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Mike Gallagher Podcast
Army Confirms 9 Killed in Kentucky Black Hawk Helicopter Collision
"Well, we go from a tragedy in Nashville, a crime, a horrific act of violence where 6 innocent lives were lost to now Kentucky. Near fort Campbell, 9 service members were killed, two black hawks collided. These are representing the 101st airborne division, aerosol. They were conducting a training exercise, 10 p.m. last night, and sadly all 9 of the service members have perished. And so the country now grieves the loss of 9 members of the military who were serving their country, we mourn the loss of the 6 lives in Nashville,
AP News Radio
9 killed in Army Black Hawk helicopter crash in Kentucky
"An army helicopter crash in Kentucky has killed 9 service members. Fort Campbell's 101st airborne division says two Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopters were conducting the training exercise. Under night vision goggles at night. Brigadier general John Lewis says both choppers crashed in a field near a residential area, killing all 9 people aboard. This is a truly tragic loss for our families. Our division. And for gambling, the army sending an air safety team to investigate the wreckage in hopes of learning what went wrong. At The Pentagon.
AP News Radio
2 US Army helicopters crash in Kentucky, deaths feared
"Deaths are feared after two military helicopters crash in Kentucky. Two U.S. Army H H 60 Black Hawk helicopters with the 101st airborne division crashed in southwestern Kentucky Wednesday night, during a routine training mission, according to fort Campbell, in a Facebook post, the fort says the command is currently focused on caring for the service members and their families. Kentucky state troopers guarded closed roads outside the scene and trig county rescue vehicles could be seen rolling in. The crash is under investigation for Campbell posted that the status of the crew members was unknown, but Kentucky governor Andy beshear says fatalities are expected. I'm Jennifer King
The Officer Tatum Show
The View’s Sunny Hostin Dismisses American Exceptionalism
"Let me play the clip from sunny hostin because I want you to hear what got me fired up today. I literally can not stand these people. Roll clip one. And that's the issue. It's been the notion of patriotism. And the notion of America and the American flag has been co opted by the right, as if they are true patriots. But when I listen to Christopher ray, the president, the head of the FBI, he said white supremacy is the biggest domestic threat to this country. And so as a woman of color, with a 6 foot two black kid in college and a 5 foot 7, 5 foot 8, black kid in high school, I don't see that part of American exceptionalism. I'm sorry. I think this country has no problem. The let me stop let me stop the ignorant woman in her tracks. She said, out of her mouth in front of the world with no shame. With a black kid in college, I don't see American exceptionalism. What? You just said, you got a 6 foot two black kid in college. And then when she probably not saying that he's playing sports in college, which his teachers and all other people on campus is kissing his ashy elbows. Then she gotta say the height of 5 foot 8 of 5 foot 7 girl in high school, hey, is she going to a regular high school? No, you probably got in private school. And at 5 8 5 7, she probably prey in volleyball. Probably getting ready to have a full scholarship to go play at a white school. What college is going to miss sunny hostin? What college? You ain't sending them to HBCU? Are you? No, you're not. I know you're not. You know you're not. Quit lying to yourself. America is an exceptional country.
A Look Back at Operation Choke Point 1.0 With Nic Carter
"What I wanted to do today is for folks who have only heard me or others mentioned this idea of operation choke .2 in passing or maybe not sort of super gone deep on it. I want to kind of give a little bit of background context and current history that we're living through. We're recording this literally as there's a Senate hearing discussing some of these issues or at least the supervisory issues around the Silicon Valley valley bank failure. So it's an opportune time, but I think where I'd like to start is actually choke .1. What it was, when did you sort of come into consciousness of it? Let's take it from there. Yeah, it actually really began with online poker. So if you remember online poker were shut down, I believe in 2011. I don't know if you played poker at all. I had a lot of friends who were in that community. So I had friends who were like, I knew all the folks who had started full tilt, which was obviously a big, big piece of that. I was infected by it. Yeah, so I was a victim of choke. .1. And two point I suppose. So basically, the government is always looking for ways to tackle industries that they dislike. And sometimes you can't just pass a law outlawing them. They have to be really unpopular for that. What they realized was bank regulators realized they could start to marginalize otherwise legal industries by cutting off their bank access. This playbook was developed partially initially to deal with the online poker sites, which then I think they were effectively outlawed or at least it was black Thursday. It was black day of the week when basically all the poker size got taken down. But that was sort of the start. That's what people credit as the store. This is around 2011, 20 12. And then following that the playbook was actually put into effect in, I would say 2012, 2013, to target payday lenders. Now no one likes painting lenders. So, you know, they're not a very sympathetic target, but also they weren't illegal. So the question was, how does the government tackle this industry? Well, they just went to the banks that the pavilion owners used and told them, you know, we think that you're dabbling in an industry that is going to bring a lot of reputation risk on you the bank. And if you don't cut them off, we're going to investigate you. We're going to do a full audit full investigation. And this was the FDIC was the primary regulator doing this. In conjunction with the Department of Justice. And because banks are highly regulated institutions, I would argue they're basically part of the state. They can't really afford to piss off their regulator.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Activists Push to Block the Release of Nashville Shooter's Manifesto
"This headline over from The New York Times over the Nashville shooting. What we know about the Nashville school shooting over The New York Times. This is an actual headline quote investigators were still searching for a motive in the killing of 6 people at the covenant school. Now it's been widely reported that the killer was very specific in why the killing occurred. She had a manifesto. She wrote it all out. She told a friend, apparently in text messages, it'll all be very clear why I did what I did in my manifesto. Do you know they still haven't released the manifesto? There are activists who don't want the manifesto released, and I wonder why. Why would people not want to know what the killer's motive was? When that monster dylann roof murdered all those beautiful church goers at mother Emmanuel church in Charleston, South Carolina. It was very evident and it became very clear he was a disgusting, vile, evil, racist, who wanted to murder black people. And no one had any aversion to recognizing the evil that he was. Why are we unwilling to recognize the evil of somebody who targets a Christian church and school, and yes, there is a church there. That's been completely disregarded by the media. This is not a school shooting. It's a church, it's a church shooting too.
AP News Radio
Reparations for Black Californians could top $800 billion
"It could cost California more than $800 billion in reparations to compensate black residents, according to economists, advising the state. Those potential reparations for harm caused by policing and housing discrimination are more than 2.5 times California's annual budget. The state reparations task force will review the numbers at a meeting today. California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating the panel in 2020. It has until July 1st to submit recommendations on how the state can atone for its role in perpetuating damage done by slavery. Ultimately, it's up to lawmakers to decide which if any reparations to approve, opponents say California taxpayers are not responsible for slavery. I'm Julie Walker
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Brandon Straka Has a Brand New Social Media Website: Walk Away Social
"This centering us on the really big popular platforms, but whether it's true social, whether it's walkway social, get Apollo, rumble or what have you, we're creating not only redundancy and multiplying options, but are we not creating little enclaves, little ghettos for ourselves? What is the long-term logic of saying a boo boo to Facebook and Twitter? Well, first of all, I'm still on Facebook. I'm still on Twitter. You know, there are a lot of people who are just so in the habited ingrained to just open that every day and look at that. So I'm not, I'm not necessarily telling people that they should leave Facebook or Twitter or anything like that. And yeah, I'm very aware that we have a lot of options at this point with social media platforms, some are going to succeed in some or not. But again, I guess what I try to sort of drill home is that we're not trying to be a competitor with big tech in any way, shape, or form. What we're trying to do is basically build an autonomous community of people who can use their voice and use video and written testimonials to tell their own stories about why they're either walking away from the Democratic Party or why they what we say walk with for lifelong conservatives and Republicans. I want to give them a voice to make their testimonials as well. And this group, what we call the walk with, they loved that on Facebook. And they love it on walk away social. What we say is number one, you know, make a video and talk about white people should walk away. But I think more importantly, talk about why you really are a conservative, why you're a Republican in that this isn't what the left wing media wants people to believe that we're all racists and Nazis and insurrectionists and bigots that it's actually a very open and inclusive and big tent community. The Republican Party. And that we welcome people who are black and brown and of different colors and creeds and orientations and everything else.
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
The Biden Admin Cares About 'Firsts' Not the 'Best'
"So it all became about firsts in the last two years. Right? The Biden administration said, you know, we have to have a secretary of transportation because that's just the way the whole thing operates. So who are you going to get, mister president? Are you going to get someone who has a lot of experience in the transportation field? Are you going to get somebody who really knows about the operations of interstate highways or railroads or airplanes or I don't know, whatever it is that the Department of Transportation? No, no, Jeff. We're looking for first. So look, we found this guy, Pete Buttigieg. And what's his qualification? Well, he's got two qualifications, really. Number one on the transportation front as a child he owned a train set, so I mean, really. Can you get much better than that? And number two, which is really number one, because this is a first, he's gay. So he will be the first ever gay secretary of transportation to which I respond who cares. Is he the best person for the job, Jeff? We don't deal in bests. We deal in firsts. Our current minister of propaganda. Kareem John Pierre. The best? Gosh, all you have to do is watch or listen to one of her briefings and you know. Not the best even if everybody else didn't bother showing up. She's still not the best. But she's a first. Right? She's the first black immigrant, lesbian, press secretary. Does anybody really care about that? Honest to goodness, is there anybody sitting at home going, oh, that is fantastic. Of course not.
