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Using Theatre and Performance Art to Empower the Community

In this special episode of iMiXWHATiLiKE we feature WombWork Productions. For nearly two decades they have provided Afrikan-Centered social change theatre and performance art for the Baltimore community.
DATE: 2016-08-05 | LENGTH: 17:21

 
  
Redskins and Crackers: What's In a Name?
Veteran journalists and educators, Kevin Blackistone (Washington Post/University of Maryland) and Dave Zirin (journalist, author and host of Edge of Sports), discuss the flawed methodology of (and worse history behind) a recent poll claiming that "9/10" Native Americans are not offended by the term "redskins."
DATE: 2016-07-01 | LENGTH: 21:22

 
Take Us Out to the Go-Go! A Fresh Look at the History and Politics of the World's Nastiest Groove
With interviews from legends D. Floyd and Go-Go Mickey and leading historians Kato Hammond and Tahira Mahdi/Agent 99, the iMWiL! crew took a new look at go-go music; the history, impact of gentrification and relationship to broader politics and more!
DATE: 2016-06-12 | LENGTH: 34:24

 
Muhammad Ali and the Fight for Radical Historical Memory
In this segment of iMWiL! we discussed the radical legacies of Muhammad Ali and the tremendous media push to re-image the man as more "palatable for White power."
DATE: 2016-06-09 | LENGTH: 35:59

 
The Nommo of Theater and Film: Art as Politics
Bashi Rose, TRNN videographer, editor, and veteran of Baltimore's artistic community talks about his work and the cultural, political, and social movements from which that work emerged and is inspired
DATE: 2016-06-03 | LENGTH: 17:48

 
Move to Amend and the Fight to Remove Corporate Money From U.S. Elections
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend, joined us to discuss that group's latest efforts to "legalize democracy" by challenging corporate personhood and the involvement of big money in elections
DATE: 2016-05-22 | LENGTH: 08:59

 
Rites of Passage Programs as Cultural Science
In this edition of imixwhatilike! we took a look at DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) area Afrikan Rites of Passage programs by talking with those who run, coordinate and have experienced them
DATE: 2016-05-09 | LENGTH: 31:44

 
Jesse Jackson and Bernie Sanders: Comparing Two "Movement" Campaigns
Tom Porter, veteran civil rights activist and former chief of staff and advisor to Jesse Jackson's 1984 campaign for the Democratic party presidential nomination takes a look at that run in comparison to that of Bernie Sanders in 2016
DATE: 2016-05-01 | LENGTH: 21:01

 
"The Quadrennial Duopoly Sham" and the Black Vote
On April 9, 2016 The Black Is Back Coalition held its National Conference on the theme of The 2016 Election and The Struggle for Self-Determination at St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Harlem, NY. BIB coalition member and senior commentator with Black Agenda Report Margaret Kimberley gave this address on the question of the elections, Bernie Sanders and the Black vote
DATE: 2016-04-18 | LENGTH: 22:48

 
Living Genealogies of Africana Studies with Dr. Greg Carr (2/2)
Dr. Greg Carr, chair of African American Studies at Howard University and First Vice-President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), joined us for this rousing, extended conversation about Black Lives Matter, voting, cultural warfare and "the missing pages of world history."
DATE: 2016-04-04

 
Living Genealogies of Africana Studies with Dr. Greg Carr (1/2)
Dr. Greg Carr, chair of African American Studies at Howard University and First Vice-President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), joined us for this rousing, extended conversation about Black Lives Matter, voting, cultural warfare and "the missing pages of world history."
DATE: 2016-04-04 | LENGTH: 30:13

 
George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon (A Video Mixtape)
Bashi Rose and Jared Ball, the imixwhatilike crew, have created this video mixtape commemoration to the life and politics of George Jackson
DATE: 2016-04-03 | LENGTH: 02:50

 
The Loss of Phife
Author and professor Ericka Blount and hip hop historian and journalist Davey D joined us for this special commemoration and reflection upon the life and work of A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg.
DATE: 2016-03-25 | LENGTH: 14:18

 
Class and The Movement for Black Lives
In this special edition of imixwhatilike! we hosted a panel focused on class politics within the movement for Black lives.
DATE: 2016-03-05 | LENGTH: 35:11

 
Melissa Harris-Perry and the Fall of the "Negro Whisperers"
Political writer and founder of BreakingBrown.com Yvette Carnell joined us to discuss the phenomenon she has dubbed the, "Negro Whisperer" and the end of its run.
DATE: 2016-02-29 | LENGTH: 06:51

