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The People’s War – Episode 13: Black Power Matters in the NYC


The People’s War Radio Show returns to New York City to talk with:

New York City Councilwoman Inez Barron representing the 42nd District in Brooklyn. Born and raised in Brooklyn, a graduate of Hunter College and the Bank Street College of Education, she worked in primary and secondary education for 36 years, serving as an elementary school teacher, a principal and a school board member.

New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron. Born in Queens, he joined the Harlem branch of the Black Panther Party at age 18, distributing newspapers and protesting for the release of the Panther 21. He joined the National Black United Front in 1979, is today a member of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, advocates for Black Community Control and has effectively put a stop to gentrification in his District.

On this program, they discuss:

  • Countering attempts to hijack the movement to ending police occupation of the African community
  • Black community health and economic survival during the coronavirus pandemic
  • The struggles for reparations and quality education

Hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu, the weekly People’s War Radio Show features guests covering all aspects of the struggle against colonial violence, from COVID-19 to police occupation.

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