On today’s (Hard Knock Radio Show 08-04-20) we speak with Professor Dr Melina Abdullah about the on going battle around Ethnic Studies and making it a requirement within the Cal State University system. Thus far the bill AB 1460¬† which was crafted by Dr Shirley Webber has passed in hall of the Cali legislative bodies and is set to be signed by the governor. Dr Abdullah is pushing for people to call and tweet Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to sign the bill. The governor has been getting pushback from some groups who want to dilute the bill and essentially make it an All Lives Matter type of requirement..

During our conversation  also speaks to the HKR audience about the Black August and the meaning behind it..  Later on in the show we hear a speech about race from author/ scholar Ibram X Kendi

Melina Abdullah is Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/pas/Abdullah.php

IBRAM X. KENDI is one of Americas foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. https://www.ibramxkendi.com/about