Tag Archive: Rahiem Shabazz

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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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 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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Jan 30

Kamala Harris: Criminal Justice Reformer or Defender of the Status Quo

After announcing her presidency for the United States, Kamala Harris is being questioned on her past record on mass incarceration as San Francisco’s district attorney and then as California’s attorney general. Most of her policies affected Black Americans and now she has to answer for her punitive-law-and order mentality. Those who experienced her wrath first …

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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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Dec 12

Necessary Blackness Ep 75: Remembering The Surrender: “The Cops Gave Me The Guns”

In this episode, Shams Da Baron recalls the days of growing up in the South Bronx with his partner Larry Davis, police corruption in the ’80s and infamous shoot-out with NYPD. Shams also discuss the first prison visit with Mr. Davis, their aspirations of in the music industry and ultimately the death of Larry in …

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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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