Mar 23

Necessary Blackness Ep: 103 -The Truth Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know About Madam C.J. Walker

 

In this episode, we debunk the lies and half-truths regarding the Netflix docu-series, “Self-Made: Madam C.J. Walker. We interviewed Eric Majette Jr, who Dick Gregory referred to as the ‘Gatekeeper of the Jewels’. Mr. Majette is a historian and founder of the African-American Cultural Heritage Collection (AACHC) and owner of the original collection of Madam C.J. Walker artifacts.

The over-fictionalization done in this movie constitutes an opposition to the truth and was intentional. Kasi Lemmon, the director utilized the same approach when directing “Harriett” and we were equally enraged.

Why embellish the truth to create a story arc when the original story was just as fascinating and inspiring?

Feb 27

Necessary Blackness Ep: 102 – Blood Sport & White American’s Obsession w/ Guest Crumb

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we spoke with Crumb of CrumbTV on Blood Sport and White America’s pleasure for cruelty and suffering. The cruel Elizabethan and Jacobean animal sport became Anglo-American pass time sport that reveals the darker aspect of their personality trait and mental disorder. The public exhibition of barbarous sports can be traced back to the Romans, to the maltreatment of slaves and what we are witnessing in the world of Boxing and MMA.

We talk about the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight in all its complexities and details.

Feb 17

Necessary Blackness Ep: 101 – Who Killed Malcolm X?

After the airing of the explosive documentary, “Who Killed Malcolm X?” on Nexflix many viewers are wondering, did the FBI had its hand in the infamous assassination of controversial Black leader and activist or was an inside job carried out by his former brothers in the Nation of Islam? or could it have been both? In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz gives his opinion without revealing the explosive and new discovery that was unearthed in the latest documentary. Shabazz goes further to question why crucial questions were not asked or information not reported in the movie.

If you have yet to see the documentary, its airing now on Netflix.

Feb 07

Necessary Blackness Ep-100 – Minister Server: Hip-Hop Beyond Entertainment & Kalonji Changa Speaks on Gayle King & Jay-Z ‘Superbowl Sit In’

 

To Celebrate our 100th episode we brought together Minister Server to talk about ‘Hip-Hop Beyond Entertainment’ and how it has the potential to change the political landscape. Also, joining us in the studio, Kalonji Changa gives his opinion on the infamous Gayle King interview with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie and why her line of questions was problematic and absurd.

 

 

Jan 30

Necessary Blackness Ep: 99 – Kobe Bryant: The Black Mamba Mentality

We do more than pay tribute to a legend, father and husband in this episode. We discuss the impact and lives touched by Kobe Bryant as well as what his tragic death means to us. We offer our condolence to the Bryant family as well as the family of all those who perished during that fateful day.

 

Jan 23

Necessary Blackness Ep: 98 – The Failure of Integration & Rise of Black Consciousness

 

In honor of Dr. Marting Luther King Jr Day, Rahiem Shabazz talks about the revolutionary aspect of King and how he realized months before his assassination that integration was doing more harm than good. King message of Black economic empowerment is a message seldom echoed and mainstream media focus on non-violent protest is nothing more than a distraction for a man with a dream that is turning into a nightmare.

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Dec 12

Necessary Blackness Ep: 97 – The Greatest Wealth Is Health w/ Minister Enqi

Necessary Blackness Podcast caught up with Minister Enqi to talk about the greatest wealth in the world, which is your health, If you’re not familiar with the brother, Minister Enqi is known as the protege of Dr. Sebi & Master Herbalist, Sports Nutritionist, and Naturopathic Doctor. Enqi spoke in depth about his pathway into the natural healing, dietary, and how all health issues are rooted in the soul. We also got to speak to him about his appearance in the upcoming documentary on Dr. Sebi that is being produced by Nick Cannon.

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Nov 22

Necessary Blackness Ep: 96 – Colin Kaepernick: Race, Class & Power In America

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz speaks about why the bourgeoise elite is not the voice for Black America and why it’s important to call out Stephen A. Smith for his criticism and condemnation of Colin Kaepernick. We have to ask ourselves, why would Stephen A. Smith a prominent Black Man in Sport’s Media talk so harshly about Colin Kaepernick and do everything to undermine his efforts? What is he to gain? Anytime you encounter a Blackman who defends the white power structure with such passion and vigor, you need to watch them.

 

 

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.

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