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Norman Otis Richmond: “Black Power in the Great White North: a report from Toronto, Canada”

Dr. Matsemela Odom talks with Jalali, also known as Norman Otis Richmond about:

  • COVID-19 and colonial violence against Africans in Canada
  • History of the African liberation movement and the struggle for African unity in Canada
  • Revolutionary international African culture

Jalali was born in Louisiana and raised in Los Angeles, California.  He moved to Canada in the late-1960s where he became an early leader in the African Liberation Movement in Canada.  

He’s dedicated his life to revolutionary cultural work. An accomplished musician himself and a musical historian, he has worked with a host of musicians such as Bob Marley, Abbey Lincoln, Hugh Masekela, and Fela Kuti. 

Jalali is the host and producer of the “Diasporic Music” show

He is a prolific writer on African politics and culture, widely published including in the Pambazuka News, the San Francisco Bay View, the Black Agenda Report, CounterPunch and The Burning Spear newspaper, where he has a regular column.

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro. Elliott. Sunday 7/26/2020 our guests was organizers BaBa Imhotep Fatiu, BaBa Aleous Kujichagulia, BaBa Oba Olayinka, Omowale Afrika

“Time for an Awakening” for Sunday 7/26/2020  August is on FIRE with our guest organizers BaBa Imhotep Fatiu, Aleous Kujichagulia, Oba Olayinka, Omowale Afrika, four important events this coming August.  The Race 1st Rally, Aug 16th, 100 Years in the Whirlwind, Aug 14-16, 16th Annual Afrkan Independence Day Maat Celebration Aug 1st, RBG Centennial Conference Aug 8-9th, was the featured conversation with the organizers involved.

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, 7/24/20 Friday Edition “BLM, M4BL”, Do Black people really control these organizations?

“Time for an Awakening”  Freestyle Friday Edition 7/24/20 8:00pm. With protest by BLM and M4BL all over the country centered around systematic abuse and murder of Black People, do Black people control the narrative and set the agenda when they don’t finance these organizations This was the discussion  in “Free Style Friday”, Open Forum. Information, insights, dialogue, and solutions from a Black Perspective.

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, 7/19/20 guest Omowale Afrika and Kohain Nathanya Halevi

“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 7/19/2020 our guests was Vice Shenuti for the Philadelphia Chapter of Afrocentricity International, Omowale Afrika,  and Historian, The Executive Director of PANAFEST Foundation, Rabbi Kohain Nathanya Halevi. Bro. Omowale gave us a preview of the RBG Centennial Conference & Global Accord for the Development of a Sovereign Afrikan State, on Aug 8-9th 2020 in the first hour. In the second hour, was social media post, and statements made by young Black entertainers and athletes anti-Semitic? We discussed this and other topics with Executive Director of PANAFEST Foundation, Rabbi Kohain Nathanya Halevi.

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, Sunday 7/12/2020 Was the content of Desean Jackson’s social media post anti-Semitic??

7/12/2020 Sunday Edition was open forum conversation. Was the content of DeSean Jackson’s social media post anti-Semitic ??, was one of the weekends HOT topics discussed on the program. From the need to develop a new mindset in our communities, to our political and economic empowerment, the solution to these problems must come from us.

SPECIAL EVENT: 6/21/2020 Do Black Lives Matter w/ the Hon. Nii Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chair of the AU Commission

Have you been wondering what African Union officials have to say about George Floyd and the continued anti-Black genocide in the u.s. and, indeed, globally? Honorable Nii Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chair of the African Union Commission, recently reached out to Okunini Ọbádélé Kambon about hosting a talk and interaction about the historical context of enslavement and the present realities of what we continue to face as a people. This is our collective opportunity to hear what a high-ranking African Union Commission official has to say about our global situation. It is also our chance to have our voice heard during the live interaction. Honorable Nii Kwesi Quartey will put the continued anti-Black genocide into perspective and ask the long-awaited question “What can the African Union and, indeed, the African Union Commission, do to help our brothers and sisters?”

Join Okunini Ọbádélé Kambon, Baba Phil Scott of the African Diaspora News Channel, Baba ShakaRa of the Alkebu-Lan Revivalist Movement, Baba Nigel Stewart of the Centre of Pan-African Thought, Mama Tonya Saafir-Ankomah of Sankofa Repatriation Assistance/Exodus Alliance and many more friends as we relay your questions to Hon. Nii Kwesi Quartey! We will also stream live on Baba Elliott Booker’s Timeforanawakening, Black Talk Radio, and live through!

Time for an Awakening with Bro. Elliott Sunday 6-21-20 Juneteenth 2020 “Freedom form Mental Slavery”

“Time for an Awakening” for Sunday 6/21/20 at 7:00 PM (EST) was Open Forum conversation with the listeners on Juneteenth 2020 “Freedom from Mental Slavery” was one of this weeks hot topics of conversation

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, Sunday 6-07-20 guest Black Power Legend, Mukasa DaDa (aka) Willie Ricks

“Time for an Awakening” for Sunday 06/07/2020 at 7:00 PM guest was Prominent Organizer, Activist, Pan African, Leader, in the freedom struggle, Mukasa Dada aka (Willie Ricks). The conversation centered around  the experiences of a former field secretary in SNCC , organizing throughout the south, to the early days of the Black Panther Party, along with friend Stokely Carmichael, where he coined the phrase “Black Power.” Reflections and strategies to move forward, from a Black Power Icon.

Marti Luther King Stokley Carmichael Willie Ricks

“Time for an Awakening” with Bro.Elliott, Friday 6-5-20 “Control the Narrative”

With protest all over the country centered around historic abuse and murder of Black People, should we be in control of the outcomes? Or should we let other People control the narrative, with agendas that is not in our best interest? This was the discussion in “Free Style Friday”, Open Forum. Information, insights, dialogue, and solutions from a Black Perspective.

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