Jah Kingdom with Dr. Monique Bedasse

Dr. Monique Bedasse joined us to discuss her new book, Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization. source: IMIXWHATILIKE Advertisements

Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March

  Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March Jared A. Ball “When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.” – Ho Chi Minh “This is it gentlemen, the dragon has come.” – George Jackson “Got to be real.” – Cheryl Lynn  This is my favorite time of year because we […]

The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind The Scenes With Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

Dhoruba bin-Wahad was back with us this time to discuss the context and history of the speech he gave in 1990 on the occasion of Nelson Mandela‘s release and visit to New York City, an excerpt of which is now heard opening the film All Eyez On Me.   source: The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind […]

Decolonizing Dialectics with George Ciccariello-Maher

Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher joined us for a discussion of his latest book, Decolonizing Dialectics. This was a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation about dialectics, colonialism, Frantz Fanon, race and more. We also talked some about the on-going investigation by Drexel University into Ciccariello-Maher based on claims of anti-White racism launched against him by a nation-wide and organized right-wing move against faculty.   […]

Who Was Malcolm X?

Jared Ball joined RT’s The Big Picture to commemorate the 92nd birthday of Malcolm X. source: Who Was Malcolm X?

Hip-Hop Fight Club: Radical Theory, Education, and Practice in and Beyond the Classroom

Originally published: Radical Teacher, No. 97, (Fall) 2013. Fight Club and Hip-Hop as Radical Theory, Education and Practice Jared A. Ball “Bolekaja! … Come on down, let’s fight!” – Marimba Ani1 Introducing… In This Corner…! Few who have any working knowledge of hip-hop are unaware of the importance battling  plays in all its elements.  Emcees […]

Tribute 4 Komrade George Jackson

July 21, 2011   We’ll start our Black August celebration a little early this year by re-posting our 2006 George Jackson FreeMix Radio Mixtape.  This mixtape features DC-area artists and activists reading portions of Jackson’s work and a bunch of good music from folks like Public Enemy, Dead Prez, Blitz, Hasan Salaam, Asheru, Head-Roc, Black […]

The George Jackson Tribute Mixtape We’ll start our Black August celebration a little early this year by re-posting our 2006 George Jackson FreeMix Radio Mixtape.  This mixtape features DC-area artists and activists reading portions of Jackson’s work and a bunch of good music from folks like Public Enemy, Dead Prez, Blitz, Hasan Salaam, Asheru, Head-Roc, […]