Charles Lowman of NuVibe Radio joins us tonight to discuss the Syrius Institute of Learning - Dominican Republic which is seeking "to provide supplemental education to under-privileged children and to promote sustainability through adult education programs.". If you would like to contribute to this fund raising campaign you can find it on indiegogo where you will receive a thank you gift tailored to your contribution.
What does Watermelon Basketballs and Gold Chains have to do with deodorant? The Black Talk Media Project is asking that question. We expected suspected racist white people to defend the Old Spice commercial which aired during the NBA Finals last night but while not surprising, African-AMERICANS are failing to recognize the racial undertones of the not only the commercial but its placement.
In political news, a recent SCOTUS case resulted in the further erosion of so-called "civil rights". The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision in the case Salinas v. Texas, that your right to remain silent can be used against you in a criminal trial should you be charged with the crime for which you are being questioned by police. Texas Prosecutors in the case argued that Salinas’ silence during a police interview prior to his arrest was a “very important piece of evidence” and that only a guilty person would have remained silent when questioned about his connection to a crime. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion that Salinas “was required to assert the privilege in order to benefit from it,” even though a person questioned while under arrest could not have his silence used against him.
Political Prisoner Radio had an opportunity to catch up with the director of Prison Radio, Noelle Hanrahan. She is known most for her radio work with political prisoner and former Death Row member Mumia Abu Jamal in helping him to record and distribute his political commentaries from behind bars. She also participated in the production of the independent film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal" which is now available on DVD after a successful run in select theaters. We will also get into the repression of Black revolutionary politics in mainstream media.
After the interview we will share some of the latest events and alerts related to political prisoners.
Black Autonomy Federation Radio will examine some serious issues facing the Black community today in the current economic and political climate in the United States.
I.) Food Security and being removed from food-stamps. Sequester Obama government cutbacks
II). 50% of the Homeless in America are Black!
III). Moving from obedience to Rebellion and Insurrection
Tonight we will be joined by Mr. J. Jondhi Harrell and Mr. Glenn Davis from "Decarcerate PA" which back in May held a march in Pennsylvania to demand a people's budget that invests in communities and not prisons. Judging from the participation in the march, it was successful in raising public awareness about 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking.
"Decarcerate PA is a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. We demand that PA stop building prisons, reduce the prison population, and reinvest money in our communities."
After we speak with Mr. Harrell and Mr. Davis we will share some of the latest news related to 21st Century Slave and Human Trafficking and open the phone lines for a general discussion on the issue.
"Hip Hop has become a playground for punks, pervs, and pedophiles." says DC native rapper/activist Yasin 360wiseguy about the current state of rap music. The artists has issued a strong pre-Father's day warning to the male rappers, "Change Your Posture!". According to Yasin, Hip Hop has done something that 400 years of slavery could not. It destroyed Black manhood.
"There are no real men in commercial Hip Hop today, says Yasin. "At least back in slavery our manhood was taken from us, now we give it away." Yasin states that the males in Hip Hop have been castrated which is why it is not uncommon for many of them to wear feminine articles of clothing such as skirts and skinny jeans.
He is also concerned that many rappers in their 30's and 40's are targeting adolescents with their music that promotes sex, drugs and violence.
"Most of the songs are like a pornographic versions of Sesame Street, " Yasin says and "These dudes should be charged with the statutory rape of rap."
Recently the website World Star Hip Hop published a video of very young looking teenaged boys rapping about sucking d**k. The boys look to be 13 to 15 year olds and it is doubtful their parents are aware of the video which has been shared on social media over 5,000 times through Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.
As a solution, Yasin has started the "Change Your Posture" campaign demanding that rappers stop bowing down to the entertainment industry and stand up like real men this Father's Day. On his website http://changeyourposture.org/ he has a list of rappers who need to change their posture and the reasons why they need to do so. Tonight he will discuss the Change Your Posture campaign.
The Green Shadow Cabinet includes nearly 100 prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and provides an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C. Today we will be joined by Richard McIntyre who is the U.S. Trade Representative for the Green Shadow Cabinet. He will discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement which the Obama administration is currently negotiating in order to enter the United States in the trade agreement. Critics have blasted TPP "as a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement."
The new Superman film "Man of Steel" has been getting a lot of ink in terms of its successful marketing to seniors. However, Daisy Deadhead has some thoughts on the pro military propaganda promoted by "Man of Steel".
Two weeks ago, Occupy The Microphone reported that there are allegations that South Carolina paid a ransom to hackers not to sell the personal data of South Carolinians, which was stolen when they breached the computers at South Carolina's Department of Revenue. Governor Haley has neither confirmed nor denied paying the ransom deferring questions to investigating law enforcement agencies. Greenville Online is reporting that instances of hackers locking computer systems and demanding ransoms to release the data have been growing. Jenny Shearer, spokesperson for the FBI, said that since 2002 victims who have claimed losses approaching $1 Million have filed almost 3,000 complaints.
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