~All Power to All The People~


In this episode dedicated to Black Lives Matter, Earthshine with sarasmile devotes airtime to Black artists from genres like soul, R&B, funk, jazz, and Afrobeat. Interspersed within the music are speeches from Black Power activists, along with calls to donate time and money to such organizations as Black Lives Matter, Emergency Bail Fund, No New Jails NYC, and more. We ask ourselves to contemplate the question posed by Black activists, including Amandla Stenberg: “What would America look like if we loved Black people as much as we love Black culture?”

[Photo: “United” (1971) by Barbara Jones-Hugu, from the exhibit “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”]

Featured Artist from : Bill Moss


Quincy Jones: Love and Peace

Bill Moss: Sock It To ‘Em Soul Brother

James Brown: Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved – Part. 1

Marijata: No Condition Is Permanent

Miles Davis: Sivad

Fred Hampton: Speech, 1969.

Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir: I Shall Wear A Crown

Aretha Franklin: How I Got Over (Live)

Nina Simone: Revolution, Part 1

Nina Simone: Revolution, Part 2

Duke Ellington: Jeep’s Blues

Kwame Ture (fka Stokely Carmichael): Speech at Tougaloo College, Miss., April 1967.

The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway (Live at New Nazareth Church, Chicago, 1965)

Curtis Mayfield: We’re A Winner (Live at The Bitter End, NYC, 1971)

Fela Kuti & Nigeria ’70: Viva Nigeria

Thelonious Monk: Ask Me Now

Malcolm X: Speech, Los Angeles, May 1962.

Gil Scott-Heron: Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul?

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: Road Without An End

Isaac Hayes: A Friend’s Place

James Baldwin: Interview, “Encounters” on CBC TV, 1960.

Eddie Kendricks: Someday We’ll Have A Better World