Tag Archive: Necessary Blackness 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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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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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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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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May 10

Necessary Blackness Ep. 18 – They Told Me Not To Tell: A Tale of Modern Day Slavery

In this week on Necessary Blackness Podcast, we sit down with Antoinette Harrell a genealogist, activist and peonage detective to discuss the brutal treatment, rape and dehumanizing conditions at the now closed, Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida. Antoinette, details the harrowing and ugly truth of a school now existing in obscurity in …

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