Newark City Councilman Ras Baraka and Hip Hop Poets Rob Hylton and Shaquille Henry on All Politics Are Local Radio
RAS BARAKA, THE SOUTHWARD COUNCILMAN OF NEWARK, NJ, AND HIP HOP POETS ROB HYLTON AND SHAQUILLE HENRY ARE SET TO MAKE LIVE APPEARANCES ON ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY’S #1 POLITICAL HIP HOP INTERNET RADIO SHOWNewark, NJ –The staff of All Politics Are Local, Rutgers University’s #1 political Hip Hop internet radio show, will have an open discussion and analysis of the Mayor Cory Booker’s State of the City’s Address with Newark’s Southward Councilman’s Ras Baraka. They will also talk to Hip Hop Poets Rob Hylton and Shaquille Henry about the promotion of negative Hip Hop music over conscious Hip Hop music by record corporations and urban radio stations this Friday, March 9, 2012.
All Politics Are local is Rutgers University’s #1 political Hip Hop internet radio show that uses Hip Hop music and culture to make politics and democracy relevant to the Hip Hop generation. The show is broadcasted live from the radio station at the school’s Paul Robeson student center in Newark, NJ. The lively, but intellectually critical round table show discusses various Hip Hop, entertainment, democracy, and political issues from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm!
All Politics Are Local also syndicates its live broadcasted shows from Dallas, Texas’ internet radio station KJM Radio. This happens every Friday, from 6:00-9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on www.wrnu.info, and 5:00-8:00 pm Central Standard Time on Dallas, Texas’ KJM Radio at www.myradiospot.com on the internet.
The show is broken up into two segments. The first hour is the political side of the show and the second hour, called the College Entertainment Revue, is the entertainment side of All Politics Are Local.
Every Friday, Ed Riley, the executive producer and co-host of All Politics Are Local, and Rutgers student, leads the show. The other show co-hosts include: Bashir Akinyele- Community Activist and Educator, John Alston- Educator, DJ CiMa, Marcus Reeves- BET.com Entertainment Journalist and Social Critic, Allen S. Gordon- Hip Hop journalist and educator, and Mitzi Miller- Editor–and–Chief of Jet Magazine!
Since its’ inception, the show has been able to book a variety Hip Hop artists, Hip Hop activists, community activists, clergy members, intellectuals, and political leaders, such as Rev Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network and host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation; Stephen Sweeny, New Jersey State Senate President; Loretta Weinburg, NJ State Senate Democratic Majority Leader; Randi Weingarten, National President of American Federation of Teachers; Mark Diionno, weekly columnist for the Star Ledger; Charles Barron, Brooklyn City Councilman; Bob Braun, Star Ledger news columnist; Larry Hamm, State Chairman of the Peoples Organzation for Progress; Ron Rice, New Jersey State Senator; Chuck D of Public Enemy; Lupe Fiasco, Vinny of Naughty By Nature; Freekey Zekey of the rap group the Dip set; Conrad Tillard, the former executive director of CHHANGE (Conscious Hip Hop Activism Necessary for Global Empowerment and the current Senior Pastor of Nazarene Congregational United Church of Christ in Brooklyn; New York City; Pastor David Jefferson, the Chairman of Rev Sharpton’s National Action Network in Newark, New Jersey; Imam Mustafa El Amin of Masjid Ibrahim; Donny Nuri Wilson, member and organizer of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition; Monika Boyd, of Parents of Murdered Children and VOCAL (Voices of Change and Liberation) Coalition member; Minister Ismail Muhammad, National Assistant to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakan; Ras Baraka, Newark city Southward Councilman; Donald Payne, US Congressman; Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew; Jasmine Mans, Newark Poet; James Mtume, world renowned music producer, artist, community activist, and co-host of the popular 98.7 KISS FM’s Open line radio talk show in New York City’s tri-state area, Marquis Aquil-Lewis, member of the Newark Board of Education Advisory Board; and Mitzi Miller, the new Editor –and-Chief of Jet magazine!
Damien Connors, college youth director of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) says, “The show is content rich and I believe it’s the kind of discourse that will keep us balanced.”
Ed Riley of Rutgers’ All Politics Are Local says, “I think there is a reason why the show resonates with African Americans, Latino Americans and listeners of all walks of life. We combine Hip Hop culture, entertainment, and politics to make democracy relevant to the youth.
Bashir Akinyele of Rutgers’ All Politics Are Local says, “our show is the only Hip Hop radio show in country that challenges the Hip Hop generation on the necessity of political power.”
Callers worldwide can chime into All Politics Are Local’s call-in number at (973) 353-5746 and/or pose a question or make a comment at (347) 674-9768! The show broadcasts from its’ internet web addresses www.wrnu.info and www.myradiostop.com
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