Jul 18

Necessary Blackness Ep. 62 – Marcia Speaks on Pop Culture & Black America

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with  Marcia of “Civil Rights & Civil Wrongs” to discuss pop culture and the latest development in Black America. We discussed everything from 50 Cent’s ordeal with Papoose and Remy Ma to the rightful deserved blacklash rapper GlockkNine is receiving for stating he doesn’t want any dark-skinned children.  We also spoke in-depth about Charlamagne Tha God openly admitting to giving a woman spanish fly and having sex with her although she was incoherent and drunk, as well as the latest situation the radio host is facing from a 20 year old incident.

In the Black America’s latest news, a former police chief in a Southern Florida suburb has been indicted for pressuring his officers to pin crimes on any African American with “somewhat of a record” to keep the crime stats in his jurisdiction perfect.

Jun 29

David Banner Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To Be Equal To White People

David Banner explains why he doesn’t want to be equal to White people in the award-winning docu-series Elementary Genocide. Available at www.ElementaryGenocide.com

Jun 21

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 61 Racial Trauma In The Lives of Black Children w/ Blue Pill

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with Blue Pill to discuss the racial trauma we find presents in the lives of Black Children, as well as the migration separation policy implemented by the Trump administration that is affecting the lives of migrant children. In this intense and thoughtful conversation, Blue Pill peels back the cultural and political layers of America and boldly predicts the decision to separate children from their family who crosses the border, will be reversed because of the international outcry.

Jun 06

Necessary Blackness Ep; 60: Black Empowerment & Minority Issues w/ Joel NR Powell

Necessary Blackness Podcast covers the situation with Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr, who was unarmed and gunned down by the police in Florida. To add insult to injury no only were the officers not charged in the brutal murder, but a jury awarded the deceased family $4. $1 for funeral expenses, and $1 for each child’s “loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance and … mental pain and suffering.” They found the cops 1% liable and the deceased 99% responsible for his own death.

In the 2nd half of this episode, we talked to Joel NR Powell, the noted disc jockey, creator of Ninja Ryders Sound and author to discuss his book, Black Empowerment & Minority Issues. The 7 chapter book speaks in depth about the adversity that visible minorities often face in today’s society. The book was given a well received article write up, featured in Toronto Life Magazine, that was written by acclaimed Canadian Journalist Jan Wong.

 

May 31

Necessary Blackness Ep: 59 Kim Kardashian Uses Her Privilege of Whiteness To Attack Rapper RhymeFest

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we talk with journalist, radio personality and host of Civil Rights & Civil Wrong, Marcia Leavy about how Kim Kardashian uses her privilege of whiteness to attack Rapper Rhymefest, while attempting to attach herself to Black Culture. The situation concerning Roseanne Barr referring to the former senior advisor of former president Barak Obama to ‘Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes”.

 

 

May 23

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 58 – Colonialism Is Bad For Your Health

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with Iyapo Moyende Ngina to discuss how “Colonialism Is Bad For Your Health” and how as Afrikans we are not predisposed to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer, but it’s our social conditions, which leads us to a certain level of powerlessness  that are the primary conditional factors to our health outcome. Iyapo goes deep into how the society in which we live in and cultured in that leads to health disparities.

May 23

3 Black Actresses Arrested And Assaulted For Using Bathroom At Houston’s, T.I. Calls For Boycott

Houston Restaurant in Atlanta is in the news again, but this time it’s for engaging in racist treatment and physical assault after a police officer dragged three black actresses out of the restroom, through the restaurant and thrown outside in the bushes. Atlanta’s rapper and activist, T.I. has called for a boycott of the restaurant chain in response to the incident that landed the women in jail with one of them suffering injuries including a black eye. Brittany Marie Lucio, Asia’h Sharrell Epperson (American Idol, Greenleaf) and Erica Walker say they were assaulted by an Atlanta police officer, Jay Guzman, who moonlights as a security guard at the restaurant. The ladies reportedly entered the restaurant after it was closed to use the bathroom. The officer admits he grabbed Lucio by the wrist and tried to “lead” her out the back door, but the video footage paints a much more violent picture of the ladies being man-handled and their attorney insists the officer threw them into the bushes.

 

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May 12

Necessary Blackness Ep. 57: How Tarik Edmonson Frank Lucas The Sneaker Game

Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz, Tarik Edmonson, Nagast Sneakers,

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with special guest, Tarik Edmonson to talk about the uphill battle in getting “Urban Air Freshener” into a national distribution chain and linking up with Ed Hardy only to be left out the deal. Not one to be discouraged or dismayed by their underhand tactics, Tariq used the internet to his advance and was able to catapult his business and expanding the reach of his brand. It wasn’t long after he started laying the groundwork for Negast Sneakers Footwear. The most prominent lines are “The Marcus Garvey Shoe and The Nat Turner “African Runner Shoe”. “These two shoe styles embody the total essence of our rich and proud heritage. By naming our shoes after such influential Leaders, this will evoke dialog and pride that will allow future generations to continue to learn more about Black History”, states the owner and founder Tarik. In this episode, you’ll learn how the fashion-forward entrepreneur is keeping the money circulating in the community, by offering a profit-sharing model to help enrich those who are looking to make money and celebrate their culture at the same time.

May 02

Necessary Blackness Ep. 56 – America’s Favorite Dad vs America’s Favorite Rapist

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we discuss the guilty verdict of Bill Cosby and how the guilty verdict is more about dismantling his legacy then it is about the rape charges. The Bill Cosby verdict is warfare by legal means. Cosby had money, but he didn’t have power. White supremacy has arbitrary power to disregard the law, Cosby became a victim of that law. This is not to say Cosby is not guilty of rape or to disregard victims of sexual assault, it’s more about how the system works.

Apr 24

Necessary Blackness Ep.55: Dr. Obari Discuss Mental Health Stigma, Black Manhood & Dynamics of Relationship

Necessary Blacks Podcast got a chance to catch up with Dr. Obari to discuss the stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community. We discuss how to understand and cope with a love one who is facing these conditions. The image of being strong disinclines people from showing vulnerability, which impedes the process to get the necessary help. Plus, the inherent distrust due to medical racism and inequality in care when it comes to Black folks. Dr. Obari also talks about his book, “Lady’s Man: Conversation For Young Black Men About Manhood & Relationships.

Dr. Obari will be at the Shrine of The Black Madonna tonight 4/24 at 6pm to discuss “Teaching Young Black Men To Value Women”

 

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