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Runoko Rashidi (Black Star: the African Presence in Early Europe

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Dr. Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence–that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement. As a traveler and researcher Dr. Rashidi has visited 103 countries and counting.  As a lecturer and presenter, he has spoken in 57 countries and counting.…

Jazzmyn Red (Writing HERstory)

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Today I’m talking with Jazzmyn RED. She is a singer, songwriter, poet, and MC, representing Taunton, Mass. We will be talking about her socially progressive and provocative sophomore album entitled, “Writing HERstory”   Click here to visit Jazzmyn Red’s website.   Please click on the icon to subscribe, rate, and leave a review.   Social…

The Black Opera (African America)

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Today I’m talking with “The Black Opera”. The Black Opera considers themselves to be Hip Hop’s first Performing Arts group. The group is comprised of well known artists, from around world, who have chosen to hide their identities. They have received praise from Snoop Dogg, Hieroglyphics, Souls of Mischief, Queen Latifah, and Deepak Chopra. We are…

Star Mounds: Legacy of a Native American Mystery

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Today I am talking with Ross Hamilton, who is researcher and author of, “Star Mounds: Legacy of a Native American Mystery”. Robert Bauval, author of Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt said, “Ross Hamilton’s book is a must-read for all who are interested in ancient star lores”. Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Lakota leader and host…

Passport Rav

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Today I’m talking with, NJ-based hip hop artist, Rav. P. He is both a producer and an MC.He has worked with and/or gotten love from folks like Just Blaze, EZ Mo Bee, Wyclef, Skyzoo, and Black Thought from the Roots. We will talk about some of his music from his EP called, “Slave Name Todd”.…

Say You’re One of Them

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Today I’m talking with author, Uwem Akpan about his critically acclaimed book of short stories called, “Say You’re One of Them”. “Say You’re One of Them” has won many accolades and awards. It won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and was picked by the Oprah Winfrey Book Club in 2009. USA…

Scholito (Black Lives Matter EP)

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Today I’m talking with Scholito. Scholito is up-and-coming MC and producer, representing Philadelphia. He is part of the group “The New Rothschilds”, which consists of him, S. Frank, and the legendary Philly MC…Freeway. During this show, we are going to focus on his EP entitled, “Black Lives Matter”,  but before that, let’s get to know…

The American Way

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Today I am talking with Jomo Hendrickson about his debut book entitled, “The American Way”. The main character of this book, Japeth Walker, sets out on a journey to be the best soccer player in the world, after his best friend is murdered. Through the eyes of a young black boy becoming a man we…

J. Ivy (Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain)

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Ivy is a Grammy, Peabody, Clio, and NAACP Image Award Winning poet and spoken-word artist. He is a seasoned performer. He has been on Russell Simmon’s HBO Def Poetry three-times and was the powerful poet on the song “Never Let You Down” with Kanye West and Jay-Z. Ivy, has also performed poetry for NBA Hall…

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

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Today, I’m talking with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson about her definitive book on the Attica uprising entitled, “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy”. The New York Times Book Review says it’s, “A masterly account . . . Essential . . . Blood in the Water restores [the prisoners’]…