 
Groundings With Our Sisters: Incorporating Black Feminist Lenses
Morgan State University professors Drs. Anika Simpson and Jennifer Williams discuss their varied Black feminist approaches looking specifically at the work of Africana women, the 2016 elections and Beyonce'.
DATE: 2016-02-29 | LENGTH: 15:02

 
It's Bigger Than Beyonce': Art as War
Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies Ajamu Baraka and music industry veteran, journalist and founder of RapRehab.com Paul Porter discuss the continuing political fallout of and response to Beyonce's latest.
DATE: 2016-02-19 | LENGTH: 12:54

 
The Ujima People's Progress Party: Maryland's First Black Worker Led Political Party
Nnamdi Scott of the Ujima People's Progress Party joined us to discuss independent politics, the 2016 presidential election and Baltimore's mayoral race.
DATE: 2016-02-17 | LENGTH: 12:08

 
Jay-Z's Black Lives Matter Philanthropy
Taureen "Tory" Russell, co-founder and director of the Hands Up United Coalition, discusses his group's inclusion in Jay-Z's funding, the work of their coalition, and his thoughts on the 2016 presidential elections and Baltimore mayoral candidacy of Deray McKesson.
DATE: 2016-02-15 | LENGTH: 13:38

 
The History of State Repression Against Radical Social Movements
In this episode of imixwhatilike! TRNN Journalist Jared Ball speaks with Former U.S. Political Prisoner Eddie Conway about his book The Greatest Threat: The Black Panthers and COINTELPRO.
DATE: 2016-02-14 | LENGTH: 11:42

 
Revolutionary and Democratic Socialism: From V.I. Lenin to Bernie Sanders
Author and organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation Brian Becker discusses PSL's latest book, Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin's Theory a Century Later. We talked about Lenin's theory of imperialism and its relationship to the world today, differences between revolutionary and democratic socialism, and the 2016 presidential election.
DATE: 2016-02-07 | LENGTH: 32:07

 
If Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman Were Heroic So Are Political Prisoners
Jihad Abdulmumit, Co-Chairperson for the National Jericho Amnesty Movement, was back for Facing Reality and a focus on political prisoners, specifically Jalil Muntaqim, and spoke a bit also about the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
DATE: 2016-02-07 | LENGTH: 11:28

 
Taking the Black Struggle to the United Nations
The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent were in Washington, DC last week for a town hall convened by Pan-African Community Action (PACA). We caught up with PACA's Netfa Freeman and Garrett Harris to hear more about the working group's findings and the goals of the organizers.
DATE: 2016-02-04 | LENGTH: 11:37

 
Digitizing Black Radio: The Black Talk Radio Network
Founder of the Black Talk Radio Network Scotty Reid joined us to discuss the history and politics of his digital network
DATE: 2016-02-01 | LENGTH: 10:27

 
Peace, One Piece At a Time
Baltimore Director of Peace by Piece Fariji Muhammad and Co-Project Coordinator of the Atlanta Chapter Kadijah Austin join this edition of iMWiL! to discuss their new organization
DATE: 2016-01-17 | LENGTH: 14:18

 
The Politics and Art of a New Afrikan Black Panther: Kevin "Rashid" Johnson
Tom Big Warrior Watts, activist and editor of Rising Sun Press, discusses the new book Panther Vision from political prisoner Kevin "Rashid" Johnson
DATE: 2015-12-16 | LENGTH: 07:36

 
Privatization and Policing "Black Colonies": the Death of Alonzo Smith
Pan-African Community Action (PACA) convened a rally in Washington, D.C. Saturday to call for answers in the death of Alonzo Smith while in private police custody
DATE: 2015-12-13 | LENGTH: 02:30

 
Frantz Fanon and Lessons from a Not So Dying Colonialism
Dr. Frank B. Wilderson, III, author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, discusses the enduring legacy of Frantz Fanon.
DATE: 2015-12-04 | LENGTH: 12:09

 
"Industry Rule #4080..." Behind The Music Part TWO with TRNN's Stephen Janis
TRNN journalist and producer Stephen Janis continues his conversation with Jared Ball about the politics and business of the music industry.
DATE: 2015-12-03 | LENGTH: 14:32

 
Huey P. Newton and the Untold Story of the Black Panther Party
Former Black Panther Party Chief of Staff David Hilliard and award-winning filmmaker Dante James discuss their forthcoming film on the Black Panther Party and Huey Newton.
DATE: 2015-12-01 | LENGTH: 12:04

