“Featured Videos” archives

Aug 28 2014

Conversation with Author and Attorney Lisa Bloom

Lisa Bloom runs her own law firm in Los Angeles called The Bloom Firm. And her latest book, out earlier this year, is entitled “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.” She spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently about the book in light of the killing of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/A6HF6BErNDw

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Aug 26 2014

Conversation with Prof. Jody Armour – Part 2

Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America. He is also a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. Prof. Armour spoke recently with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about the spectrum of racism from racial profiling in department stores, to fatal police killings on the streets.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/5-VP_t_vbmI

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Aug 25 2014

Conversation with Prof. Jody Armour – Part 1

Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America. He is also a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. Prof. Armour spoke recently with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about the spectrum of racism from racial profiling in department stores, to fatal police killings on the streets.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/CAj2imY4WxM

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Aug 25 2014

Michele Sutter On California’s Efforts to Get Money Out of Politics

Michele Sutter is the co-founder of Money Out, Voters In, Chair of Yes on Prop 49. She spoke recently with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar about recent efforts to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/J28HAy6C9zM

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Aug 22 2014

Ixya Herrera Wows Audience with Live Performance

Ixya Herrera was only 12-years-old when she launched her musical career by sharing the stage with her idol Linda Ronstadt at the Tuscon Mariachi Conference in 1992. Amazed by Herrera’s performance, Ronstadt invited the young singer to perform on her “Fiesta Mexicana Tour”. Four years later, Herrera released her first album, Primavera (Mexican Classics) which earned her a star for musical excellence from Billboard Magazine. Herrera just released her third album last month called ‘Voz y Guitarra’ featuring legendary Mexican guitarist Elias Torres.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently interviewed Herrera and asked her about her music and influences. Watch a video of the interview here (live performance is near the end): http://youtu.be/iX1Zi0V3kY0

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Aug 22 2014

Poet and Activist Hakim Bellamy on Police Brutality, Art, and More

Hakim Bellamy is a national and regional Poetry Slam Champion, and holds three consecutive collegiate poetry slam titles at the University of New Mexico. His poetry has been published in Albuquerque inner-city buses and numerous anthologies. He is the co-creator of the multimedia Hip Hop theater production Urban Verbs: Hip-Hop Conservatory & Theater that has been staged throughout the country. His first book of poetry is entitled Swear. He has just finished his term as Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Hakim Bellamy. Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/dZEPEGom2Go

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Aug 15 2014

Peace in the Hood – A Conversation with Aquil Basheer

Aquil Basheer is author of Peace In the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence. He spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently about his book.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/gYD9YKP28A4

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Aug 13 2014

Californians Challenge Israeli Ship at West Coast Ports

In the wake of the Israeli attack on Gaza, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is ramping up. In California, activists are planning actions this week in solidarity with the Palestinian Trade Union Movement at the ports of Long Beach and Oakland. Protesters not only hope to block the Israeli-owned Zim shipping company from unloading its goods, they also hope to gain the support of U.S. longshoremen and dockworkers in their fight for Palestinian human rights.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently spoke with Garrick Ruiz, long-time LA Based activist with BDS-LA for Justice in Palestine, and Taher Herzallah, with American Muslims for Palestine.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/1cGVu6oeg5E

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Jul 18 2014

Award Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario on Central American Children as Refugees

The phenomenon of child migration from Latin America is hardly new. Years ago, before it landed on the US news radar, thousands of children were already jumping on top of trains and making the perilous journey into the US. One American reporter retraced the journey herself to get to the heart of the important questions of what motivates the migration, what are the dangers and difficulties migrants face, and what happens to families when they are separated.

Her name is Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, based on a series of prize winning reports she wrote for the LA Times. Enrique’s Journey has been published in eight languages and has been adopted by 54 universities and scores of high schools nationwide. It garnered Nazario the Pulitzer prize, the George Polk Award, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and many more.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Sonia Nazario about her book and the current immigration situation.

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Jul 08 2014

Eric Avila Discusses his book, Folklore of the Freeway

Eric Avila is a professor of history, Chicano Studies, and urban planning at UCLA. He wrote the book Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight: Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles. His latest book is called The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City. He spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar on July 8, 2014 about his new book.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/T3Svs6WDpxk

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