The Trish Regan Show
Larry Elder Shares His Takeaways From the Recent Education Numbers
"When you look at the numbers that we recently got on the education front, and we learned that American students fell so significantly behind during those lockdowns and shutdowns and schools, there weren't in action. What we also learned was that so many students in very poor areas, minority areas, areas that were run by Democrats, they fared much worse than the rest of the country. Is there a takeaway there that people should remember? Absolutely. And again, you look at a place like Baltimore, a Baltimore is where Freddie gray died in police custody a few years ago. The number one and number two people running the police department were black. The people who are in charge of both the county and the city public schools were black. The mayor black, 6 of the officers, three of the 6 officers who were charged were black. The state attorney who blocked the charges against the officers was black. A judge before whom two of the officers tried their cases with black, by the way, he found them not guilty. City council all democratic majority black. The U.S. attorney at the time, Loretta lynch was black. The president at the time with black Barack Obama. And we're talking about systemic racism. I'm reminded of the joke that Wanda Sykes once said, how are you going to complain about the man when you are the man? And you're finding this over and over again and in Baltimore, 13, I'm not making this up, Trish, 13 public high schools involved in the inner city, 0% of the kids are math proficient. And another half a dozen were only 1% of the kids are Mac proficient. That's almost half of all the public high schools in Baltimore were either 0% of the kids or math proficient or only 1% bar. This is absolutely horrific.
The Trish Regan Show
Trish Welcomes Larry Elder, "The Black Face of White Supremacy"
"Larry. Good to have you here. Chris say hello to the blackface of white supremacy. As I was called by the LA times when I ran for governor by a columnist who was like email. It was initials are Erica D Smith, oops. Yeah, you know, look, I know that what you're doing comes from a very good place. And I know that in part just because I know you, but also you've really over the years, pointed out the policy flaws that I think have left so many black Americans disenfranchised. This new movie, and by the way, I say new, this is actually a sequel to the uncle, the original Uncle Tom that you wrote. But this is the second one. And you get into some of these things. I mean, people ought to know, there was a lot of success. Was there not within the African American community long before the war on poverty in the 1960s in my estimation really destroyed so much of it. Absolutely. And by the way, it's a collaborative effort, both these films. The director is Justin Malone. He's absolutely brilliant. It was scored by an amazing composer, a named David criswell, and co written by the star chattel Jackson guy named rival writer Ansel and myself. So it's a collaborative effort. But you're absolutely right about the success of black America. The first one talks about post slavery. When you're talking about an environment with the Klan, lynchings, Jim Crow, still, black people kept moving forward. Why? Basically four reasons. Reliance on family. Even during slavery, a black child was more likely to be born under a roof as biological mother and biological father than to the day.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Why Left Wing Organizations Don't Care About Their Causes
"Want you to hear more from Riley Gates testifying at in the Virginia legislature. She was robbed of her championship by the NCAA, another institution that one is at the national. Collegiate Athletic Association, national college, athletic association. Yeah, they care about the college athletes as much as Black Lives Matter cares about blacks and as much as the national organization for women cares about women. All of the organizations are left wing organizations that use the name of their group. That's all they are. The American civil liberties union cares about civil liberties as much as women's organizations care about women and so on. They're all together in the name of something that they couldn't care less about to destroy this civilization. That's all that it is. That's all it has been in my lifetime at any rate.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Protests Continue to Roil Across Israel and France
"Continue to roil across Israel and France all night long in this morning is Israel considers prime minister Netanyahu and his coalition. Our gathering to consider whether or not to pause the legislation, which is now reached the floor of the platinum session, the Connecticut can pass it, I believe, with one rating they've done all the amendments they worked all weekend. They're right up on the brink of winning. About hundreds of thousands of Israelis don't like it. Same people that voted against Netanyahu and the coalition, you know, a few months ago I don't like it. So they're out in the streets. They've closed Ben Gurion Airport this morning. Port is closed. In France, protesters who lost the election in Macron are now being joined by black clad anarchists and are burning down buildings in various parts in and has put out a story this morning. Is it safe to travel to France? The answer is yeah, but know what you're doing is going to be garbage on the street. So both countries have to decide whether or not their leaders who recently won, and I just remember when prime minister Liz truss, she's now a former prime minister Liz truss blinked when she won the election over Rishi sunak to replace Boris Johnson Great Britain last year, she put out a budget, the left wing exploded, a panicked financial elite, and she blinked and her government felt. And I think you have to consider that Netanyahu and Macron both look at what happened to trust. Indeed, they have to look a little bit at what happened to Donald Trump in 2017 when traps were laid for him by the outgoing Obama administration, and they have to consider, do I blink now if I blink, will it all fall apart?
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
C.J. Pearson Joins Dinesh to Talk About Why Race Doesn't Matter
"CJ, welcome to the podcast, great, great to have you. You know, you're a bright and outspoken young conservative. You don't seem to hold back. And I thought I'd start by talking about, you know, we have all this woke and doctor nation in the schools and the universities, you somehow seem to have broken free of it or immunize yourself against it. Talk a little bit about how it is that you saw through it. And then what emboldened you to sort of become a an Intrepid challenger of work or orthodoxy. Yeah, well, tonight's first and foremost, thank you so much for having me. It's a pleasure to be here. And you hit on it. Every single institution, educational institution across America is rampant with indoctrination. Now, I often say that, you know, you're not getting colleges teaching students how to think anymore. You're getting colleges teaching students what to think. But for me, I kind of had a little bit of a draw run of that growing up. I grew up in a household, raised with my grandparents who were on the left. But just in a similar story that you see often the black community, they're pretty conservative. I grew up going to church every single Sunday. I grew up learning about the importance of family and faith and also a fiscal conservatism. And when I first got politically involved in the second grade because we had a mock election from 2008 election, I remember watching that debate. And I'm probably aging myself, but only as much as a 20 year old possibly could, but I remember sitting on the floor of my grandparents as bedroom, watching candy Crowley, moderate to debate between president Obama and then senator John McCain. And just thinking that, you know, what they were doing was really important. You know, I had no idea what they were talking about. I was a 6 or 7 year old kid. But I wanted to know more. And what I started looking into the platforms of conservatism and liberalism and all those things I realized that the values that my grandparents had instilled within me. We're conservative values.
AP News Radio
Deputies accused of shoving guns in mouths of 2 Black men
"Associated Press investigation finds that several Mississippi sheriff's deputies being investigated by the Justice Department were possible civil rights violations have been involved in at least four violent encounters with black men since 2019 that left two dead and another man with lasting injuries, two black men alleged that reichen county sheriff's deputies shoved guns into their mouths during separate encounters, and one case the deputy pulled a trigger, leaving the man with wounds had required parts of his tongue to be sewn back together in
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
What's Special About Jacob Gray's AR Platform?
"Just too many AR platforms out there? What's special about Jacob gray's ARs? Well, Jacob grey, you know, when I started Jacob, we were aerospace machine shop. We still are at airspace machine shop to this day. And so we build everything in house out of billet. No forgings, no castings, and so basically during the COVID and aerospace industry took a dive a couple of years ago. I decided to kind of pivot my shop so that I would not have to lay any of these great American workers off and so I sold everything out and pivoted toward guns and I knew that I could design the guns to benefit the American people to be a little bit more accurate than possibly what they're using. And so that's kind of how it started and it grew from there. I've built 19 11s for about 12 years. Built those up and so I started playing around in the black gun market, the AR-15, the AR ten, the 9 millimeter. So when we developed those guns and put them out there in the fields, everybody was pretty pleased with how they turned out, so I decided to go full force with it. And I'm proud to say in the last two years, we've grown that business almost a $1 million over one year. So much so that we're going to be moving to a new facility here in about three months to accommodate the growth and hire some more, the more employees and looking forward to the future, I've got a great team around me. I've got a great sales of marketing theme that are helping me push this thing. And we've got a couple of new products coming out. This summer, the Jacob grey 1911 double stack.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Charlie and Candace Owens Discuss the Simple Truths
"Said was, oh, black people don't have to be Democrats. And they were like, ah. Like a whole world just crumbled and they were like, how dare she say something? It's the simple truth that drives them the most crazy. It's because they live in abstractions. They can't actually ever say something that the plumber, the electrician, the police officer, the firefighter, the person that didn't go to Harvard, can understand. They have to say, well, you know, according to postmodern theory and the book by Herbert marcuse like, actually, you're a racist and a bigot because Charlie, this is not a joke. You guys can check with not even gonna believe me, but I promise you this is real. So apparently, if you have an organized pantry or a clean home, you're racist. This is a real thing. It's a real thing now. And I have a very organized pantry. I have a very like my pantry is hotter than your pantry. I am so proud of it. It took me basically two months to organize my pantry. And then I found out on because of professor, professor from Loyola university, wrote an article explaining that actually if you aspire to organize your closets, it's because you are inherently racist and you don't understand that these social contracts. I mean, how much school do you have to have to be that stupid?
The Officer Tatum Show
Removing the Stigma From Black Conservatism With Larry Elder
"Welcome back to the officer Tatum show them your guest host Carl Jackson sitting in for the officer Tatum and on the line with me is none other than the great Larry elder, so it's amazing to hear him. And he's in Chicago as the black conservative summit. And put it in work honestly. Larry, I'm so appreciative of what you guys are doing. We were speaking offline briefly here. And what I was telling you is I just appreciate what I consider some of the OGs and the black conservatives in the movement that are just kind of stepping up to mentor some of the younger people. We have the officer tatums. We have the Candace Owens. We have the epinomis. And you guys, you know, pave the way you being one of them, along with, I used to read Walter Williams actually still do, Thomas sol, and of course you, Larry, so we do, we do appreciate that. We were talking about taking the stigmatism off of black conservative or conservatism before the break. Do you feel like you guys are making inroads? Well, it's hard to say, as you know, when I ran for governor, I was called by a black columnist with the LA times, Larry L, this is in the headline, Larry elder is the black face of white supremacy. Some headline, you've been warned. And the point of this is that you've got to attack people like myself, if you're not a victim, if you believe that primarily the inequities that you complain about, have to do with things that we can and should do on our own, and you are a direct threat to the democratic message, which is you are a victim of racial systemic oppression. And it's a lie. It's a lie it's getting people killed. Calling the police systemically racist. It had an effect. It's called the George Floyd effect, police are pulling back not engaging in proactive policing. Bad guys know it, as I mentioned before, the congregate together and they're much more likely to commit crime and the people who are victimized by their clients are the very black people that people like Black Lives Matter claims that they care about.
