Tag Archive: Atlanta

Jun 26

Necessary Blackness Ep: 108 – Defunding The Police vs Decentralize The Police

    Necessary Blackness Podcast sat with community activist and 3rd generation freedom fighter Kalonji Changa, to discuss the difference between defunding the police vs decentralizing the police. We spoke about the need for a residency clause and instituting an autonomous community public safety council to control everything from the fire department and EMS. Podcast: …

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Jun 17

Rapper T.I. Speaks on Racial Injustice & Police Brutality

Activist Marcus Coleman and a host of young social justice warriors lead the protest to seek justice for Kendrick Johnson, Jamarion Robinson, Shali Tilson, Anthony Hill, Oscar Cain and so many more victims murdered by Atlanta Police. Rapper T.I. joined the march to the Capitol and spoke about the need to keep the pressure on the establishment and how we forced them to acknowledge the pain and suffering we experienced for years. He ended with advising the protestors of their consumer power and to no longer spend money outside of the community. Rapper T.I was joined on stage by Mysonne and Tamika Mallory of Until Freedom.

Jun 01

Necessary Blackness Ep: 107 Atlanta Uprising- Reporting From The Frontline

  Martin Luther King Jr once stated in an interview, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” This was in 1966 and nothing has changed since he uttered those prophetic words. That language is being heard and spoken in just about every major city in America and has reverberated to several international countries. Atlanta …

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May 21

Necessary Blackness Ep: 106 – Bro. Knowledge Speaks Commerce & Trade

In this episode we caught up with Bro. Knowledge to speak about Commerce & Trade and how we must become our own fiduciary financial advisor when we start our business. We also talked about how the United States is a bankrupt corporation. The flag is a commerce flag, not a national flag. And all the …

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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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Jan 09

Necessary Blackness Ep: 76 R. Kelly Hiding In Plain Sight

Who’s really to blame? Did we enable “the pied piper” of R&B to commit crimes against black women or were we protecting the reputation of a music genius? Join Necessary Blackness Podcast with our host Marci Li to talk in-depth about R. Kelly’s alleged sexual misconduct and whether the black community was complicit in aiding …

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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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Apr 24

Necessary Blackness Ep.55: Dr. Obari Discuss Mental Health Stigma, Black Manhood & Dynamics of Relationship

Necessary Blacks Podcast got a chance to catch up with Dr. Obari to discuss the stigma of Mental Health in the Black Community. We discuss how to understand and cope with a love one who is facing these conditions. The image of being strong disinclines people from showing vulnerability, which impedes the process to get …

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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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