Alafia ! Freedom Now’s agenda for this Tues July 6, 2010 will begin with Brotha Mateef and the Raising the Bars prison segment addressing a recent by the U.S. Supreme court regarding the incarceration of young people. We will follow with the African drum beat historical calendar with a special emphasis on women’s contribution to radical social change. Following Tandizwe Chimerenga a community journalist and producer of KPFK’s “Some Of Us Are Brave” will provide an update and African community analysis on the murder trial of Oscar Grant which is now in the jury deliberation stage. This case is the first in the history of California that A popo –a po-lice has been brought to trial for murder. Quite amazing !
In commemoration of Kwame Ture formerly Stokely Carmichaels earth-birth day -June 29, 1941 we will play 2 short clips in tribute to this Africa who was in the vanguard organizations of the Civil Rights, Black Power and Pan African Organization. Following the KPFK Local Board of the Station has a cart promoting the upcoming elections. KPFK is a community based board. I myself was Chairperson of the Local Board for 8 years and on the National Board and of course we fought for the interest of People of Color especially African People so I encourage you in the listening audience to get involve with the upcoming elections to make sure our voice is heard. Our final guest is a regular commentator here at Freedom Now - Brotha Minister Akbar Muhammad, from the Nation Of Islam . He is a journalist and radio host who has ,as a conscious African keeps us informed of the on going political development in the Sudan. The variations of the Save Darfur Movement have blitz the US citizenry with the Zionist in league with -Oil Corporations – US Imperialist point of view. Well here at Freedom Now we will provide another point of view with Brotha Akbar whose extensive travels and interview with all aspects of the contradiction uninfluenced by big dollars provides a refreshing orientation. Our music mix will include:\
Zap Mama, Ismael Reed, Land of the Thief, Revolutionaries, Taumbu, Litton Kwesi Johnson, Farak Ture, Marvin Gay,Sonny Ade...
Just a note we will be having Pan African Beach Day July 18 from 1-10 pm and the 3rd Sunday of every month at Dockweiler Beach at the end of Imperial Blvd in Playa Del Rey. We will be giving updates. It is free and we will teaching surfing, caporea, African drumming, African dance, fishing, Volleyball. In this depression we are seeking for African people to retake public spaces such as the beaches, mountains, dessert that for so long have been denied us due to Jim Crow and provide free, healthy entertainment for our people.
And as always