Voices Podcast: Introducing Snapshots of the Revolution

– INTRODUCING – 
 Snapshots of the Revolution
A New Feature of Voices from the Frontlines

Snapshots is a 5 show audio-magazine of past Voices programs that combines consciously different and complementary themes we think you’ll enjoy. It would help us a lot if you could send us comments via email to eric@voicesfromthefrontlines, and follow us now on Instagram and Twitter to join the conversation.

Here is our first issue. Give it a listen and let us know you are out there!

Ava DuVernay’s Instant Classic Now You See Us.

About This Episode:

Our tribute to and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s  When They See Us,   a purposefully “almost too painful to watch” consciousness-raising experience to see the unbearable realities of the Racist Re-enslavement Complex. She tells the story of 5 Black and Latino boys, The Central Park 5, who now call themselves the Exonerated Five. We focus on “so what do we do about it” and call for an immediate 50% cut in all police and prison spending as a major first step.

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The (Un)Democratic Debates Pt. 1

About This Episode:

Eric and Channing give out early grades inside a broad united front to Defeat Trump, as part of a longer-term assessment of the candidates. Tulsi Gabbard, only explicitly anti-war statement, “I do not want a war with Iran” Julian Castro “immigration is not a crime” Kamala Harris, “Joe Biden would not support federally mandated civil rights laws” while Bernie and Elizabeth still have trouble on war, immigration, abortion, and civil rights laws. We use direct audio clips of the candidates as the basis for our views.

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Anna Kunkin Remembers Her Dad, Art Kunkin.

About This Episode:

Anna, the daughter of Art Kunkin, remembers with love and insight her late and great Dad who started the iconic Los Angeles Free Press. The Freep did a unique job of synthesizing “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” with hard politics and great support for the 1965 Watts Rebellion and the demands of the Black community Anna also chronicles his movement to psychedelic drugs, Tibetan Meditation, and alchemy.  

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Conversation with Akinyele Umoja

About This Episode:

Akinyele Umoja is a professor of African American Studies at Georgia State University, a founder of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the New Afrikan People’s Organization, and author of We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. Akinyele and Eric discuss the contradiction between the need for great unity in a Black United Front and the essential and conflicting role of new paradigms (a Black Nation, armed self-defense, taking on the Democratic Party) that challenge that unity in order to move history forward.

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Support the N.Y. Knicks Black Brain Trust

About This Episode:

Eric, a lifelong Knicks fanatic, praises the N.Y. Knicks Black Brain Trust—President Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry, Coach David Fizdale, director of player development, Craig Robinson (and yes, brother of Michelle Obama) and their excellent long-term plan for the team. Check it out, Eric really knows his sports.

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