5/18/2014 We Do Good

- celebrating personal life accomplishments and dedication to community service
Makeda Zulu-Gillespie - Director of Community Outreach for the University of Minnesota Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) located in the heart of North Minneapolis.  Makeda, a cancer-survivor, was recently awarded the 2014 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award which honors faculty, staff, students and community partners who have made extraordinary and significant contributions to society through research, academic studies, or public service.
Vanessa Young - A 2014 graduate of Metro State University, Vanessa has taken on the task of reviving the Black Arts Movement as heralded by the late Imamu Amiri Baraka.  Black Arts Movement Revisited (BAM) was created to bring the African American experience to the arts to establish a collective consciousness and help bring about meaningful societal change.
Chaun Webster- Chaun, director of Free Poet's Press, and wife Verna Wong, a teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, are the long-persisting force behind Ancestry Books, a bookstore that celebrates the works of indigenous authors and authors of color.  So wrote  author June Jordan, her work invents "the power her freedom required".  Building on that sentiment, Ancestry Books was born; a space filled with the radical imagination of arts and literature that will provide the freedom base that our community requires.
A KFAI WAVE Project hour that recognizes how personal life accomplishments can serve as a stepping stone to greater community service -- building a literary legacy, surviving cancer to strengthen others, from graduation to arts revolution -- all personal achievements with service-to-community in mind.
Playlist Tracks: 
Oleta Adams - God Bless The Child
Album: Vol. 5-2 Meter Sessies; Label: Sony
Minnie Riperton - Lovin' You
Album: Perfect Angel; Label: Capitol Records
Stevie Wonder - Have A Talk With God
Album: Songs In The Key Of Life; Label: Motown
deM atlaS - All We Got
Album: deM atlaS: All We Got; Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment, LLC
The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
Album: The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps; Label: Buddha Records
War - Don't Let No One Get You Down
Album: Why Can't We Be Friends?; Label: Far Out Records
Curtis Mayfield - The Makings of You
Album: The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield; Label: Rhino
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Album: Innervisions; Label: Motown
Yolanda Adams - Never Give Up
Album: Believe; Label: Elektra Records/ATG