Full Circle 02-17-2023 A Black Women’s History of the United States

(ICYMI) Tonight’s Full Circle, discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross.  In addition, sentient shiloh b plays excerpts of archived speeches and readings of Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ntozake Shange and Kathleen Cleaver from the Pacifica Radio Archives Voices that Changed the World Collection. All five women are contained in the powerful and important pages of A Black Women’s History of the United States because they all voice their visions of liberation, courageously resist, and assert their autonomy and authority in calling for social justice and how to achieve it.  Black Women musicians provide the soundtrack to accompany and amplify these freedom dreams and calls for collective liberation. Tracy Chapman, Seinabo Sey, Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Nina Simone, and Shelly Doty with Skip the Needle are heard in this hour.

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Beacon Press: A Black Women’s History of the United States

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Pacifica Radio Archives 

Seinabo Sey – I Owe You Nothing 

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Act now to protect our #FreedomToVote!

H.R.4 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021

Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)

Sassafrass: Ntozake Shange 

Andra Day – Rise Up [Official Music Video] [Inspiration Version]

Feeling Good – Nina Simone (1965)

Music Saves My Life: Skip the Needle 

Little Village Foundation 

Skip the Needle Flips the Script | East Bay Express | Oakland, Berkeley & Alameda 


Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation 

WATCH | Dr. Ramey and Dr. Gross Discusses A Black Women’s History of the United States

Black Her-story

On this weeks show Bernard and Neal dipped back into black history and combined it with women’s history month, the result…some black women’s Herstory.

Women’s History



Shwanika and Neal hosted a show paying tribute to Women’s History month on March 22nd. This show featured works by Angelina and Neal, discussion of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a clip of Eve Ensler and a breakdown with our in studio guest Preeti Shekar, the Executive Director of Narika, of the pros and cons of her V-Day and 1 Billion Rising events. This was a truly thought provoking show.

Bernard’s Graduation Show!

On March 15th, Bernard hosted his graduation show featuring 4 black female authors. In this round table they talked about their books, what it takes to get published, and a ton of other things. It was definitely a great show!

Fund Drive Episodes

Check out some clips from our recent fund drive episodes!

Here is an interview with Casa De Chocolates co-owner Amelia Gonzalez from our Valentine’s Day episode.


And here is a clip taken from the documentary “Chisholm 72,” which Neal and Bernard talked about on a Black History themed fund drive show.

Be sure to tune in on Friday, March 8th for Orca’s graduation show “Life on Earth: Denizens of Gaia”!


Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

What is Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp? It is a fun, intensive one-day conference where people learn how to bring their ideas for stronger communities into reality. At Boot Camp, you can take action in interactive workshops, receive expert coaching, and get fired up by stories of successful community transformations. On August 14th, 2010, Craigslist Foundation is holding its 7th Annual Boot Camp at UC Berkeley, Lower Sproul Plaza in Zellerbach Hall. This event is co-sponsored by KPFA, 94.1 FM.

For details, visit http://www.craigslistfoundation.org/boot-camp and listen to the interview Full Circle’s Jane Chang had with Paige Buck, Director of Events at Craigslist Foundation.

(Aired on Full Circle, Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7pm on KPFA 94.1 FM)