police brutality

Should the UN Step in to Stop Police from Killing Unarmed Civilians? Plus Jasiri X Interview!!

                                                                                                      

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                                                                                                                            Photo  Courtesy of NY Post

The police murders of unarmed citizens from Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson and others have sparked outrage across the country. The issue is polarizing cops and the African-American community at heights not seen arguably since the 80's. Beyond the race issue, many Latino, Asians and White citizens are finding themselves on very bad ends of police encounters.

However, the recently video taped unarmed civilian killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina brings a new chill to the discussion. Additionally, the severe beating of a San Bernadino County man by the sheriffs dept. after he totally complied has people asking a lot of questions. Recently the Wisconsin community announced they plan to try and take the case of unarmed civilian Tony Robinson to the United Nations.

The idea of taking the US to the UN for crimes against African Americans has been on our tongues since the era of Malcolm X. But will it help? What can be done to change the way cops interact with Blacks and others so its less likely to end in death for the civilian or the cop? Also, how are most Hip-Hop media outlets helping or hurting the discussion? This is what we talk about today on Bishop Chronicles.

                                                                                                                     Photo by: Adisa Banjoko

Then we talk with the ever opinionated and inspiring rapper and activist, Jasiri X.

 

 

#30: (Special Edition) Detroit Red and The Jacka: Lehigh University Lecture

Here is a special episode of the Bishop Chronicles. It is a lecture given by Adisa Banjoko at the Malcolm X 50 Conference at Lehigh University. It illustrates the connection between rap music culture and the Civil Rights, Black Power, NOI and 5% Nation movements. It goes onto show correlations between the early life of Malcolm X in his Detroit Red phase and the life of rapper The Jacka, who was recently murdered in Oakland, CA. OR WATCH HERE

Adisa Banjoko preparing to deliver Lecture at Lehigh on Malcolm X and Hip-Hop.

Ferguson, America, Race and Reality PLUS: Exclusive Talk from RZA to Incarcerated Youth!

 Ferguson, America, Race and Reality PLUS: Exclusive Talk from RZA to Incarcerated Youth!

RZA and Adisa Banjoko visit the St. Louis Chess Club after speaking to incarcerated youth and visiting the World Chess Hall of Fame. Adisa Banjokoserved as Education Consultant and lead researcher for the Living Like Kings Exhibit (open now till April 26th 2015).

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Special Episode 4.5: LAPD Shoorter Dorner, Chief Keef & Hip-Hop Illuminati

This is a special episode on the complexities the Dorner case reveals. A lot of Black people (and Whites, Asians and Latinos) are treating Dorner as a hero. Some Black people are making the same mistake made when O.J. Simpson beat the wrap. Many who are frustrated by police who abuse their power see Dorner as a revolutionary of sorts.  If you are not ready for an honest conversation about racism, police brutality, racial profiling, mental health and justice- don't listen. If you ready to be free from the Matirx, click play. 

Then we move on to talk about Chief Keef from Chicago. Another case of rappers doing dumb things. The good news is, he might grow up after this incident. 

Next we talk about the Hip-Hop Illuminati....spooky ain't it? Close the doors and windows before you listen. I'm about to keep it 100 in here!!

NOTE: This show was recorded BEFORE today's incident in Big Bear.

Chris Dorner appears to be dead. But much remains to be discussed. 

Chris Dorner appears to be dead. But much remains to be discussed. 

When keeping it real goes wrong: Rapper Chief Keef did time for being on probation and getting on video to pop off with guns at the range for the media. 

When keeping it real goes wrong: Rapper Chief Keef did time for being on probation and getting on video to pop off with guns at the range for the media. 

The Hip-Hop  Illuminati have been a big discussion since I was a youngster in the rap game. Now its mainstream and everybody from Jay Z, to Lil Wayne, Obama and Beyonce are on deck. Lets look into it shall we?

The Hip-Hop  Illuminati have been a big discussion since I was a youngster in the rap game. Now its mainstream and everybody from Jay Z, to Lil Wayne, Obama and Beyonce are on deck. Lets look into it shall we?