Saturday Morning Live 14.02.08


Norman Otis Richmond Interviews Paul Mooney who will be here in Toronto February 22nd, 2014, Presented by Stolen From Africa at the Bloor Cinema.

 Pan-African and Internationalist analysis of world events, News Magazine Show. Mumia Abu Jamal via #PrisonRadio,  hosted by Norman Otis Richmond, aka Jalali Malinda Francis a.k.a docuvixen and Adrian Worrell.  Diasporic Music via Uhuru News & Radio  Sundays : 2pm-4pm, Black Feminism Live reports,  Amandla: An African Perspective via CHRY and Amandla via CKUT, Black Agenda Report via, Dr. Gerald Horne for the Horne Report, and we go into the Vaults, into Norman Otis Richmond Archives. to contact: Twitter: @LiveSaturday

10am Mumia Abu Jamal via Prison Radio

North Carolina Burning (2:12) re Moral Mondays

Un Free In America (2:06)

10:10am – Artist In The City via Roots Reggae Radio

Artist In The City – a radio show that explores the world of professional working artists of all disciplines in the city of Toronto. Every Thursday 7pm-9pm at  livestreams on Royal Loyalty Player)

This week went to the Rehearsal of Aneemah’s Spot and interviewed Motion. 


MotionLive Collective presents… Aneemah’s Spot is a riveting dramatic duet set in the millennial MegaCity. Written by Motion, and directed by Charles Officer, the tale follows two childhood friends struggling to cope with the fall out of a tragedy. Starring Amanda Parris and Shomari Downer, the award-winning production features a stylistic sound-scape by DJ L’Oqenz that pulsates like the city that birthed it. Co-sponsored by Obsidian Theatre. Admission: $15 – $25 Feb. 8 – Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Feb. 14 – 16 – 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education Time: 1pm and 8pm

10:30 am- Diasporic Music via Uhuru Radio


Norman Otis Richmond Interviews Paul Mooney who will be here in Toronto February 22nd, 2014, Presented by Stolen From Africa at the Bloor Cinema.

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Paul Mooney is one of the most dangerous and brilliant comic minds of our time. His first professional gig was writing for Richard Pryor, penning most of the hilarious routines for Pryor’s “Saturday Night Live” appearance, co-writing material on the groundbreaking “Live On Sunset” and “Is It Something I Said” albums, and for Pryor’s film “Jo Jo Dancer, You’re Life Is Calling.”

A talented comedic writer, Mooney has served as head writer for some of television’s best comedies, including “The Richard Pryor Show,” “Good Times” and the first year of Fox’s “In Living Color,” creating the hilarious “Homey the Clown” skit. He also wrote for Redd Foxx’s “Sanford and Son” series as well as “Saturday Night Live.” Most recently Mooney appeared on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show” and released a live stand up DVD, “Know Your History: Jesus Is Black and So Was Cleopatra.”

Paul Mooney came into his own with his controversial and critically acclaimed, debut comedy album “Race,” for which he received a GRAMMY nomination. His album “Master Piece” continues to stir anger, laughter, and thought. “I always drop in some history” he explains “It’s knowledge. There’s always a message in my comedy and you may not get it that night – it’s like time bombs. It’ll get you a week later. You’ll understand.” Be warned: this show is not for the easily offended.

***This is Paul Mooney’s last tour and first time in Canada. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most dangerous and brilliant comedic minds of our time, live in Toronto.***

11am Amandla: An African Perspective via (CHRY) ~ Sundays (noon-1pm)

tumblr_static_africanperspectiveslogo African Perspectives is a weekly news radio program that airs every Sunday from noon to 1pm on CHRY 105.5fm (or Channel 945 on Rogers or streaming at, community radio. The show aims to bring an alternative, progressive and Pan-Africanist perspective on the African Continent.

Ameth interviews Daniel Tseghay on a recent article he wrote regarding “climate change and Migration”. We explored, the relationship between these two phenomenon, and how they relate to Africa and the global South within the context of a new wave of African immigrants being badly treated in Europe but also more recently in North Africa (Lybia, Egypt) and the middle east (Saudi Arabia, Israrel).

Ameth interviews Thomas Ponniah on the the anti-apartheid struggle in Canada and the legacy of Nelson Mandela as well as his views on the way forward in post-Mandela South Africa.Thomas Ponniah, Ph.D, was a Lecturer on Social Studies, Assistant Director of Studies, and Faculty Associate of the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He taught courses on modern social and political thought, the philosophy and methods of the social sciences, globalization and global justice. He is currently an affiliate of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. His rabble column offers commentary on contemporary social, political and cultural ideas, issues and events.

