February 21, 2015

National push for criminal records expungments needed

Today during the first hour we will be joined by Christopher Ervin, an activist from the Baltimore area who works on legal issues connected to 21st Century slavery and human trafficking. Mr. Ervin will be updating us on his efforts and the efforts of others in the legal area of criminal record expungments. Criminal records are having the effect of imposing a lifetime punishment on individuals even after they have so-called “served their time”. Even if a person was just arrested with no convictions, the record of arrests can have a negative impact on a person’s employment opportunities. Mr. Ervin says there should be a national push to address this issue like the bill known as the REDEEM ACT.

During the second hour, we will be joined by Cleo Manago, the founder of Black Men's Xchange that promotes healing, education, empowerment, healthy self-concept, critical thinking and cultural affirmation (CTCA). Mr. Manago has recently been a regular contributor to News One Now, which is hosted by Roland Martin on the TV One network. Mr. Manago will discuss his concept of Black Trauma Based Mental Illness (BTMI) that he says is primarily transmitted through the American media. Mr. Manago recently questioned the merit of National Black AIDS Awareness Day, which was on February 7 this year, and we will ask him to expound on this question. In the news,

February 19, 2015

California’s Corcoran Prisoners continued to be mistreated by Warden Davey

During the first hour today we will speak with Ms. Annabelle Parker via Skype who will join us from Europe to give us an update on the three Corcoran Prisoners in California that went on a hunger strike back in Jan 2014 for human rights for all prisoners. Ms. Parker reports that critical legal aid material among other items in a care package are being withheld from two prisoners which is quite possibly illegally since Ms. Parker paid for the shipping of the packages. In the news,

February 17, 2015

USA told to repeal 13th Amendment & Libya, lies, bombs and terrorists

Efia Nwangaza on Venezuela 's 13th Amendment Recommendation and UPR Process

During today’s first hour we will be joined by human rights activist and political prisoner advocate Efia Nwangaza. Ms. Nwangaza has quietly been in the mix of international efforts to address a number of human rights issues before the United Nations. Ms Nwangaza recently brought to our attention that the nation of Venezuela as part of the The Universal Periodic Review has called on the United States to repeal the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution that allows for enslavement of people as punishment for “crimes” they have been convicted of in American courts. We will discuss slavery under the 13th Amendment and ask Ms. Nwangaza to explain the UPR process. Ms. Nwangazawill also inform us about two upcoming events occurring in relation to the Universal Periodic Review.  

Overthrowing Libya with lies, bombs and terrorist proxies

During the second hour we will be joined by Alex Newman who is a writer and political commentator that writes for several conservative/libertarian publications. Mr. Newman has written about the lies that were put forth by members of the Obama administration, including the Democrat’s presumed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to justify a military attack on Libya to topple its autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi. Since the overthrow of the Libyan government, Libya has turned into a training ground for Islamic militants who stand accused of beheading 21 Egyptian Christians last week. We will discuss these issues with Mr. Newman today.

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February 16, 2015

Breaking the Cuban blockade one mile at a time and Black History God Life Beats

Today during the first hour we will be joined by Ana Maria Cardenas of the IFCO/Pastors for Peace to discuss the upcoming bus tour to help break the Cuban blockade. Ana Maria Cardenas, program coordinator for IFCO/Pastors for Peace’s “Friendshipment Caravan” and she says the bus tour is to dispel myths and propaganda that has helped to cement the American imposed boycott of Cuba and its people. “We want to dispel mistruths about Cuba,” Cardenas told Red Dirt Report back in July of 2014. Since the tour to end the blockade on Cuba, the Obama administration has announced a normalizing of relations with the Island nation and the Cuban 5, former political prisoners  have since returned home.

During the second hour we will be joined by Music Producer Sincere Nokwaree to discuss Black History and his contribution to documenting Black History via music with his production "Beat Tape Lectures Vol.1".  For a limited time he will be giving away fee digital downloads of his GOD LIFE BEATS Album.

 According to his bio, Sincere Nokwaree government name Shaun Marshall is a Hip Hop & R&B producer, who goal is to empower people through music with a purpose. He has a Criminology major degree from FAMU, a Theology major degree from Covenant Bible Seminary College. He is a husband of 18 yrs and have raised 3 daughters, not to mention a get rich or die trying business entrepreneur. 


The House of Representatives passed a Senate bill authorizing construction of the $5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline, a measure President Barack Obama has vowed to reject.

 Racist Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Says Young Black Males Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Own Guns.