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 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.
To Celebrate our 100th episode we brought together Minister Server to talk about ‘Hip-Hop Beyond Entertainment’ and how it has the potential to change the political landscape. Also, joining us in the studio, Kalonji Changa gives his opinion on the infamous Gayle King interview with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie and why her line of questions was problematic and absurd.
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.
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.
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.
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 hand are implying she is not the criminal justice reformer Black America is looking for. The criticism she received thus far on her policies are warranted and must be answered.
But, more importantly she has not specifically stated, what she will do for Black America. No longer is the Black vote to be taken for granted, we are asking for tangibles in 2020
Necessary Blackness Podcast explores Kamala Harris’ record on mass incarceration and the hyper-criminalization of Black men and her voting record while Senator. #Tangibles2020
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 Kelly. We also discuss the searing 6-part series “Surviving R. Kelly”.
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 prison.
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