Archive for May, 2015
Dr. Kwaku researched, produced and edited 30 hours of lectures and interviews–material for what would have been his 12th weekend special Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend (AMLW) on KPFK scheduled to start tomorrow. This was the email he received from the General Manager who green-lighted the special:
“Under unfortunate circumstances the fund drive will be extended another week, and unfortunately your special will be preempted. Today is my last day. If you wish to speak with the new GM you can reach Leslie Radford at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can reach the PD Alan Minsky at PD@kpfk.org.
I wish you the best. It was my hope that we got the opportunity to work together.
Anyel Zuberi Fields”
This man is a father and has lost his gainful employment. After working wonders at the station previously as Operations Manager, then as GM, he was summarily ousted. If you read how he was treated at the link, I hope you will be inspired to sign the petition to support him. It’s the least we can do. Sign here.
Thanks to those who helped us promote it. Please remember to delete the posts or at least update your followers. And thank you for the assist, as we were so busy.
It’s been a long time coming, but the weekend of May 30 and 31 I will host my 12th Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend Special on 90.7 FM, KPFK. From 9 am to Midnight, the best of the thinkers and warriors will be presented to you. We will post the 2015 lineup here as soon as it is finalized, but please take your radio with you wherever you go May 30 and 31 and share with the young ones as well.
Please help us spread the word! I plan for this to be my last special, so you don’t want to miss this!
For Immediate Release:
AFRIKAN MENTAL LIBERATION WEEKEND to Air on KPFK 90.7 FM May 30th & 31st, 9:00am to Midnight
On Saturday and Sunday, May 30th & 31st, from 9:00 am to Midnight each day, producer/host, Kwaku Person-Lynn, Ph.D, will present the special radio program, “Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend,” as he has done 11 times before on KPFK 90.7 FM.
Dr. Kwaku, as he is affectionately called, stated, “This will be the last time I produce Afrikan Mental Liberation Weekend. Wherever I go, someone usually asks me to bring back the special. I am fortunate that KPFK General Manager Zuberi Fields has afforded this opportunity. It is time to pass this effort to the next generation, in whatever form they choose.”
Listeners will hear a combination of some of the most important lectures and interviews broadcast in the past, laced with significant world music. Dr. Kwaku, an historian, musicologist, author, will also offer some new interviews and productions. “This will be the best of 11 years, featuring the research and evidence from some of the most important Afrikan world scholars and artists,” he said.
Topping the list is Dr. John Henrik Clarke, historian, Dr. Kwaku’s mentor who he interviewed numerous times, and was the subject of his second book, “On My Journey Now.” Other broadcast favorites include the late Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, Egyptologist; Dr. Ivan van Sertima, anthropologist/linguist; Bobby Blue Bland, blues artist; Oprah Winfrey, TV host; Dr. Charles Copher, biblical scholar; Dr. Asa Hilliard, educational specialist; Iyanla Vanzant, womanist and TV personality; Verdine White, bass player for Earth Wind & Fire; Quincy Troupe, author on Miles Davis; Candid Moments, various short vignettes with significant individuals; Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, psychiatrist; Legrand Clegg, attorney and expert on Blacks in Hawaii; James Baldwin, author; Susan Taylor, past editor of Essence magazine and much more.
Don’t miss this final broadcast by Dr. Kwaku, who states, “If this is my last special, I will make it the best work I have ever done. What I really like, at the end of each day’s programming, there will be open phones where listeners can call in and make comments about the programming.”
There is nothing on radio or television to match the special programming radio station KPFK 90.7 FM, a Pacifica Station, is offering.” He encourages listeners to record the programs and build their own home libraries of this history for their children.
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Beta testers wanted:
We have something new: Digital Downloads! To purchase the interview Dr. Kwaku’s sons did with him, click here. We are trying this new system. If you want to help support Dr. Kwaku, download this interview to see if the system works. Spot any bugs? Email email@example.com.