A group of people are hanging out on the sidewalk. Nearby, a cop’s police radio crackles with an APB for two males involved in a robbery … Continue reading
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From Rosalin Luetum, WNYC Radio
Sunday, February 21st is the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X.
WNYC, the largest public radio station in the country, has unearthed a rare, 30-minute Malcolm X interview – from his days in the Nation of Islam – from its archives, conducted by reporter Eleanor Fischer. In it he discusses the difference between separation and segregation, Black Muslim philosophy, and why “what Martin Luther King is doing is disarming the black people of America of their natural right.”
He goes on to say: “If a man puts his arms around me voluntarily, that’s brotherhood, but if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that’s not brotherhood, that’s hypocrisy.” Continue reading
Almost three decades after the emergence of the AIDS virus, African Americans are now the most afflicted segment of the American population. Indeed, while African Americans account for approximately 12% of the American population, they account, as of 2006, for 50% of the 1.1 million reported cases of people living with HIV infection.
On Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm, a special World AIDS Day event blending poetry, performance and conversation will shine a spotlight on this alarming trend. The evening’s presentation is the latest installment of “The NEXT New York Conversation,” WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space’s signature dialogue series sponsored by HSBC, “The World’s Local Bank.” Tickets are $20, and the event will also be available as a live video webcast at www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace.
WNYC Radio today announced the winner of its Street Shots Challenge, an online street photography competition. Writer, critic and guest judge Luc Sante presided over the evaluation of 9,013 photos submitted by 992 professional and amateur participants, and selected Harlem native Joe Wigfall as the winner of the competition’s top prize (photo above is an example of Mr. Wigfall’s work). Continue reading