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  • We Can Make It Work

    We Can Make It Work

    00:00 Video opens with announcement from the Caribbean Council for the Blind and title image: We Can Make it Work. 00:27 Camera opens on the back of a man who is feeding chickens. A woman narrator speaks about the importance of access to the world of work to be able to meet the basic needs of living and contribute to community, while the camera shows community members completing various jobs. 00:50 Narrator speaks about the success of blind and visually … 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

  • [Contra Cocaine and the Destabilization of the Black Community]

    [Contra Cocaine and the Destabilization of the Black Community]

    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 (//www.pasadenamedia.org). This program is focused on possible ways to begin to heal and clean up communities harmed by the influx of crack cocaine. 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

  • [Malcolm X 2/17/92]

    [Malcolm X 2/17/92]

    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 < //www.pasadenamedia.org>. This program focuses on Malcolm X and black activism. Continue reading

  • [Message to the Grassroots raw: Bernice McDaniels interview]

    [Message to the Grassroots raw: Bernice McDaniels interview]

    Field footage shot by Michael Zinzun with Nancy Buchanan assistance in Kings Villages, Pasadena, CA. Zinzun explores broken promises for resident ownership, issues with management, and unprovoked evictions. He speaks with residents who depend on Section 8 assistance. Continue reading

  • [Aristide visits Carver Community Club]

    [Aristide visits Carver Community Club]

    00:01 Meeting of the Carver Community Club, a club founded to educate black and brown students about their heritage. Mabie Settlage, a science teacher at the school, speaks about unity and the presidency of Haiti. She introduces their guest speaker. Crowd cheers for Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his associates who enter. Aristide , while deposed, is visiting Los Angeles largely due to the support of community leader, Michael Zinzun. Another teacher woman speaks about the the history of the Haitian … Continue reading

  • [MZ – Office Interview 6/92]

    [MZ – Office Interview 6/92]

    News clips and various other footage examining the disparity between treatment of the black men who beat Reginald Denny during the 1992 uprising and the acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King. Shot by Nancy Buchanan with Michael Zinzun driving & commenting. Continue reading