Mar 14

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 50 – Land or Death

Rahiem Shabazz, Land Or Death, Necessary Blackness Podcast


In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we talk about White South Africans relinquishing the land to its rightful owners without any compensation and why an important move such as this signifies the dawn of a new day in terms of freedom for Black Africans.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, “it’s our enemies desire to keep pour eyes in the sky and to control the land under our feet”.

In the 2nd half of the podcast, we speak about White Nationalist teacher Tiana Dalichov and how she teaches racism and white supremacy to her students and how she went undetected until her podcast was discovered.

My guest this week is Shannon, who just returned from South Africa.

Mar 04

Elementary Genocide Docu-Series Nominated For Sa-Neter TV Award

I feel honored to be nominated for a Sa-Neter TV Award for my contribution to the world of documentary filmmaking. It goes down July, 7th in NYC. The Sa-Neter TV Awards will celebrate our unwavering warriors, undefeated scholars and the best and brightest among us.


Feb 07

Necessary Blackness Ep. 49 – Monetizing Gentrification w/ TJ Loftin

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast host Rahiem Shabazz interviews Thomas “TJ” Loftin (Wealth Coach and Speaker) during his stop in Atlanta for the “Monetizing Gentrification” tour.  TJ discusses creative financing and interest-based negotiation skills as well as why its important to preserve wealth in your business and community.


Feb 05

Necessary Blackness Ep. 48 Marcus Garvey vs A. Philip Randolph


In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we celebrate the work and legacy of Marcus Garvey. We explore the longstanding disagreement in ideologies of Marcus Garvey the Pan-Afrikanist vs A. Phillip Randolph the Socialist.

W. E. B. Du Bois, and A. Philip Randolph and several other leaders were quite critical of Garvey, whose objectives they found unrealistic, ridiculous, and full of pageantry. They believed he was a fraud and organized the “Garvey Must Go” campaign. However, Marcus Garvey rise to prominence and organizational skills is what made these two men jealous. Garvey was the only leader to lead the biggest movement in Black America’s history.

Garvey was not one to take any attack lightly, he called W.E.B. Dubois, a “lazy, dependent mulatto” and his criticism of A. Philip Randolph was not kinder.

Let us know your thoughts on today’s Podcast.


Jan 27

Atlanta Film Screening & Community Dialogue – Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust

Elementary Genocide, Rahiem Shabazz

Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust
Community Dialogue and Film Screening
Saturday, January 27. 3:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Rasha Entertainment Inc., will host a screening of Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust. The latest installment of the Elementary Genocide series, produced by journalist and filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz. This powerful documentary continues to examine the “school-to-prison pipeline,” the systematic intersection of draconian school disciplinary strategies and law enforcement policies that funnel African American children out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This event will include a post-screening dialogue with filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz.

This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Jan 17

Necessary Blackness Ep: 47 King Was AmeriKKKa’s Nightmare

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz analyzes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and how mainstream media tries to change the narrative of his message. The message of MLK is being changed to revise his history for the state sanction holiday we celebrate every year. Initially, the church was opposed to King’s message because they saw it as a “social issue” and not a spiritual one. These same churches open up their doors to civil right leaders and politicians every year to reclaim the dream when Martin was a nightmare to AmeriKKKa’s hypocrisy.  King was an individual who lifted the think veils of deceit and uncovered AmeriKKKa’s treachery. He would’ve spoken out against Trump and his entire administration.


Jan 10

Necessary Blackness Ep: 46 Racism In Advertisement, Oprah’s Golden Globe Award Speech & The Controversy Surrounding R&B Singer Ginuwine

Racism In Advertisement

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz discusses “Racism In Advertisement” and how this is not a new phenomenon and how it existed for many years. The problem with Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards, the controversy surrounding R&B singer Ginuwine and how the dominant society is trying to decimate Black masculinity and castrate Black manhood.

Jan 07

Necessary Blackness Ep. 45: Black Society (Facebook Live Discussion) w/ Prof. Ed Garnes

Rahiem Shabazz of Necessary Blackness Podcast

Necessary Blackness Podcast returns with the first broadcast for 2018. Rahiem Shabazz is joined by Professor Ed Garnes (Elementary Genocide 1-3) for a Facebook Live discussion where they talked about everything from Black Society to what its like for a Black Professor in a Predominately White Institution (PWI). Shabazz and Garnes  answers many questions from the online viewers.

Dec 21

Necessary Blackness Ep. 44: The 7th Annual Ujamaa Fest (Cooperative Economic Expo)

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits with Kyomi to discuss the 7th Annual Ujamaa Fest taking place in Atlanta on 12/23. The must-attend event attracts people from all walks of life and age demographics.

As we know, viable economic power is crucial for creating permanent pathways out of poverty. The economic disparities between black and whites in the US have never been greater. This year theme of Cooperative Economics will resonate with many attendees. Thus, is the reason she created the “Economic Heritage Fund” to give start-up business a chance to receive $1,000.

As families celebrate Kwanzaa and richness of African-American culture this year and every year, we can all find inspiration in the principle of Ujamaa in the development of a new global economy built through communal values and cooperatives.

This event is FREE and Open to the public. RSVP at and add your name to the list of attendees.



Dec 06

Necessary Blackness Ep. 43: Buying, Growing & Stacking BitCoin (Part 2)


The price of Bitcoin has climbed past $12,000, reaching its latest record and pushing its year-to-date (YTD) gain to more than 1,100%. After breaking through this milestone, the digital currency’s price kept climbing, extending Bitcoin’s gains. The cryptocurrency had risen to as much as $12,273.54 at the time of report, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). At this price, Bitcoin’s YTD gain was roughly 1,167%.

In part 2 of our 3 part series, Necessary Blackness Podcast spoke with ‘The BitCoin Mama’ to discuss the latest trend, what prompt her to invest and what the future holds for those who are on this financial journey.

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