Oct 03

Necessary Blackness Ep: 93 Guilty As Charged – Amber Guyger Trial

 

 

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits with hip hop jounalist and investigative reporter Dennis Byron to discuss the Amber Guyger verdict and how the jury reached its decision, We will also talk about how the Dallas Police Department did everything in their power to sabotage this open and shut case. Was justice really served for Botham Jean? We discuss this and much more.

 

 

 

Sep 04

Necessary Blackness Ep: 92 From Seeds To Soil Controlling The Cannabis Business

Rahiem Shabazz sits down with guest host Chef Swan Simpson to talk about the rules and regulations of the Cannabis Industry and how she was able to take a $5 smoothie to a multimillion-dollar brand. In our 2nd segment community activist/ organizer Thutmose brings us up to date on the RBG Festival taking place in Atlanta, GA on September 14th

Aug 23

Necessary Blackness Ep: 91 – Is Jay-Z Partnership With The NFL Disingenuous?

Not too many people were pleased when Jay-Z announced he will form a partnership with the National Football League to deliver social justice entertainment programming, despite the NFL not signing Colin Kaepernick for protesting the national anthem and kneeling during the ceremony.

Necessary Blackness Podcast looks at the opposing views and discuss why this is not in the interest of justice for Black folks. We also discuss the recent firing of Eric Garner’s murder from the NYPD and what is the next step.

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Jul 19

Necessary Blackness Ep: 90 Black Resistance & White Laws

Black Resistance, White Law

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we discuss the Justice Department announcement that it would not be pursuing federal charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner, who was approached by police for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. The decision was apparently made by Attorney General William Barr himself after the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division favored an indictment while a competing faction in the New York office felt otherwise.
The announcement on Tuesday, five years after the incident, was nothing short of a disgrace. It’s a complete abdication of responsibility, and a slap in the face to any notion of justice, particularly for Black victims.

We also talk about the imprisonment of A$AP Rocky in Sweden and why the majority of Black America is not coming to his rescue. And last but not least we want to pay our respect to Sadie Roberts-Joseph, The 75-year-old community leader and founder of the city’s African American Museum who was brutally murdered in Baton Rouge.

Jul 05

Necessary Blackness Ep: 89 – Dr. Mia Walker Speaks Health And Wellness In The Black Community

 

Necessary Blackness Podcast interviews Dr. Mia Walker a noted Chiropractor to speaks about health and wellness in the Black community and why visiting a chiropractor can help to eliminate several known and unknown illness. Dr. Walker explains how chiropractic care can help regulate and coordinate the body’s reaction to allergies and assist in the strength of the immune system.

 

Jun 27

Necessary Blackness Ep 88: Interview with Mr. Dan Moore Sr. of the Apex Museum

Necessary Blackness Podcast interviews Mr. Dan Moore Sr the founder of the Apex Museum. We spoke about the historical importance of the Museum and its cultural significance. We also discussed Reparation and the true meaning of liberation as it pertains to Black America.

 

For More Information on the Apex Museum: https://www.apexmuseum.org/

Jun 17

Necessary Blackness Ep: 87 Juries Have A Right To Nullify

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz explains why jury nullification is necessary to level the playing field in the criminal justice system for Black America.

Jury nullification generally occurs when members of a criminal trial jury believe that a defendant is guilty, but choose to acquit them anyway because the jurors also believe that the law itself is unjust,[1][2] that the prosecutor has misapplied the law in the defendant’s case,[3] or that the potential punishment for breaking the law is too harsh. Some juries have also refused to convict due to their own prejudices in favour of the defendant.[4]
Nullification is not an official part of criminal procedure, but is the logical consequence of two rules governing the systems in which it exists:
  1. Jurors cannot be punished for reaching a “wrong” decision (such as acquitting a defendant despite their guilt being proven beyond a reasonable doubt).[5]
  2. A defendant who is acquitted cannot be tried again for the same alleged crime in front of another jury.[6]
A jury verdict that is contrary to the letter of the law pertains only to the particular case before it. However, if a pattern of acquittals develops in response to repeated attempts to prosecute a particular offence, this can have the de facto effect of invalidating the law. Such a pattern may indicate public opposition to an unwanted legislative enactment. Likewise, a jury can convict a defendant even if no law was actually broken, although such a conviction may be overturned on appeal. Nullification can also occur in civil trials.

May 01

Necessary Blackness Ep: 86 Why Black Love Is A Revolutionary Act

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz and guest Goddess Funmi discuss why Black Love Is  A Revolutionary Act, and the dynamics of Black Male / Female relationships. We also discussed the confusion, conflicts and myths when it comes to relationships amongst Black man and woman.

 

Apr 24

Necessary Blackness Ep: 85 Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada, Ghana Talks Royal Return, Reparations and #ADOS

 

Rahiem Shabazz sits down one-on-one with the Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada, Ghana to talk about her first visit to Cape Coast – Ghana, inside the slave dungeons at the “door of no return” as a young child. The Ghanaian Princess also discusses the late legendary Grammy and Oscar Winning Superstar, Issac Hayes and his trip to Ghana, where a grand coronation was held for him and how he was given the royal name, Nene Katey Ocansey 1. (“Katey” means Strong enough to calm a lion; the royal family name “Ocansey” means “I do as I say”).

Find out more about when the “Black Moses” returns back home to Mother Africa.

Apr 17

Necessary Blackness Ep: 84 – Po Righteous Teacher Talks Childhood Trauma, PTS and Invisible Scars

 

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast we speak with @porighteousteacher about Childhood Trauma, PTS, and Invisible Scars.

Pr Righteous Teacher is an award winning, highly credible educator and school leader with special interest in turning around low performing schools in impoverished communities. Teach for America (TFA) Alum and graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education’s Institute of Urban School Leaders; Blackburn went on to become an Atlanta Public Schools Semi-Finalist for District Wide Teacher of the Year. Awarded by Fulton County Government for founding a community wide literacy initiative that promoted the need and love for literacy in early childhood education in communities where the schools were at risk for government take-over.

Support Po Righteous Teacher To Fight For Educational Equity: https://po-righteous-teacher-for-da-kids.myshopify.com/

 

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