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White Lies Shattered – Episode 12: The University System Owes Reparations – The Ivory Tower Exposed

This episode of “White Lies Shattered” features Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, Penny Hess and Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego, Dr. Matsemela Odom vanquishing the lie that the academic ivory tower is a bastion of truth and justice. Hess and Odom use the historical record to […]

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Free Da Mic: Battle of the Genres

Black Power 96.3 FM Radio presents an online benefit concert featuring 12 artists from 4 different genres! Hip-Hop R&B Gospel Southern Soul Join the Zoom Room to vote for your favorite genre: You can also watch on

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July Fund Drive

Support radio in the hands of the black community! Donate to become a Supporting Member or renew your support today! Tune in: 96.3 FM in St. Petersburg, FL Streaming on and on the Black Power 96 mobile app Special programming includes: Wednesday, July 12, 7pm ET: Reparations in Action LIVE Webinar Friday, July 30, […]

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Reparations in Action: Why white people must face the truth about colonialism

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Today’s episode of Reparations in Action is a re-release of a presentation by Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee and author of Overturning the Culture of Violence. Chairwoman Penny delivered this speech at the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations conference in Washington, DC on November 8, 2020. […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 9: Genocide, Gold and Indigenous Resistance

Host Jamie Simpson welcomes back APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess and USM Chair Jesse Nevel for a harrowing tour of the genocide carried out against the Indigenous people through the infamous Trail of Tears and the unspeakable slaughter committed in the name of colonialism during the so-called gold rush that resulted in California becoming a state. […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 8: The Lie That the White Man Discovered America and Settled the “West”

This episode of the White Lies Shattered series on the Reparations in Action radio show examines the genocide waged against the Indigenous people of North America. From Georgia to California, this bloody legacy was the origin of white America and many of the lies white North Americans tell ourselves to cover up the ugly truth […]

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White Lies Shattered – Episode 7: How St. Pete Destroyed a Black Community to Build a Baseball Stadium

Did you know that the city government of St. Petersburg, Florida destroyed a black community in the 1980s This episode features interviews with African People’s Socialist Party Department of Agitprop director and former St. Petersburg city council candidate Akile Anai (AKA Eritha Akile Cainion), APSP member Themba Tshibanda and Uhuru Solidarity Movement Chair and former […]

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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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