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News Hip Hop Journalist Davey D Reports on Katrina
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Tuesday, 29 August 2006 04:51

Hip Hop Journalist Davey D Looks Back on Katrina by Davey D

Hip Hop journalist, historian and radio personality Davey D looks back at Katrina in these audio’s.

This first show is a Hip Hop audio mix that captures some of the thoughts sounds surrounding the nation’s worst tragedy in history. In this mix you will hear from people like former Black Panther H. Rap Brown, rappers Juvenile & Master P, Mayor Ray Nagin, reporters Sam Sheppard and Gerado Rivera and of course Kanye West George Bush

The second show is an interview we did with Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement to find out what’s really going on in New Orleans.

As we know oftentimes we see and hear things in the mainstream that don’t always either the important perspectives held by marginalized people and people of color. Far too often we also don’t hear perspectives that seriously challenge those who are in power.

In this interview Kali who now holds it down as the national outreach coordinator for the Peoples Hurricane Relief Fund, gives a full breakdown as to what is going on New Orleans.

He talks about the insidious deadline the government put on residents to gut their houses or have it confiscated. The deadline is today (August 29). Many news agencies have not reported this.

Kali also talks about all the Mexican workers that have been brought in to provide cheap labor that has undercut longtime New Orlean residents. This has set off major Black-Brown tensions in the region. Many of the immigrant workers are treated like shit by the developers who have not provided housing, benefits and often threaten workers with deportation if they complain or ask for more amenities. He says its not usual to see immigrants sprawled out on the streets and in parks at night looking for a place to sleep.

Kali also talks about big time developers like Donald Trump coming down here trying to buy up property and being shown lots of love by the city, while long time residents Master P and Baby of Cash Money were not allowed to purchase the housing projects which still stand in tact, but unihabitated. They are scheduled to be torn down.

This is an eye opening interview that will definitely remind you just how crazy things are in this country.

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