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The People’s War – Episode 9: Reports from the Ground: Africans and the pandemic in the Midwest

This week The People’s War radio show goes live to Chicago to talk with Kamm Howard, Co-Chair of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America and head of the Reparations Working Group for the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations.

We discuss:

  • The Minneapolis police murder of George Floyd and the struggle for Black Community Control of the police.
  • The impact of the pandemic on the African community in Chicago from the loss of businesses, eviction and homelessness, poverty and police violations of black democratic rights.
  • Scientific research into the impact of slavery and ongoing colonial oppression on the DNA and genetic health of African people.

Hosted by Ticharwa Masimba and Matop Nyungu, The People’s War weekly radio show features guests covering all aspects of the current crisis – providing health and medical tips and resources, economic survival information, analysis of the political and international impact, how to prepare for the future and organize for community self-determination.