 
Behind the Music with TRNN's Stephen Janis
In this edition of iMiXWHATiLiKE! Real News journalist and producer Stephen Janis sits down with Jared Ball to discuss his previous career in the music business and his quiet involvement in the creation of several major go-go and hip-hop classics!
DATE: 2015-11-27

 
In The Mix with Rosa Clemente: If I Were President
Activist, journalist and scholar Rosa Clemente concludes her 3-part visit with Jared Ball discussing her If I Were President Tour
DATE: 2015-11-12 | LENGTH: 09:23

 
In The Mix with Rosa Clemente: Hip-Hop and Afro-Latina Activism
Activist, scholar and journalist Rosa Clemente continued her discussion with Jared Ball about her seminal work as a hip-hop and Afro-Latina activist.
DATE: 2015-11-10 | LENGTH: 13:26

 
In The Mix with Rosa Clemente: A Revolutionary Introduction
Activist, journalist and scholar Rosa Clemente sat down with Jared Ball for this extended 3-part interview about her life, work and politics.
DATE: 2015-11-09 | LENGTH: 09:30

 
Maurice Bishop, Grenada and Revolutionary Lessons for #BlackLivesMatter
Don Rojas, former press secretary for slain Grenadian revolutionary Maurice Bishop, commemorated the anniversary of Bishop's assassination and offered lessons for activists.
DATE: 2015-11-02 | LENGTH: 12:20

 
Technology, the Internet, and Race: Tool for Liberation or Oppression?
Experts in information technologies, surveillance and media gathered for this panel at the 25th annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy conference in Washington, DC October 14, 2015
DATE: 2015-11-01 | LENGTH: 20:52

 
For Black America, the Dream is a Nightmare
Veteran activist and film producer Kali Akuno discusses his forthcoming project An American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation
DATE: 2015-10-29 | LENGTH: 08:08

 
Critical Reflections of the Million Man March Part 1
From the politics, economics and histories involved to the on-going question of the assassination of Malcolm X, in this special edition of "iMiXWHATiLiKE!" we followed up on our previous coverage of the march with this more in-depth and critical look at the Million Man March.
DATE: 2015-10-26 | LENGTH: 25:15

 
Critical Reflections of the Million Man March Part 2: The Question of Malcolm X
From the politics, economics and histories involved to the on-going question of the assassination of Malcolm X, in this special edition of "iMiXWHATiLiKE!" we followed up on our previous coverage of the march with this more in-depth and critical look at the Million Man March.
DATE: 2015-10-26

 
'It Doesn't Cost Anything to be in Solidarity!' Voices from the Million Man March
In advance of a forthcoming close up and critical look with supporters, organizers and critics, the imiXwhatilike crew of Jared Ball and Bashi Rose were on-hand at the Million Man March to gather some of the voices of the crowds
DATE: 2015-10-14 | LENGTH: 14:33

 
'We Are the Bomb!' Legendary Hip Hop Artist Boots Riley on Street Sweeping Lyricism
Boots Riley, front man of The Coup, sat down with Jared Ball for an in-depth look into the politics of one of hip-hop's most militant groups
DATE: 2015-09-21 | LENGTH: 41:06

 
The Dragon Has Come! George Jackson: A Video Mixtape
Part one of George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon (a video mixtape) by Bashi Rose and Jared Ball
DATE: 2015-08-21

 
The Dragon Is Coming! The Countdown Continues...
"George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon" (a video mixtape) comes August 21 with a special Real News community viewing, performance and participatory event August 29th 6:30p-9p.
DATE: 2015-08-09 | LENGTH: 01:56

 
George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon - a Video Mixtape Preview
An iMiXWHATiLiKE! Black August / George Jackson tribute video mixtape preview; coming August 21, 2015
DATE: 2015-08-01 | LENGTH: 03:03

 
Not Oz, Not Orange, Not Shawshank Either: The Real History of Black Radicalism and the Prison Abolitionist Movement
Author Dan Berger discusses his latest book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era
DATE: 2015-07-6 | LENGTH: 20:58

 
For Mumia and Us, All The Writing Is On The Wall
Author, activist, and professor of Black and Latin Studies at Baruch College Dr. Johanna Fernandez discusses her new edited volume, Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
DATE: 2015-07-5 | LENGTH: 09:40

 
The Black Radical Tradition Confronts False Leadership and "Stealth History"
Former political prisoner, Black Panther and Black Liberation Army activist Dhoruba bin-Wahad discusses his most recent commentaries critical of the state of Black leadership and politics
DATE: 2015-07-17 | LENGTH: 13:13

