ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleDiasporic Music on January 1, 2017
Broadcast Date2017-01-01
Record Date2017-01-01

Dr. Gerald Horne will discuss: Why Trump? Crisis with China. His recent visit to South Africa. New role of Russia. Death of Fidel. Brexit and maybe more.

Musical Salute to Donny Hathaway: Donny Edward Hathaway (October 1, 1945 - January 13, 1979) was an African born in the United States. The Chicago-born St. Louis reared was a jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist. Hathaway signed with Atlantic Records in 1969 and with his first single for the Atco label, "The Ghetto", in early 1970, Rolling Stone magazine "marked him as a major new force in soul music." His enduring songs include "The Ghetto", "This Christmas", "Someday We'll All Be Free", "Little Ghetto Boy", "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know", signature versions of "A Song for You" and "For All We Know", and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of many collaborations with Roberta Flack. "Where Is the Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1973. At the height of his career Hathaway was diagnosed by the State as a "paranoid schizophrenia" and was known to not take his prescribed medication regularly enough to properly control his symptoms. On January 13, 1979, Hathaway's body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide

Chairman Omali Yeshitela will discuss: "If Jesus was a revolutionary why is your preacher an Uncle Tom?"

Music from Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo, Nina Simone, and the Dramatics featuring William "Wee Gee" Howard, Ron Banks, Willie Ford, Larry Demps and Elbert Wilkins.