AgendaProducer Host: Dedon Kamathi Dedon.Kamathi@gmail.com
Hotep family, this is Sista Zianee with Freedom Now’s agenda for this Tues April 21. Freedom Now will commence with our Raising the Bar’s prison segment with Brotha Mateef, presenting the results of the Sentencing Project recent study on new trends in African incarceration, with some interesting changes. Bro.J.R. our bay area correspondent and a noted youth activist, journalist and KPFA radio personality will address the felony arsoncharge that he is facing for the Oscar Grant rebellion, as well as a media assault and dis-information campaign being raised by the East Bay Express newspaper with headlines “JR Valrey Is an Agent Provocateur.” This baseless media attack together with the legal assault is part of the over strategy to destroy this role model for other youths as well as temper revolutionary media activism.
We will have as our major theme the changed dynamics of Africa, with Brotha Akbar Muhammad the International Minister for the NOI as well as one of the leading Pan Africanist in the US. Tonight as we speak the US Doctors for Africa at The Skirball Center sponsored 100 African Women leaders. This gathering was controversial due to the lack of participation of the African media. The Final Call West coast correspondent Charlene Muhammad courageously bogarted her way into the gathering and will provide us an overview of the proceedings. . Brotha Akbar will contextualized this gathering with the overall new developments in Africa. People are hot--but then again Africa is hot as well, so tonight we will address the changing face of Africa and the intense competion between newly emerging world powers old imperialist powers and Africa.
We will highlight our music mix with that Neo-soul diva Erykkah Badu together with Zap Mama, Burning Spears, KRS, Sista Waberi.
So stay tune for another journey into the land of Freedom Now and as always we stand ready for the revolution.
- Recommended reading: Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror. (Pantheon, 2009 Mahmoud Mamdan