Category Archive: Prison

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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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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Mar 04

Elementary Genocide Docu-Series Nominated For Sa-Neter TV Award

I feel honored to be nominated for a Sa-Neter TV Award for my contribution to the world of documentary filmmaking. It goes down July, 7th in NYC. The Sa-Neter TV Awards will celebrate our unwavering warriors, undefeated scholars and the best and brightest among us.  

Jan 27

Atlanta Film Screening & Community Dialogue – Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust

Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust Community Dialogue and Film Screening Saturday, January 27. 3:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Rasha Entertainment Inc., will host a screening of Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust. The latest installment of the Elementary Genocide series, produced by journalist and filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz. This powerful documentary continues …

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Jan 07

Necessary Blackness Ep. 45: Black Society (Facebook Live Discussion) w/ Prof. Ed Garnes

Necessary Blackness Podcast returns with the first broadcast for 2018. Rahiem Shabazz is joined by Professor Ed Garnes (Elementary Genocide 1-3) for a Facebook Live discussion where they talked about everything from Black Society to what its like for a Black Professor in a Predominately White Institution (PWI). Shabazz and Garnes  answers many questions from …

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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 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 …

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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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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 …

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