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The Root and Roots Show

The Root and Roots Show


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Your host Greg Rasheed will play roots music from such genres as blues, country, gospel, jazz and soul, exploring its rich traditions. The root aspect of the show will involve talking about various issues in the world of sports as well as issues that take root in your life. It's a musical sports bar to enjoy and participate in.

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The show will feature an old time radio presentation from the show Escape. It concerns a worldwide plague. Also music from various genes about spooky times

Despite having its origins in Africa and reaching the shores of America and the Carribean due to the enslavement of Aficans, the banjo has been perceived as a white instrument used only for bluegrass and country music. Today we... more

Since 1971, 35 Negro League baseball players and executives have been admitted to the Hall of Fame. The Negro League Hall of Fame admissions process, which has now been conducted in four phases over a 50-year period,... more

As the ubiquitous Jamaican musician Bob Marley once famously sang, "half the story has never been told." This rings particularly true for the little-known women in Jamaican music who comprise significantly less than half of the Caribbean... more

You do not have to be a sports fan to know the importance of Jackie Robinson to the civil roghts movement when he broke the color barrier by being the first African American to play in major league baseball on April 1947, ending over 50... more

For 60 decades the World Colored Heavyweight Championship in boxing was a useful tool of racial oppression - the existence of the title far more to the white public than its succession of champions.

Rhiannon Giddens, Ambrose Akinmusire, Sons of Kemet, the Harriet Tubman Band and others will be the featured music.

Co- authors Mario Longoria and Jorge Iber will dispel the myth that only baseball, boxing, and soccer are the chosen and competent sports for Latino athletes as they discuss their book Latinos in American football.

Sean Gibson, great grandson of the legendary Josh Gibson of the Negro Leagues will talk about him and the Josh Gibson Foundation. He will talk about his work on changing the name of the mlb mvp award to honor his great grandfather.

In studying where players of different races end up on the field, we found three major trends. One is that Black players have been systematically locked out of the catching position to an extraordinary degree. Two, Black players everywhere... more
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