African American Issues

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

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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?

Political Perspectives on 06/26/13

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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Supreme Court Decisions

This week the Supreme Court is making decisions that affect the future of the country in a profound way. On Tuesday they  gutted a core part of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. On Monday they sent a case challenging affirmative action back to be re-examined by the Fifth Circuit federal appeals court on the grounds that the lower court did not review the University of Texas'affirmative action program carefully enough. Their decision on two same-sex marriage cases is due on Wednesday. Hear reaction to these decisions on this show. Call in with your thoughts.

 

Wednesday Talk Radio on 06/19/13

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Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Shafia Monroe and the International Center for Traditional Childbirth
 
The International Center for Traditional Childbirth in Portland is holding a special event for Black moms and moms to be this month. We spend the hour with founder Shafia Monroe, who has built connections between Black communities and county health workers to address the infant mortality rate in African and African American families -- the highest in our region.
 

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SOON COME THIS WEEKEND !! FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND JUNE 15,16,17  2013

Black Book Talk on 06/06/13

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Black Book Talk
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Thu, 06/06/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.

Legendary author Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother in her new book, Mom & Me & Mom.    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. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told.

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