African American Issues

Voting Rights and the Supreme Court

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Mon, 03/04/2013

Justice Anthony Scalia has compared civil rights-era voting legislation to welfare entitlements, as if protecting the right to vote were a "government handout".  Well Read Red Frann Michel looks into the challenge to this legislation that has now reached the Supreme Court.

7:56 minutes (4.54 MB)

It Takes A Village on 03/01/13

It Takes A Village
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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and their families

Host Shaheed Haamid speaks with Jessica Katz, Coordinator of the Coffee Creek Family Preservation Project about incarcerated women and the families they leave behind.

Image top left: Jessica Katz (L) and Erin Webb of the Family Preservation Project.

Image bottom left: Shari, who has been in prison for the last two years and daughter

Both images by Helen Silvis of The Skanner News

Bread and Roses on 03/01/13

Bread and Roses
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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An Audio tour of the North Portland Library, with Library manager, Patricia Welch.
Patricia Welch, North Portland Library Manager

This Friday we welcome Patricia Welch, the manager for the North Portland Library. We are going to talk about the resources the library has to offer, including the Black Resource Collection and hear about the role that the North Portland Library plays in telling the history of  Black folks in Potland.

North Portland Library

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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Voices from the Edge on 03/07/13

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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Paul Gorski on White Privilege & Racism

Paul Gorski will provide a keynote address at the 14th Annual White Privilege Conference in Seattle, Wa from April 10th-14th 2013. What is white privilege? Why a white privilege conference? Join Paul and I for a lively conversation regarding race, privilege and antiracism efforts currently underway on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM on Voices from the Edge! Paul C. Gorski is an assistant professor in New Century College, George Mason University. Gorski’s work and passion is social justice activism. His areas of scholarly focus include anti-poverty activism and education, critical race theory and anti-racism education, and critical theories pertaining to women’s rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, immigrant rights, and anti-imperialism.

Between the Covers on 02/28/13

Between the Covers
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Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Ayana Mathis on "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"

Ayana Mathis, author of the best-selling novel "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" about an African-American family in Philadelphia, talks about her work and career with host Richard Wolinsky. Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is her first novel. From the series Bookwaves

Voices from the Edge on 02/28/13

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Thu, 02/28/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Innocence Project w/Mr. Melendez & Mr. Wilhoit

Exonerated Death Row Inmates Visit Oregon University Campuses After serving 18 years on Florida’s death row, Juan Melendez walked out and into a very different world. Unable to read or write English when he went in, now Melendez will address universities. He will joined Greg Wilhoit, who served time on Oklahoma’s death row, and was also exonerated as an innocent man. Wilhoit is featured in the best-selling non-fiction book by John Grisham, The Innocent Man. The tour is sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) and Witness to Innocence, a nation-wide organization of exonerated death row inmates who travel the country to talk about the mistakes and injustices that too frequently happen in the American judicial system when the death penalty is involved.

Alternative Radio on 02/26/13

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 02/26/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Professor Jane Rhodes on Framing the Black Panthers (lecture)

Jane Rhodes is Professor and Chair of American Studies and Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Macalester College. She has written a number of articles on race, journalism and mass communication. She is the author of "Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century" and "Framing the Black Panthers: The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon."

Art Focus on 02/19/13

Art Focus
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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Art Focus with guests Modou Dieng and Devon A. VanHouten-Maldonado
On Tuesday Feb 19 Joseph Gallivan will interview Modou Dieng and Devon A. VanHouten-Maldonado.

Dr. Yolanda Whyte Speaks on the Effects of Fluoridated Water on Children

The Lecture Room
program date: 
Tue, 02/12/2013

Yolanda Whyte, MD, is a pediatrician from Atlanta, Georgia, who has given several speeches characterizing fluoride as a health risk to children, African-American and Hispanic communities, and people with diabetes and kidney disease.

Here is her lecture at Portland State University in February, 2013.

33:35 minutes (30.75 MB)

Radiozine on 02/18/13

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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Emcee, poet and activist Hasan Salaam on black music, history and activism

Host Don Merrill speaks with East Coast emcee, poet, musician and political activist Hasan Salaam.  Thanks to a strong mom and grandmother, this emcee has a lot more on his mind than beats.  Don Merrill talked with Hasan Salaam as he was touring through the Pacific Northwest, and in advance of a series of presentations.

Thursday February 21st, 12-2PM - A multi-media presentation on the history of Black music titled, “ From Spiritual to Hip Hop."
Portland State University, Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Union 2nd floor
Sponsored by Black Studies Department, Students for Unity, Multicultural Center, Black
Cultural Affairs Board, funded by a grant from the Speakers Board

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