Jul 05

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 26 Are You In A Polygamist Relationship?

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz, Goddess Funmi and Ashton Breon discuss the subject of Polygamy and how most woman are in a Polygamist relationship and don’t even know it.

The cultural relativity of Polygamy as practice is Africa, where a man would marry for social status and, more importantly, for economic gains, The practice was seen as an economic necessity, since multiple wives and their children provide unpaid labor in farm fields. Historically, the first wife helped choose her co-wives, because new brides essentially became her coworkers.

Here are a few reason for the practice of Polygamy.

  • Increase the probability of children, particularly when a wife is barren or gives birth to a female children only.

  • Increase the labor supply within a kinship network.

  • Deal with the “problem” or surplus women.

  • Expand the range of a man’s alliances so he is able to maintain or acquire a position of leadership.

 

Jun 30

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 25: Zaza Ali: Plagues of Dysfunction

ZaZa Ali, Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz

Author, Activist and Avid Student, ZaZa Ali returns to Necessary Blackness Podcast to talk about her latest book, ‘Plagues of Dysfunction’. Throughout the discussion, ZaZa gives her insight on the madness plaguing Black America and the solutions, we can employ to counter the onslaught of many of society’s social ills.

Jun 28

Necessary Blackness Ep. 24: Do Black Celebrities Have A Financial Obligation To The Black Community?

Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz, the Goddess Funmi and Ashton Breon sit down to discuss ‘Do Black Celebrities Have A Financial Obligation To The Black Community’. The trio also discuss Stevie Wonder’s comments about Black Lives Mattering when we stop Black-on-Black crimes.

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Jun 21

Necessary Blackness Ep. 23: Fatherhood: A Son’s Hero & Daughter’s First Love

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz and Queen Funmi talks Fatherhood and what it means to Black America, the myth and lies that were debunked about Black fathers and the importance of the extended family.

According to the CDC 67% of Black dads who don’t live with their children see them at least once a month. Compared to 59% of White dads and 32% of Hispanics dads.

This episode explores the root of absentees fathers, which is due to racism, poverty and mass incarceration. From the Homestead Act of 1862 to the red-lining of Chicago.

 

 

Jun 07

Necessary Blackness Ep: 22 – The High Price I Had To Pay 4

Brandi Davis, Necessary Blackness Podcast

 

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with Brandi Davis to talk about her time in prison and the cautionary tale she espouse to educate the youth ,so they don’t get caught up in the drug culture and lifestyle.

Brandi Davis was raised in a middle class community in Detroit. Despite being a first time, non-violent offender in the drug trade, Brandi was sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison.

Since her release, Davis has been gainfully employed and reunited with her son. She has garner media attention with her telling and poignantly written book, “The High Price I Had To Pay”.

Brandi Davis, seeks to continue education the youth about the perils of the underworld and how to live a positive lifestyle, by impacting others through her recently released book and upcoming speaking engagements.

She can be reached via Instagram at @FreePrettyGirls and on Facebook at Brandi Davis

 

 

Jun 05

Necessary Blackness Ep. 21: Bill Maher ‘Gets No Pass’

 

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz discuss why Bill Maher’s apologizing for his use of the “N” word is not enough. Within the past few days, Bill Maher’s name became one of the hottest trending topics on social media for his blatant disrespect and his casual use of the most derogatory term to describe a person of African descent.

But, what s more alarming is the number of individuals who came to Mr. Maher’s defense such as Eric Michael Dyson, Larry King and others. However, individuals comedian D.L. Hugley and Chance The Rapper are opposed to giving Bill Maher’s a pass and are calling for his immediate firing from the HBO network.

 

May 31

Necessary Blackness Ep. 20 Black Power or Gun Powder

 

In this episode, we discuss the recent killings of Black men by white racist supremacist who are encourage by the current administration occupying the White House. From the killing of Tamir Rice, to the race soldier execution of unarmed Black men in the streets.

May 14

Necessary Blackness Ep. 19: They Told Me Not To Tell Pt. 2

 

In part 2 of the mini-series, Necessary Blackness speaks with Johnny Lee Gaddy a former student at Arthur G. Dozier Reform School. After walking in the shadow of silence for 50 years, Mr. Gaddy decided to tell his story in his new book, “They Told Me Not To Tell”. Necessary Blackness goes one-on-one with Mr. Gaddy to talk about his quest for justice and how we can help him. Johnny Lee’s will to survive is a testament to his strength and courage. Now let’s help to tell his story.

May 10

Necessary Blackness Ep. 18 – They Told Me Not To Tell: A Tale of Modern Day Slavery

Necessary Blackness, Rahiem Shabazz, Podcast

In this week on Necessary Blackness Podcast, we sit down with Antoinette Harrell a genealogist, activist and peonage detective to discuss the brutal treatment, rape and dehumanizing conditions at the now closed, Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida. Antoinette, details the harrowing and ugly truth of a school now existing in obscurity in the minds of society, except for those who endured the hardship.

In part 2 of the mini-series, Necessary Blackness speaks with Johnny Lee Gaddy a former student at Arthur G. Dozier Reform School. After walking in the shadow of silence for 50 years, Mr. Gaddy decided to tell his story in his new book, “They Told Me Not To Tell”.

Apr 26

Necessary Blackness Ep. 17: Dhoruba Bin Wahad – Militarized Policing & State of Black America

Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Necessary Blackness

This Wednesday, (4.26.17) at 6 PM on Necessary Blackness Podcast, Dhoruba Bin-Wahad former Black Panther Party, Black Liberation Army and also political prisoner, discusses the Militarized Policing of America, the state of Black America and the Stealth History of Revisionism.

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