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Hard Knock Radio on MLK and 2016 Reclaim MLK 96 Hours of Action
Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show on KPFA (94.1FM @ 4-5 pm Monday-Friday), a community radio station without corporate underwriting, hosted by Davey D and Anita Johnson. This is their series of broadcasts around Martin Luther King Jr Day 2016.
January 29, 2016
The Dream Continues: 96 Hours of Action
Sunday morning in San Francisco, California, members of the Anti-Police Terror Project and Asians4BlackLives, a Bay Area group of Asian community organizers, held a community intervention in front of Ed Lee’s home to demand that he fire Police Chief Suhr and all officers involved in the murders of Mario Woods, Amilcar Lopez, and Alex Nieto. As well as, the immediate reallocation of city funds in order to provide affordable housing that allows Black, Brown and other people of color to remain in SF. At 6 AM, activists woke the mayor with drums, gongs, chants and verbal indictments of his political decisions that have placed the city’s Black and Brown communities at increased harm. Five activists chained themselves to a table in front of his house, calling on Lee to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s radical legacy by coming to the table to join them in standing with Black Lives Matter Movement.
We’ll hear from members of Asians 4 Black Lives Alvina Wong and Alex Tom. As well as members of the Anti-Police Terror Project Cat Brooks and Adam Jordan
January 19, 2016
On today’s program we speak with Alicia one of the protesters from the Bay Area Bridge shut down. And later we hear from organizers gathered at the homes of Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf, Police Chief Sean Whent and San Francisco’s Police Chief Greg Suhr to protest the accelerated expulsion of Black and Brown people from these communities, police terrorism and to demand fair economic disbursement among the city’s residents.
We spoke with Alicia of BlackSeed, Jason Wallac, Jenny Grogan and Renisha Johnson.
January 18, 2016
January 15, 2016
Today on Hard Knock, we’ll hear landmark speeches from American Civil Rights icon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with interviews from two leading authors Gary Younge and Alice Walker.
Hard Knock Radio host Davey spoke with both authors and asked each to discuss King’s legacy and the significance of his activism. You’ll hear first from Alice Walker, American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Walker has written several other literary gems, including The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy.
and also intertwined into today’s special you’ll hear from Gary Younge, a feature writer and columnist for the Guardian, is the author of No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South, and The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream.