New Video: "Why I Write (# 137)"

Friday was one of the busiest, most beautiful days I’ve had in a while. Started off the day at KPFA, 94.1FM, with the amazing, radical Nora Barrows-Friedman working on my new segment “The Art of Resistance” that is gonna be a regular feature on Flashpoints starting this week. (More info…

Red, White, & Brown!

Last Friday, a crew of revolutionary Youth Speaks poets and I put on this youth forum in Oakland on immigration & human rights called RED, WHITE, & BROWN! We’d been planning it for a couple months, but with all the legalized xenophobia coming out of Arizona these days, the event…

Red, White, & Brown!

Last Friday, a crew of revolutionary Youth Speaks poets and I put on this youth forum in Oakland on immigration & human rights called RED, WHITE, & BROWN! We’d been planning it for a couple months, but with all the legalized xenophobia coming out of Arizona these days, the event…

From Suheir Hammad to Public Enemy — The Progressive Video Series so far

Since February, I’ve been doing this project with The Progressive magazine, where we highlight a different spoken word video each week that connects to current political issues. In honor of the late Howard Zinn (who wrote for the magazine), the goal is to showcase artists who boldly tell their own…

My Interview with Invincible in Tikkun Magazine

My interview with Invincible just came out in Tikkun magazine this week! This is one of my favorite emcees out right now, and probably the only one who makes me sound conservative by comparison. (Maybe Boots from the Coup.) I got a chance to ask Invincible about movement-building in Detroit,…