11:30am Black Agenda Report  


A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker began his political career as an advocate of publicly funded vouchers for private schools – a position that put him at the far right of the political spectrum. Today, private school vouchers remain a largely Republican domain, but Booker will find it hard to avoid supporting a vouchers bill sponsored by a senator from Tennessee.

A Black-Green Alliance in Libya?

Reports of intense fighting in southern Libya against the NATO-installed regime indicate that “Green” supporters of the former Gaddafi government could form an alliance with Black Libyans, who have been subjected to murderous ethnic cleansing, said political analyst Eric Draitser, of “As these two forces begin to fight back against these racist and imperialist puppets that run the country, we’re beginning to see a form of mass resistance. What form that ends up taking still remains to be seen,” said Draitser.

NSA is Like J.Edgar Hoover on Seroids.

The recent report of the federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, which described the omnibus NSA spy program as unconstitutional, will make Congress “more responsive to the public outcry” against the Surveillance State, said Carl Messineo, legal director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. “Public opinion polls are clear that a majority of Americans recognize that there has been an unacceptable loss of civil liberties in the so-called pursuit of anti-terrorism,” said Messineo. “This is J. Edgar Hoover’s intelligence program on steroids.”

Sexual Abuse Rampant in U.S. Prisons

A Bureau of Justice Statistics report shows continued high rates of sexual misconduct against inmates in the nations federal, state and local prisons and jails. However, only a very small proportion of cases lead to prosecutions of prison staff, said Chris Daley, deputy executive director of Just Detention International, a watchdog group. Most sexual abuse victims get no medical care, despite the fact that “the vast majority of facilities have medical folks on staff who, within about a 12-hour period, could easily provide both emergency care and collect evidence needed for prosecution” – but that rarely happens in U.S. prisons, said Daley.

NYC Police Commissioner Bratton is “War Criminal of Our Communities”

A father recently took his two daughters to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to hear Angela Davis and watch a film on political prisoners. Instead, the place was packed with “establishment Democratic Party speakers backslapping each other about [Mayor Bill] de Blasio’s election,” including Bill Bratton, de Blasio’s new police commissioner and an architect of stop-and-frisk. “I was aghast that this type of forum” during MLK week “would give a voice to this war criminal of our communities,” said Greg Butterfield, of New Yorkers Against Bratton.

Bring Mumia Home Campaign

The Fraternal Order of Police is spearheading a drive against former NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyer Debo Adegbile’s nomination as head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. The LDF helped overturn the death sentence against Mumia Abu Jamal, in the killing of a Philadelphia policeman in 1981.Dr. Johanna Fernandez, professor of history at Baruch College and a member of Mumia’s defense team, said the FOP “distorts race to delegitimize the claims of Mumia Abu Jamal and all people who have been wrongly incarcerated by the state.”

White Racism Undermined Anti-Poverty Effort

“White backlash” scuttled some War on Poverty programs, including job training for minorities in the skilled trades. White workers whose union hiring halls had “for decades hired their sons, their nephews” became Reagan Democrats, said Jill Quadango, professor of sociology at Florida State University and author of The Color of Welfare: How Racism Undermined the War on Poverty. White union members saw minority trainees as “a direct threat to their prerogative to choose who was hired.”


A new book reveals the identities of three people who broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, in 1971, and made off with files on the bureau’s COINTELPRO campaign against Blacks and the Left. Mumia Abu Jamal, America’s best-known political prisoner, recalled learning of the revelations, shortly after he left the Black Panther Party. “To read about people who you’ve known for years, who were FBI informants, was absolutely mindblowing,” Abu Jamal told Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild and host of WBAI Radio’s Law and Disorder program.

Socialism Needed – Quickly

Capitalism “is utterly irrational, it’s out of control, and unless we democratically organize and plan this economy, they’re going to kill us, literally, through climate change,” said Michael Steven Smith, co-editor ofImagine: Living in a Socialist USA. The new book contains 31 essays by a wide range of Left activists and writers.

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A.Dixon

$10.10 an hour isn’t much of a raise, but it’s better than a sharp stick in the eye. The truth is that rhetoric about “passing a jobs bill”, “universal pre-K” and raising the minimum wage are things Democrats dust off to reinforce their brand, only when when Republicans are in a position to block them. That makes them branding exercises, not political deeds they intend to accomplish..

12:00pm Into The Vaults 

Norman Otis Richmond interviews Harold Melvin of the Blue Notes.  Into the Vaults is a new segment of Saturday Morning Live, which dives into the archives of Norman Otis Richmond, which spans over his 30 years of Saturday Morning Live.



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