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Necessary Blackness: Ep 140 The Social Contract is Broken and Void

Necessary Blackness Podcast caught up with Community Activist and Award-Winning Author, Kimberly Latrice Jones to discuss her latest book, How Can We Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged where she goes in depth about the economic disparities Black Americans have faced for generations and offers ways to fight against a system that is still rigged.

Before there was Barak Obama, there was Harold Washington, before Harold Washington there was Rudy Lozano.

Social Justice Warrior, Kimberly Latrice Jones gives us a history lesson on the great visionary Rudy Lozano, and talks about his unwavering dedication to amplifying the peoples voice, his assassination and the vision he set forth for others to follow. 

With the upcoming 37th year anniversary of the MOVE Movement bombing, Kimberly recalls the Philadelphia based group quest for justice and why its important to keep Mumia’s name alive.

Necessary Blackness Ep: 109 Author P.S. Divine Talks Survival Preparedness, Police Brutality & Martial Arts


Necessary Blackness Podcast interviews author and martial artist P.S. Divine about his urban crime and suspense thriller, “Baby Bye”.  We also talked about survival preparedness and why it’s important for Black society to be prepared to grow our own food, defend ourselves, and if necessary to live off the grid. We also discuss the original of martial arts and how it has its origin in West Africa.


Necessary Blackness Ep; 60: Black Empowerment & Minority Issues w/ Joel NR Powell

Necessary Blackness Podcast covers the situation with Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr, who was unarmed and gunned down by the police in Florida. To add insult to injury no only were the officers not charged in the brutal murder, but a jury awarded the deceased family $4. $1 for funeral expenses, and $1 for each child’s “loss of parental companionship, instruction, and guidance and … mental pain and suffering.” They found the cops 1% liable and the deceased 99% responsible for his own death.

In the 2nd half of this episode, we talked to Joel NR Powell, the noted disc jockey, creator of Ninja Ryders Sound and author to discuss his book, Black Empowerment & Minority Issues. The 7 chapter book speaks in depth about the adversity that visible minorities often face in today’s society. The book was given a well received article write up, featured in Toronto Life Magazine, that was written by acclaimed Canadian Journalist Jan Wong.


Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep: 40 Conversation With Cavario


Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with Cavario H for a candid conversation on decision-making process, the realization of one’s authentic self and the radical process of being self-aware. We also discussed his daily Instagram Live talk titled, #ConversationWithCavario. The noted author took out a few moments to talk about his illustruous career as a journalist, while recounting the many books he composed such as the highly poplular autobiography, Raised By Wolves: Inside The Life & Mind of A Guerilla Hustler, and Old Gangsters & Young Guns.



Necessary Blackness Podcast Ep. 25: Zaza Ali: Plagues of Dysfunction

ZaZa Ali, Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz

Author, Activist and Avid Student, ZaZa Ali returns to Necessary Blackness Podcast to talk about her latest book, ‘Plagues of Dysfunction’. Throughout the discussion, ZaZa gives her insight on the madness plaguing Black America and the solutions, we can employ to counter the onslaught of many of society’s social ills.