) Chairwoman Penny Hess, author of the book Overturning the Culture of Violence and Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair Jesse Nevel to explore the genocidal history of colonial capitalism. […]

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The People’s War – Episode 48: “Judas and the Black Messiah” COINTELPRO and African martyrs, part 2

In this episode we talk with African People’s Socialist Party Chairman about the recently released movie, Judas and the Black Messiah, putting it in context of the far-reaching U.S. government counterinsurgency program that militarily defeated the Black Power movement of the 1960s. Judas and the Black Messiah recounts the FBI COINTELPRO (counterintelligence program) responsible for the assassinations […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 01: The Lie of “European Civilization”

Episode 1: Shattering the white lie that “Europeans brought civilization to the world” On the premiere episode of “White Lies Shattered,” a special series hosted by Reparations in Action, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee explores the genocidal origins of capitalism and uproot the lies white people tell ourselves about slavery, colonialism […]

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