Black History Year
"black" Discussed on Black History Year
"For the party would go to the central committee in Oakland in certain percentage comes back. To the chapters to help them pay the bills and be able to run other programs. And that wasn't happening. And then here you got Geronimo Pratt and the panther 13, I think, at the time. And others who were getting a spell because they would critique and speak out to the central committee, but in speaking out, they would get expelled. So the anarchism was allowing me to see that as what happens when power is centralized in power is in the hands of a small group and is now them that make the decisions about what is going to happen and what's not, and it always tends to just benefit them with the power. So in prison and when I'm reading these other things that is the same and that's here's the critique, but also saying that here's other examples of how it could have functioned and helped possibly remain healthy as an organization and a movement, you got to get away from hierarchy. You got to get away from the mindsets that say, well, there's a few of us, big brain, you know, ideological people and the masses of members, you just need to follow orders. And I found that to be fundamentally wrong and oppressive itself. And here are these readings that are saying, yeah, man, that's what happened to many of the movements Russian Revolution, Cuban revolution, all these other ones and then that you start to see it in the African liberation movements that all these successes that they had made, especially in terms of the role of women, began to reverse once they won because now you've got a small group of men have decided that they got to be the ones to make it. So I wanted to move beyond that. I wanted to be a part of work that would help get away from hierarchy. Get away from the head of this snake can get chopped off by the counterintelligence program and here's the body just laid out, you know, a vulnerable to all the forces of oppression. Because that's what happened to the Black Panther Party. But it also allowed me to see that individually we need to work on those things we have internalized in our presence. So in writing the beyond nationalism, beyond because we've got caught up into a nationalism that was very eurocentric, but maybe tweaking it here and there. You know, we never dealt with the issues of the sexism involved. Or just adopting old structures or understandings of what nation looks like, we got to be able to go beyond that, but we can never forget that our primary responsibility is the liberation of black people. And that for me means that we can't, you know, you can't do without it, but you got to be able to critique even nationalism. What does our liberation need to look like in order to create really free societies wherever black folks are? They got to be really and let's not just reproduce Euro centric models that we have not even considered putting on the board to have our attention. So that is me that was me then a 90 something and I think just now it's like even at this point, I just feel like I keep deepening my understanding of that. You know, 'cause when I look at struggle now, you know, Black Lives Matter and different things. Have we have we dealt with how we react to a Black Lives Matter that is led by black women in the LGBTQ folks. You know, have we dealt with folks that are still want to be able to have land and control land. You know, have we dealt with the issues of internalized oppression, have we factored ways into our organizing and how we deal with each other, that deals with, in a sense, the shit that we have taken on by being here for 400 years. You know? So it's still goes into that because whatever happens in this country, indigenous folks and black folks, chicano folks included, we're going to be on the bottom. And if we can't see how to get up from under this and that it has to happen at the death of this empire, we stay here. We stay in another generation. And my concern now is like, when you deal with the environmental destruction of the planet, they ain't going to be too many more generations. So there's a sense of urgency that keeps building. Curious when it comes to anarchism. What does history tell us about black folks successfully practicing that that practice to that perspective throughout history? Perhaps before, you know, we were in this American experience. Okay. I don't think to this day you're going to have any successful movements of black folks that are led by or inspired by anarchist principles or anarchists understandings. One of the draws for me, what drew me to anarchism was in studying how earlier African societies didn't have a state. They operated in more collective fashions and even in those I think it might have been amongst the igbo and Nigeria, even though they may have had a king, they also had a saying that everyone
Black History Year
"black" Discussed on Black History Year
"But Panthers would come to playing field to help us, they would kind of walk us through what it meant to be a panther. It walked through the streets and through the communities. And we would learn from them like how to how to discuss Black Panther politics, how to help people bring up the issues that were important to them. And that was just like in the black community, but then outside of that, we would also attend like an anti war movement. And we had to be very clear on what's the politics of the anti war movement. And what's ours and it was important that they know ours and that we understood theirs, but ours for us was the priority, the liberation of black people, and revolution in America, Eldridge would say, you know, and talk about the revolution of the colony, you know, liberation of the colon, I'm sorry. And in revolution in the mother country, interactions with white folks here had kind of forced me to confront my own narrowness in certain ways around not dealing with white folks. But then here also New York, New Jersey, the Latino community is the Latino community. So you begin to meet and develop relations with the Puerto Ricans, especially those of the independent movement. They want independence. Just the idea of Puerto Rican and independence, you never even thought of that before. Puerto Rico, you never even thought, but now you begin to see how the tentacles of this monster just reaches out and just takes so many people's lives. And then here we are meeting folks from the indigenous nations, American Indian movement, you know. And then depending on where if you're out in the West Coast, it's more likely you're going to meet folks from the chicano movement. But it helped me to understand that our sense of nationalism must be broad enough to see others in relation to you too and not just be exclusively concerned about, you know, yourself or your own people. So in many ways I had to revise my understanding some ways maybe even reject. And because the Panthers also put out a policy around the oppression of women, even at our young ages, I ain't saying we did perfect. But at least put it on our mindset that that's a concern of the revolutionary that you do not oppress women. And so we would do the best we could in our localities to make sure that we wasn't operating off of a lot of sexism. I'm not saying that we were perfect, but I think we wanted the first movements to at least put it on the board, put it in front of your consciousness so that you know how important this is. And I feel like I've been growing from that kind of being open to stuff. I may not have saw to the blind spots ever since. Officially one hour until your favorite show premieres. Time to get some snacks delivered through Instacart. Okay, let's get some popcorn seltzer, chocolate covered almonds, and wait, did they release the whole season? Better cards of ice cream for the two part finale. When your day should be ending but a new season is starting, the world is your cart. Visit Instacart dot com or download the app and get free delivery on your first order. Offer valid for a limited time minimum order $10, additional term supply so you've mentioned black nationalism and how your political view was changing. Then in this transformed over time, I read one of your pieces, I think this is from 99 beyond nationalism, but not without it. Where you dig into this a little bit more as well. Right. Even at the time that I wrote that. When I look back, I can see how I'm going and what direction I'm heading. In prison, I'm reading feminism, stuff around feminism for the first time. And critical thinking and different things that were allowing me to critique myself and the movements that I had been involved with. When I got to anarchism and began to really studying anarchism, what is this thing with anarchism? Why is this so against authority? Why is it so. It was something about the anarchism that was more life affirming that was more willingness to come out of the box to explore other ways of functioning that at the time coming from the panther party in the split in the panther party and 71. It allowed me to look at the split in the Black Panther Party and a totally different way as a struggle around hierarchy as a struggle around Huey P Newton and his crew having all the power in Oakland. And the chapters on the localities of the panther party suffering because of that, you know? And I lived in Jersey and was able to witness firsthand a conditions of the panther party chapters in Jersey City and Newark. And they were constantly complaining because the
Black History Year
"black" Discussed on Black History Year
"People and they stopped at nothing to ensure it. This is Jay from push black and you're listening to black history year. Created in the segregated and poverty stricken streets of Oakland. But Huey Newton and Bobby seale, the Black Panther Party would spread their influence across the country as satellite chapters were established in south Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, and Chicago. It was in Plainfield New Jersey, though, in 1971, where our guests, asante alston, joined the Black Panther Party, radicalized in the wake of the 1967 Newark riots and the assassination of Malcolm X years earlier. Ashanti was politicized at a young age, and his growth continued through the panther party, then the black Liberation Army, then his incarceration, and now his work honoring the sacrifice of political prisoners. In the name of black liberation with the Jericho movement. Check out my conversation with the shanti ouston on the history and future of black political thought right after this look at the global impact of the Black Panther Party. The impact of the Black Panther Party extends far beyond these United States. Their revolutionary example inspired oppressed people all around the world. In countries such as India, New Zealand and China, to rise up and fight back. From the aboriginals of Australia to Buddhist in India, the 1970s saw inspired marginalized groups formed their own panther parties to fight the system. Founded by first generation Pacific Islander teens of immigrant parents who were threatened with deportation, police brutality, and economic discrimination. The Polynesian Panthers peacefully apply the black Panthers ideologies to enact change. Established by West African and west Indian immigrants, the British Black Panther Party struggle was different from the American parties, who embattled a racism embedded into law. The fight responded to anti black and anti immigrant sentiment all around the UK instead. Miss rahi Jews in Israel, who descended from North Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East were also inspired by the black Panthers. When Israel was first established, immediate discrimination was thrown at non European Jewish people. Exiled to deplorable neighborhoods and low paying jobs. The Israeli black Panthers began their fight against Zionism, a fight that persists today. The Black Panther movement influenced the world, exposing multitudes of racism that exist outside of America, with pan African principles as guideposts, black liberation became a global issue, and a global fight. What does black liberation look like to you? I learned that black liberation is an evolving process, how we see it, and how it should be for any individual because the more you learn is that your understanding of what that means and it's not just two words to take over your communities, whatever those institutions are, political economic, cultural, we have to be able to envision taking it over. Coming into the Black Panther Party that vision of what liberation looks like, continues to grow. The difference with the Black Panther Party was that we was solidifying a certain understanding about a by any means necessary approach. Which came down to meaning we would be willing to defend all that we could gain and to taking back our lives under this racism. So now black liberation becomes more than old school nationalism. It becomes something different. It begins to reject old concepts of nation, nationalism, black liberation, is more than just a political economic thing. And to be able to see how past efforts excluded people, that it was tended to be very male dominated. And that meant that even my readings of feminism began to help me expand and to be able to see who has been left out. So now I'm liberation becomes more holistic, more tonal, and there's now even a greater sense of urgency to make sure that those who are really trying to make this struggle happen be willing to change their lives in ways that they never imagined. I got to deal with my sexism. I got to deal with my depression. I got to deal with the other person's ego. I got to deal with all of that at the same time that the different versions of the counter intelligence program is out to destroy any efforts that we make to be free. You know? So I mean, that's kind of a long answer, but it's my constant desire to want to know more. And even when knowing more means I got a challenge, some deep things within me. And help others to see the deep things within them that can destroy our best efforts to pull ourselves together. And to that kind of liberation force that can actually free us under this empire. I appreciate that. And I can see how your perspective started out in certain way and has shifted over time based on a deep study and experience. I'm curious, what was the first formation of political formation that you were part of? Let's take it back there. I kind of consider my entry into the liberation movement around the age of 13, 14. And this is the 1967 rebellions. And I'm from playing field, New Jersey, playing fields a small town. But during this massive uprising in different cities, especially with predominant black populations all across the country, playing field hat is had its uprising. And just very quickly, unique about playing field is that brothers and sisters have found out that there was a gun manufacturing place outside of the city. They were able to break in there and bring back crates of M1 rifles. They actually ran the police out of the black community. School year starts. And this was just 6 days now, but when the new school year started, that sense of black power that sense of nationalism was widespread. And we didn't have black history. And so the students in the high school and junior high school, we marched to city hall. And demanded that we wanted black history. And we actually wanted. So it was again this thing about the black power, black nationalism, were telling us what we could do. Instead of hearing that narrative about what niggas can't do. And I'm not, I don't know if I can use that word, but that whole kind of mentality about what we can't do who we are and all the negative senses that go with that, that started to just break down. So the first formation actually was us pulling together this march on city hall. Then after that, and then didn't even come under any name, but now we're meeting down at certain communities centers. You know, to kind of continue to raise consciousness to hear speakers and stuff like that in the beginning
