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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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The People’s War – Episode 21: Black and Brown Unity – the time is now!

Black and Latino people make up nearly 80 percent of the people in prison. Black and Latino people earn, on average, 60 percent the median income earned by whites. The COVID-19 rates for Africans, Latinos and Indigenous people in the US are three to four times those of whites. Black and Brown people live together, work together, go […]

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The People’s War – Episode 20: Black August and the struggle to free political prisoners

More than 1.5 million African people are locked up in prison or jail in the U.S.,  victims of a colonial system where they are the targets of profiling, discriminatory prosecutions and unfair sentencing. A number of them are political prisoners who have spent most of their adult lives behind bars after serving as heroes in […]

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The People’s War – Episode 19: Black Power in the Great White North – a report from Toronto, Canada

Dr. Matsemela Odom talks with Jalali, also known as Norman “Otis” Richmond about: COVID-19 and colonial violence against Africans in Canada History of the African liberation movement and the struggle for African unity in Canada Revolutionary international African culture Jalali was born in Louisiana and raised in Los Angeles, California.  He moved to Canada in […]

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