Shows featuring Larry Hamm

Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, New Jersey. He was named Adhimu by Amiri Baraka.

  • Remembering Amiri Baraka Part 2 Featuring Sonia Sanchez, Felipe Luciano, Larry Hamm, Komozi Woodard

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    Watch this online-only extended interview on the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka, the poet, playwright and political organizer who died Thursday at the age of 79. We talk to four of his friends and play some of Amiri Baraka in his own words. [includes rush transcript]
    January 10, 2014 | Blog Post
  • Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture Amiri-baraka
    We spend the hour looking at the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka, the poet, playwright and political organizer who died Thursday at the age of 79. Baraka was a leading force in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In 1963 he published "Blues People: Negro Music in White America," known as the first major...
    January 10, 2014 | Story
  • Rep. Donald Payne (1934–2012): Remembering New Jersey’s First African-American Member of Congress Payne-mustcrop
    Representative Donald Payne, the first-ever African-American congressman from New Jersey, died Tuesday at the age of 77 from complications of colon cancer. The former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus was in his 12th term in the House. In 1988, Payne explained his desire to break the color line in Congress, saying, "I...
    March 07, 2012 | Story
  • Brutal Triple Murder Rocks Newark Hammlweb
    On August 4, three college students were killed execution-style in an elementary school playground. Authorities arrested a sixth man on Sunday in connection with the killings. At least four are believed to be Latin American immigrants. We speak with Newark community organizer Larry Hamm, and we look at the case of Elvira Arellano, a Mexican woman who was deported this week after taking refuge inside...
    August 22, 2007 | Story
  • On 40th Anniversary of Newark Rebellion, a Look Back at Historic Unrest that Changed the Nation Newark67_7-13
    Forty years ago, Newark erupted. Followed by Detroit, then city after city across the United States, spontaneous uprisings by disaffected African-American communities who were met with brutal violence by police and National Guardsmen. In Newark, 26 people were killed, and 43 in Detroit. Thousands more were injured. A presidential commission into the unrest later famously concluded that the United...
    July 13, 2007 | Story
  • Tobacco Deal
    Cigarette makers, some state attorneys general and health groups announced a settlement Friday that could change the way cigarettes are marketed in the United States and provide billions of dollars in compensation to states. If passed by Congress as is, the deal would put an end to class action lawsuits against the tobacco giants.
    June 23, 1997 | Story
  • Pacifica West Bank Reporter Daoud Kuttab Jailed by the Palestinian Authority.
    Daoud Kuttab, a United States citizen and Pacifica journalist based in the West Bank has been jailed by Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. Amy is joined by Daoud’s brother Sam Kuttab to speak about the jailing of his brother. Daoud Kuttab has been jailed for broadcasting reports considered too critical of the Palestinian government. Sam speaks about the need for rule of law within...
    May 22, 1997 | Story