Yasiin Bey on Malcolm X, for “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop”

Short interview by a professor I know from University of Irvine in Southern California with the one and only Yasiin Bey.

Topic: Malcolm X – R.I.P. to one of our great ones.

Recorded in Paris, this short for the exhibit “Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop” features excerpts from an interview between Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and curator Sohail Daulatzai, as well as music by Oddisee, and art work from the exhibit which includes Jamel Shabazz, Ernie Paniccioli, B+, Cognito, Katina Parker, Coleman, Nema Etebar and more.

See more at http://www.returnofthemecca.com

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A Tribute

DemocracyNow shows a speech heard by few.

The United States government murdered him, but his legacy will never be forgotten along with all the other Black names unspoken in the struggles of racist oppression. Civil rights has been a never ending fight for laws that still hold Blacks in shackles.

R.I.P. to one of great ones.

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Black Panther Co-Founder Bobby Seale at SJSU speaking on social change

Leader of the Black Power movement….

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Bobby Seale is the founding chairman and national organizer for the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and ’70s, which he and Huey P. Newton formed as a response to the police brutality in Oakland’s poor Black communities. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, he will share his insights on his experience with social movements then and his thoughts on social movements now, especially in light of the recent verdict of the Trayvon Martin case, attacks on ethnic studies programs and the minimum wage victory led by students and workers in San José.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ron Barrett Ballroom, Student Union
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0155

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Angela Davis – Women, Race & Class

Angela Davis - Women, Race & Class

Book of the Week!

If and when a historian sets the record straight on the experiences of enslaved Black women, she (or he) will have performed an inestimable service. It is not for the sake of historical accuracy alone that such a study should be conducted, for lessons can be gleaned from the slave era which will shed light upon Black women’s and all women’s current battle for emancipation.