Kristin Henning, an author and advocate for children, joins Rahiem Shabazz in a discussion about her latest book, “The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth.” During their conversation, Kristin sheds light on America’s irrational and unfounded fear of Black youth, which has led to a long history of unjust arrests and wrongful convictions of Black individuals in the country. Shabazz delves into the stories of some of the most infamous cases, including the Scottsboro Boys, Emmett Till, and the Central Park Five. Listeners are encouraged to tune in with an attentive ear to gain a deeper understanding of this important issue.
Feb 13 2023
Jun 26 2020
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.
May 07 2020
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
Nov 04 2019
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.
Apr 17 2019
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/
Mar 14 2019
Necessary Blackness Podcast sat down with Aunt of Elijah Nichols,
The sentencing of Elijah Nichols is a tragedy and reeks with racist implication from Judge Joey
Judge Joey Showalter is known for holding fundraisers and speaking on behalf go local and state Republican candidate and is a staunch
We are asking for everyone to sign the petition and to help in the family fundraising efforts to bring Elijah home.
Feb 07 2019
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
Nov 26 2018
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