Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

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PREMIERE: Stream Rev. Sekou's Liberation-Seeking Album, 'In Times Like These'

The pastor and activist—widely known for his arrest during Ferguson protests—calls for resistance over blues- and gospel-derived tracks on “In Times Like These.” Listen to the full album here ahead of its May 5 release.

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MLK's Revolutionary Speech, 'Beyond Vietnam' Turned 50. Here's How It's Relevant to Our Current Crazy

April 4 is significant for two reasons: On April 4, 1967 we see the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King making his first antiwar speech, “Beyond Vietnam.” On April 4, 1968, King is assassinated. We talked to veteran activist and King scholar Rev. Osagyefo Sekou about what that speech means today. and why King’s legacy cannot be reduced to “I Have a Dream.”

People Get Ready

Ferguson organizer—and singer—Rev. Osagyefo Sekou on making a soundtrack for the movement for Black lives.