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The People’s War – Episode 28: Black People’s March on the White House, Black Power Matters!

In the midst of a continuing pandemic, worldwide uprisings against police containment of the African community and a desperately contested U.S. presidential election, we turn to Chairman Omali Yeshitela for answers and a way forward. Chairman Omali is: Leader and founder of the Uhuru Movement over 5 decades, initiated campaigns to defend the democratic rights of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 27: The shooting of L.A. Sheriffs in Compton – response to legacy of police violence?

On September 12, 2020, a gunman opened fire on two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies at the Willowbrook Blue Line Transit Station in Compton California. The deputies were taken to the nearby St. Francis Medical Center in the neighboring city of Lynwood. Outside of the hospital, protestors gathered, not in support of the officers but in […]

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The People’s War – Episode 26: COVID-19 and the Black Ankh free Telehealth program

As U.S. COVID-19 deaths exceed 200,000, we talk with two African professionals about: The state of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the African community along with the state of health and healthcare in general, for African people in the U.S. and around the world. What African people can do to guard against infection […]

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The People’s War – Episode 25: Hip-hop, politics and Black Power

Hip-Hop is a cultural movement that was formed following the defeat of the African Revolution of the 1960s.  Its poetics, aesthetics and politics reflect African life under the U.S. counterinsurgency. The conditions that define the moment hip-hop arose were: increased privatization, mass unemployment and poverty, increased colonial violence and a decrease in mass mobilization. Hip-Hop […]

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The People’s War – Episode 24: Police containment of the black community is genocide

Hosts Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu talk with Diop Olugbala, chair of the “Black Community Control of Police” working group of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations about: Stop and Frisk racial profiling Special “anti-gang” laws targeting the black community The September 11-13, 2020 online Convention of the International […]

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The People’s War – Episode 23: Black athletes stand against police violence

Last week, the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League were forced to cancel playoff and other games when athletes refused to play, in protest of the actions of the Kenosha, Wisconsin police, shooting an unarmed black man Jacob Blake, seven times in […]

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