Radio Producer, Talk Show Host, DJ, Columnist
"Musicologist, activist, and
cyber columnist is how Alicia Banks describes herself. But she's
better known to her fans and detractors as a popular talk radio
personality. She is the producer, creator, and host of two radio
shows...Alicia heats up early morning airwaves with her take-no
-prisoners approach. But her shock-jock comparisons end with her
eclectic mix of music and anti-racist interpretation...."
GIRLFRIENDS MAGAZINE 9/97.
Banks hosted AM and FM radio shows in Atlanta GA, the heart of
the bible belt of America and is the only out gay person in the
nation known to have hosted a prime time commercial radio talk
show. Her FM show mixes the musical and literary voices of Black
women with musical, political and sexual diversity. She writes a
Eloquent Fury. Her pending book of radical
essays "Outlook: The Book" will soon be scheduled for
release. She can be heard on KABF in Little Rock,
My name is Alicia Banks. I am a native of
Chicago, Illinois via somewhere in Africa. I am an afrocentric
activist, a DJ, an author, a radio producer,a talk show host, a
columnist, a lesbian, and a Leo. I am a proud resident of Little
"Les Chanteueses Africaines",
my unique radio experience, has been a legendary hit since 1989.
It features the musical and literary voices of Black women with
creative, political, and sexual diversity.
I am the only out lesbian in America to host a
prime-time, daily, commercial AM radio talk show. Outlook
features radical talk for revolutionary intellectuals.
I have broadcasted at the following stations:
WBML, WIGO, WGST, KPFA, KFCF,
My work has been featured in the following
publications: Oakland Tribune, 1997-1998; Girlfriends
Magazine, July 1997; Victory Magazine, January 1996;
Out Magazine, February 1994 ; Blk Magazine,
January 1994; Ms. Magazine, April 1993; The Washington
Blade, February 25, 1994; Hues Magazine, Winter 1996;
Deneuve Magazine, May 1994; The Daily Illini,
1982-1984; The Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, 1979-1984;
The Chicago Tribune, 1982; Wild Women Journal,
September 1995; Back Porch Buddies May 1996; The
Lesbian Connection, 1989-1997; That Time Of The Month,
1993; Netgala, Spring 1994; Tribadism, 1996; La
Gazette, 1995; Southern Voice, 1989-1997; Etc.,
1989-1996; Creative Loafing, 1989-1996; Friends
Magazine, 1992-1996; The Atlanta Journal Constitution,
1989-1996; Atlanta Magazine, October 1993; Street Heat
Magazine, October 1995; Etc...
I will soon publish an anthology of my
Thank you for reading my work.
August 10, 1963
family, friends, fans, french
neocons, racists, gaybashers, fools, sexists, elitists, snobs,
revolution, political activism, spirituality, writing, music,
reading, intellectual debate, intimacy, incense, red ros wines,
fine food (especially Chinese cuisine)
HOPES: true love,
justice, peace, reincarnation in a better place.
Laura Delores Strong-Banks (my mom and my best friend), Michael
Banks, Jill Nelson, Audrey Lee, Pam Grier, Janet Jackson, Dr.
Cornel West, Dr. Derrick Bell, Bell Hooks, James Jones, Jimmy
Davis, Bryan Cambrice, Al Malik El-Shabazz, El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
(Malcolm X), Betty Shabazz, Attallah Shabazz, Aishah Simmons ,
Dr. Leonard Jefferies, Mae Jemison, Alice Walker, Angela Davis,
Tracy Chapman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Michael McGhee, Charelle
Smith, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner, Jewelle
Gomez, Yolanda Curry, Michael Moore, Gloria Knighton, Terri
Jewell, Patrice Rushen, Javetta Steele, Bruce Nesbitt, Sapphire,
Mutabaruka, Tr Johnson, Haile Gerima, Blake Aarens, KRS-1, BWP,
Sweet Honey in the Rock, Zap Mama, Sister Carol, Calypso Rose,
The Disposable Heros of Hiphoprisy, Terry Baker, Huey Newton,
Geronimo Ji-Jaga, Mumia Abu-Jamal, MOVE, Cindy Robino, Dr.
Marimba Ani, Dr. Akiba Harper, Mark Bilk, Michelangelo Signorile,
Hard Knocks, Chuck Tarver, Bessie Smith, Assata Shakur, Jackie
Pickett, Winnie Mandela, Labi Siffre, Freda Barry, Afeni Shakur,
Nikki Giovanni, Elaine Brown, Dr. Frances C. Welsing, Crystal
Weston, Julanna Hennessy, Fred Hampton.
YOU reading this
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Trailblazer
Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges 1984
Outstanding Young Woman of America 1984
UIUC "Senior 100 Honorary" 1984
UIUC Black Alumni Earl B. Dickerson Leadership Awards 1982-1984
UIUC Dean's List 1984
UIUC YWCA Leadership Award 1982
UIUC 5.0 GPA 1981-1982
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