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September 19, 2005

Air America contributor seems a bit... extremist

One of Air America's latest contributors seems a tiny wee bit extremist, although I might certainly be wrong.

Rosa Clemente contributes to ChuckD's On the Real show. From her bio:
[She] is a 31 year old, Bronx born, Westchester county raised, Hip Hop journalist, activist and community organizer. As a Black Puerto Rican she is dedicated to scholar-activism. It was her experiences at the University of Albany and Cornell University that led her to become a leading progressive voice for her generation.

Rosa's academic work has been dedicated to researching national liberation struggles inside the United States, with a specific focus on the Young Lords Party and the Black Liberation Army. While a student at SUNY Albany, she was President of the Albany State University Black Alliance (ASUBA) and Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Student Association. At Cornell she was a founding member of La Voz Boriken, a social/political organization dedicated to supporting Puerto Rican political prisoners and the independence of Puerto Rico.
What better way to fight the White Devil Oppressor's power structure than to do so from inside the same organization that employs Al Franken? Perhaps Al will show up one day in a dashiki to show that he's down with the cause.

There also appears to be a connection between Rosa and Cindy Sheehan. But, that report is hard to understand, it's unconfirmed, and those pictures might not be of Rosa herself. However, it does say she was arrested by New Orleand police. That links to this. Oh, wouldn't it be lovely if Al, Jeneane, and Randi went to New Orleans to help Rosa Fight the Power?

A Rosa report is linked to by a contributor to Laura Flanders' blog, but whether she ever appeared on her show is unknown. That's where you come in! If you've heard Rosa on other AAR shows, please leave a comment.

Posted in Meta at September 19, 2005 02:17 PM


I think Rosa Clemente has for some time been a producer at WBAI, 99.5FM in New York

Posted by: parse at September 19, 2005 05:44 PM

Those evil white oppressors, taking over Carribean-formatted radio stations and using them to spread their propaganda.

Oh wait, that was the Left that did that...

Posted by: SaveFarris at September 20, 2005 06:54 AM

"[She] is a 31 year old, Bronx born, Westchester county raised,..."
So where does Puerto Rico, NYC's sixth borough, enter her story? I mean, my parents were born in Ireland; that don't make me automatically make me Irish or a birthright member of the IRA. I, like this yahoo, was born in the Bronx. And as opposed to Miss Thing, I stayed in the city; didn't go run to the 'burbs. And for God's sake: SUNY Albany? How more whitey a campus in that system can you get?

Posted by: TC@LeatherPenguin at September 20, 2005 02:00 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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