Friday, February 16, 2018

Wanda's Picks Radio Show, Friday, February 16, 2018

This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
Sahleem Tindle (killed Jan. 3, 2018)

1. Asale Haquekyah Chandler and Yolanda Banks join us to talk about the First Cultural Arts Black History Month Parade, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with an ancestral blessing followed by a crowning ceremony a 11:15 a.m. 

The parade is an opportunity for black community to acknowlege its greatness and plan for the present and future. Both women are a part of Mothers
 Fighting Back and Saving Our Children. Ms. Banks recently lost her son, Sahleem Tindle to police violence. Joseph Matau, BART Police, killed the 28 year old father of two, at West Oakland BART, Jan. 3, 2018. Ms. Haquekyah Chandler lost her son, Yalani Chinyamurindi (19), Jan. 9, 2015. Four (4) young men were killed that day. The First Cultural Arts Black History Parade is also to honor the lives of black children, black parents and to create a world where black children are safe.
Yalani, 13, beams at his Kinseyaba (kinship to truth), a rite of passage ceremony in the African Hebrew tradition, similar to a Bar Mitzvah. The boy, becoming a man, learns the responsibilities of manhood, especially that he is now accountable for his own actions (Davis-Chandler, (1/2015).

The march is from Bayview's MLK Park, 5701 Third Street (near Carol) to the AAACC, 762 Fulton Street in Fillmore. For more information call: 415-287-7481 or Visit: There are regular community meetings at 4408 Third Street in San Francisco. 

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Music: Zion Trinity: Opening Prayer to Esu Legba; Billy Harper with Amiri Baraka: Knowledge of Self; Kahil El Zabar (percussion) with Archie Shepp (reeds): Brother Malcolm.


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