Black History Year
"black" Discussed on Black History Year
"Trump. And all Donald Trump is a mirror of America. Right? When James Colin calls whiteness the Antichrist, you know, and my students get upset and I say, well, why would you get upset? He's not calling polishness to Andy Christ. He's not calling Italian this the Antichrist, irishness, the Antichrist, he's calling whiteness to Antichrist. And if you ask people of African descent, if you ask Elijah Muhammad who song learned that his father was thrown across a railroad tracks cut in half, if you ask him what whiteness means to him, the only thing he could say is the most evil, it is the epitome of evil. What else would he say? If you asked an indigenous people who were given blankets deliberately with smallpox on their trail, moved away from their natural homes across the country, uprooted a disoriented from their land, what this whiteness mean to them. The only thing they can say is colonization and evil. What else would they say? And so my point is you think you're white. You need it to be white James Baldwin said. Those who needed to be white and that's that concept, that construct has done nothing but afford power, control, destruction, genocide, enslavement, colonization, domination, because you had another identity before you made yourself white. But whiteness did something for you. And so how can we follow that? Democracy operated in this country while African people were being bought and sold on auction blocks. How can we follow that? It has revealed itself as totally bankrupt. And so for me, the only thing the world can do at this point is to really rediscover what the indigenous religions and cultures of the world have taught us that there must be balance. There must be balance, human excess, human greed must be curbed. There are reasons that there are taboos in indigenous religions. There are reasons for that because humans will go and go and go. If we don't have ethical norms and actual consequences for greedy behavior, if we don't have that human human greed will go on and on and on. And what we've seen under Donald Trump is even democracy that supposedly has these checks and balances. Can absolutely be violated. And if anybody knows that, it's indigenous people of this country and its people of African descent. It's been violated from the very beginning for us. At least their ideal of democracy. So for me, we have no choice, Jay. We have no choice but to discover what the place where the first being that was walking on fours decided to get up and walk on twos. No. What those people know, their intelligence, their spiritual intelligence. They're wisdom about what it means to live and to survive and to thrive. What the place that made a click a word can offer us. That's a word in some parts of Africa. To utilize the fullness of oral capacity to communicate. Some people would want to look at that as primitive and no, I see that as intelligence. And so I don't, I don't see that we have a choice but to do that. We've never made it in the west. I mean, the few people that they've allowed to get through, look at what happens to most of our athletes and entertainers. I mean, they end up just going down and drugs and all kinds of things, right? It's like you're lucky if you make it through. The few people that they let through, all they do is to do that so that they can prove that why can't the others do it? But the systems and structures are in place that are anti black that are anti African, and so I don't believe we have any choice, but to rediscover to have a kind of African renaissance. And to rediscover, not in a romantic way. I mean, there are aspects of all cultures that are just that need revision. But to assume that Africans can't revise their own cultures without European involvement, it's ridiculous, right? So not in a romantic way, but to say that African peoples have values have norms have important knowledge that the world needs, that we need as people of African descent. Right? All of this conversation about what's your pronoun and well, you know what? Most African languages have no gendered pronoun because gender was not important in that way. Gender becomes important. You know what? I began to think about why is it that when I go to most African countries, the little girls have short haircuts, just like the boys. Custom gender different differentiation. It becomes important at adolescence when you're beginning to get yourself prepared for marriage. It's not that important. And why is it that elder African women often shave their heads? Gender, it kind of slips away again, not that important. And some would even argue that it's not even important during those years of marriage and procreation and all of that. South African feminists argued that it's not even important then. You know, anatomical differences are important says, oh, you're with me. But it's even gender. She even argues that the yerba didn't have gender. And so we have all this fighting about everybody goes by the he pronoun and this is sexism and patriarchy. We didn't have that in African culture. African women didn't give up their names when they got married. That's all western. Their last name, they didn't give that up. We didn't have that. And so there's a lot that African culture has to offer the world. A lot that other indigenous cultures have to offer the world. And I think we need to return to some of those wisdoms. What we have in the west is technology without spirituality. And I think that's been very, very dangerous. All right, and just like that, we're at the end of this episode of black history year. This podcast is produced by push black, the nation's largest nonprofit black media company. It pushed black. We agree with Martha's garvey. When he said, people without knowledge of their past history origin and culture is like a tree without roots. And I'm guessing you probably feel that that's important too. I mean, here you are at the end of a podcast about black history. You matter, and your choice to be here matters. It lets us know that you value this work. Push black exists because we realized we had to take matters into our own hands. And you make push black happen with your contributions that black history your dot com. Most people give about 5 or ten bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The black history year production team includes Tarek aligning, Patrick Sanders, Leslie Taylor Grover, Drea Bradley, Brooke Brown, siobhan Chapman, tabitha Jacobs, Albany Jones, Brianna lambeck, graciela Mayo latisse, Courtney Morgan, Zayn Murdoch, aquia Tay, Tasha Taylor, and Darren Wallace. Producing the podcast, we have Marcel Hutchins and Sydney Smith. Joanna Samuels is our audio engineer, who also edits the show. And black history years, executive producer, is Julian walker..
Black History Year
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"Say, like, you know, one, this is what gave these people to power, but if they made a deal with the devil to get out of that hell, who are you to judge? And it was held that white folks put them in. You know, I just don't believe that white Jesus. Amen to that. Black Jesus. I'm all in the black Jesus. But white cheeses? Nah. Forget tricks that words, but you're saying that that power that gave us liberation. We've been taught to disregard. Not even disregard it just to look at it with horror and disdain. To be afraid of. And to be afraid of, but also like this kills me because, you know, black Christian folks will say like, you know, my guardian angel, my grandmother's my Gordon angel. But when I say my grandmother, my ancestor, all of a sudden it's evil. Just the lies we tell ourselves and who does it empower for us to be afraid of our ancestors. Yeah. And so through the genre of horror, you've uncovered and you're highlighting the ways that we and black women specifically have been able to dig deeper into our past and history and those practices. Because so much of mainstream horror, we're monstrous or we're doing voodoo and we're dancing around and, you know, screaming and throwing chickens and stuff like that. And it seemed as not just evil, but comical, as well. Black folks and their spiritual practices are a lot more complex than that. There's a complexity there. That hasn't always been respected or acknowledged. And when black folks write horror, those complexities are there. Appreciate that. So you've mentioned a couple of times this idea of the conjure woman. Can you talk about give them more context both in, you know, in the world we live in and literature created by black folks. Okay. So conjure is a set of practices, particularly particular to the black south, right? Conjure with the migration, you know, move to the north and to the west. But it is inherent to the black south. And it's a set of practices of its root work, some people refer to it as who do. Not voodoo, who do. But it is sort of the supplemental spiritual work, as well as medicinal practices. That a lot of black folks practice, right? I want to be clear, most of the folks, most of the black folks in particularly the black women. Who practiced or do continue to practice conjure, identify as Christian. And I want to always pay homage to that because my great grandmother was also one of the founder members of our family church. And so we had to talk about these connections that are here. And my great grandmother defined herself as a Christian, a black Christian woman, and that will always acknowledge that and privilege that because that was her own self definition. But I also listened to family stories and going back and, you know, hearing about how even she healed me that she knew different ways, she had this knowledge, right? And these things came from our relationships with our African ancestors. And the knowledge that was passed down. And the practices that were passed down. And that we inherit. So as we see a lot of folks starting to grow plants, a lot of spokes forming. A lot of folks, you know, doing the medicinal work along with the spiritual work. That's us re inheriting what was lost, right? When we got to be middle class black folks. When we got to be city folk, right? And so we are noticing even in the culture around us on Instagram. From SnapChat, we're getting video of black folks reclaiming these practices. So I start to look at it as, you know, these are intellectual histories of black women. These women were philosophers. They were creating knowledge, right? These women were botanists. These women were doctors. It was the medicine and the spiritual council that was going on there. And a lot of my work is about I'm working on my new book now, and it's about reclaiming those histories. And acknowledging and tracing the lineage of them from western Central Africa, tracing the lineage of them through the Caribbean. Through the U.S. south, right? And I'm looking at it through black women as a whole, but also through the specific story of the women in my family on my mother's side. That's powerful. So what do you think happens if we are able to reclaim that on a large scale? New worlds will literally open up. We say we want liberation and we want freedom. You know, do we even have the imaginary capacity to think of what that could be? What did our ancestors think it was? What can we learn from them? We can't plan from the future without knowing our past. That's classic Apple futurism. Yeah. You must use the past to assess in the present and move forward to the future. When we were enslaved and moving into our post emancipatory lives, they were often midwives. Once we were emancipated, conjure women got it from both sides. So they were often midwives and healers. And with the Emancipation of enslavement, you also have, at the same time, the rising of obstetrics and gynecology as a medicinal practice. As an official medicinal practice. And so you started having the beginning of the medical industrial complex and them say, oh, why you letting that midwife? Why are you letting your nanny help you give birth to your baby? You need to come to a hospital. You need to be with a doctor. That's the proper way. That's what women who want their babies to be healthy are doing. So these women were losing not just this income, but there's knowledge was being lost. At the same time, you have the rise of the black preacher. Who is male? Right. And they're saying, you know, conjure women were also an economic threat to the black church because people were going to do and giving them money and, you know, doing spiritual practices with them as well, right? So you will go pray on Sunday morning, but you know, Saturday, you went to your little hoodoo lady. And got your business handled. Right? If stuff wasn't moving fast enough. And they were an economic threat as well as a spiritual threat to the black church. The traditional black church. We were doing respectability politics and we want to prove that we were good negroes. And so they got to be, you know, they're evil..
