Category Archive: Podcast

Sep 20

Necessary Blackness Ep. 37: Helping Inmates Get “Free On The Inside”

  Necessary Blackness Podcast sit down with Jen Nicole to talk about the compelling story of Eccentrich Richardson, who is a poet, writer and cultural-arts programmer in Pompano Beach, Fla., who somehow finds the time to save the world in her spare time. Her “Free on the Inside” program goes inside Florida’s toughest prisons and …

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Sep 19

Necessary Blackness Podcast 36: Jason Stockley Not Guilty Verdict: How Did It Happen?

Necessary Blackness Podcast host Rahiem Shabazz and co-host Ashton Breon talk about the unjustified acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith. Stockley, shot Smith after he suspected him of making a drug deal. Smith fled from officers trying to arrest him. Stockley, 36, testified he felt he was in danger because …

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Sep 13

Necessary Blackness Ep. 35: Armelia Cartier Talks Activism, Volunteerism, The Black Women & DACA

  Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down Amelia Cartier to discuss Activism, Volunteerism, The Black Women and DACA. Ms. Cartier works tirelessly to improve the lives of youth and women in Atlanta through sacrifice and contribution. This public servant and community activist, who grew up gang-related in LA, recognizes the importance of standing in the gap and …

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Sep 06

Necessary Blackness Ep. 34 ‘The Business Bully’ w/ Dave Anderson

  Necessary Blackness Podcast goes 1-on-1 with Dave Anderson of ‘The Business Bully” Podcast. Mr. Anderson answers the tough questions that lingers in the minds of those who want to possess the entreprenurial spirit, and are serious about starting their own business. With over 25 years of business, the best selling author and celebrity coach …

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Aug 31

Necessary Blackness Ep. 33 Hurricane Amerikka w/ Guest Kalonji Changa

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with Kalonji Changa of the FTP Movement and Urban Survival Preparedness Institute (USPI) to discuss the importance of surviving a disaster and what are some of the solutions one can employ when in dire need. Kalonji also highlights why it’s important to join organizations such as Mama’s Army and USPI, …

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Aug 25

Necessary Blackness Ep. 32 – Tribute To Dick Gregory #RIP

This episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast is a tribute to our beloved brother Dick Gregory, who made his transition and now is in the spiritual realm with the ancestors. Dick Gregory, the legendary comedian and civil rights icon rose to fame in the 1960s, and devoted his entire life to protesting injustice against Blacks. He …

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Aug 09

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 31: Wilmington On Fire The Massacre of 1898

  The Wilmington On Fire documentary, explores the Wilmington massacre of 1898, which was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party. This event was the springboard for the White Supremacy Movement and Jim Crow Segregation throughout North Carolina and the …

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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 19

Necessary Blackness Ep. 29: Michael Imhotep Speaks About St. Louis Riots & Red Summer of 1919

  In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with Michael Imhotep (The African History Network). Michael Imhotep is a talk show host, researcher, lecturer and writer covering politics and pertinent issues facing Black America. Michael Imhotep discusses African-American resistance in the era of Donald Trump, voters suppression, reparation and how elections …

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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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