A Bowl of Soul – Have A Happy and Soulful 4th of July – 07.03.15

I Shall Not Be Moved – Rev. F.C. Barnes & Company – Gospel – 2005
Woman of the Ghetto – Marlena Shaw – R&B – 1969
War – Bob Marley – Reggae – 1976
Better Must Come – Delroy Wilson – Reggae – 1972
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get – The Dramatics – R&B – 1971
See Saw – Moonglows – Doo Wop/R&B – 1956
Open The Door To Your Heart – Darrell Banks – R&B – 1966
Night Fo’ Last – Shorty Long – (Mosotogam Extended Version) – R&B – 1968
Spirits Vibing – Kase Sounds – Gospel – 2015
Burn To Cry – Moody Black & Kimbi – Alternative Soul – 2015
What Is Love – Cardell – R&B – 2015


Leid Stories – 07.03.15

Whose Independence?: The Fourth of July and What It Really Means

Leid Stories wraps up its series on systems of white supremacy and their centrality to practically all aspects of life in the United States with two history lessons.

Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores chair of history and African American studies and professor of diplomatic history at the University of Houston and author of The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, explains the War of Independence as a counterrevolution by the power elite against the inevitability of the abolition of slavery by Britain.

The prescient words of Frederick Douglass still ring true. The late actor and activist Ossie Davis gives voice to “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” Douglass’s speech to the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852.