Black Mental Health Podcast
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"The podcast came about because of the workshop that I did and I wanted other brothers to express themselves in a way like, look, this is who I am. This is how I see myself this is how I want society to see myself. And even with my creative and other podcast as well, it's called the black man express. That space is for black men to just share. They're in their black boy. It's a term that I'm Corning as well. I expressed that to y'all on. King's corner because, like I said, we all have that inner black boy. That's just trying to get out. We're misunderstood, not heard. We're not loved. Or we are loved and understood. And given a hug, that ender black boy comes out because we May cry, we may laugh, maybe sad. And I just think that that space is very vulnerable. And hopefully brothers can listen to that as well and provide a sense of space for themselves to be vulnerable as well. We'll play as the podcast on it's on anchor FM, but also Google podcast, Apple podcasts, Spotify, and stitcher. And ask what's up, man. Make sure you go subscribe, subscribe, give a review, leave some comments, share their other brothers that mean listen. Or that may need to hear it. You said the younger brother said, remove the competition. I'm gonna go back and listen, but as we in this space right now, what did he mean by remove the conversation in your eyes? In my eyes, it means as far as black men when it comes to removing that competition of either I'm better than you, I want to be a step ahead of you. You have something better than me, so I'm going to do better than you. In my eyes, it just looked like we can all eat. It's enough food coming from the kitchen that we can all eat on this at this table right now. And I think that was from what I've seen and what I'm translating to you brother is we all here to sit around this table and eat together. There's money out there for everybody. There's resource opportunities out there for everybody. But at some point, there's a competition where I have to do better than you. And for black men, I would just say, brother, I will share something off my plate if you ask a brother, you gonna finish that. 'cause if you see me struggling, eating what's on my plate and you say, hey bro, I see you struggling. Do you need any help? Yeah, brother like, here. Take that. I'm not gonna eat this. And it's like, you don't wanna, those opportunities, you don't wanna waste. And when you look at, this is just analogy of the food, but when I see an opportunity for yourself or a younger brother, that was on a podcast..
Black Mental Health Podcast
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"I love when I get to connect with other young brothers in the city that's doing great work and changing narratives because that's the biggest thing out here is misconceptions and we'll get into it. I'm sure, but I don't introduce no one because I like to I don't like to miss a credential a way of introduce this so please introduce yourself to the folks. Hey, what's going on everybody? My name is actavis Blount. I work for the city of Philadelphia. Mayor's office of black male engagement. I'm also the founder of the game project. Graduate African American males of excellence school based mental and program in south Philly. I'm also the founder of urban thinker media where we engage minds express truth and power lives and elevate voices for black men and boys across all platforms. Have my MSW from bremer college. Graduate school of social work and social research. I also have my BA in sociology from our Katie university. A lot of people actually wear my name came from, but a lot of people say a Roman Emperor and everything like that, but I'm just saying, I'm the male version of my mother. And her name is Octavia. I'm a guy for a man, the son, fiance, and future husband, so there. All right, well, you said a lot within this, so I always say, we got a slow walking back. So I'll start with you at a different way and ask, is this when you were growing up? Is this who you wanted to be when you got older? Yes. To be honest with you, I've always worked in this space with black men and boys. I wanted to be a basketball coach 'cause I love basketball. But then, you know, things happen, ankles get twisted. And then it's like, well, you can't play no more. So, you know, I found a different way to do this. So I coached sometimes. Not all the time when I can. But yeah, I would just say in the space of black men and boys, that's why I always been in love where I'm at. What inspired it? Well, I would say always just being around older black men in my life to just get a better understanding of who we are. And asking those questions of why is it so important to be a black man, but then also realize that there are some stigmas that black men have to face in this world that we live in. And I've always wanted to change that. I've always wanted to add the model of change the narrative, change the perception. So that's what I live by. I like this. You change in there that you change the perceptions. So for, let's see, I know one of the things we had a conversation with black man hill, we had you come on king's corner, did a phenomenal presentation..
Motherhood in Black & White
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"And we want to make sure we give you some time back tonight so you can get started on some rest. Sitting here with a big glass of wine. So the dad, before you go, what variable of wine are you a red or white wine drinker? You know what's weird and maybe everyone does this, but I go through phases. Okay. Like a love white wine and then I'll be like, oh, I can't take it anymore. And then I'll only want a red wine. So right now, I'm in a white wine phase, but before that for a while, I was in a fireball phase mid pandemic. Wow. It wasn't a gin and tonic phase in the summer 'cause it's kind of like light and delicious. I'm back in a white wine phase, Riesling. So super sweet, which everyone else burst out by because it's too sweet for them. But I love it. And we love you and we love all of the work that you do in the communities and just being a voice and giving a voice to those who have been marginalized for far too long as a black woman raising a black son. I just want to say thank you. Well, thank you. That's so kind of you. I really I really, really am very grateful and I very much appreciate that. And I'm grateful for you for calling in and spending this time and sharing space with us. We bet thank you so much. Of course, have a great night you guys. Thanks you too soda. Thank you. Bye. There are certain conversations that you have in life that you will remember and that will stick with you forever. And that conversation we just had with solid ad O'Brien is one of them. Yes, I know that you get frustrated because I think everyone is amazing and awesome. But this one deserves it. That was an incredible conversation. I'm very, very happy about that. I know you fan girl over Zac Efron. I will fan girl a little bit oversold at O'Brien because she's someone who has used her platform for good. And she has told the stories of so many people that have gone silent who have been the voiceless and for decades and so to have her on the show was just wonderful and I loved some of the things that she was saying about how we in our communities can continue to get involved and to demand demand more. From and to demand accountability from those who are providing us with local or national media to make sure that it is as free from bias as possible. I appreciate that she had very actionable steps that we can take as a community to call out those companies call out the purveyors of that art and tell them this matters to us. We care about these stories. We want to see them. So upcoming is the Rosa Parks documentary that she will be producing and will be airing in February but out now is the black and missing documentary series on HBO and HBO Max. That's correct. Yes. It's streaming on HBO Max. So if you have not checked that out podcast family, please do. Please support miss silhouette O'Brien, her production company, and the black and missing foundation that she referenced. And if you need information or want information about the black and missing foundation, the link will be in our show notes. Yes, absolutely. We'll drop all that there. Make sure that you follow them. They're doing incredible work. I started following them after watching the documentary and it's been really impressive to see how hard they work to bring these people home. Let's bring some of these missing girls home. Imagine what it must feel like and what it must be like to have a missing child. Something that you don't wish for anyone, but knowing that so many, too many people are experiencing that, let's do our part and let's hope. Absolutely. With that being said, we're gonna sign off Tara, guard your health podcast family, mental, physical and spiritual. Take good care. Great. Boom goes the dynamite, Joey Joe..
Black History Year
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"And just like that, we're at the end of this episode of black history year. This podcast is produced by push blat. The nation's largest nonprofit black media company. That pushed black, we agree with Marcus garvey when he said a people without knowledge of their past history origin and culture is like a tree without roots. And I'm guessing you probably feel that's important too. I mean, you're here at the end of a podcast about black history. You matter your choice to be here matters. It lets us know that you value the work. Push black exist because we saw we had to take matters into our own hands. And you make push black happen with your contributions at black history gear dot com. Most people do 5 or ten bucks a month, but every little bit makes a difference. I appreciate you supporting the work. The black history year production team includes Tarek alani, Patrick Sanders, Leslie sailor Grover, William Anderson. Joey ab Bradley, Brooke Brown, siobhan Chapman, tab of the Jacobs, Albany Jones. Rihanna lambeck, Courtney Morgan, Zane Murdoch, a queer tape, Tasha Taylor, and Darren Wallace. Producing the podcast. We have Sydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. And black history years, executive producer is Julian walker. And I'm Jay for push black. Peace..
