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May 26th, 2014: - Listen | Download

1912 - Breaking the Silence. Ongoing Kashmir Crisis. Black Music Month

Featured Guest(s):
Gloria Rolando, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Norman Otis Richmond

Main guest Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker. Rolando talks about her 3 part documentary 1912: Breaking the Silence, which goes to the heart of the Afro-Cubans revolution for liberty, fraternity and especially equality.

There is a brief discussion of the Canadian government shutting down the Syrian embassy to prevent Syrians in Canada from voting in the June 3 Syrian elections.

"We began in 1948 with a UN resolution to solve the problem in Kashmir, and yet it is still here with us." Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of the House of Lords in Britain, explains. Lord Ahmed discusses past and present problems in Kashmir, the tension between Pakistan and India since 1947 and the need to give people of Kashmir right to self-determination.

Norman Otis Richmond, Journalist and "bluesologist," reminds us of President Carter proclaiming June to be Black History Month in 1979, and contrasts this to President Obama converting this event from a pan-African (international) event to a national one and renaming the event "African American Music Appreciation Month."

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