If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
Today on the Live Drive @ 5 we will be joined by civil and human rights activist, former Green Party Senate Candidate and author Aaron Dixon who chronicled his time as a member and captain in the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in the 2012 book My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain. Mr. Dixon marched with Martin Luther King Jr to end housing discrimination as a young man and later he would start a free breakfast program for school children, a free medical clinic and a legal clinic through his work with the Panthers. While The Seattle Black Panther Party has been long gone as the party itself fell victim to the FBI’s illegal war on the Black community specifically the Black Panthers, the free services Dixon helped start are still in existence.
In the news,
- Charges Dismissed Against Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old
- Did US Attorney Loretta Lynch just tell pro-Drug War senators what they wanted to hear?
- African Union Confirms Mugabe As Chairman
- Senator Rand Paul’s comments on Libya and Hillary Clinton