I’m at a loss for words on this one folks…I’m just shaking my head..The Grape Street crips of Memphis and an Alabama KKK group are working together to stop the KKK at a rally next month in Memphis after the Confederate parks in Memphis were renamed. I thought it was BS, but what can I say.. we seen such alliances happen in prison.. I guess we living in a new date and time..I know one thing if both the Crips and KKK really looked at who was running the show, they would ban together to fight the 1% who pit poor folks of all races against one another..Better yet maybe the Crips and KKK are teaming up tp fight the KKK forces that find their way into police departments ..I’m just saying
Long time friend Rebecca ‘B-Fresh’ McDonald of City Pages caught up with Oakland’s own Too Short who was in Minneapolis on tour with E-40..They were at Epic.. Here Short describes the characteristics and philosophy behind Too $hort the performer, the humanity of Hip Hop, as well as women in history he admires in honor of the upcoming Women’s History Month.
This is our Free Speech TV show OLM News w/ Davey D where we sat down w/ educator, activists, Black Arts Movement founder Amiri Baraka.. There’s so much to talk w/ this legend about and we covered a lot of ground..including art and activism, the connection between Hip Hop and the Black Arts Movement that proceeded it.. the political state of our country..
It’s important to build with elders like Amiri to get a sense of history which allows us to make important connections between movements they started and current happenings.. This is eye-opening and compelling. It was shot at Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland.. enjoy
You can catch our weekly Free Speech TV show on Sunday nights w/ repeats 3 times during the week.. Check local listings..