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The People’s War – Episode 37: 50 shots fired, 38 pierced the body of another black man killed by police in St. Petersburg, Florida

On December 2nd, 2020, six Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies fired over 50 bullets into a car and hit 20-year-old Dominique Harris 38 times, killing him.

This police killing of another black man took place in a parking lot of a neighborhood store in south St. Petersburg, Florida in front of dozens of witnesses. It was filmed and went viral on social media.

Ntembwe.jpg On this episode we talk with lifelong St. Petersburg residents Ntambwe Bhekizitha and Akilé Anai. Ntambwe is owner of Freedom Cutz Barbershop in south St. Pete and Akilé’s father. Akilé Anai is Editor-in-Chief of The Burning Spear newspaper and former candidate for City Council in St. Petersburg.

Akile.jpgWe talk about:

  • Police role in the forced removal for gentrification of St. Petersburg, Florida and African communities throughout the U.S.
  • The importance of black working class owned media vs. white colonial media in controlling the narrative of our lives
  • The need for political strategy to answer the question “to what end” do we protest the endless police murders of black people?

The People’s War radio show is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM “Black Power 96” in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.