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.