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Reparations In Action FM radio show and podcast returns to Black Power 96 with a new series: White Lies Shattered

After an extended hiatus, Reparations in Action returns to the airwaves Friday, February 19 at 3pm ET. It kicks off with a 13-week series called “White Lies Shattered.” 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 […]

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The People’s War – Episode 41: Celebrate Haitian Independence Day, Vive Ayiti!

January 1, 2021 marked the 217th anniversary of the Haitian revolution against French colonialism. We talk with Elikya Ngoma, Haiti Editor for The Burning Spear newspaper and musical artist. Elikya’s family is from Haiti, she speaks Kreyòl and maintains a close connection to politics in Haiti. She is also a singer and musician who has […]

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The People’s War – Episode 40: 2020 year in review with Chairman Omali Yeshitela

In our final episode of 2020, we talk with African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela about: African community’s fight against the pandemic Uprisings against police containment and violence Global economic power shifts Completing the black revolution of the 1960s African political and economic unification and liberation Chairman Omali Yeshitela is leader and founder of the […]

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The People’s War – Episode 39: Sinterklass & Zwarte Piet, Jim Crow minstrels, black face and falling statues

“The truth is that virtually every celebration done in this country and throughout Europe, certainly since the 15th or 16th century, have been celebrations of slavery and genocide. “Sinterklaas was the patron saint of shipping in Holland. The first African captives to come to America were brought by the Dutch. I would imagine that the […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Event

Come to the Volunteer Appreciation Event! On Tuesday December 22nd at 7pm Eastern Time, Burning Spear Media is hosting a special online event to recognize and appreciate the volunteers who keep Black Power 96 Radio going every day. Register to receive connection info for joining this online event: TinyURL.com/Dec22VolunteerThankYou   Want to say thanks? Send […]

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The People’s War – Episode 38: FBI war on today’s black activists

On December 4th, Grand Master Jay was arrested at his home in Ohio on a federal charge of pointing a rifle towards federally deputized task force officers perched on a rooftop during a rally in Louisville, Kentucky two months earlier. 57-year-old John “Jay” Johnson is leader of the Not F’in Around Coalition (NFAC), an armed […]

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The People’s War – Episode 37: 50 shots fired, 38 pierced the body of another black man killed by police in St. Petersburg, Florida

On December 2nd, 2020, six Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies fired over 50 bullets into a car and hit 20-year-old Dominique Harris 38 times, killing him. This police killing of another black man took place in a parking lot of a neighborhood store in south St. Petersburg, Florida in front of dozens of witnesses. It was […]

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The People’s War – Episode 36: Give us the land! Hands off the Bethesda African Cemetery!

The Moses African Cemetery in Bethesda, Maryland, holds the remains of hundreds of African people dating back to at least the 18th century. Today the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition is fighting developers and Montgomery County to stop the desecration of the sacred site as bulldozers tear the land to build a self-storage compound. We talk […]

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Bus Stop Band is #1 this week!

Congratulations to Bus Stop Band! Black Power 96 Radio listeners voted their song “Fell In Love For The First Time” #1 in the Top 5 at 5 Local Going Global contest on Friday, November 27! Band Members include: Steve Sanders – Lead guitarist/vocals Cochiese Sanders – Bass guitarist/vocals Antoinette Echols – Lead vocalist Desmond Davidson […]

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The People’s War – Episode 35: The “white people’s State”- pilgrims, proud boys, police

Last week, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was released from jail where he was being held on murder charges after killing 2 people who were protesting the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed African man. Rittenhouse’s 2 million dollar bond was raised through a crowdfunding effort that drew popular support from white people around […]

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