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The American Way


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)


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


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’]…

Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox


Vast Aire is one half of the New York legendary hip hop duo Cannibal Ox. In 2001, Cannibal Ox released their debut album, Cold Vein, which is now considered one of the top indie hip hop albums of all time. Since then, Vast Aire has released 4 official solo albums, and has made numerous guest…

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America


Today, I am talking with Dr. Andres Resendez about his explosive book titled, “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America”. The Los Angeles Times says The Other Slavery is a book that “can change the course of an entire field and upset the received notions and received knowledge of the generations.”…

Yamin Semali

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Yamin Semali is an Atlanta-based indie hip hop artist. He is an MC, Producer, and DJ. He has produced for and/or featured on tracks with the likes of Count Bass D, Kurupt of the Dogg Pound, Cunninlyguists, Ken Starr, Cannibal Ox, J-Live, and many more. Yamin is one-half of the duo called, Clan Destined, which…

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