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Dr John Hope Franklin on meeting Dr W E B Du Bois

“No justice no peace” was the rallying cry for my comrades and I at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) in April of 1992. I was in my middle year in seminary at the Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center and I, and many others from Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College, Spellman College and Morehouse College were compelled to express our disbelief that those who publically beat Rodney King would not be prosecuted for their deeds. Spike Lee’s film
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Dr John Hope Franklin on meeting Dr W E B Du Bois

Dr. John Hope Franklin describes meeting Dr, W,E.B. Du Bois for the first time in this interview with Dr. Ron Walters. He also speaks about his close friend Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Also featured are dedicated community activist Hodari Abdul Ali and one of the USA’s most talented poets and writer Ms. Laini Mataka who performs a work from her collection. Dr. John Hope Franklin was the recipient of the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute’s 2007 Paul Robeson “Here I Stand” award.
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Amiri Baraka on his poetry and breaking rules

Poet E. Ethelbert Miller introduces Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) as one of the most prolific writers of the century in this 1998 edition of HoCoPoLitSo’s The Writing Life. They talk about the writers that influenced his work: Charlie Olson, the Black Mountain Group, Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg. Baraka reads his first published poem, “Preface to a 20 Volume Suicide Note.” A discussion on the link between his poetry and music precedes a reading of a section of the poem “In the Tradition,”
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Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta

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What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

A Man From Fort Good Hope, n.w.t., Lived for Three Years With a Knife Blade in His Upper Back, Despite Having Been Seen by Doctors and Nurses.

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that a grand jury has indicted the six…
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