June 23, 2012

This Ain't Hip-Hop w/ Truth Minista Paul Scott & Michael Thomas

Discussing the latest news and social/political issues and sharing the best in Hip-Hop & R&B music. Have you seen Nikki Minaj's latest video for her new song "Starships"? Worse yet, have you read the lyrics!!!

Is this what they are passing off as hip-hop? Guest Michael Thomas and Truth Minista Paul Scott Michael Thomas, like so many others is tired of the crap music being produced by mainstream labels being broadcast from so-called Black radio stations. He recently created a petition targeting the industry.

 He says, "Because music and media Is accessible worldwide, I am asking that my supporters that feel as strong as I do to contact me by facebook or E-mail. This way we can strengthen awareness and involvement in our own communities and put our minds together as we come to a solution for this problem. I would like to hear your ideas as well because this is our music that is being manipulated by people who know the strength of music and how it effects our neighborhoods You can reach him at powerofpetition@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/SoundPetition."

Truth Minista Paul Scott has been on the program many times before to discuss the state of hip-hop. His latest article focuses on the artists. In his article "Destruction of Black Civilization: Did Hip Hop Swagga Jack Black Culture?", he writes, "just as commercial rap music helped to destroy our culture, this Juneteenth we must make a vow to restore it. We must once again be proud to be Black."

TRUTH Minista Paul Scott’s weekly column is This Ain’t Hip Hop, a weekly column for intelligent Hip Hop headz. He can be reached at (919) 308-4233 or info@nowarningshotsfired.com His website is www.NoWarningShotsFired.com.

June 22, 2012

Political Prisoner Radio - Free Jalil Abdul Muntaqim

Political Prisoner radio show will feature the case of Jalil Abdul Muntaqim with special guests Robert Boyle, an attorney working with Bro. Jalil's case, and Brooke Reynolds, a supporter.

 Jalil Abdul Muntaqim (formerly Anthony Bottom) was born October 18, 1951, in Oakland, CA. Jalil participated in NAACP youth organizing and became a leading member of the Black Student Union, often touring in "speak-outs. " After the assassination of Dr. King, Jalil was recruited into the Black Panther Party by school friends.

At the age of 19, Jalil, a high school graduate and social worker, was captured along with Albert “Nuh” Washington in a midnight shoot-out with San Francisco police. Nearly two years later, Herman Bell was arrested in New Orleans and together these men became known as the New York Three. All three men were specifically named in COINTELPRO documents as members of the black liberation movement who had to be "neutralized."

 In 1976, Jalil launched the National Prisoners Campaign to petition the U.N to recognize the existence of U.S. political prisoners, which was submitted in Geneva, Switzerland after which the UN International Commission of Jurists concluded that political prisoners did in fact exist in the United States. In 1997 Jalil initiated the Jericho Movement for amnesty for all US political prisoners on the basis of international law. Jalil has also filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of prisoners and earned a BS in Psychology and a BA in Sociology in 1994.

Jalil has become a father and a grandfather and practices organizing and advocacy, for which he has been repeatedly punished through physical abuse, formal discipline, and numerous prison transfers. Jalil and Herman are now two of the longest held political prisoners in the US, having served over 30 years. On April 28, 2000, Albert Nuh Washington passed away after a long, painful battle with liver cancer. More info on Jalil Muntaqim is available at http://www.freejalil.com/ and the Jericho Movement is at http://thejerichomovement.com/.

Ending the Drug War w/ John Amabile (LEAP)

John Amabile has years of experience in the drug war, from the perspectives of a prosecutor, a public defender, and now a private attorney. John is a principal partner at Amabile & Burkly, P.C. in Brockton, MA which specializes in civil and criminal litigation. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado and J.D. from Boston College Law School. I will ask John about recent drug policy related news.

June 20, 2012

Juneteenth: The Emancipation & Re-enslavement of Black people in America

I will discuss my latest article titled "Juneteenth: The Truth about the Emancipation Proclamation. We as a people have come so far but still have a long ways to go in America. If you think slavery has been abolished, think again.

 Working on getting you an update on the Ayiana Jones case out of Detroit where former police officer Joesph Weekly was charged in her death. A hearing should have taken place on whether or not the jury can view a flash bang grenade demonstration to "inform the testimony" the testimony they will hear. Also, who runs Detroit? Black people may live there but are they really in charge? 
 These stories and more plus some great music.