Tag Archive: Necessary Blackness Podcast

May 23

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 58 – Colonialism Is Bad For Your Health

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with Iyapo Moyende Ngina to discuss how “Colonialism Is Bad For Your Health” and how as Afrikans we are not predisposed to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer, but it’s our social conditions, which leads us to a certain level of …

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May 12

Necessary Blackness Ep. 57: How Tarik Edmonson Frank Lucas The Sneaker Game

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with special guest, Tarik Edmonson to talk about the uphill battle in getting “Urban Air Freshener” into a national distribution chain and linking up with Ed Hardy only to be left out the deal. Not one to be discouraged or dismayed by their underhand …

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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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Apr 23

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 54 – Community Building & Boycotting Starbucks

Starbucks Boycott

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast we talk with community activist Kalonji Changa to discuss the community building and the recent fiasco with Starbucks and whether boycotting is the only alternative. Subscribe to Necessary Blackness Podcast Youtube Page & Don’t Miss Another Episode Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | …

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Mar 28

Necessary Blackness Ep: 52 – Killer Mike Says The NRA Misused His Interview

  In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we discuss hip-hop’s iconic rapper Roxanne Shante’s new movie documenting her career, life struggle and how she overcame adversity. We also look into the case of NFL player Michael Bennett’s indictment for allegedly injuring an elderly paraplegic and if this is payback for his stance against Police …

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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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Feb 07

Necessary Blackness Ep. 49 – Monetizing Gentrification w/ TJ Loftin

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast host Rahiem Shabazz interviews Thomas “TJ” Loftin (Wealth Coach and Speaker) during his stop in Atlanta for the “Monetizing Gentrification” tour.  TJ discusses creative financing and interest-based negotiation skills as well as why its important to preserve wealth in your business and community.   Podcast: Play in new …

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Feb 05

Necessary Blackness Ep. 48 Marcus Garvey vs A. Philip Randolph

  In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we celebrate the work and legacy of Marcus Garvey. We explore the longstanding disagreement in ideologies of Marcus Garvey the Pan-Afrikanist vs A. Phillip Randolph the Socialist. W. E. B. Du Bois, and A. Philip Randolph and several other leaders were quite critical of Garvey, whose objectives …

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Jan 10

Necessary Blackness Ep: 46 Racism In Advertisement, Oprah’s Golden Globe Award Speech & The Controversy Surrounding R&B Singer Ginuwine

​ In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz discusses “Racism In Advertisement” and how this is not a new phenomenon and how it existed for many years. The problem with Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards, the controversy surrounding R&B singer Ginuwine and how the dominant society is trying to decimate Black …

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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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