iMixWhatILike

Using Theatre and Performance Art to Empower the Community

August 5, 2016

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.

Redskins and Crackers: What’s In a Name?

July 1, 2016

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.”

Take Us Out to the Go-Go! A Fresh Look at the History and Politics of the World’s Nastiest Groove

June 12, 2016

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!

Muhammad Ali and the Fight for Radical Historical Memory

June 9, 2016

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

The Nommo of Theater and Film: Art as Politics

June 3, 2016

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

Move to Amend and the Fight to Remove Corporate Money From U.S. Elections

May 22, 2016

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

Rites of Passage Programs as Cultural Science

May 9, 2016

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

“The Quadrennial Duopoly Sham” and the Black Vote

April 18, 2016

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

Living Genealogies of Africana Studies with Dr. Greg Carr (2/2)

April 4, 2016

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.”

Living Genealogies of Africana Studies with Dr. Greg Carr (1/2)

April 4, 2016

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.”

George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon (A Video Mixtape)

April 3, 2016

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.

The Loss of Phife

March 25, 2016

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.

Class and The Movement for Black Lives

March 5, 2016

In this special edition of imixwhatilike! we hosted a panel focused on class politics within the movement for Black lives.

Melissa Harris-Perry and the Fall of the “Negro Whisperers”

February 29, 2016

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.

Groundings With Our Sisters: Incorporating Black Feminist Lenses

February 29, 2016

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’.

The Ujima People’s Progress Party: Maryland’s First Black Worker Led Political Party

February 17, 2016

Nnamdi Scott of the Ujima People’s Progress Party joined us to discuss independent politics, the 2016 presidential election and Baltimore’s mayoral race.

The History of State Repression Against Radical Social Movements

February 14, 2016

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.

If Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman Were Heroic So Are Political Prisoners

February 7, 2016

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.

What Father’s Day Means to Black America

June 20, 2015

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