Nov 08

Necessary Blackness Ep: 95- Interview w/ Minister X & Byron Allen Lawsuit Against Comcast

In this episode of Necessary Blackness, Rahiem Shabazz interviews a renowned activist and host of “Get Your Hand Out My Pocket” Podcast, Minister X. The mission of the podcast is to convey the unfiltered truth about Africans in the diaspora, through social media and independent audio medium. To converse about what is happening in black society and black culture. Minister X seeks to connect and unify with other grassroots organizations, to continue the fight against social injustice. ultimately to give Black people what they want and what they need. In the 2nd segment of this episode, Shabazz goes into depth on Byron Allen vs Comcast and his pending lawsuit in which he is using the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to challenge the discriminatory practice of the cable provider giant.

Nov 04

Event Alert: Medu Bookstore (Greenbriar Mall)

 

Rahiem Shabazz will appear at Medu Bookstore on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 for a Meet & Greet. He will also debut the trailer to his forthcoming documentary, Contraband Flesh: The True Story of AfricaTown.

Oct 24

Necessary Blackness Ep: 94 – Black Economic Empowerment

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz speaks about Black Economic Empowerment. When only 2% of all working Black Americans work for another Black person within their own neighborhood, which has been left marginalized and dependent on white ownership for economic survival. we are quickly becoming a permanent underclass in society. We explore our economic status before integration and why we are no longer collectively thriving as a race of people.

 

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.

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