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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 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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Join our #GivingTuesday Fundraising Team!

On December 1st, Black Power 96 will be celebrating #GivingTuesday. Held on the Tuesday after the shopping frenzies of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day for doing something for a cause you care about. Join our #GivingTuesday fundraising team! Host an online fundraiser and help spread the word about Black Power 96 […]

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The People’s War – Episode 34: Culture, the “war of ideas” and the Black Power movement

2020 has been a year of African resistance – resistance to police violence, poverty and mass incarceration. This episode looks at the role that culture plays in the “war of ideas” – how books, movies and music can express the worldview and serve the interests of the oppressor or those of the oppressed. Aundrey Jones, […]

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The People’s War – Episode 33: Philadelphia – democracy for who?

Philadelphia is credited with sealing a victory for Joseph Biden in the U.S. presidential race and “saving democracy”. At the same time, the city is reeling from nightly protests demanding an end to police violence against the African community. This episode of The People’s War radio show looks at the city’s legacy of violence against […]

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The People’s War – Episode 32: Land, water, police violence and Black Power in the French West Indies

The struggle for Black Power is reaching a critical point in the so-called French West Indies. Massive protests have been growing against the poisoning of the people, land and water of Martinique and Guadeloupe by continuing use of the internationally-banned pesticide, chlordecone, by plantation owners. Activists are demanding an immediate end to the use of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 31: #EndSARS: Necolonialism vs. a united socialist Africa

Militant protests against police repression and murder of African people have spread across Nigeria, strategic oil supplier to the western world. Widespread reparations raids on stores and government warehouses along with attacks on police precincts and prisons have rocked the country. Lagos – Nigeria’s financial hub whose population is 3 times larger that NYC – […]

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