• 30 Years of Democracy: Post Apartheid South Africa - Pastor Kelvin Sauls

    10 MAY. 2024 · Its been thirty years since the dismantling of Apartheid in South Africa. Nelson mandela merged from 27 years of imprisonment. Duly Elcted President and the long fought democratic government was put in place. Now, its been thirty years. Where is South africa now? Hat are the triumphs? What are the challenges? WQe are joined live from Johannesburg South Africa by Pastor Kelvin Sauls as he shares from a faith based social justice lens. We know him from his activism in South LA, but here we are hearing his perspewcdtive from his hometown of El Dorado Park, located in the township of Soweto, South Africa. Fascinating.. 
    56m
  • Public Art in Long Beach, CA - Cynthia Lujan, Arts Council for Long Beach

    30 ABR. 2024 · It's a sad story. In the 6th District near Martin Luther King Jr. Park, are various artistic expressions in homage to Dr. King. ON such expression of street art was a utility box adorned with a beautiful painting of Dr. King. Unfortunately, gang culture made thier presence known by defacing the face of Dr. King with the identification of thier set. It was tragic and alarmed many in the community. With the help of concerned residents, i was able to locate the artist and made provision for her to get reimbursed for the materials she would use to repaired the vandalism. By the time she got there, the City had already come through and whitewashed the entire box. The situation gives pause to examone public art policies, challenges and triumphs as the Arts Council of Long Beach fervently advocates for mural repair and maintenance policies within the City. Listen. Its fascinating
    42m 54s
  • South African Jazz - Live from Johannesburg, renowned radio broadcaster Nonn Botha

    31 MAR. 2024 · South African Jazz Movement: I am often asked about the music of Africa. Sure, we hear Afrobeats, that awesome genre centered from a lot of Nigerian artists, but what about other expressions of Music from other parts of the continent? Other genres like r&b, jazz? On the next Coffee Conversations with Greg J., we explore the music of South Africa… more specifically the genre of jazz and the movement to preserve its legacy. We are reaching out to Johannesburg South Africa to speak with renowned radio personality and Musicologist Nonn Botha as we explore the music and trends happening on the continent. Is Jazz dying? What is the legacy of Hugh Masekela and artists like him… we are getting jazzy in an African way… streaming live later today on FB and Instagram and YouTube.. and On demand thereafter with audio on your favorite podcast platforms… https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/global https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/arts https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/culture https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/commuity https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/musicent: Explore the podcast
    56m 55s
  • The Case for Reparations: Chris Lodgson, Coalition for a Just & Equitable California

    15 MAR. 2024 · As we consider issues of the eelectorate, Reparations are an issue that is making its presence known in the halls of the California State Capitol. Cali is the only state to have created a Reparations Task force where legislators have undertaken a massive and comprehensive study of the issue of Reparations - the systemic cause in the history of the State, what would the award look like, who is entitled to compensation and many more considerations. We talk with Chris Lodgson of the grassroots advocacy organization Coalition for a Just and Equitable California. They have been working shoulder to shoulder with the Task Force and have a strong perspective on why we should receive reparations in the Golden State. Fascinating discussion. 
    49m 16s
  • Crisis in Haiti: Monique Clesca, writer, journalist, FMR UN Official live from Port Au Prince

    12 MAR. 2024 · Last week, we were honored to hear from renowned journalist, witer, and Former UN Official Monique Clesca as she shared an "on the ground" perspective of the chaos erupting in Haiti. Armed gangs have taken over large swaths of land and government has been rendered ineffective. Two prison breaks and unbridled violence are happening all around. When we livestreamed this we encountered many audio problems, so this rebroadcast is the fully repaired interview. This is fascinating and substantive discussion about the Haitian situation happening right outside Monique's doorstep. We are grateful for Ms Clesca's time and we ferveently pray her safety. 
    50m 24s
  • Global Assignment: The legacy of Dr. Runoko Rashidi - Tony Browder

    18 FEB. 2024 · We welcome renowned Pan African Scholar and historian Tony Browder to the coffee table as legacy of the late great Pan African ScholarDr. Runoko Rashidi is discussed. We explore the essence of Pan African Consiousness and the importance of this history for people of African descent in this United States of America. We discuss the new documentary produced by Tony Browder that chronicles the life of Dr. Rashidi. This is a powerful discussion
    1h 17m 47s
  • Pan African Heritage Museum, Cape Coast Ghana - The Honorable Kojo Yankah

    9 FEB. 2024 · On this episode of Coffee Conversations with Greg J., we are lifting up an incredible project in Ghana, the Pan African Heritage Museum Listen as Kojo Yankah joins us from Cape Coast Ghana, to share the whys and wherefores of this great museum . In the meantime, go to https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pahmuseum.org%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1fG9DGvDHvXcpYeEvEkU6mKBoUEdsIwklSqKEtOdGXNVqs6djWLu0zrk0&h=AT2-tVCoeaZgkjm_UjaV2X6g0l08NTRNdDrpAvfbGH48F5fzi_lXJ4rrcmOc1rNnYwXtUjYEQ8kNiAZycIeYqyGI6qWo9efnUqluUu_ELVCEFjAbNihJJY6bMxbqLIUn55FdmavEylDEcAWvaA&__tn__=-UK-R&c[0]=AT1G2MRYCx7zhYm2odD3JNJAylqtYn5OWflsiiC_cswvJ0ciz5Zkvwac9OR2osZzn-Qz-VTMEGfIPlyh2lt_xVdJUpnB4h3sIQVahvWIz80QhnufzsOeM2x020pBK8UDB3gVX9Xy7VsDY5448jG6nMYioHvOB_efkblTFNpp9rvYZCOBAv9zur1o9fpuIj2US6tGPYxySTi6UqJBj_Tv_nY to see the entire digital exhibit. Learn how you can support the building of this great edifice and open your hearts and mind towards a consciousness of history. OUR history.
    50m 2s
  • The Making of HipHop: History of HipHop Journalism - Darryl James

    3 FEB. 2024 · This week we will continue our examination of the Making of Hip-Hop with a fascinating conversation with @Darryl James. He is a publisher, writer, entrepreneur and social critic. He was the Publisher/Editor of RapSheet, the first Hiphop Newspaper, the writer for HipHop Countdown and Report, the first nationally syndicated rap radio show and is a respected author, social critic and entrepreneur.
    49m 42s
  • Are You Ready for Some Football? - Reflections on the World's Favorite Sport

    3 FEB. 2024 · Just as we are enthralled with the NFL playoffs, so are our African brothers and sisters enthralled with the Africa Cup of Nations foootball tournament (soccer) … we have Rodney Knox former Marketing Director for the San Francisco 49ers and Edward Aiken reknowned radio and television sports journalist in Accra Ghana… we contrast rgw two worlds of football and football…
    1h 2m 26s
  • Gospel of Social Justice - Rev. Kelvin Sauls

    25 ENE. 2024 · History shows that the Black Church has a been essential in our fight towards freedom and equality. But these are unprecedented times. We sit and chat with Rev. Kelvin Sauls, a progressive, prophetic and Pan-African Pastor engaged in trans-national emancipatory faith-rooted organizing at the intersection of South LA and South Africa.
    1h 17m 6s

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