Making Contact for July 14, 2009
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Today's Highlight: "Redefining Black Power in the Age of Obama"
Does a black president equal black power? Will Obama's presidency create lasting change for African-Americans? Or will anything change at all? On this edition, we present a round table discussion, featuring three African-American community leaders, about how Obama's election, and presidency, has changed their perspective on what black power is...and what it isn't.
*Special thanks to Esther Manilla of KPFA for guest producing this program.
Dereca Blackmon, Aya Solutions and Coalition Against Police Executions co-founder; Minister Christopher Muhammad, Bayview Hunters Point Nation of Islam School Executive Director; Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Youth Speaks Artistic Curator of Life is Living Convenings; Aimee Allison, KPFA Morning Show host.
For More Information:
Black Agenda Report
The Black Commentator
Coalition Against Police Executuions (CAPE)
Green for All
1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Life is Living
Nation of Islam
7351 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60649
Pacifica Radio Archives
729 Cahuenga Boulevard, West
North Hollywood, CA 91604
290 Division Street, Suite 302
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free the SF8
Justice For Oscar Grant Committee
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the
Criminalization of a Generation
Featuring music by:
Sons of Slum
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