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Mic Crenshaw

16 Podcast Episodes

Latest 6 Nov 2021 | Updated Daily

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Mic Crenshaw On Police Killings Of Black People

Sojourner Truth Radio

Today on Sojourner Truth:We commemorate Earth Day, which was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. As world leaders gather today virtually for a White House climate summit, President Joe Biden has announced plans to slash green house gas emissions in half by 2030. This, as the Biden administration proposes that nations support the Paris Climate Accord, which the U.S. has now rejoined. But is this enough? Environmentalists have longed criticized the Paris Climate Accord for being too modest given the level of devastation of the environment. Many also decry what they call false solutions to the climate crisis. They say capitalism and its market-focused economy are at odds with protecting the planet. For our weekly Earth Watch, our guest is Paula Gioia, a beekeeper and peasant farmer in a community-run agroecological farm in Germany near Berlin.Japan intends to dump more than a million tons of radioactive waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. This follows the 2011 incident, where six atomic power reactors were severely damaged following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake which was followed by a tsunami that damaged the nuclear plant. Our guest is Kevin Kamps, who has served as Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear since 2007. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic.On Thursday, April 22, the funeral of Daunte Wright will be held. Daunte was shot and killed by the police just ten miles from where George Floyd was killed. Since then, there have been two other police killings of Black people that we know about. Our guest is Mic Crenshaw, an anti-racist campaigner raised in Chicago and Minneapolis and now based in Portland, Oregon, where he is the Regional Director of Hip-Hop Congress.Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.

16mins

22 Apr 2021

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Bonus Episode: Celina Flores, Mic Crenshaw, and Erin Yanke at the Multnomah County Library

It Did Happen Here

Enrique Rivera of the Multnomah County Library, hosted this event with the IDHH podcast producers on March 11, 2021. They play clips of the podcast, talk about making the podcast, storytelling, their favorite moments, book recommendations, and much more. Thanks to Lyndsey Runyan and Enrique Rivera of the Multnomah County Library.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/idhh/support

1hr 32mins

16 Apr 2021

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Mic Crenshaw On Daunte Wright & Chauvin Trial

Sojourner Truth Radio

Today on Sojourner Truth:We continue our coverage of the fallout from the police shooting of yet another Black man. This time 20-year-old Daunte Wright. He leaves behind a two-year-old son. He was killed in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Kim Potter, a cop of 26 years who shot Daunte, resigned as well as police chief Tim Gannon. Ten miles away from where Daunte was killed, the trial of Derek Chauvin took place. The police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd continues with the defense beginning to make their case on behalf of Chauvin. Our guest is Mic Crenshaw, the NW Regional Director of Hip Hop Congress. Mic was born and raised in Chicago and Minneapolis and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Mic is an independent hip hop artist, respected emcee, poet, educator and activist. Crenshaw is the Lead U.S. Organizer for the Afrikan HipHop Caravan and uses Cultural Activism as a means to develop international solidarity related to Human Rights and Justice through Hip Hop and Popular Education.A victory for environmentalists up against big business in Malaysia. We speak with Charles Hector, a human rights attorney who is being legally harassed for his work on behalf of eight villagers who are protectors of the environment. Also joining us is Nina Lopez of the UK-based Legal Action for Women, who garnered international support for Hector's case.The California Poor People's Campaign is hosting an event entitled, "The Power to Heal: End Inequalities in Healthcare." Our guest is Betty Doumas-Toto, an activist, organizer, facilitator and campaigner for Healthcare for All and Medicare for All.

21mins

14 Apr 2021

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4.12 Black Skinheads with special guest Mic Crenshaw

MOD SKA'd

In a special episode of Mod Skad we crossover we welcome hip hop emcee, activist, and black skinhead Mic Crenshaw to the show. We discuss the roots of unity within ska and the origins of the skinhead movement. Our best episode to date. Check it out.

55mins

13 Apr 2021

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Mic Crenshaw & Kieran Knutson On The Trial of Derek Chauvin

Sojourner Truth Radio

Today on Sojourner Truth, we discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020. Chauvin's murder trial began on March 8, 2021, with opening statements beginning on Monday, March 29. This has become one of the most closely watched court cases in decades.Floyd, a Black father of three and a grandfather of two, was killed during an arrest after a store clerk claimed he used a counterfeit $20 bill. Chauvin, one of the four police officers who arrived on the scene, handcuffed him and slammed him face-down on the street. Three other officers - Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng - restrained Floyd and another prevented passersby from defending Floyd. They have also been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin proceeded to kneel on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, preventing him from breathing. As he was pinned under Chauvin's knee, Floyd repeatedly cried out for help and said that he couldn't breathe. During the final two minutes of him being pinned down, Floyd was motionless and had no pulse. The Minneapolis police took no immediate action to directly treat him and Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd's neck until medics arrived. Following Floyd's murder, Chauvin was fired and charged with second-degree murder. In the following weeks, protests against systemic racism and in solidarity with Black lives erupted in cities across the United States and around the world. Protests began in Minneapolis, but quickly spread to over 2,000 cities and towns in over 60 countries, according to The Guardian. Some polls have estimated that as many as 26 million people participated in the demonstrations.Our guests are Mic Crenshaw, Kieran Knutson and Nana Gyamfi.Mic Crenshaw was born and raised in Chicago and Minneapolis and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Crenshaw is an independent hip hop artist, respected emcee, poet, educator and activist. Crenshaw is the Lead U.S. Organizer for the Afrikan HipHop Caravan and uses Cultural Activism as a means to develop international solidarity related to Human Rights and Justice through Hip Hop and Popular Education. Mic is the NW Regional Director of Hip Hop Congress.Kieran is President of CWA Local 7250 and has been active in protests in solidarity with George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Kieran is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Nana Gyamfi is an attorney, consultant, educator, activist, the Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), and the President of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

