African American Issues

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 29, 2013

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Mon, 07/29/2013

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Iven Hale hosts this episode of the Mole, dealing with the upcoming US sponsored Israeli-Palistinian talks, what's happening in Portland to confront "the new Jim Crow," and some history of community radio including KBOO.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links.  

49:24 minutes (28.27 MB)

The New Jim Crow

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Mon, 07/29/2013

What can we in Portland do to end the continuing forms of racism identified by Michele Alexander in her book The New Jim Crow?  Cara Dugas reports on last week's meeting  sponsored by the Portland International Socialist Organization and The Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow -- also available on Facebook.

9:10 minutes (5.25 MB)

More Talk Radio on 07/29/13

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A Conversation about Race: After Trayvon, How Do We Talk?

Let's Talk: Why is it so easy to buy into stereotypes and negative images of black people, especially black men?  Why do we not see our common humanity?  Join Celeste and Cecil as we enter into a difficult but necessary conversation about race. Share your thoughts at 503-231-8187,

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/25/13

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we want to give a live and direct acknowledgement to AMBER STARKS for being at the forefront of the fight to get those who create and sign the laws to acknowledge hair that does not fall into the 'straight' category.  with amber's hard work (and some assistance) house bill 3409 was passed unanimously, easing restrictions on braiding, locs and other predominately afrikan styles for hair.  while this is great news, there's still more work to do- not only on the legislative level, but also on bringing awareness to the fact that coilier textures have different needs than straighter textures...  and we need to come to acceptance of our OWN textures- this is just as much work as trying to pass a bill. 

A Deeper Look on 07/25/13

A Deeper Look
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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Interview; Robert King of the Angola 3 on Free Herman Wallace!

Save Herman Wallace!

Black men are under attack by the US Justice system.

From the protests around the verdict in the Travon Martin murder to the Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike, the struggle is heating up again. Join the Struggle!

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/23/13

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Tue, 07/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Stand your ground, America. Abe and Joe take on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.

In America, it seems, one can gun down a fellow citizen if one feels threatened. Or if one thinks the fellow citizen is a tad bit dark-skinned to be in one's neighborhood. Or carrying some dime-store candy.

Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of George Zimmerman was an entirely preventable tragedy. Abe and Joe discuss the details of the case, the fallout, and the prevalence of pernicious "stand your ground" laws.

More Talk Radio on 07/22/13

More Talk Radio
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Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Jeannine Bell about her new book, "Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing." 

Voices from the Edge on 07/18/13

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Thu, 07/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Join Sharon Gary Smith, Executive Director, of McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG) and Gahlena Avidan, Retired Community Activist and former member of the African American Advisory Committee to Portland Police Bureau as we discuss the marathon mind-set required in seeking justice for African Americans and others over the last 50 years and into the future. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Attended by some 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage. 1963 was noted for racial unrest and civil rights demonstrations.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 07/19/13

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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One-day Flash Drive Fundraiser: Part two - southern Africa

At Noon, we'll shift focus to sub-equatorial Africa:

12:00 - interview with Map of African land rush.Fred Pearce, author and environmental journalist based in London, about his latest book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth. Then it's our first musical interlude, featuring a short set from one of the hosts of our Thursday African music program.

1:30 - Kambali Museveli with Friends of the Congo will speak about the student movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how people are organizing to end the decades-long conflict that has torn that region apart.

We'll have a set of African music produced by KBOO deejays, then at 3, we're off to Kenya for a look at their Green Belt Movement and then South Africa to check in on labor movements there, as well as the situation regarding Nelson Mandela and his legacy.


Justice For Trayvon Martin Rally, Peninsula Park, Portland.

Bread and Roses
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Sun, 07/14/2013

The Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow called for a RALLY, SPEAKOUT & MARCH on Sunday, July 14, 4pm at Peninsula Park (N. Ainsworth & Albina).
Justice for Trayvon!
End Racist Killings!
No Justice, No Peace!
End the New Jim Crow!

Delphine Criscenzo was on location.

Photographs by Noah Boyer.

54:36 minutes (124.99 MB)
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