On this episode: We’re still seething with anger over the Georgia execution of Troy Davis; we get an update from the Grassroots Global Justice Congress in Raleigh, NC by Yuwsuf Bell, and we speak with Terrell Vinson of the UMass Men’s Basketball team. Enjoy!
Peace, check out our convo with Paul Porter of Industry Ears described as “a new generation nonpartisan think tank aimed at addressing and finding solutions to disparities in media that negatively impact individuals and communities.” We discuss Paul’s entry into the world of media and the state of black media production.
Peace. If you missed last Friday’s show featuring M-1 of Dead Prez and Dr. Jared A. Ball of Morgan State University and the recent author of I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto, you are in for a treat. Listen in as Chris, REC, and Rosa build with M-1 about his recent trip to Gaza with the Existence is Resistance Tour, and with Dr. Ball on his theory of mixtape revolutionary media production. We start off the show in discussion with doctoral student Emahunn Campbell on local and national efforts to save Troy Davis from execution in Georgia. Currently, 34 states still practice the death penalty. According to Amnesty International, “Since 1973, over 130 people have been released from death rows throughout the country due to evidence of their wrongful convictions. In 2003 alone, 10 wrongfully convicted defendants were released from death row.” Troy Davis’ case is but another reason to fight for the abolition of this antiquated form of punishment and the need to continue the call for the abolition of the prison industrial complex.