Listen again to my Sunday Nation show on Sounds of Urban London radio here!
The full track playlist is listed below.
This week I was joined by special guests Tracey Ford and Nathan Edward.
Tracey lost her 17-year-old son Andre Smartt-Ford to gun crime five years ago. She has now set up the JAGS Foundation in his memory to help break the cycle of violence among some of our young people by helping girls at risk of becoming involved in gangs.
Nathan Edward is a blogger, freelance writer and oral historian who has also hosted spoken word events. He spoke about the importance of learning black history, especially for young people, and re-imagining Black History Month.
We talked about the Olympic opening ceremony and who we’ll be supporting in the games! We also discussed whether we need a Black Pound currency, and reflected on the anniversary of last years’ disturbances following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.
If you missed today’s show click on the link in the first sentence of this blog piece, or paste the full link into your browser: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/24329340
Don’t miss next Sunday’s show (5th August) from 2pm to 4pm on Sounds of Urban London radio www.soulukradio.co.cc …
… guests will include Yehoeshahfaht Ben Israel from the African Hebrew Israelites, on their journey from Britain and America to Liberia and finally to the ‘promised land’ of Israel where they live a spiritual and ultra-healthy lifestyle. I have visited their kingdom myself, and you can read about my experiences here!
PLAYLIST WITH YOUTUBE LINKS (where available) – 29th July 2012
And of course, the theme tune for my Sunday Nation show is Weldon Irvine – We Gettin’ Down!
You can view the playlist for last week’s show (22nd July) here.
Catch you next Sunday 2pm to 4pm, for intelligent talk about the issues that matter… plus more great soul, rare groove and funk!