Black History Year
"black" Discussed on Black History Year
"With the Panthers? What most people don't know is that by 1970, the panther party started in 1966. By 1970, the estimates are that the rank and file, so not the top couple of offices, but the everyday people that lived and worked in chapters across the country, which there were about 40 of, were women. And sometimes women started Black Panther chapters, including in Des Moines Iowa. And in New Haven. And in Boston. And so you see that they don't see this as a place that is anti woman, but a place that is inclusive of them, and that it's a place where black women can organize and work and affect change for the black community. That only happens if you feel like there's literally and also through images or im a space for you. So I do think that what we would call their intellectual production or their artistic production really said, you know, come on women, you can do this. And then by the end of the Black Panther Party, by the 1970s, they were running it completely. Now, some of this had to do with the fact that the federal government targeted black men specifically. But some of this also had to do with the fact that they had shown themselves to be effective leaders. So we had women like Kathleen cleaver that were part of the central committee. We had women like Elaine Brown, who were ended up running the entire organization in the 1970s. Be a women like Erica huggins who ran the entire newspaper. And again, you'll remind I'll remind you that I argue that the newspaper was probably its most influential thing because it touched people even in places where there was no Black Panther Party. So it really transformed from a kind of small group of black men defending people against brutality in Oakland to a national and an international organization that really saw black women as leaders as defenders of their community. And as able organizers and revolutionaries. And we don't get that part if we only think about just the images or kind of the Hollywood version of black power by Panthers that we see. You mentioned chapters that were founded by women specifically. Is there any evidence of how they may have operated differently because of that? Yeah, you know, so again, I don't want to give the impression that sexism or issues of discrimination did not exist, right? The black Panthers weren't in a vacuum. This was the 1960s. Sexism was everywhere, just as it is today. But what I'm suggesting to you through the book is that the Panthers offered a space where they were at least confronting and dealing with it straight on. And then offered black women ways to take on these positions and spaces where they weren't getting that. Sometimes even in the civil rights movement. So the experience of black women by and large varied by chapter, there were certainly ones that were more conservative where men were more sexist. And there were ones, like I said, like, Boston or Des Moines or Chicago under Fred Hampton. There were fairly egalitarian where black women held high ranking positions. So it certainly varied. But what I will say is that the official policy about black women and women's liberation that folks like Huey Newton and Bobby seale put out, shifted over time because of black women's involvement in the Black Panther Party. So in the beginning, when they're founding the party in 1966, there's no real mention of women. By 1969, they are actively arguing, meaning men that are heading the organization that no liberation can exist without black women being included in it. And they are actively arguing that black women are revolutionaries. So we see it both on this kind of day to today level of the chapters, but we also see the way the main leaders of the organization are shifting and trying to get their own rank and file to shift to be more supportive and inclusive of black women. And that's a result of this intellectual production and just the day to today engagement with these ideas that the women would bring to the table. Absolutely. So yeah, it's a combination. We all know that black women were organizing, right? But it's a different level to say, here's all the ways in which they were engaging in this kind of work. And thinking about liberation with their ideas in mind. And that's really what a focus on intellectual production does for us. It's not just that it was putting out doctrine and black women were blindly following it, but they were challenging him and pushing and shaping doctrine in the process. You know been a comparable organizations or circumstances in terms of women's involvement on the civil rights side of things. Oh yeah, I mean, you know, again, like I said, no group of any sort was existing outside the larger understanding societal understandings of racism and sexism and classism. Certainly something like the student nonviolent coordinating committee, which incidentally created the original Black Panther Party that Huey Newton and Bobby seale copied, tried very hard to keep gender politics in mind, but it was an interracial organization at first. And there were real questions about what black women were allowed to do in white women were allowed to do. But black women and to some extent white women in that organization did take on leadership roles such as being a field secretary where they went door to door to ask people to register to vote. Or ruby Doris Smith Robinson, a phenomenal organizer, ran kind of the Atlanta hub that sent all these people out to different parts of the south to organize. So I don't want to give this sense that black women were pushing back across the board. What I'm suggesting to you is, is that in a period and within organizations, which are unilaterally known to be male dominated and sexist, that this just fundamentally was not the case. And the reason why it was not the case is because black women were doing all the things that I just explained, we just haven't documented that. And so I wanted to make sure that we had an historical record of black women, particularly in black power, those who thought more radically the civil rights movement still organizing and being a part of these organizations, but also pushing these organizations to be more gender inclusive. So we have a chapter on the African woman. How did black women reimagine their roles in cultural nationalist spaces? Yeah, so culture nationalism is less well known, so let me just explain first what I mean by that. It's most basic sense. A cultural nationalism again has existed for beyond just the moment of the black power movement. The idea is that black people are under kind of a cultural brainwashing by white supremacy. Cultural nationalists would point out that Jesus is white. The Santa Claus is white. The people straighten their hair, right? That they have no connection to their black past. And their argument is, is that you've got to reclaim your black culture as a prerequisite or a foundation for engaging and political activity. So the idea here is that you need kind of a cultural revolution. You reframe your relationship to all things culturally related. And that that become makes you become a person ready to fight politically. So again, everybody's goal is the same, but you should just think of cultural nationalism as a different path towards the same goal of black liberation. Now, that has existed far and wide since the days of slavery. However, in the 1960s and 70s, a particular version of cultural nationalism called kawaii, KAW AIDA developed. This was created by mulana karenga, doctor Milano Carina, who is still with us and teaches at the University of California at Los Angeles at UCLA. And the goal here was to create a set of principles based not in whiteness and americanist, but in an African value system. In the hopes of realizing black people with.
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"What does black liberation look like to you from your perspective. As a environmental activists liberation does mean freedom of choice freedom to think freedom to dream freedom to achieve freedom to be able to live in a very clean and healthy environment. It would be great if all of us black people lived in spaces where the air that we breathe was clean where or children had the ability to drink clean fresh water to go to school and be educated and when i say educated i mean educated in a way that they can think and break out of barriers and patterns Liberation means the ability to say what you really want to do in your life and go ahead and pursue it and and be able to achieve it without being put in a box or having barriers put around you. So it's being able to dream as big as we want a dream and achieve at without all the strictures are put around us to prevent us from doing it. You know the freedom to to move around space to move in time and to be able to just accomplish what we can to the best of our abilities and right now most of us can't because all around the world there's so many things that are designed to prevent us from being able to do these. Thanks so what does black liberation main to you for me. It's a historical term talks about our fight for freedom and liberation. And what. I mean by that as we as a people who are today shores have been subjugated oppressed. Obviously enslaved and to this day we suffer from oppression even if sometimes hard for some of us to recognize it to the same degree there so for me when we talk about the idea liberation. What we're talking about is black folks. Controlling every and any institution organization any economic social organization. Even that has anything to do with the daily lives of black folks. We as a people must control institutions and organizations not only innocuous unity but throughout the logic. Ask for otherwise we are people who are controlled by others and if you are controlled by other people other folks brother they are well meaning or not will tell you what time of day it is. They'll tell you how you should act which you should learn how you should you history and in the end you notice that folks who are oppressive to you. Even if they smooth that out a little bit they will continue to keep to power controls. They'll continue to keep control over economics. They'll continue to keep controls over schooling. And even they put a few folks in some physicians. That still doesn't mean that the dominant and subservient situation has changed so for me. Liberation can only be thought about a sense of black people controlling institutions and organizations and at a little bit more is that those institutions organizations themselves cannot be coercive economic be dominated by few over the many so i think when i think about all liberation particularly struggle here in the united states i think this is to across the diaspora ended africa. We have to think about anti-capitalist structures. We have to think about structures you have to think about collective structures things that disperse wealth and knowledge ecorse opportunities so that folks have the ability to control their lives not dependent on a few no matter what you look like to again all those folks what they should be doing and how they should be doing it but folks believe that they have some say over there every day day to day life. Got it so when you are describing this to someone who may not necessarily have been thinking in these terms. As far as blindfolds controlling the institutions and organizations that are significant to our lives. What type of pushback to usually get. And how do you counter that. Because many of us aren't even aware that there could be a world that needs to be a world where we do have this level of autonomy and self determination. I think the pushback in my experience that actually has a class analysis to it so i think most or folks are working class folks. I talked to they can probably you know teach me political education about daily is struggles in the systems that are oppressive to us right. So i think that's a commonality largely across our folks. I think for some folks were particularly arrange of like poor. Working class the issue becomes. Can we believe. Do we believe that we can create the alternative institutions and struggle against the society that has such dominant power over us. And i think that's the fault line is when it comes to folks who are sort of on the bottom rang of power or wealth society. I think when it comes to the middle class and upper middle class and rich black folks. Those folks are comfortable and so they may not want to get beat up by the police. They wanted to be treated nice restaurants but they're not necessarily looking at the problem the same way anymore at least as poor black folks look at the problem and so i think the push back i get from those votes when i get a chance to talk to them is more that they have sort of a top down analysis a bootstrap analysis that if they did it. Why can't everybody else do it. And then i think you have to have those conversations about our society works and again quite frankly how capitalism works myself. I'm from the projects and people see me as somebody. Because i became a lawyer as some sort of success story but i say down you know if you look at me and you look at the thirty thousand people who didn't make it out per se is that term is used. Then why would you justice system by the one that makes it not the thirty thousand at don't right so i think there's an idea here that you don't look at into a challenge. Economic systems the same way we as people look at social systems or communist systems. Would they don't look at individuals. They look at how the system to to allow folks to so to fully express themselves. It's only here in america that we refused to evaluate the economic system. A political system. That oppresses us. In a way that makes us think about how change should happen. Because again i think particularly the middle class upper class level folks get too comfortable taking that because they are the one or two percent get to go to some nice parties and buy some nice things that all of these things of fear for the rest of us it's complicated and it may continually evolve but i think of it as of freedom and which were allowed to love without sphere. And we're allowed to struggle without being put into cages or disappeared. Talking to old friend of mine who is a former member of the haarlem black panther party earlier this week on the phone and he was saying that there's a difference between revolutionary struggle and liberation. And i was like real. Because i never thought of a distinction between the two they say. The revolutionary struggle with something that would have to address with the entire state. You know the. Us's its origins in genocide. Indigenous people are genocide our bones in our spirits are in the atlantic ocean night but that liberation was something we could carve out in our lifetimes and smaller spaces within this land which.
