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.”
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!
Our guests were Kevin Blackistone, Washington Post journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Dave Zirin, journalist, writer and host of Edge of Sports and also author of What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States
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
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
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
Bashi Rose and Jared Ball, the imixwhatilike crew, have created this video mixtape commemoration to the life and politics of George Jackson. With original music and arrangements from jazz drummer Billy Kilson, Tim Hicks of the Cornel West Theory, Hec Dolo, Andre McKnight, Jake Freeman and Bashi Rose and readings, commentary and performances by David Johnson (former comrade), Umar bin Hasan, Maisi and Marley Ball, Bali and Conal Rose, Rebel Diaz, K. Amori, Son of Nun, Slangston Hughes, Eddie Conway, Norman Jackson, Bilal Rahman, Laini Mataka, Tim Hicks and Falani Spivey.
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.
In this special edition of imixwhatilike! we hosted a panel focused on class politics within the movement for Black lives.
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.
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.
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.
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