Category Archive: Podcast

Mar 18

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 82 – Trap History w/ @ARSHAW23

The half-time syncopated rhythms of trap music invaded our eardrums since the late 90’s to the delight of true hip-hop fans. Necessary Blackness Podcast talks with @ARSHAW23 about the stuttering kick drum, the dark ambiance sound, and lyrical content, as well as it’s international appeal. We also spoke about his forthcoming book, “The Birth of …

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Mar 14

Necessary Blackness Ep: 81 – Justice For Elijah Nichols

Necessary Blackness Podcast sat down with Aunt of Elijah Nichols, Kindra Nichols for an exclusive one on one interview. This is the first time the family has spoken out about the injustice faced by their loved one. Elijah Nichols promising career as a football star was derailed after he had to defend himself at a …

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Feb 26

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 80 – Current Event Monday

  Necessary Blackness Podcast Goes Live. I got my co-host Marci Li in the studio. We want to speak to the family and discuss everything happening in Black America. We talk about everything from Jussie Smollett, R. Kelly, Kamala Harris etc., Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google …

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Feb 18

Necessary Blackness Ep: 79 The Long History of Blackface

In 1848 Fredrick Douglass called blackface performers “the filthy scum of white society who have stolen from us a complexion denied to them by nature … to make money and pander to the corrupt taste of their white fellow-citizens.” Necessary Black Podcast talks blackface, Gucci boycott, Floyd Mayweather, Kodak Black and Steve Harvey. We go …

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Feb 07

Necessary Blackness Ep:78 Cory Booker: The Rising Star of the Democratic Party?

Cory Booker is the 4th Democratic Senator and 2nd Black candidate to enter the presidential race. The 49-year-old Booker is known for being a city councilor and then Mayor of Newark, N.J. before heading to the Senate. As the Mayor of the city, he supported affordable housing and championed legislation to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. …

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Dec 05

Necessary Blackness Ep: Curtis Scoon Talks Black, White & Blue Documentary & Copyright Lawsuit Against 50 Cent

  Curtis Scoon talks “Black, white and Blue“, the film that explores the issues of police brutality, social unrest, and why its important that Black documentary films are told through the eyes, ears and words of Black Filmmakers. We also spoke about the lawsuit he filed against 50 Cent over “Power” in addition to past …

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Nov 28

Necessary Blackness Ep: 73 – 8th Annual Ujamaa Fest (The Black Currency Exchange)

#NecessaryBlacknessPodcast talks to Kiyomi Rollins about the 8th Annual Ujamaafest :: The Black Currency Exchange and we also speak with independent filmmaker Santo Moss about his movie “Moving Foward: Past, Present and The Future of Black America. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | …

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Nov 09

Necessary Blackness Ep: 72 Why Racism & Voter Suppression Won In The Governor’s Race In GA

Why Racism & Voter Suppression Won In The Governor’s Race In Georgia. I was a victim of voter suppression from the Suppression-In-Chief Brian Kemp under the command of the Racist-In-Chief Donald Trump. After given a provisional ballot, I learned Brian Kemp is the one who determines if it’s valid or not. Before leaving I was …

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Oct 24

Necessary Blackness Ep: 71 -Gardening While Black: 3 White Woman Accuse Black Community Activist of Stalking & Harassment

Mainstream media interest  have always been to capitalize off our story and plight, but never highlight the solution to pressing issues Black America face. So Community Activist & Gardner Marc Peeples aka Truth of Detroit reached out to Necessary Blackness to explain the fabricated charges levied against him, and why the judge admonished the three …

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Oct 17

Necessary Blackness Ep.70 – Voters Suppression In Georgia

Many are decrying the actions of Brian Kemp who is the Secretary of State for Georgia and his run against Stacey Abrams for the Governor seat. Brian Kemp is trying to suppress the Black votes in Georgia which is an unacceptable act that violates several laws. We are talking about that and more on tonight’s …

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