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"Not the crying cat but overall how it is to be a black person hair so i started. You know how you know how i do more. Maybe you don't. I'm always starting something. Got to be static. Demaim started a black dania group. Because i met some black people. They're not in my city. They're in the city. That's an hour away. Which is tirana. The capital There's quite a few black folks. There are some military black folks that never got to women's and We have virtual mita and that was nice. Some are just thinking about coming here and some are actually here. But we're all in different places and so you gotta like travel to actually link except if you live in the capital which some of them do How is it to be black here. There are stairs mostly from the men. That's mostly the men are out in. The streets have a cafe culture so we got three thousand men. It literally be like that three thousand minutes sitting at these cafes staring a lot but does anybody bother no have gotten a couple of whistles of course Okay so i do have some insight intel. I did talk about this in the albanian video. But apparently they're black ish so they have hip hop hip hop music. You know they use hip hop beats or they use trap beats or whatever and then this all albanians little albanian sounds like portuguese to me a little bit. They get fades. That's the common hairstyle. Beningo fades i've heard. They're nice downstairs from a black girl in tehran. Ah who has been here for over a year. Take that for what you will. But they all live with mama's 'cause this is not a rich country. This is a country that has been run through. If you looking for rich man you gotta go to the colonizers you know the italy spain. Of course the u k any number any number of other ones but a lot of these other countries are the ones that were run through like historically speaking.
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"Memora- nets good black news. Detroit's once famous. Black bottom neighborhood finally receives a historical marker. The residents of detroit celebrated a historical marker. Come reiterating detroit's once famous black bottom neighborhood. Detroit was once home to a all black community called black bottom. The neighborhood had at least three hundred fifty thriving black businesses and was home to the to a number of musical icons in the that. The city dubbed detroit's black wall street's for his thriving entrepreneurship that was until forced redevelopment wiped the town now leaders historians in other residents. Who must call black bought on home celebrating. A historical marker put up an honor of the neighborhood detroit's historic black bottom running from graduates and like you say learner. Leonard say learner lynyrd cover. Some people say that. I took from saint alban to brush before it was berry. Wiped away by i. Seventy five and seventy five still in the construction ain't it. They paved paradise in put in a parking lot. In a highway way sit rochelle. Riley director of arts culture entrepreneurship in detroit during the ceremony For the new marker during the late nineteen fifties early sixties former mayor cobo forced residents of the neighborhood under the guise of redevelopment for residents with ties. The memory is still very painful. To be disrupted by. Urban renewal was really heartbreaking. Said beverly kindle walker whose family were residents of black bottom current mayor. Mike duggan spoke or cobos decision. Say a couple of years ago. I was very proud of the fat that the name of our mayor. Kobo was taken off. The convention center is not a part of our history. That should be celebrated now. The city is looking to preserve a memory of black bottom is contribution his residence. When you talk about the history of black bottom and it's soil it's about the richness of the people said ray smith president of the black bottom group in former resident to black bottom. Shut up on your favorite singers. Come from near trying to give Does a white man who part of cobo come on. Wasn't he raises his. I got him the fuck out. They change cast high school. But you know then alumnis was. No nice is gone racist racist a lot of them freebies. Legis shit in detroit was good and racist. I am black. That's the generations. Staying up and not on my watch and also shuttled to black bottom. I think sometimes let him was always portrayed as like a horrible plates. The thrive for last couple and shouts like some of my elder like. Yeah owned black bottoming. Everybody's the hang out and do things. It was basically the spot in so. But i think folks talk about like the later part of black bottle which is not shown true legacy but more so they don't talk about how they literally just put a freeway now motherfucker in is always going to be through our neighborhoods right. It's never can be another neighborhood or a red. They would have just shifted seventy five. I like what three or four blocks they say like eighty percent of the neighborhoods but instead they decided to keep were at and i think they destroyed like ninety the name right the answer just shifting it over. They want the blacks out of there. They wanted to minded and a lot of the blast down own their home. They owned businesses. And so what. They did a cash them out right in trying to go to. They have enough money to go kind of it. Again last homesick jamaican officials set to petition. British government for slavery reparations.
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"Is with us today as well as berry sykes a hard core fan of romance novels to chat all about the genre of romance particularly black women in this space as both authors and characters ahead a fifteen year career as a beauty editor for magazines including il glamour lucky teen people and essence in two thousand and four. She pioneer the beauty blog industry with her award winning site. Shake your beauty. She wrote the bestselling debut novel. The accidental diva and also pin two young adult novels. It chicks sixteen candles her novel. The award winning the perfect fine is being adapted for owned by gabrielle. Union for net flicks. Ta is currently in editorial director at estee. Lauder companies berry. Sykes is the creator of podcast and color. The largest directory of people of color podcast. She is passionate about helping people find podcast but people of color creators born and raised in denver colorado also where she currently resides. Podcasts are linked to the outside world. Marketing podcast is a passion and she is always looking for creative ways to make it happen. If there's something that resonates with you all enjoying our conversation please share with us on social media using the hashtag t- bgn session. This is a spoiler free chat so you can enjoy it even before you've read seventies in june. Here's our conversation. Thank you so much for joining these day. I really appreciate you hanging out and talking about romance novels with me this afternoon. I'm so excited. It's my favorite thing to talk about likewise so to you i would love for you to just kind of get us started by talking about what actually makes a romance novel a romance novel. Like how is their genre classified. Well there are some actual hard and fast rules that you have to follow. Were to be considered a romance. Like a romance isn't just fiction with a love story in it. The love story has to be prominent. So it can't be like a thriller where they're solving a murder or something and they accidentally way in the background fall. But that's not point at all so the love has to be or front and there has to be a happy ending if there is an. Yeah if there is no happy ending. It's not a romance in. Who says these rules. Where do these rules confirm. Maybe the romance writer association Their long-held hardened basked rules. Okay and the phantoms. Get into battles over at honey yes it. Yeah this doesn't classify you know so like we were speaking in technical terms. That's what that is. But like i grew up on romancing the stone and things like They're like on adventures in cartagena colombia. Like solving insane mysteries following romance to me that might not technically classify. No yeah interesting. So very i saw you shaking your head when she said the phantoms. Kinda get into a would have been some of your favorites. And how did you get into this genre. I would say like. I've always been a reader. I don't know how to explain that. The people but i've always been a deep reader and one of the children were meet other women. They're like yeah. I was picking books that people's houses and disarray minimum. That was me picking people's houses. And i came up on a romance book at someone's house i have no idea and it kind of like okay. I like this kind of story. So i found out those are the of books in a grocery store white. Those harlequin type of book is somehow. I happened upon buying one of those. And i sent that little slip in that like as books and they send books for like three months before they sent a bill that my mom was like okay so i would say like i got into and it was just like oh i need more anymore romance. This is the cutest thing ever. This is the kind of thing i need it. And it would be like all types of stories. It wasn't just one type of person that i just felt like. It was an escape so when she said i totally agreed in like getting deeper in my mom's best friend's daughter red black romance and so she's the one that got me on beverly jenkins imprinted jackson that type of thing and that was when i got into the phantom's type of thing like joining a beverly lincoln's yahoo grew it kind of like a whole different worlds of like the rules and what people expect and like when things are released. They're like the respect people. Expect a give and very deep and people feel away if you don't understand it and you're in the face though. Oh yeah right now. There's rumblings within the fandom because the romance writer awards just came out and the person who won for. I think best christian romance for best inspirational romance. It's like a colonial era american story. Unlike in the first chapter the white male protagonist like kills native tribes. It's totally offensive and so wrong and it's like. Why is this rewarded. I don't know if you follow this. I'm deep into the romance part to like the things that i love. I'm a stand in the behind the scenes. So i've been through our w. a. and actually stopped paying attention because of all the drama that happened beforehand and who ran it. Yeah and things like that. So i try not to give it a lot of attention and it's because of that. It's like we do this. We call you into accounting. You say these things have changed blah blah blah. And then the first time we come around through something else you do something else and so do. We have to say outrageous. I don't like that so it's just easy to follow the authors. I like and deal with the things. I do with in not like those organizations necessarily if i don't have to and you know what i'm gonna do that too. I'm always because it gives me. Oh my god yeah so it sounds like much like other areas like this is an area in my own experience like it wasn't until probably college where i even saw like black women in romance novels and so i love for both of you to share some of the differences. You see like when black women are the lead characters and what kinds of things really make a romance novel exciting to you. That's tough because if you're black woman writing a black woman character it's all you know. And they're all different types of black women and the same way. There are all different types of white women so a black character to me isn't defined by being a black character. I'm not really sure how to answer that. Like you have very silly black female heroines romance novels. You have cerebral ones. You have sort of like the virgin deflowered. You have the slutty one. There's so many different kind. What is definitely true is that it's taken far too long to get here to this place where we have so much representation and there's enough space for there to be more than just one lack female protagonist trope. I think it was with the advent of self publishing. That really did it like suddenly there were all these different voices. And you know you're seeing black and all these different. John ras that they hadn't been before and characters portrayed in different ways that they hadn't before and it really opened up the genre to new experiences. Problem with book publishing is that the gatekeepers are super duper white more so than in music more so than in movies and film like you see all sorts of hospital. Progressive change is being made like especially in tv like atlanta insecure. Green sugar like all these many failings fabulous show.
