Juneteenth Teach-In 2020: Blackness in Focus

The Numberz and XRAY.fm are proud to be taking over our stations’ airwaves for our 4th Annual Juneteenth Teach-In! At a time when awareness and action against racial inequity have risen to historic levels for the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history, this year’s theme, ‘Blackness in Focus,’ brings us back to the community leaders who have been doing this work here in Oregon for decades.

We live in a state with a dark anti-Black origin and therefore it has evolved into one of the whitest states in the union–with Portland being the whitest major city in America. These leaders bring into focus what this revolution looks like, the work still to be done, and the harsh realities that have been perpetuated for the last 400 years of this country and almost 175 years of this state. If you’re not Black, we encourage you to listen, learn, sit with any discomfort you may encounter, and take action to seek a better Portland and Oregon for our Black neighbors.

You can listen on all Numberz & XRAY channels for the radio schedule below, and to a live Stand-Up Comedy Showcase from Minority Retort at 7pm (see below) on Facebook Live and Youtube:

On Air: 96.7 FM, 107.1 FM, 91.1 FM

Online Streaming: thenumberz.fm & xray.fm

Minority Retort Stream: XRAY Youtube & XRAY Facebook Live

The schedule for the day on-air is as follows:

6:00am – 7:00amBlack Empowerment Mixtape Vol. 1
7:00am – 9:00amXRAY in the Morning, Juneteenth Edition with Karol Collymore & Jeff Selby
9:00am – 10:00amFree Game with Morgan Jones feat Ghan Patel
10:00am – 11:00amBlack Activism feat Tayyib Smith & Stephanie Keene
11:00am – 12:00pmRevolutionary Mixtape  Vol 1. feat Marceau Michel
12:00pm – 1:00pmBlack Male Achievement: Hood Politics 
1:00pm – 2:00pmRooted Rose w/ Arya Mormon and Steven Christian
2:00pm – 3:00pmDique Scott
3:00pm – 4:00pmBlack Empowerment Mixtape Vol. 2
5:00pm – 5:30pmBest Of R.U.T.N.
5:30pm – 7:00pmBlack Like Me Livestream from We Count Oregon
7:00pm – 8:00pmBobby D’s Night School feat. Paul Knauls, Sr.

Following the On-Air component of the day, at 7pm, Minority Retort, Portland’s premier stand-up comedy series featuring comedians of color, hits the virtual stage for its first ever online showcase! Join host Jason Lamb as he welcomes an amazing lineup of comedians from all across the country for a one-of-kind Juneteenth celebration!

All proceeds from the show will benefit Self Enhancement, Inc, a Portland nonprofit helping primarily youth of color realize their full potential and overcome cultural, educational, and economic barriers. 

You can watch the showcase LIVE at 7pm on the XRAY Facebook & the XRAY Youtube

Here’s the Line Up for the Night!

Jason Lamb (Portland) Co-Hosting

Curtis Cook (LA) Co-Hosting

With stand up sets from:
Tawanda Gona (NYC)
– Reese Samuels (Boise)
– J. Jones (Seattle)
– Janae Burris (Denver)
Nathan Brannon (Walla Walla)
Maggie Maye (Austin)
– Shanna Christmas (Las Vegas)
– Dahlia Blue (Portland)

About Minority Retort:
Minority Retort has become one of Portland’s most popular and critically-acclaimed comedy shows. Hosted and produced by Jason Lamb (XRAYFM radio, Portland Podcast Festival), Julia Ramos (All Jane Comedy Festival) and some of the NW’s finest comedic talent, the show’s goal is to provide comedians of color with a platform to speak their minds and share their unique perspectives, as well as reach the diverse comedy audience that exists within the so-called “whitest city in America”. National touring comedians Baron Vaughn (Netflix’s Grace & Frankie), Nico Santos (NBC’s Superstore), Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show), Marcella Arguello (@midnight) Ahmed Bharoocha, Dino Archie, Yedoye Travis, David Gborie and Maggie Maye have performed on the show, as well as many POC comics frequently featured in Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Curtis Cook, Bri Pruett and Nathan Brannon. Minority Retort is also a part of XRAY.FM’s morning show Fridays at 8:40am.