Honoring the life and art of Maurice White...

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Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Sigh.
We literally just found out about the transition of Maurice White a little over an hour ago, and so we write this in between tears...  It's not often we shed many tears for famous people we do not know; however, Maurice White meant a lot to us.  Earth, Wind & Fire are one of the few bands to put us in a place of absolute positivity.  They are one of the only groups in the pop canon to remain consistent in their mission of integrating a (decidedly African) spiritual experience in their art.  They upheld a specific jazz tradition in this way (similar to artists such as Pharaoh Sanders); however, they transcended genres and generations. 

18th Annual Homelessness Marathon from Washington DC

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Wed, 02/17/2016 - 5:00pm - Thu, 02/18/2016 - 6:00am
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A look at the state of homelessness today through the voices of homeless people and organizers

KBOO is proud to broadcast the 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon, which will originate from Washington, DC this year. 

The hosts on the air will be Pacifica radio WPFW.  Hosts on the ground will be the Church Of the Epiphany, which reaches out to DC's homeless as part of its ministry, and also Street Sense, the homeless paper of DC, which is housed in the church. The program will include the voices of a diverse cross section of Washington's homeless.

The Marathon gathers homeless people, talks with them all night, while taking calls from around the country and talking to experts, advocates, and politicians.

The Memory, Legacy and Life of Malcolm X

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Sat, 02/20/2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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It has been 51 years since the Malcolm X assassination and we have not forgotten.
Grassroot News will honor the memory, legacy and life of Malcolm X .

Join us for the music, memory and deconstruction of Malcolm’s political career, his split from the Nation of Islam, and ultimately the course of action that led to his assassination Feb 21 1965.

It has been 51 years since his assassination and we have not forgotten.

As Ossie Davis eulogized, “we will know him then for what he was and is – a Prince – our own black shining Prince! – who didn’t hesitate to die, because he loved us so.”
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