Category: School

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.

Necessary Blackness Ep: 105 – CPS Legal Kidnapping of Black Children: Is Your Child Next?

 

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we speak with Bekura Wallah Shabazz about Child Protective Services (CPS) illegal kidnapping of her granddaughter Sevyn and how they ignored the law, violate constitutional rights and fabricated evidence with a brazen arrogance totally without fear of reprimand, reprisal or consequences for their illegal actions.

We talked about how Black children are being taken away from their parents by CPS far more often than white children, reflecting a racial disparity in the system that harks back to the days when African children were kidnapped from their homeland and parents to be brought to America. We discussed the financial incentive to placed children in foster care and why transracial adoption is harmful to black children.

 

The foster care system is just a holding place for children until they are old enough to go to prison. One of the earlier founders of Child Welfare now known as the Foster Care system was Charles Loring Brace, a racist Neanderthal who stated: “the purpose was to prevent these dangerous classes from exploding into rage against the rue of capital”. The premise of foster care has not changed and is a national crisis for all to be concerned about

Event Alert: Medu Bookstore (Greenbriar Mall)

 

Rahiem Shabazz will appear at Medu Bookstore on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 for a Meet & Greet. He will also debut the trailer to his forthcoming documentary, Contraband Flesh: The True Story of AfricaTown.

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 of Education’s Institute of Urban School Leaders; Blackburn went on to become an Atlanta Public Schools Semi-Finalist for District Wide Teacher of the Year. Awarded by Fulton County Government for founding a community wide literacy initiative that promoted the need and love for literacy in early childhood education in communities where the schools were at risk for government take-over.

Support Po Righteous Teacher To Fight For Educational Equity: https://po-righteous-teacher-for-da-kids.myshopify.com/

 

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 white frat party against 3 aggressors. The 18-year old was attending college and was a proud father to a newborn baby before being handed a 45 year sentence.

The sentencing of Elijah Nichols is a tragedy and reeks with racist implication from Judge Joey Showwalter, who sentenced Dustin Lee Moore, who attended the same school, to 2 months for killing a student during a hazing. However, Elijah will have to serve a 45 year suspended sentence for defending himself against 3 white students at a frat party. Mr. Showwalter seems to always use his discretion coupled with leniency when the defendant is White but, impose the maximum amount of sentence to Black defendants. When a freshman was busted on campus for selling marijuana, ecstasy and cocaine, Mr. Showwalter used the mercy of the court despite the defendant being found with $25,000 in cash and a 9mm gun which was found during a search of his on-campus apartment.

Judge Joey Showalter is known for holding fundraisers and speaking on behalf go local and state Republican candidate and is a staunch support of President Donald Trump. Many believe the sentencing of Elijah to 45 years is symbolic to Trump being the 45th President of the United States.

We are asking for everyone to sign the petition and to help in the family fundraising efforts to bring Elijah home.

Petition: https://www.change.org/p/ralph-s-northam-justice-for-elijah-nichols

GoFundMe:
https://www.gofundme.com/n5h2p-attorney-fees-for-elijah-nichols

Necessary Blackness Ep:78 Cory Booker: The Rising Star of the Democratic Party?

Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep:78

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. He frequently speaks about reducing the racial wealth gap between blacks and whites.

But, the city of Newark was an emblem of poverty under his watch for 6 years. He is known to rub elbows with the wealthy and elites of society and many consider him a camera hog.

Necessary Blackness Podcast explores Corey’s history and ask the pertinent questions on whether he will deliver the tangibles for Black America in 2020. Listen and leave us a comment on your thoughts

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Necessary Blackness Ep; 69 The Historical Ties Between Chattel Slavery & America’s Ivy League University

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz explores the relationship between chattel slavery and America’s oldest and elite colleges. We discuss the ownership of slaves by university leaders, slave auctions being held on campus and how slavery was part of the curriculum at many colleges. All of this was done to reinforce their racist notion of whites being superior and black inferior.

Necessary Blackness Ep. 68- From The Prison Yard To Harvard Yard with Andre Norman

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits dowin with Andre Norman, who is known to many as The Ambassador Of Hope, Andre’s experience and expertise is what empowers him to help people turn their situation around. Andre travels around the world to serve as a mentor and listening ear for so many in need. He has made an impact working in the countries of Honduras, Bahamas, Sweden, Guatemala, Liberia & Trinidad. With inclusion being the center of his solution based efforts.

From illiteracy to gang activity, Andre’s childhood prepared him for nothing less than a life of crime and violence. This behavior eventually led Andre to be sentenced to over 100 years in prison. A natural-born leader, he quickly rose to the top of the prison gang where he managed gang activities from within the confines of a maximum security prison. During his 2 year stay in solitary confinement. Andre had an “epiphany” and he made the decision to turn his life around. He had a simple dream, attend Harvard University and become successful.

 

 

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