Go Go music in Washington DC is under attack by gentrification. Recent events have led long-time residents to protect the musical identity of DC with the #DontMuteDC movement. So the LMC speaks with freelance writer Natalie Hopkinson about the Latin roots of Go Go music and the ongoing struggle to keep Go Go alive in DC. Natalie Hopkinson is also the author of, “Go Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City.”
On this episode, the LMC explores both the exploitation and the perseverance of baseball in the Dominican Republic by spending the hour with Rob Ruck. He is a professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of, “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”
For too long, the immigration debate has been centered exclusively on the Latino community in the US. At the same time, millions of Southeast Asians have been left out of the conversation. So the LMC speaks with Kham Moua on the struggle for Southeast Asian immigrant rights and the importance of Asian/Latino unity against racism & xenophobia. Kham Moua is the Immigration Policy Advocate for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).