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"Ensure that there's not a shift in consciousness that can support other radical. Opposition has created country to stop this neo-fascist trajectory. Yes black agenda. Report has been saying for some time that increasingly the struggle in black america will have to be an internal one one that is not hobbled by false objectives of unity. You can't unify with forces in the black community that are consciously inactivity supporting. The oppressor is actually and is the show this taking place in politics in terms of the traditional bank politics but also among the black wealth. This notion of united front is Is something that many Many are now questioning. And if i even rejecting that even among the black left it has to be a basis for unity beyond the fact that we might define ourselves with black and less. It has to have a ideological and political agreement among whatever forces attempt to so if you have some elements the deal pushing about a partnership with if you will strategic in short-term. They claim with neo liberal democrats because they say they claim that's what the people at that has to be extend rejected that serve as a long term basis. Go for any kind of black unity. In my opinion so yes the ongoing and deepening social crisis is resulting in a big of all all of the strategies and practices. We have engaged the last few decades. Guiding how we build and conduct left oppositional politics and the united states of america. And even the george floyd the rebellion. I why some elements that were raising man's for changes beyond just so-called criminal justice before or this amorphous call for racial justice of elements were in the minority. And because they were in cost a pivot away from this morphism racial justice. And even the person of george floyd as a protest murder. Because didn't that pivoted from that to demand that will broader and even more significant in terms of the social and economic conditions created forty years of meal liberalism and the devastating impact on black and brown humidity's because pivot didn't take place the potential radicalization and the long-term oppositional potential of those rebellions were not realized and so in some ways it is the that rebellion the property in some ways and enhancing role of the leadership class because they weren't challenged by social forces so that they engage in the cynicism a juneteenth celebration and holiday a few days before he democrats then allow black folks once again around the issue of voting rights. Do that was coming. They played this game by giving Folks this holiday too. Nobody asked about and then turn right back around and play the cynical game like they were really serious about trying pass. S one bill. When he knew that the votes weren't they weren't even really seriously in support of it themselves. You know so. This is the kind of cynical game played and the black leadership class plays along with it with impunity. And that is what has to change a best while you have to have this. Intensifying internal class struggle to dislodge that element and this was billeted. The play the role of playing for the last few decades. You right is a well oiled machine. But that machine is breaking down And you know what Invading but right now a massive. Does he really understand it. We'll see themselves your co founder of the black alliance apiece and the national organizer and of course As the essential role in trying to revive the anti imperialism in the black community but also to make the link between militarization of the police and other measures domestically that are an extension of the imperial nature of the beast. I would think that bap in this imperialist offensive is quite vulnerable while we are but know because of our strategy we because we that dependent on for example foundation resources of because we have been very discipline how we have built a formulation ground here with the people having absolutely clear politics and clear mission. Yes we know that we have elements already coming up into the formation. Because they know that i think the state recognizes that there's too many elements like the us. But what we do is to continue with putting out messages continuing to organize independently to prepare ourselves for 'fines of fine. We also know i. Space in terms of ability to disseminate information to keep our website in place to tweet the way we tweet is vulnerable and we preparing in have plans in case we have to exercise those plans. If in fact we are moved against by the state. So yes we gotta tracking some of the finest africans in this country or looking for a radical home and they feel that they are finding that with his black alliance for peace that was a baraka national organizer with the black alliance for peace in recent years. Increasing numbers of white people have come to favor. Some form of reparations for the harm black americans suffered under centuries of slavery and discrimination but there is still no consensus among black people on. What kind of reparations should be demanded from. The united states feel when gaza is director of the malcolm x. center for self-determination in greenville south carolina. And a longtime reparations advocate. One gaza is trying to pull reparation supporters together in her state. Well the immediate project is called the south carolina coalition reparations coalition and the object of the project is to bring to the table the various formations and tendencies around the issue of reparations for africans formerly enslaved in north america and suffering or surviving more accurately the impediments resulting from the evolution of the holocaust of enslavement because one slavery has not ended in the united states as it is specifically set out in the thirteenth amendment. Which has the exception clause and provides that persons that are quote unquote duly convicted of a crime. Be enslaved and in fact are and slate in this country without a clear definition of what constitutes duly convicted status and we know that following the civil war that the south.
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"Empty nesters young professionals over the there was interest in urban living urban life and universities were left flat footed because they had done all this work to keep commercial development mixed development away from their campuses away from the neighbors and the campuses now people want to urban experience at the same time city leaders were competing with each other for the children's suburban sprawl. Who wanted to come back into cities. They want to revitalize tax base so university leaders and city administrators got together to create policies and programs that benefited their shared interest to basically essentially turned cities into campuses as a mechanism to capture value and wealth. That was trying to come back into the city and obviously in the neighborhood around these campuses that have been divested and left to die. This new kind of investment in the return of the children's suburban sprawl had directly adverse effect on these communities largely of color largely black and brown. And so this reality with this on the ground is that these black and brown neighborhoods were targeted for displacement win. Campus expanded into the areas where they existed these low income. People of color became the labor front. The low wage workers. It'd be ivory tower working class in food services and grounds keeping and support staff and these universities had a hand in suppressing wages and disrupting collective organizing and then all of this new development. These new campus expansions were surrounded by campus police. Most of us don't understand to campus. Police are not just the mall cop sitting there trying to break up party. These are fully armed security forces with jurisdiction in some cases wherever there was a cameras building in the city and in other cases with george dixon over the entire city so either private as if it's a private university or quasi private if the public university police force with jurisdiction over non university affiliates that are policing in the with public authority but are being directed by university interests and they're policing black and brown our neighborhoods and so this is why i he'd or bring warning to the formation of what i call the rise of universities. You write that. We're witnessing higher education's growing control over the economic development and political governance of urban life. But are we really talking about higher education of doing all those of depredations in urban and especially black america or it the capitalist machinery of the university the same machinery that also distorts the educational mission of higher education. Yes what i'm talking about is what has happened. When higher education and particularly its administration has become the face of capital management and wealth extraction. So that is the right and so the question becomes universities are not inherently problem. The campus has become a site over whether they will be people's universities or private universities and in the current moment of the knowledge economy where academic research is being used to generate lucrative products and pharmaceutical industries and software products and military weaponry. How has higher education been leveraged to facilitate the now's economy with detrimental effects not just for the neighbors colored surrou- cities but they're the canary in the coalmine for the future management of our entire urban landscape. And so this is the question. Are we going to be a people's university or a private university and we have precedent particularly led by black folks in urban locations around cities where they have steered us toward different outcomes. Different approaches to the use of the university thinking university as a comments as a service to the communities that surround them but we have lost visiting and we are moving in a very different direction. You know i can remember. When many black folks had high hopes for higher education as a kind of political refuge where progressive even revolutionary movements could be launched and political education could be raised to what we used to call a higher level. And i remember when some of the people who started black studies at san francisco state envision the black studies department as being the kind of launching pad for black revolutionary activity out there in the community now with these same institutions swallowing devouring the lack kiddingly. That's a great point in the book i talk about. Someone's not all of some of the early precedents that you're talking about the you're referring so you know we have to remember that the black panther party for self-defence partially began and mar at college and merritt college and because of the ways in which mayor college was seen as an extension of north oakland community. You know street speakers and cafeteria conversations. In trip to cuba see that community became an incubator for revolutionary thinking. If we go forward we look at crane junior college on the south side of colorado that has historically been a civic incubator for the white working class but as the west side of chicago. Transform change in the demographics change and it became primarily a black neighborhood. Black students took over that college and renamed it malcolm x. community college and they instigated some of the first prison annexes for incarcerated residents and they fired the off. Duty chicago police that had police the campus and hired an arms black security company to offer public safety in the neighborhoods. We have to think about the black and puerto rican students and their white allies in new york city at the city college and brooklyn college. Who said yeah great. We have free tuition but our public schools have not prepared residence for social mobility and so we need support services. We think there should be the university of responsibility to compensate for the failed public schools so that the university could become a segue to social mobility. And so they instigated. What became an open admissions policy. We look at nine hundred and sixty eight when Columbia university trying to put a gymnasium in the middle of morningside park and with the entrance for columbia students at top and interest for harlem residents at below. They charge jim crow z. Y. m. and they occupied buildings for a week until they stopped that action. And so you're right..
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"Thank you so much for joining us today. Can you please tell us your name where you're from your current location and the name of your business. Hello i'm sarah greaves. Scabbard on a lot of people. Know me as jets it. Sarah that is enabled my business. Barry dot com. I was born in england. But i have coming to you from miami florida today where i live. So that makes for quite the accent being refractoriness mid atlantic thirty right directly in the sky <hes>. So you're people are from jamaica. My father is from jamaica and moved to england when he was a teenager and my mother is from our betas and she moved to england when she was in her early twenty s. And that's where they met. That's where i was born. But i sort of ping pong back and forwards between england and jamaica my whole life before moving to the states in two thousand. And what was that experience like being so young and being so so coastal bicoastal. Oh i think. That's that is the reason why i do what i do today. You know my earliest my actual earliest memory. That i have is the first time being on a plane. I would have been about three. And we were flying from england to jamaica for the first time and i remember looking out the window and seeing a movie the clouds are because as you can imagine for a child who's always used to looking up and seeing the clouds it was just mind blowing to me that i looked out the winner david beneath eights so yeah it started mine of travel i think and just made me me feel at home in the world wherever in the world and i would say that you have absolutely taken that in run literally run runner with it <hes>. I was taking a look at your instagram <hes>. Do you remember your very first instagram photo. I do want way back. Wonder i do. It's a photo of me taking on hollywood beach and i am lying on the ground. I was just finished ron. I'm lying on the ground. I have my feet two legs in the air. My running shoes silhouetted against the sky. That was my first instagram coach. So that was august twenty thirteen. How in the world do you remember that. Listen only because it was my first. Because i really can't remember anything. I have the world's worst memory. Although i was a child i can remember those clearly but asking what i had for breakfast yesterday. I can't tell you. But no. I just remember that because occasionally since i started on instagram. And let me be clear. That was my first coast in two thousand thirteen. But i posted again for months or maybe a year someone. I've been on pressure when someone had suggested to me. Oh you take a lot of photos. You should put them up on instagram and just rolled my eyes and thought. Oh my god another platform. I'm already to onto dr maury on facebook. I already have a website. But i take this photo. Took that one photo <unk>. Forgot about instagram for awhile. But see i forgot. What question was that you just asked me. I was asking how you re how you remember that photo. So that's really interesting. You you've certainly like showed up <hes>. Wherever you've been online. I just see like so much color and so much color like so much color. So scholar and your sunglasses are always really fun. <hes> the art that you take photos his really fun in your shopping addiction. I like i like the chronicles of your shopping. Shopping addiction as adventure showers burned. Although yes trust me. I could if i could just get a dollar back for every dollar i have spent you know i would be independently wealthy but yes i love. I love shopping. Worse discerning collection of i think <hes>. I suppose that would mean not having spent the dollar in the first place though right more of the creative verbal type of not not the numbers