On the Web: Shantell Jamison, Web Coordinator for the Black Youth Project will join me on air to discuss a couple of topics that have been getting national attention. Including SNL’s hiring of black female cast member of Sasheer Zamata as well as two black female writers.
In studio: For years, Chicago MC Rico Sisney has been making soulful social commentary with his musical Hip Hop projects Sidewalk Chalk and more recently, Tree House. Now, the MC is trying his hand at a solo endeavor called Crying Wolves; one that sees his socio political commentary as piercing as ever. Rico joins me in studio.
No sleep ‘til Monday: Find out what’s popping around town during our No Sleep ‘til Monday events segment.
Local music on the 20’s: Find out what Chicago and NWI’s independent music communities are up to during Local Music on the 20’s.
Trayvonning: In the wake of the final verdict in the Trayvon Martin case a disrespectful planking like meme has resurfaced. It’s called Trayvoning. Dr Lisa Guerrero who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University. Dr Guerrero has written extensively on the subject of Race and racism. I spoke with her about an article she wrote on the subject. It’s called, Playing Dead: The Trayvoning Meme & the Mocking of Black Death.
In studio: Earlier this year, Kansas City band Making Movies released their second full length album, “A La Deriva” tell a story familiar to anyone whose family has migrated to America. The story of how the very country that was supposed to be a glimmer of hope can tear you down. Tonight, the band joins me in studio for a special acoustic performance.