African American Issues

Bread and Roses Archive: Radical Women Tape 1983

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 05/16/2013

Speech by Gloria Martin, one of the founders of Radical Women given at the 1983 Seattle International Women's Day's Forum on "Racism in the Women's Movement".

Recorded on Reel tape in 1983

Produced by LC Earnest

15:40 minutes (35.85 MB)

Bread and Roses Archive: Women Working Against Racism 1978

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 05/16/2013

Lucia Pena, Faith Mayhew and Pina Williams talk about Racism in Oregon and organizing that they are involved with. Native American, Chicana and Balck groups that people could support are also discussed.

Hosted by Margot Faegre

Recorded in 1978 on Reel tape.

60:53 minutes (139.35 MB)

Enola Aird Interview

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Between Us
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Wed, 05/15/2013

The Community Healing Network is an organization dedicated to helping Black people overcome the negative messages and stereotypes they encounter in this culture.  Don Merrill talks with CHN President, Ms. Enola Aird about the motivations, focus and plans of CHN to help make the world better for Black people and everybody.

55:34 minutes (50.88 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 05/16/13

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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 8:00am - 8:30am
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Interview with Walter Mosley & latest book Little Green

Join me in a delightful conversation with Walter Mosley on Thursday May 16, 2013 from 800AM-8: 30AM to discuss his latest book Little Green and the return of Easy Rollins! Walter Mosley is a New York City-based author, whose 37+ book literary career goes back to 1990′s Devil in a Blue Dress. That novel kicked off a series revolving around detective Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins — a Black resident of the Watts section of Los Angeles, whose continuing story begins in 1948, and (with the May 2013 release of his 12th story, Little Green) has progressed to 1967. Mosley also created the character of ex-convict Socrates Fortlow, the modern-day protagonist of Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, and two other novels. Both Rawlins and Fortlow were adapted for the screen in the 1990s.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/17/13

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - exhibit at Portland Art Museum ends on Sunday May 19, 2013

At the February 3 opening lecture for Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, internationally noted contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems reflected on some of the major themes in her thought-provoking photographic and video work, including an overarching commitment to promote justice as it relates to race, gender, and class issues.

Born and raised in Portland, Ore., Carrie Mae Weems is internationally recognized for her powerful photography-based art that investigates issues of race, gender, and societal class.

More Talk Radio on 05/20/13

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More Talk Radio
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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with scholar and activist Akinyele Umoja about his book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement.
 
The notion that the civil rights movement in the southern United States was a nonviolent movement remains a dominant theme of civil rights memory and representation in popular culture. Yet in dozens of southern communities, Black people picked up arms to defend their leaders, communities, and lives.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/24/13

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Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
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The Vanport flood and racism in Portland: sixty five years later

Sixty five years ago, the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black.  The event changed race relations in Portland forever.

On Friday May 24th, from 8 am to noon, KBOO presented a special program on the Vanport flood and racism in Portland, sixty five years later.

We featured historians and archived audio, as well as a discussion led by PSU professor and activist Walidah Imarisha asking ‘Why are there so few black people in Oregon’.

Listen to the full three hours by clicking the link above, or individual segments below:

Voices from the Edge on 05/30/13

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Executive Director of Enlace

Join Peter Cervantes-Gautschi, Executive Director of Enlace and I for an informative conversation regarding Enlace campaign on private prison divestment. Enlace is a strategic alliance of low-wage worker centers, unions, and community organizations in Mexico and in the U.S. We partner with our member organizations in international campaigns to motivate abusive multi-sector transnational corporations to treat workers and communities with dignity and respect. Enlace uses an integrated approach to organizing, creating unique campaign strategies while developing systems strengthening organizations internally. Our strategies often cross industrial and sector lines for reasons relating to both workforce development and campaign strategy.

Political Perspectives on 05/31/13

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Fri, 05/31/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Ahjamu Umi on the settler colony that is Portland

Revolutionary activist, organizer and author Ahjamu Umi spoke at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University earlier in May. Ahjamu Umi is an organizer for the All African Peoples' Revolutionary Party. He is also part of the Blazing Arrow Organization, which was formed to organize poor and people of color communities in Portland to resist gentrification and police violence.

 

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 15, 2013

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Mon, 04/15/2013

Iven Hale hosts this edition of the Old Mole which discusses the political threats to Social Security, the Oregon prison system, a South African fighter against apartheid, and a new film about Jackie Robinson.  Below are links to individual segments of the show.  Or use the playbutton to hear the whole show including music.  

Thanks to all you fans of the Old Mole who contributed during KBOO's recent membership drive!  If you didn't, it's not too late: use the tip jar at the top of this page!  

1.  Author Eric Laursen talks with Bill Resnick about the political forces behind the attempts to cut Social Security.  

54:55 minutes (31.43 MB)
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