Black Votes Matter with Khalilah Burt Gaston & Yusef Shakur
Donna and Orlando welcome Khalilah Burt Gaston, CEO of Glide Path Strategies and Yusef Shakur to talk about the intersectionality of Black men and women in the election, the role of Black people in partisan politics and the narrative framing of the relationship Black men have with Donald Trump. This episode was a tough one to finish because during the recording, news broke that the Wayne Board of Canvassers were deadlocked on certifying the election results in the county which is home to the city of Detroit (America's largest majority Black city), citing unsubstantiated instances of fraud among other things. This revelation rocked Donna and Orlando. After the recording, the Board of Canvassers took the measure up again and voted to certify the election results after more than 2 dozen people scolded them during the public comment section of the meeting. For more info: https://www.bridgedetroit.com/gop-canvassers-tried-to-suppress-the-vote-detroit-wayne-county-fought-back/
Live Free or Die: A Conversation About COVID-19 in Michigan Prisons w/Shaka Senghor, Victoria Burton-Harris & Yusef Shakur
We had a conversation about what's actually happening in the prison system in the state of Michigan. The Detroit Free Press released and article detailing a class-action lawsuit that the Michigan Department of Corrections is facing because of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1,400 inmates have contracted the coronavirus in Michigan prisons.
Yusef Bunchy Shakur is a revolutionary. His Autobiography ‘Window to my Soul,’ is an emotional read about his transformation from founding the gang Zone 8 to becoming a Black revolutionary organizer in his community. Today he is encouraged by his Father’s impact to become smarter, stronger, and committed to Black people. Building a relationship with his Father while in prison strengthened him to develop an understating for knowledge of self. Yusef is balanced by the work of his Mother who feeds, houses, and gives money to her community filled neighbors who are friends bonding as a family. We discuss Yusef’s love for Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, and the recent Netflix documentary series ‘Who Killed Malcolm X.’ This is an informative interview where Yusef opens up about his work and reasoning behind his dedication to it. Learn more about the Urban Network, Community Movement Builder’s, and Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion all from the perspective of Yusef Shakur. Episode Notes Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different. Follow, like, share, and subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher. Comment, suggest and connect with the podcast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more at https://detroit-is-different.pinecast.co
Yusef ‘Bunchy’ Shakur is an Author and Freedom Fighter. The month of February 2015 highlighted Yusef as the feature for the Detroit is Different website (www.detroitisdifferent.com). On this podcast I interview Yusef along with a host of audience members. This interview took place after Yusef delivered his 2015 State of Black Detroit Address.