BLM Co-Founder Alicia Garza Reflects on Three Years of the Movement

FEATURING ALICIA GARZA – It was in July 2013 that three African American women, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, who were prominent activists in their communities, joined together and coined the simple yet powerful refrain, “Black Lives Matter.” It happened in response to in the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of…

Conversation With Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on 3rd Anniversary of the Movement – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

FEATURING ALICIA GARZA – It was in July 2013 that three African American women, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza, who were prominent activists in their communities, joined together and coined the simple yet powerful refrain, “Black Lives Matter.” It happened in response to in the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of…

Will Clinton’s College Debt Relief Plan Help Rich Get Richer?

FEATURING ISAIAH POOLE – Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a major plan on Tuesday focused on “technology and innovation,” the two buzzwords favored most by the corporate world. Her plan includes a college debt relief program, greater investment in startup companies, and computer science teacher training. But Clinton’s plan is already coming under attack…

Following Brexit Vote, Chaos Reigns In Gov’t, Pound Declines

FEATURING LIAM O’HARE – In the on-going political chaos after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Conservative leader Boris Johnson made his splash. Mr. Johnson, who was expected to vie for the Prime Minister-ship announced that he would not indeed be in the running to replace David Cameron. Meanwhile fears over a rapid economic…

Suicide Attack On Istanbul Airport Is Latest In String of Deadly Blasts

FEATURING KANI XULAM – Forty-one people are estimated to have been killed in a major suicide bombing of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on Tuesday. The attack in Turkey’s capital left nearly 150 people injured. News reports are claming that there were three perpetrators, two inside the airport and one in the parking lot, all wearing suicide…

How To Make White People Laugh

FEATURING NEGIN FARSAD – Donald Trump has emboldened untold numbers of anti-Muslim Americans by declaring his proposed ban on Muslims as part of his bizarre presidential campaign. It’s hard to take Trump seriously, except that enough Americans do take him seriously. Today, we intend on making light of Trump and his ilk with my guest…

Could the Senate Undermine Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law?

FEATURING REBECCA SPECTOR – On July 1st, Vermont will become the first state in the nation to require labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on foods being sold to the public. For years consumers groups have tried, and failed, to require labeling in states around the country, and food industry lobbyists have spent millions of…

Huge Victory for Reproductive Health At Supreme Court

FEATURING RUPALI SHARMA – Reproductive rights advocates have not been used to scoring victories for a very long time. That is why Monday’s Supreme Court decision to void one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the nation in Texas, came as such a surprise. The court, in a 5-3 vote, with Justice Anthony Kennedy…

Supreme Court Hands Small But Significant Victory For Gun Control

FEATURING RON LEGRAND – The US Supreme Court issued yet another ruling this week, preserving a ban on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence. The case was brought by two men, Stephen Voisine and William Armstrong in Maine, who felt they should not be subjected to the existing federal gun ban because their…

BLM Activist Jasmine Richards is Free, Vows to Fight On

FEATURING JASMINE RICHARDS – Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Jasmine Richards has been freed from Los Angeles County Jail after serving 15 days out of her 90-day sentence. She became the first black woman to be convicted of a felony charge that was only until recently known as “lynching.” The 28-year old founder of the…