 
More Lesson than Commemoration: The 153rd Birthday of Ida B. Wells
Dr. Paula Giddings, author of Ida: A Sword Among Lions, discusses the significance of the life and work of Ida B. Wells for today's struggles
DATE: 2015-07-16 | LENGTH: 19:54

 
Ida B. Wells and Lessons to Learn from South Carolina
Dr. Paula Giddings discusses the South Carolina massacre, church burnings, Ferguson and more in the context of her work on the life and politics of Ida B. Wells.
DATE: 2015-07-1 | LENGTH: 08:06

 
Cosby Revelations Challenge Notions of Gender, Race and Sexual Violence
Activist and blogger Janessa Robinson discusses the latest reports about Bill Cosby, rape and the impact of patriarchy and White supremacy on interpretations of violence against women
DATE: 2015-07-08 | LENGTH: 12:23

 
Like Grandfather, Like Grandson: The Life and Death of Malcolm Latif Shabazz
Artist, activist and educator Ras Ceylon discusses the recent sentencing of Malcolm Shabazz's killers and the many misconceptions about the life and work of Malcolm X's grandson.
DATE: 2015-06-29 | LENGTH: 09:59

 
Scientific Precision: Hip-Hop in Tubman City with Precise Science
Emcee and activist Ruffmic of Precise Science talks about liberation hip-hop
DATE: 2015-06-22 | LENGTH: 16:23

 
What Father's Day Means to Black America
In this special Father's Day edition of iMWiL! we spoke with Black fathers; historians, artists and activists along with Ayanna and Dick Gregory about what it means to be a Black father in the United States
DATE: 2015-06-20 | LENGTH: 28:43

 
The Myths and Realities About Juneteenth
Preeminent historians Mr. Hari Jones and Dr. Gerald Horne discuss the many misunderstandings related to myths of Black freedom and notions of progress associated with Juneteenth celebrations.
DATE: 2015-06-19 | LENGTH: 11:34

 
The Hidden History of the Hip-Hop Mixtape
Sommer Regan McCoy of the Mixtape Museum discusses the hidden political and cultural history of mixtapes
DATE: 2015-06-18 | LENGTH: 18:08

 
Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur: Unraveling the Politics of His Life and Assassination
Baltimore-based author and researcher John Potash summarizes his research into the life and assassination of Tupac Shakur
DATE: 2015-06-17

 
Revolution in Rhyme: Comrade Speaks
Baltimore rapper Comrade joined the iMiXWHATiLiKE crew for this discussion of his politics, influences and work in collaboration with No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles (WEAA 88.9 FM / Baltimore)
DATE: 2015-06-14

 
More Lessons and History from the 30th Anniversary of the Bombing of MOVE
The iMiXWHATiLiKE crew Jared Ball and Bashi Rose with Esi Ramu and Todd Steven Burroughs conclude their coverage of the MOVE 30th Anniversary
DATE: 2015-06-08

 
30 Years Later: The Bombing Of MOVE Part 2
Jared Ball and Bashi Rose continue their coverage of the May 13th Commemoration of the 1985 Bombing of MOVE
DATE: 2015-05-27

 
30 Years Later: The Bombing Of MOVE Part 1
Jared Ball and Bashi Rose report from Philadelphia during the May 13th Commemoration of the Bombing of MOVE in 1985
DATE: 2015-05-25

 
Empowering Baltimore Youth with Media, Art, Activism, and Pan-African Culture.
Ras Tre Subira, founder of The Griot's Eye program, discusses his African-Centered approach to education and the use of media, art, and traveling abroad to Africa to inspire inner city youth to develop knowledge of self and create alternatives to mainstream media.
DATE: 2015-04-14

 
Love of Revolution: Tom Porter & Jared Ball Remember Amiri Baraka
Mr. Tom Porter returns for part 2 of his discussion of Political Struggle, Family, Friends and radicalism in the civil and human rights struggles of the United States.
DATE: 2015-03-23

 
Part 3: From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements
Legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariefdien and Dr. Rico Chapman continue to discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States with iMixWhatILike host, Dr. Jared Ball
DATE: 2015-01-11

 
iMixWhatILike | From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements (Part 2)
iMixWhatILike Host Jared Ball continues his discussion with legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman about the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States
DATE: 2014-12-28

 
"Generation Mix:" Is All This Talk of "Multiracialism" An Advance?
Artist, activist and creator of the multimedia comic book Hafrocentric Juliana "Jules" Smith and Dr. Rainier Spencer, author of Reproducing Race: The Paradox of Generation Mix discuss their various critiques of popular approaches to "multiracial" identity.
DATE: 2014-11-12 | LENGTH: 14:03

 
  

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