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June 7, 2021 102 min
If you don’t subscribe to the view that democracy never existed in the U.S., do you think democracy thrives in the U.S. or is it on life support and flatlining? Omar Moore explores this and other questions and issues—and presents some introductory remedies and responses. June 7, 2021.


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Policing in the U.S. neither serves nor protects the everyday Black or Brown person, so what systemic purpose are the police really serving? Omar Moore plays audio from the CBS television program “Sunday Morning”, which did a special edition on policing in the U.S. Plus: Joe Manchin, Republican out in the open. And: What is the political prerogative in the U.S.? Also: England football fans and racism. June 6, 2021.


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“Take This Hammer” was a superb documentary (directed by Richard O. Moore) about 1963 San Francisco, Black people and James Baldwin’s visit to the Bay Area city in California during the spring of that year. Released in the U.S. in February 1964 on KQED, a PBS television affiliate in San Francisco, “Take This Hammer” had 15 minutes gutted from its 59-minute length due to KQED board members being afraid of the truth of what the docum...
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Friday is National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the U.S.A. —which means that today is the day to Wear Orange (and wear it throughout the weekend.) Omar Moore on the importance of us getting involved in the fight against proliferating guns and gun violence, and being activists for gun safety and responsible gun ownership. Plus: Exactly one month from now—will you celebrating July 4th? If so, why? If not, why not? And: A clip or thr...
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June 3, 2021 106 min
Omar Moore on the New York City mayoral race. Plus: A.E.A. What does it mean? Find out. And: Dirty Republican Central. June 3, 2021.


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Omar Moore on President Biden’s Tulsa speech and the attacks on tennis superstar and multi-grand slam winner Naomi Osaka, who is apparently taking a mental health break from tennis. Features Biden’s speech in full and Osaka’s tweets in full. June 2, 2021.


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100 Years Ago: Tulsa Mass Murder By Whites And State-Sponsored Massacre Of Black People (Pt. 2 of 2)

Through various audio clips and commentary Omar Moore explores, examines and commemorates this 100 year mark (June 1, 2021) of the deadliest domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history, where between 300 and 600 Black people were murdered by rampaging white terrorist mobs in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 31, 1921 and June 1, 1921. ...
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100 Years Ago: Tulsa Mass Murder By Whites And State-Sponsored Massacre Of Black People (Pt. 1 of 2)

Through various audio clips and commentary Omar Moore explores, examines and commemorates this 100 year mark (May 31, 2021) of the deadliest domestic terrorist attack in U.S. history, where between 300 and 600 Black people were murdered by rampaging white terrorist mobs in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 31, 1921 and June 1, 1921. ...
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Stories: The COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens (As People Take Off Their Masks) And Black Women’s Maternity Death Rates Rise In Texas

Omar Moore focuses on the worsening COVID-19 pandemic (as some government officials and some other people in the US and UK seem to think that the pandemic has come and gone.) Also: The deepening crisis and emergency of Black women dying in childbirth in the U.S., especially in Texas. May 30, 2021.


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In this Saturday episode (May 29, 2021) Omar Moore on a USA that crumbled hundreds of years ago. Also: Why does the US need an empire? And what is “empire” anyway? Plus: What we can do about the political state of affairs right now. Features audio from numerous US politicians you will recognize. May 29, 2021.
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Watford Football Club: The Season That Was—Some Laughs With Farzana, BBC Broadcaster And Watford Fan

Omar Moore talks to Farzana Chaudry, BBC broadcaster and long-time Watford Football Club fan about Watford’s successful season and promotion to the Premier League in England. Laughs along the way. May 28, 2021.

Farzana on Twitter: https://twitter.com/farzana_chaudry


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What Makes The U.S. Of A. So Violent? What Makes People In The United States So Violent?

This is the question Omar Moore poses and tries to explore. Plus: Karine Jean-Pierre, history maker; Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford is racially abused; New York Knicks basketballer Taj Gibson’s optimism; James Baldwin’s words to heed. May 27, 2021.


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A smorgasbord of news, events and notes including Kristen Clarke as the first female attorney to head the US Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; vaccine successes in the USA; Dominic Cummings testifies against Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock; and the San Jose, California mass shooting. May 26, 2021.


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One year ago today George Floyd was tortured, lynched and murdered by a killer cop Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the intervening 365 days a guilty verdict for Chauvin occurred but there are miles more to go to gain justice for so many other families. In this special episode of THE POLITICRAT daily podcast Omar Moore looks at George Floyd, who he was, his legacy and what we must do going forward in his name and to hono...
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Bob Dylan turns 80 today. Plus: The shooting of Black Lives Matter UK political activist and leader Sasha Johnson in south London. Also: “Thelma & Louise” turns 30 today. Omar Moore on all of these happenings and more. May 24, 2021.


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What does privacy mean to you? And should our lack of privacy be instead called an intrusion against us? Also: The definition of a great sports weekend. And: The importance of your health and life. Plus: The inspiration of Cynthia Cooper-Dike, a WNBA living legend. May 23, 2021.


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This week Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot advised that she wanted Black and Brown journalists to interview her for ONE DAY—the second anniversary of Lightfoot’s inauguration as the first Black female and gay mayor of Chicago. The mayor cited the ubiquity of white newsrooms in Chicago (a majority Black and Brown U.S. city) and beyond—and therefore the profound lack of media newsroom diversity. After Mayor Lightfoot’s directive, all hel...
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May 22, 2021 101 min
News of the day that may have gone missing. Omar Moore on this and more, including the BBC debacle and the Royal Family. May 21, 2021.


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Omar Moore interviews Ade Fatuga-Dada, footballer for Watford FC Women, in England, about Ade’s approach to life and football. May 20, 2021.

Ade Fatuga-Dada on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFatuga96


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Remembering Paul Mooney, the undisputed genius king of comedy, who passed away today in Oakland, California at 79. Omar Moore on the grandeur and truth of Mr. Mooney. ADVISORY: Contains racist epithets, explicit and foul language. May 19, 2021.


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