On Thursday, July 4, Black Power 96 Radio hosted Free Da Mic! Free Da African Nation! Open Mic night. The community heard dynamic performances by several featured performers including BLA, V.O.C.A.L.E, GBT Babies, Krown and Crunk Coco as well as community members who came up to the open mic. Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela was […]
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Black Power 96.3 FM Radio presents this open mic night, with featured artists: Krown Deon Crunk Coco GBT Babies VOCALE B.L.A. $5 at the door supports Black Power 96 Radio, which is holding a month-long Member Fund Drive in July. Support the black community owning and controlling our own media! You can sign up to […]
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Black working class truth in the media is nearly impossible to find. In news reports, Africans are portrayed as criminal thugs or permanently poor and incapable of self-reliance. Tracks played on the corporate-owned “urban” radio stations serve to divide and slander the African community, promoting horizontal (“black-on-black”) violence, degrading African women and glorifying the illegal […]
Shannon Stovell, Director of Feeling Free Learning summer program, brought a group of students in for a tour of the Black Power 96 Radio studio. We welcome students of all ages to our News and Public Affairs summer training program every Sunday from 1:00pm-2:30pm ET. Thanks to Shannon for this photo collage of their visit!
Local musicians are gaining exposure on Black Power 96 Radio’s weekly “Local Going Global” contest that invites listeners to vote for their favorite local artist. Hundreds of votes are counted each week, mostly from St. Pete residents, but also from listeners as far away as New York and Colorado who tune in through the station’s […]
By Ylana GBT Babies, a local group with music and performance in their blood, visited the Black Power 96.3 studio on Friday, February 1, 2019 and helped DJ Mr. Eddie to raise $400 in the first day of the station’s February Member Fund Drive. Themba, the Station Manager, said, “The black community is powerful when […]
By Ylana The sounds of Black Power 96.3 coursed throughout the room early Monday morning as a group of volunteers sat in the studio awaiting assignments from Themba, the Station Manager and Outreach Director. The day had come where we would find out if the city of St. Pete and the police department would stand […]
During the January 20th episode of Omali Taught Me on Black Power 96.3 FM Radio, Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela called on people to support Black Power 96 with contributions to raise $5,000 needed to upgrade studio equipment and take the station to a higher level. Watch Chairman Omali’s appeal and make a donation today […]
In 2015, Black Power 96 show host Norman “Otis” Richmond, aka Jalali, wrote an article in remembrance of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark for The Burning Spear newspaper. We are posting an excerpt here. Published December 7, 2015 on TheBurningSpear.com Shortly before his assassination Fred Hampton prophetically pointed out, “I believe I’m going to die doing the things I […]