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  • Reality: Family, Community, The Truce

    Reality: Family, Community, The Truce

    This video presents a variety of interviews and musical performances on the subject of gangs and gang violence. The primary topic is the truce between Black and Latinx gangs in the Oakwood area of the neighborhood of Venice in Los Angeles, California in the summer of 1994.

    The people in the video include gang members, former gang members, and members of Los Angeles communities most affected by gangs. Speakers discuss the root causes of gangs, including disinvestment and lack of economic opportunity in Black and Latinx neighborhoods.

    Produced through the Imperial Courts Cap Video Workshop, 1994. Continue reading

  • Each One, Teach One: A Tribute to Michael Zinzun

    Each One, Teach One: A Tribute to Michael Zinzun

    A series of eulogies from the funeral of Michael Zinzun — the prominent Civil Rights activist — examine his life and impact on the world. This is done in the context of the Black Panther Party, as the Party’s manifesto is read out, each of the ten demands paralleling some part of Zinzun’s life or personal creed. The stories are truly amazing, and to position them within such a context is chillingly adept. Continue reading

  • [Police Abuse: Myth or Reality Part 3]

    [Police Abuse: Myth or Reality Part 3]

    00:01 Color bars. Tape information. 1:30 “Message to the Grass Roots with Michael Zinzun: “Police Abuse: Myth or Reality Part 3” Guests: David Lynn, John Burton, Don Jackson, Mafundi Jitahadi, and  He introduces his guests and gives an outline of the show. 4:30 Jitahadi speaks about his experience fighting against police with the Civilian Police Review Board. He describes how the board works and problems they fight against.  9:00 Lynn speaks about his experience with police violence and becoming involved … Continue reading

  • Message to the Grassroots: Police Brutality: Myth or Reality

    An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media . This first program is devoted to police brutality. Continue reading

  • [Justice for Janitors 7/17/90]

    An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media . This program is “Justice for Janitors and All Working people,” July 17, 1990; guests discussed labor issues, especially recent hostilities against union organizing in the worksplace. Continue reading

  • [Haiti 11/15/93]

    An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media . This episode focuses on Haiti. Continue reading

  • #2; Michael Zinzun Interview

    A short interview of Michael Zinzun conducted by Nancy Buchanan in his office at the Coalition Against Police Abuse. Continue reading

  • [South Africa Will Be Free 6/20/89]

    [South Africa Will Be Free 6/20/89]

    An episode of Message to the Grassroots, a cable access talk show produced & hosted by Michael Zinzun from 1988-1998 at Pasadena Community Access Corporation, which is now Pasadena Media . This program focuses on South Africa. Continue reading

 
 
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