African American Issues

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part two - southern Africa

At Noon, we'll shift focus to sub-equatorial Africa:

12:00 - interview with Map of African land rush.Fred Pearce, author and environmental journalist based in London, about his latest book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth. Then it's our first musical interlude, featuring a short set from one of the hosts of our Thursday African music program.

1:30 - Kambali Museveli with Friends of the Congo will speak about the student movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how people are organizing to end the decades-long conflict that has torn that region apart.

We'll have a set of African music produced by KBOO deejays, then at 3, we're off to Kenya for a look at their Green Belt Movement and then South Africa to check in on labor movements there, as well as the situation regarding Nelson Mandela and his legacy.


Justice For Trayvon Martin Rally, Peninsula Park, Portland.

Bread and Roses
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Sun, 07/14/2013

The Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow called for a RALLY, SPEAKOUT & MARCH on Sunday, July 14, 4pm at Peninsula Park (N. Ainsworth & Albina).
Justice for Trayvon!
End Racist Killings!
No Justice, No Peace!
End the New Jim Crow!

Delphine Criscenzo was on location.

Photographs by Noah Boyer.

54:36 minutes (124.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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77th Oregon Legislature Wrap-Up w/ Sen. Dingfielder


The 77th Oregon Legislature has adjourned and there are many winners and losers. Education appears to be an early winner and police accountability measures died quietly in committee without much action. How did your issue or cause fare this session? How effective is grassroots advocacy? What can you do now to prepare for the next legislative session? Join Senator Jackie Dingfielder and I for an informative discussion on Thursday July 11, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. Call-in at 503-231-8187 and join the conversation.

Alternative Radio on 07/09/13

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/09/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Michelle Alexander - Incarceration Nation (lecture)

Michelle Alexander is a professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU's Racial Justice Project in Northern California, she served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She is the author of the bestseller "The New Jim Crow."

It Takes A Village on 07/05/13

It Takes A Village
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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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The Urban League of Portland with Michael Alexander

Host Shaheed Haamid speaks with Michael Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Portland.  The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security.  We are a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League.

Old Mole Variety Hour July 1st 2013

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Mon, 07/01/2013

 Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole and we hear:


45:22 minutes (41.54 MB)

Movie Mole: Blacking Up - hiphop's remixing of race and identity

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Mon, 07/01/2013

Cara Dugas reviews Robert Clift's "Blacking Up: hiphop's remixing of race and identity", a new documentary about cultural appropriation and white hip-hop. Clift is a white hip-hop artist himself. His interrogation of the subject goes back to minstral shows and asks: are they really the same? The response by white artists reveals ignorance at best and disavowed racism at worst. In the end, Cara reflects on the economic power that whites in determining trends in music.

6:12 minutes (5.68 MB)

Black Book Talk on 07/04/13

Black Book Talk
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Thu, 07/04/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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In new, Maya Angelou shares the story of her relaionship with her mother

Repeat - By popular demand we repeat our June interview with legendary author Maya Angelou.   In her new book, Mom & Me & Mom, the writer shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.    Angelou's mother, Vivian Baxter, was an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Hour of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist perspctive

Joe Clement hosts this episode of the Old Mole and we hear:

Voices from the Edge on 06/27/13

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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Dante James Esq, Director of Office of Equity & Human Rights

Join Dante James, Bureau Director and I for an informative conversation regarding the Office of Equity & Human Rights this Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM. What is Equity? What is the role of the Office of Equity and Human Rights?

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