Category Archive: Arrested

Sep 05

Necessary Blackness Ep. 68- From The Prison Yard To Harvard Yard with Andre Norman

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits dowin with Andre Norman, who is known to many as The Ambassador Of Hope, Andre’s experience and expertise is what empowers him to help people turn their situation around. Andre travels around the world to serve as a mentor and listening ear for so many in need. He has made an …

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Aug 29

Necessary Blackness Ep: 67 Tracey D. Syphax Talks Criminal Reform, Investment, Re-Entry & Million Dollar Game

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with Tracey D. Syphax who is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and activist to talk about criminal reform, re-entry, investment and how to tap into the million dollar game. Mr. Syphax talks about why he felt the need to develop a culturally responsive course to help returning citizens to become an …

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Aug 15

Necessary Blackness Ep: 65 – When Boycotting Is Not Enough….

There has been a long history of contention between Korean business and Black customers and employees. Most famous was Latasha Harlins, Latasha Harlins, a 15-year-old who was fatally shot by 51-year-old Korean store owner Soon Ja Du in 1991. After a scuffle over orange juice, Du killed Harlins as she was walking away. She served no jail …

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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 …

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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 …

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Apr 23

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 54 – Community Building & Boycotting Starbucks

Starbucks Boycott

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast we talk with community activist Kalonji Changa to discuss the community building and the recent fiasco with Starbucks and whether boycotting is the only alternative. Subscribe to Necessary Blackness Podcast Youtube Page & Don’t Miss Another Episode Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | …

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Mar 21

Necessary Blackness Ep. 51 – Black Voice In Black News

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we offer valuable insight on everything from race relationship, pop culture to politics, and issues that matter to Black people. This episode is hosted by Rahiem Shabazz and the special guest is Shannon Young.   Subscribe to Necessary Blackness Podcast Youtube Page & Don’t Miss Another Episode Podcast: …

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Jul 26

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 30 – From FBI Fugitive To Freedom

  Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with Malik Wade to discuss his book “Pressure: From FBI Fugitive To Freedom”, which explores his brutally honest description of his descent into the underworld, his years as a FBI fugitive, his incarceration, and his ultimate redemption. Most individuals are not aware of the extreme damage wrought by decades …

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Jul 12

Necessary Blackness Ep. 28: Political Prisoner Advocacy w/ Thutmose Sankara

When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.” – Ho Chi Minh   Political Prisoners are the vanguards of the movement that possesses the willingness to die for the liberation of their people. When we look at the glaring incongruity between democracy and capitalist America and how Blacks are treated, we …

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Jun 07

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

  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. …

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