ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleDiasporic Music on October 23, 2016
Broadcast Date2016-10-23
Record Date2016-10-23

Guest: John Woodford
John Woodford was born in Chicago in 1941 and grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He earned his BA (Magna Cum Laude) and MA in English Language and Literature from Harvard University. His journalism jobs have included editor-in-chief of Muhammad Speaks Newspaper and executive editor of the University of Michigan's alumni publication Michigan Today. His other posts have been at the New Haven Register, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Ford Motor Co. publications, the Ann Arbor Observer and Ebony and Jet magazines. He has also contributed to the Black Scholar and Against the Current journals. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, with his wife, Elizabeth. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Reflections on the October 25, 1983 US invasion of Grenada. Speeches from Prime Minister. Maurice Bishop. US Imperialism invaded Grenada on Oct. 25, 1983. Elombe Brath, the Chair of the Patrice Lumumba Coalition (PLC) taught us that US imperialism invaded 111 countries before the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1917. The Toronto-based Biko-Rodney-Coalition (BRMC) along with the Albany, NY based Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism united with Brath and the Los Angeles chapter of PLC on the question of the cultural boycott of South Africa.

The Mighty Sparrow, Peter Tosh, King Short Shirt, Elaine Brown, Ann Peebles, Young Hearts, and S.O.S. Band