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WFTF on Reality is Real Radio Show (Nov. 2, 2015)

WFTF member, Be Wise, was on the KPFK radio debut of Reality Is Real radio show; a show giving you hip-hop and cultural news you won’t find swimming through the mainstream. Check out the segment below and stay wise! Check out Reality Is Real online: http://realityisreal.com/category/podcasts/realityisrealradio/

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Why We Must Return To Our Communties

“… I remember a man I knew well. We were right in the middle of a period of drought. To avoid starvation, several families from his village collected the little money they had left and gave him the job of going to Ouagadougou to buy food… On arrival, he had a brutal and painful encounter […]

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From Will Brown To Michael Brown: The Historic Success of the American Justice System

The 13th amendment to the United State Constitution states the following: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Immediately we must note the inherent contradiction present in this historic document. […]

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On Black Political Naivete, Optimism, and Why We Can’t Afford Another Civil Rights Movement

“I must confess that that dream that I had that day, has at many points turned into a nightmare.  Now I’m not one to lose hope.  I keep on hoping.  I still have faith in the future.  But I’ve had to analyze many things over the last few years, and I would say over the […]

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We Suffer From Violence Too: Breaking the Silence on Violence Against Black Women

Written By: Betty Rosenda Green, WFTF Family Member   Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice is facing a two-game suspension but it is his earlier physical assault of his former fiancée in an elevator that has brought the media’s attention back to domestic violence. Domestic violence is pervasive within American society. Black Women are murdered […]

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Notes on Context & Perspective: Why Afrikan People Must Understand and Control Their Own

Context is everything. Context is what makes those lost in the bombing of American cities victims of terrorism while the innocent lost in drone strikes overseas are “necessary casualties.” They who control the context of any event in history ultimately control the public perception of said event both domestically and internationally. For example, let’s say […]

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What Malcolm X Would Say About Black Folk and the Obama Presidency

Whaddup everyone out there in The Field? In light of the recent backlash of President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, I wanted to give Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) the opportunity to have an “I told you so moment”  because I think he deserves one. Below I posted the video and transcript of a […]

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Dennis Rodman Goes To North Korea & The Media Is Stupid

Dennis Rodman recently got back from a trip to North Korea (aka NK) with the Harlem Globetrotters team for a new HBO series produced by New York-based VICE television. Footage and pictures from Rodman’s visit to the isolated and heavily criticized nuclear power known as North Korea show the NBA Hall of Famer sharing smile […]

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More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City [PART 3]

I was reading my local newspaper this morning when I happened to stumble across an article, which detailed the demographics of a group of individuals, a pair of crimes that they were suspected of committing, and the subsequent charges that have been brought forth against these individuals by law enforcement personnel and other justice administrators […]

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Django, History Unchained, and The Power of Narrative

On Christmas day, while Derrick Rose was not playing the Houston Rockets, I went to go see the widely acclaimed Quentin Tarantino piece, Django Unchained. I did not know what to expect going in; I had been excited by the previews in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and had been tempered as the days […]

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