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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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July Member Drive Goal Reached! Thank you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! To all of Black Power 96 Radio’s listeners and supporters—thank you for helping us meet our goal of raising $6,000 in our July Supporting Member Fund Drive. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to your community radio station. Some of our staff and volunteers were hit personally […]

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The People’s War – Episode 18: Black Community Control of Schools

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the United States abruptly closed in March. Some school districts implemented distance learning plans, and others did not. African children without regular access to computers and the internet have been further alienated. In the haste to reopen and jumpstart the economy, public school districts have reopened despite the […]

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The People’s War – Episode 17: The struggle for Black Power in Brazil, from the Quilombos to the Favelas

Brazil occupies nearly half of the South American continent and is home to approximately 214 million people, over half of whom are African. With 83,000 deaths from COVID-19, Brazil is rapidly catching up with the U.S. where 145,000 have died. Africans in Brazil face extreme poverty, lack of health care and rampant violence and murder […]

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#OmaliTaughtMe on July 19: The question of our land in the African and Mexican struggle for liberation

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Watch the July 19th episode of #OmaliTaughtMe on the question of our land in the African and Mexican struggle for liberation! A continuation of the special series featuring the Mexican liberation organization Unión del Barrio! Chairman Omali Yeshitela is joined by: Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary General of the African Socialist International (ASI) Tafarie Mugeri, Chairman of […]

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The People’s War – Episode 16: Corporate scramble; they must pay!

The Amazon fire stick video screen opens with slogans about “Black Lives Matter” and “Amazon stands in solidarity with the black community.” Netflix has put together a black movies series. Nascar made a public showing of support for their one black driver and removed the Confederate flag. UberEats is offering free delivery from black businesses. Twitter CEO […]

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Black Power 96 doors are temporarily closed

Black Power 96 Radio · Black Power 96 Radio’s doors are temporarily closed Black Power 96 FM volunteer tests positive for coronavirus; station staff and volunteers quarantined while awaiting test results At the start of the pandemic, we closed the station to all but a small core of volunteer staff members. They wore masks and […]

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Artist spotlight: Joseph Smith (aka Jas Gospel) performs “Greater” for Black Power 96 Radio’s Free Da Mic online concert

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Gospel artist Joseph Smith (aka Jas Gospel) recorded the song “Greater” for Black Power 96 Radio’s “Free Da Mic” online concert. Thank you Joseph Smith for sharing your talent with us and supporting Black Power 96! Stay tuned to the Black Power 96 airwaves as we will be playing more music by Joseph Smith and […]

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