26mins

30 Mar 2021

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Discussion with Mic Crenshaw, cohost of podcast, It Did Happen Here

This Week with David Rovics

We spend the hour with hip-hop artist and Anti-Racist Action cofounder Mic Crenshaw, author of an upcoming book about Black skinheads on PM Press, and cohost of a fantastic new podcast series about the early days of ARA and related networks in the struggle against the far right, It Did Happen Here.

1hr 13mins

29 Mar 2021

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Left v. Right - Ep. 1 - Mic Crenshaw and Global Consciousness

Unblocked Podcast

Portland cultural activist & MC Mic Crenshaw speaks with photojournalist Jeremy Lee Quinn about the path ahead and the consciousness of activism.

54mins

3 Dec 2020

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Portland Update With Mic Crenshaw

Sojourner Truth Radio

Today on Sojourner Truth:Jacob Blake remains hospitalized after being shot nine times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Kenosha today, September 1, over objections of the state's governor. Trump said he will not be meeting with the Blake family, but will be meeting with law enforcement. Joe Biden has said he has spoken to the Blake family. In Portland, Oregon, the killing of a far-right supporter on Saturday, August 29, got this response from Donald Trump: "Rest In Peace." Trump tweeted support for the far-right group that organized in Portland a Trump-support caravan, where people fired paint balls and pepper spray at protesters. He said they were "great patriots." Trump has consistently refused to call to account violence by his supporters, but has said that Homeland Security will set up an office to investigate "left-wing violent protesters." Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, sheriffs killed a Black man who was stopped by them while riding his bicycle. Is the nation headed for a race war? Or is the nation already in a race war? Has Donald Trump, while stoking racist sentiments and divisions, managed to shift the focus away from police killings of Black people to law and order?Our guests are Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings and Mic Crenshaw. Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings is Assistant Minister at Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mic Crenshaw was born and raised in Chicago and Minneapolis and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Crenshaw is an independent hip hop artist, respected emcee, poet, educator and activist.Also, we remember Chadwick Boseman, the actor whose death at 43 years old from colon cancer shocked his fans and those who worked with him. Best known for his character as King T'challa in the worldwide blockbuster film "Black Panther," Boseman kept his illness from the world while working ill. His other notable roles include playing James Brown in "Get On Up" and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall." Our guest is Greg Tate is a writer, musician and cultural provocateur who lives on Harlem's Sugar Hill.

12mins

1 Sep 2020

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Marjorie Cohn & Mic Crenshaw On Portland Protests & Trump's Paramilitaries

Sojourner Truth Radio

Today on Sojourner Truth:As the nation mourns the passing of two civil rights icons, C.T. Vivian and Congress John Lewis, yet another civil rights leader, Charles Evers, has died. He was the brother of Medgar Evers, who was assassinated outside of his home in front of his family. C.T. Vivian's funeral takes place today on Thursday, July 23, in Atlanta, Georgia. Today, for our ongoing Campaigners for Black Lives series, we speak with Dr. Roslyn Satchel, giving reaction from the perspective of Black Lives activists of the contributions of these civil rights icons. What has the Black Lives Matter movement of today gleaned from their predecessors?For our weekly Earth Watch, we speak with Orin Langelle, photojournalist and the Strategic Communications Director for the Global Justice Ecology Project. We discuss how the struggle in Portland relates to the Pinochet-era in Chile and also attacks against the Mapuche people, who are Indigenous to Chile.Protests continue in Portland, Oregon, despite the presence of what many now refer to as Donald Trump's private army. We speak with Portland-based activist Mic Crenshaw and for legal analysis, Marjorie Cohn. Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught for 25 years.

18mins

23 Jul 2020

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Discussion with Mic Crenshaw, hip-hop artist and co-founder of Anti-Racist Action

This Week with David Rovics

I spend the hour once again with Portland-based hip-hop artist and co-founder of Anti-Racist Action during his youth in Minneapolis, Mic Crenshaw, talking about federal officers kidnapping people off the streets of Portland, and many other things.

1hr 6mins

18 Jul 2020

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