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  • Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans

    Before the pandemic, there were already 140 million people who were poor or low-income in this country. As the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, our society’s failure to meet the needs of these millions of people — around health care, jobs, wages, housing, food, water, and more — presents a critical weakness to the nation’s public health and economic well-being.

    — Poor People's Campaign

  • LA Mask Print Project

    As we all learn to live with COVID-19, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and one another. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect — to our neighbors, our nurses, doctors, and essential workers, our loved ones, and our fellow Angelenos.

    — City of Los Angeles

  • Strength Thru Unity: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

    Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • Heidi Marston selected as LAHSA Executive Directo

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission unanimously selected Heidi Marston to the position of Executive Director.

    — Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

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  • What the Nazis Learned from Jim Crow: Author Isabel Wilkerson on the U.S. Racial Caste System

    In her extensively researched new book, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson argues the United States' racial hierarchy should be thought of as a caste system, similar to that in India. In a wide-ranging interview, she describes how she also looks at the ways Nazi Germany borrowed from U.S. Jim Crow laws. "The Nazis needed no one to teach them how to hate," Wilkerson says. "But what they did was they sent researchers to the United States to study Jim Crow laws here in the United States, to study and to research how the United States had managed to subordinate and subjugate its African American population."

  • As Kamala Harris Makes History as VP Pick, Her "Top Cop" Record Faces New Scrutiny Amid BLM Protests

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's selection of California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate for the November election makes her the first Black woman and the first Indian American on a major party presidential ticket. "It's hard to overstate how historic, how monumental this is," says Aimee Allison, president of She the People, which works to elevate the political voice and leadership of women of color. But in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history against racist policing, Briahna Joy Gray, the former national press secretary for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, says "there's a great deal of frustration" with Harris, who is "known for being the top cop from California."

  • Headlines for August 12, 2020

    Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris as Vice-Presidential Running Mate, Florida, Georgia Record Record Coronavirus Deaths as U.S. Colleges Delay Fall Sports Season, Bodies of COVID-19 Victims Lie Unclaimed Outside Chapel in La Paz, Bolivia, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Wins Georgia 14th Congressional District GOP Primary, Rep. Ilhan Omar Fends Off Primary Challenger Who Dramatically Outraised Her, Clintons, Obamas Among Top Speakers at Democratic National Convention, Beirut Vigil Marks One Week Since Catastrophic Port Explosion, Thousands of Protesters in Mali Demand President's Ouster, Chicago Man Accused of Firing at Police Held on $1 Million Bond, Family of Elijah McClain Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Aurora, CO, L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Detain Alleged Assault Victims at Gunpoint, Michigan Teen Jailed for Failing to Complete Online School Work Removed from Probation, California Orders Uber, Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

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  • How Retail and Grocery Workers Face Violence Over Mask Enforcement

    FEATURING STUART APPELBAUM – Two employees of a Trader Joes grocery store in Manhattan were attacked by shoppers in late July after they were asked to wear a mask as per store policy. One shopper ripped the worker’s mask off while the other pulled a worker’s hair and threw baskets at them. According to the...

  • Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms

    FEATURING MAYA SCHENWAR – As the national uprising led by Black Lives Matter called for a defunding of police this year, a demand that has gone hand-in-hand but received less attention in recent months is the end of mass incarceration in the US. America locks up more people than any other nation in the world...

  • Headlines: August 7, 2020

    More than 160,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus in the United States—a tally that was unimaginable just a few months ago. The virus is one of the leading causes of death in the nation this year. Worldwide cases of infection are at 19 million, with US cases comprising a quarter of those despite...

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Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • August 8, 2020 - Andra Gillespie | John Lawrence | Thom Hartmann

    Biden Chooses California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential Running Mate | The Messaging War Between the Democratic Leaders and the White House Over the Next Stimulus Package | The Hidden History of Monopolies Exposed backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 10, 2020 - David Hearst | David Marples | James Thurber

    U.S. Court Summons MBS and His Hit Team to Answer Charges From Targeted Former Saudi Intelligence Official | Europe's Last Dictator Flagrantly Steals Sunday's Election | Will the Next Stimulus Package Have Money for the Post Office? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 9, 2020 - Paul Light | Anders Aslund | Vincent Bevins

    Trump's Phony Stunt to Break a Deadlock That He Created | The Ex-KGB Ukrainian Who Senators Johnson and Grassley Are Working With to Get Dirt on Biden | How the Jakarta Method of Exterminating Leftists Was Exported to Brazil and Chile. backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

From the General Manager

  • How They’ve Wanted to Stop Us

    Oh, how they’ve wanted to stop us. Every day KPFK opens up a new controversy, a new societal pain point, a new cultural, political or community insight, and new revelations about everything that means something in your life. We can’t help it. It’s who we are and what we do. And we won’t stop.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • We're Trying Something New

    Community media, news, services, and journalism are all cornerstones of our democracy and are more critical than ever. Many community organizations, publications, and independent media companies will become casualties of the pandemic. Our world has changed profoundly and KPFK is adapting to it, so we can still be here for you.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • You're Invited: Where Does KPFK Go From Here?

    Tomorrow at 7 PM, KPFK General Manager will be hosting a conversation about KPFK, its place in Southern California, and its future. 

    — Anyel Z Fields

Strength Thru Unity

WATCH A REPLAY OF THE EVENT HERE-

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change WHO: Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice and an end to racism. WHAT: Live stream program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change will take place to foster, inspire and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers will be able to ask questions, share experiences and offer solutions. WHY: We must not let the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Roshard Brooks, Andres Guardado and hundreds of other minorities go unstopped. Now is the time, Black & Latinos need to come together to improve the lives of all people of color. “Strength Thru Unity” is communications for social justice, presented by the US Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, the National Newspapers Publisher’s Association and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Strength Thru Unity is a LAVA production and KPFK-FM is the official media partner.

Posted by Su Voto Es Su Voz SVREP.org on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

The program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change took place to foster, inspire, and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers were able to ask questions, share experiences, and offer solutions.

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Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties 

hardbound book by KPFK host Jon Wiener and historian Mike Davis.

Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors storied personal histories as activists. 
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Live KPFK Events - Special Notice

For those that pledged for special events during the last fund drive, many have been rescheduled due to the Covid epidemic. Here are some updates:

Hello Chris Howard here.  Our live event the Mind Coach Certification Training will be rescheduled though attempting to find the best dates and the hotels are uncertain when they will be open as well.  So in the meantime they have full access to the online 20 video course, and as soon as we have the new date we will let you know!
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From Matt Brauning:

Our NLP event from April 4th and 5th will be rescheduled for late summer/early fall, TBD government sanctions of course.
We have sent thumb drives to the station already.
What donors will get NOW: 

1. Thumb drives with all digital courses
2. Access to all digital products through a membership site. 
3. Bonus live virtual workshop via zoom (on original dates so they can still learn!) 
EVERYONE WILL STILL HAVE A TICKET TO THE LIVE EVENT LATER IN THE YEAR. 
This way they all get what was originally promised, PLUS the live zoom training.

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From Lisa Gold:
My live event "How to Make Money in Commercials for Real People" was scheduled on March 28th and has been postponed to May 30th, 2020.  I have reached out to everyone on the list that was given to me via email 3 times, but still have 21 unconfirmed that they received the message.  They can reach me at Lisa@actoutsidethebox.com or 818-740-8044.

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