Although very few "leaders" or scholars point out the connection between the police killings of Black people and Hollywood, I do just that in this episode of OUR WORLD.
Also, I look at the worldwide uprisings taking place, right now, over the lack of justice for people of color in the "world's greatest democracy."
On this episode of The Darrell Davis Problem I talk about our growing grassroots movement in Westchester County and the ongoing events in Ferguson. But before that, I received an interesting phone call live on the air. Enjoy and please share.
Growing up in a mostly white town, it was very new to me to see so many Black politicians trying to cut the throat of another Black politician when I moved to Mt. Vernon NY. When the government spent several years and so far, untold thousands of dollars on a witch hunt against Mt. Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis, the "crabs," came knocking.
In this episode of the Darrell Davis Program, I put these attacks on Mayor Davis in perspective and remind my listeners that there is a history of white media and investigative agencies ganging up on Black elected officials.
In this episode I talk about my upcoming book GHOST OF ROBESON. It is the story of our successful struggle to save public housing in Peekskill NY, the site of the what Pete Seeger called,"The Robeson attack."
But the book is not just about a movement and how and why we did what we did to win. The book gets into a lot of "gut check." I deal with doubts, fears and white supremacist attitudes that are a part of ALL multi-racial movements.
I talk about all that and more in this episode of OUR WORLD.
Although H Rap Brown is no longer goes by that name, Imam Jamil AbDullah Al-Amin, is still being punished and tortured for being that more famous young man of the sixties and seventies that dared to confront racist America. He sits in a U.S. dungeon, the victim of an obvious frame up.
Imam Jamil should be freed from torture (maximum security prison) immediately! It is a disgrace that national leaders are silent on his plight.
Tune in to this episode of THE DARRELL DAVIS PROGRAM! Spread the word about the horrible case of Imam Jamil!
After we defeated the Tea Party Democrats in Peekskill NY, I had hoped that the "Good" Democrats would step forward and turn the page. That did not happen.
Two weeks ago I was blindsided by the Peekskill Dixiecrats in a press release, despite not attending a council meeting in six months. Why the attack on me? Why now?
The answers to those questions have serious implications for the Democratic Party from the local level, all the way up to the national party. In this episode of THE DARRELL DAVIS PROGRAM I spill the beans.
As grassroots people -poor people, people of color, working class, even many middle class people- history shows we must fight for every gain and fight harder to keep them.
In this episode of OUR WORLD I raise basic questions about who we, Grassroots people, are, why we must constantly struggle for our rights, and who are some of the people we must struggle against.
We will see that often, the very people who should be standing with us, are our greatest enemy.
Fighting racism in wealthy Westchester County exposes some very disturbing political relationships; the failure of elected Black Leadership to stand up for poor Blacks, and racism smack in the middle of the white anti-racists' networks.
On this episode of THE DARRELL DAVIS PROGRAM I begin what will be a series of radio shows dealing with what I call the new "N" word- Racism. A word we are no longer allowed to use if we leave it up to the bigots in America.
In upcoming shows we will continue this discussion in the hopes that others will join in and help advance Democracy, address racism- wherever it may be, and continue to build the Civil Rights Movement in Westchester that started again, in Peekskill four years ago. Despite some "activists" in Westchester refusing to acknowledge our existence (the worse form of racism) we continue to grow and pick up victories.