The Obama Administration in the next few months is going to be put to the test on exactly what kind of "Change" he is bring to the United States in matters of justice. Going back over at least the last four decades covering many administrations both Democrat and Republican, the incoming administrations have ignored calls for justice concerning the crimes of the previous administration. Many have speculated it will be no different with the Obama administration as it will use rhetoric about…Continue
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As the stimulus plan continues to be shaped on Capitol Hill, domestic policy experts at the Urban Institute are sizing up the legislation’s provisions for training workers, supporting K-12 and college education, expanding tax cuts, relaxing states' Medicaid burdens, and more.
Read their observations on the Urban Institute’s web page, http://www.urban.org/issues/recovery.cfm
The Reverend Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton Jr. is a dynamic and prolific speaker, poignantly touching the heart strings and satisfying the yearning for a spiritual word of faith and hope of those in attendance at my church several Sunday’s ago. It was one of those sermons that you had to go back and really think about the message and not the messenger. Rev. Sharpton, asking those in attendance to continue to support our soon to be 44th President of The United States and he underscored once again… Continue
Today the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law by President Obama. It is people like you who made this hard-fought dream a reality and made the phrase “equal pay for equal work” ring with honesty and justice.
Over the past year, thousands of activists like you have worked tirelessly with us to help pass legislation to restore worker protection laws in the United States. Lilly Ledbetter will never be paid what she is… Continue
Please help us get this important legislation passed. We got lucky this past week. An attempt to add a "right to work" clause to the Virginia Constitution was "killed" in committee. But both Warner and our new President seem to be backing away from their original support for the Employee Free Choice Act due to the interests of and pressures from big business.
The Jefferson Jackson Dinner will host around 2,000 people at this annual event, and… Continue
Grammy nominated Boney James is one of the most respected and best-selling instrumental artists of our time. Boney furthers his longstanding reputation as a major force in both the worlds of Contemporary Jazz and R&B with his first concept album "Send One Your Love."
Join me as I talk with my favorite saxophonist about his career and new cd.
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 1:00pm/PT -… Continue
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Special Interview: One of the witnesses of the Dallas, NC police fatal shooting of unarmed man Terrence Kennedy has agreed to talk to the Black Talk Radio Network. Mario Brandon will discuss the events he witnessed on Jan 24, 2009 when Terrance Kennedy was fatally shot by a Dallas Police officer.
"My understanding is he was attempting to take one of the officers' sidearms," said… Continue
In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an Innocence Project case seeking DNA testing for a client in Alaska who was convicted of rape and attempted murder 15 years ago.
The Innocence Project filed its brief with the Supreme Court this week, arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows prisoners access to DNA testing that could prove their innocence. In the vast majority of cases, prisoners are granted DNA testing under state law… Continue
A Look Inside 2010... United States Census, What's "Jobs" Got to Do with It???
It's a fact that employees are losing their jobs at an "alarming" rate, but How can 2010 census simultaneously help out through tuff times, while effectively capturing statistics of a "new" nation centered on…Continue
Added by Truth on January 28, 2009 at 4:00pm —
To many in the know that follow the unofficial government news sources otherwise known as mainstream media networks, this is no surprise. Many of the world's nations are secret players in the drug game and while they lock up addicts and lowly drug peddlers, seizing cash and property, the really big fish are in league with government officials and are largely left alone and even assisted.…
Pro Tools vs Live Music. Is Pro Tools Taking Over. Are musicians afraid to play live anymore? Why are more and more Music Artist resorting to tracking there shows by(Sequencing) them. I have worked over thirty years in the concert touring industry and have had the privilege work with some of the best R & B entertainers in the industry going far enough back when it was all 100% live. What happened since since the introduction of the MPC-60, to cause so many great bands supporting some really… Continue
I want to go on the Record to express my opinion about what I see with Black Music Videos. I guess it is about more of what I don't see. If you were to make a comparision of the content in most of our Black music videos let's say on BET and the White Music Videos on MTV or VH1 there is a stark contrast both visually and musically. Very rarely do we see any musical instruments let alone anyone playing one in our Black videos these days. On the other hand you almost always see instruments and… Continue
In a time when relationships between men and women are drifting further apart, let's take a look at the male love language shall we? Since this is an untapped area, isn't it time that we got the message straight? Join my guest and… Continue
It wasn't just one cop attacking Oscar Grant on New Year's Eve. A new video shows that before Grant was killed, officer Tony Pirone punched him in the face without cause, hitting him so hard that he dropped to the ground. Experts have called it criminal. So why has the District Attorney said he's not pursuing charges?
