Sunday, January 15, 2012

Best of Both Worlds!

Dedon Kamathi (host of KPFK's Freedom Now!), Felicia 'The Poetess' Morris (Poetess Media), Sis Charlene Muhammad (Final Call National Correspondent and host of KPFK's Liberated Sisters), Janette Robinson Flint (Black Women for Wellness), and Attorney Nana Gyamfi (Conversations on the Way Internet radio show) at the AFIBA Center in Los Angeles.
(Thanks to Bro Jabara Jumaani of the AFIBA Center and to Zuberi Fields/KPFK Operations Manager, the Production Team: Federico and Gee, and Sis. Jessie Wood, KPFK Volunteer Coordinator)



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While waiting for my guests and the 90.7 FM KPFK remote broadcast to begin at the AFIBA Center in Los Angeles on January 14, I paused to thank Allah for the gifts that He has given me. Those gifts are the best of both worlds in print and broadcast journalism: The Final Call Newspaper and KPFK Radio!

I spent a lot of my childhood pretending to do live TV interviews and anchoring newscasts. My pet dogs, Billy (a white Labrador) and Whitey (a white Chow) were my sources. I flashed back to those moments during the show because I realized that I was living my childhood dream. (Well some of it - I'm still waiting on the millions. LOL!)

(Links to hear the 2-hour show posted below.)

But really. I say they're the best of both worlds because they are counterparts for me in the way as a journalist, I get to write articles and produce stories that are censored only by truth. We don't have to worry about telling 'a' truth to fit the readers or listeners. The stories and broadcasts focus on the people and what is impacting their lives every day and at both entities, I'm able to be a part of teams that bring those stories out. I thank Allah!

I thank the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan for permitting me to write for The Final Call and KPFK for the platform to develop and present Liberated Sisters.


My dear brother, Dedon Kamathi, and my dear sisters, Felicia 'The Poetess' Morris, Janette Robinson Flint, Attorney Nana Gyamfi, and Thandisizwe Chimurenga, are all a long way off from the days when I fielded the barks of my pet interviewees Billy and Whitey. But the internal joy I felt while listening to them during the show drummed up the same broad smile I'd have back in the day.

That is why I love truly independent media, which needs our support.

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You, too, can enjoy the best of both worlds! Here's how:




Thandisizwe Chimurenga (Cyberground Railroad) Dedon Kamathi (host of KPFK's Freedom Now!), Felicia 'The Poetess' Morris (Poetess Media), Attorney Nana Gyamfi (Conversations on the Way Internet radio show), Sis Charlene Muhammad (Final Call National Correspondent and host of KPFK's Liberated Sisters), Janette Robinson Flint (Black Women for Wellness).

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