Category Archive: Podcast

May 01

Necessary Blackness Ep: 86 Why Black Love Is A Revolutionary Act

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz and guest Goddess Funmi discuss why Black Love Is  A Revolutionary Act, and the dynamics of Black Male / Female relationships. We also discussed the confusion, conflicts and myths when it comes to relationships amongst Black man and woman.   Podcast: Play in new window | …

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Apr 24

Necessary Blackness Ep: 85 Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada, Ghana Talks Royal Return, Reparations and #ADOS

  Rahiem Shabazz sits down one-on-one with the Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada, Ghana to talk about her first visit to Cape Coast – Ghana, inside the slave dungeons at the “door of no return” as a young child. The Ghanaian Princess also discusses the late legendary Grammy and Oscar Winning Superstar, Issac Hayes and …

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Apr 17

Necessary Blackness Ep: 84 – Po Righteous Teacher Talks Childhood Trauma, PTS and Invisible Scars

  In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast we speak with @porighteousteacher about Childhood Trauma, PTS, and Invisible Scars. Pr Righteous Teacher is an award winning, highly credible educator and school leader with special interest in turning around low performing schools in impoverished communities. Teach for America (TFA) Alum and graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School …

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Apr 03

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep- 83 -w/ Blue Pill Speaking On The Untimely Death of Nipsey Hussle

Necessary Blackness Podcast talks with Blue Pill about the senseless killing of rap icon Nipsey Hussle and the Geometrically Ordered Divinity (G.O.D) as it relates to the soul transitioning to the spiritual realm.

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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