It took two weeks and thousands of people speaking out before the DA charged Oscar Grant's killer with murder.… Continue
Five people wrongfully imprisoned for the 1985 rape and murder of a 68-year-old woman have been pardoned in Nebraska after DNA cleared them of the crime for which they were convicted. DNA evidence proved that only one man, Bruce Allen Smith, who died of aids in 1992, was guilty of the murder of Helen Wilson in 1985. Assistant Attorney General Corey O'Brien the five people were innocent "not beyond a reasonable… Continue
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.
World Star Hip-Hop has built a media platform that has become a clearinghouse for the worst of “Urban America” according to a recent Change.org petition created by Supreme Understanding of Supreme Design Publishing.
The petition says, "There are some things that we all should know are wrong. Things like sexually exploiting minors or the mentally ill. The administrators of WorldStarHipHop.com apparently do not share these standards of human decency."
Supreme Understanding will join us tonight along with Scotty Reid of the Black Talk Media Project and members of the Militant Mind Movement on Militant Minded Radio to discuss this issue and why the Black community should be involved in this campaign to stop the exploitation of our most vulnerable people.
DOWNLOAD MP3 It looks like the US could get pulled into another non-declared war launched by the executive branch that could cost the American tax payers billions in a no win situation for the American people. Members of the Obama administration have been pushing language with the help of pro-war members of the Senate that sounds strikingly similar to that used to justify invading Iraq, which we now know were lies about weapons of mass destruction and mushroom clouds. CIA analyst Ray McGovern compared it to President Bush's Axis of Evil Speech to congress.
Former French foreign minister Roland Dumas in a recent interview with French Parliamentary TV network, LCP that Britain had been planning a war against Syria some two years before the unrest broke out in the Arab country.
“I’m going to tell you something. I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business. I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria, this was in Britain not in America. Britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into Syria. They even asked me, although I was no longer minister for foreign affairs, if I would like to participate.” - Roland Dumas
Last night ABC reported news about 711 store franchise owners running a human trafficking/slavery scheme forcing workers to work for very little pay and keeping them locked up and/or scared of being deported back to Pakistan because their visas had expired. However, if this was able to go on so long involving people from a country the US is waging war in with drone strikes, how effective is the government's domestic spying programs?
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An retired NYPD officer who was celebrated within the department and even once appeared on Dr. Phil to discuss false confessions stands accused of torturing confessions out of victims Jon Burge style. Jon Burge is the former Chicago police commander who along with others under his command tortured victims into confessing to crimes they did not commit. Many of the victims are thought to remain behind bars as the city of Chicago and the…
Even though I am a veteran of the US Army,I do not celebrate nor recognize Veteran's Day. First, I was an uninformed twenty something when I joined and I only joined to get money for college coming from a poor working class family. I also do not think cops or soldiers…
There will be no justice for the family of Ramarley Graham unless another indictment against NYPD Officer Richard Haste is issued by another grand jury. Ramarley Graham is a teen who was shot in his grandmother’s bathroom while allegedly trying to flush a small amount of marijuana down the toilet. A Bronx judge tossed the indictment of the officer who shot and killed Graham claiming he had a gun but none was found. Citing mistakes…