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Davey D
Davey D is a long time Oakland resident, a social justice advocate, the host of the syndicated Hard Knock Radio which airs daily on KPFA 94.1 FM. He's an adjunct professor at SF State and a diehard Raider fan.

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We Must Move Beyond the 'Patriot' vs. 'Traitor' Debate Around Edward Snowden

(252) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:58 PM

One thing I got from the Edward Snowden interview that was shown on NBC last night is that we best refocus our energy on engaging one another above and beyond our fancy electronic devices. While these are helpful tools and can allow us to reach large numbers of people all...

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Remembering How Hip Hop Took On the Issue of Apartheid

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 12:42 PM

One of the most underappreciated and least talked about collaborative efforts that involved hip hop was the Artists United Against Apartheid and the the boycott of Sun City. For those who don't recall, Sun City was this ultra lavish resort in this "phony" country set-up by the South African government...

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Our Success Should Go Viral, Not Our Violence

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 5:45 PM

In a war, those in the battlefield may sometimes be required to make sacrifices for the betterment of those standing alongside them... some may sacrifice their lives so that others can survive.. but more often than not the sacrifices made will be ones that cause some for a moment to...

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Don't Believe All the Media Hype About the 'Knockout Game'

(502) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:03 AM

So today for the umpteenth time we saw another news story, designed to cause mass hysteria with solemn sounding anchors telling us to be on "high alert" for roving gangs of black youth participating in this nationwide trend called "The Knockout Game."

As anchors launch into their tales of terror...

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It's Rough Out Here in These Eggnog-Filled Streets

(11) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 2:04 PM

Yo I need to speak on something that's been bothering me for a minute... and I'm sure it's bothering many of y'all reading this: What the hell is wrong with today's eggnog??

I know I ain't the only one who's been noticing the downhill decline. I've gone brought like...

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Oakland's General Strike: Let's Not Forget What Caused This

(22) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 1:05 PM

Today is Nov 2, 2011. It's the day of a General Strike here in Oakland, California. Hopefully it's a day that we'll look back on years from now and see as a watershed moment in history. Hopefully it'll be a day that we look back upon and see as a...

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