Tag: Rape

Necessary Blackness Ep: 76 R. Kelly Hiding In Plain Sight

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”.

Necessary Blackness Ep. 62 – Marcia Speaks on Pop Culture & Black America

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz sits down with  Marcia of “Civil Rights & Civil Wrongs” to discuss pop culture and the latest development in Black America. We discussed everything from 50 Cent’s ordeal with Papoose and Remy Ma to the rightful deserved blacklash rapper GlockkNine is receiving for stating he doesn’t want any dark-skinned children.  We also spoke in-depth about Charlamagne Tha God openly admitting to giving a woman spanish fly and having sex with her although she was incoherent and drunk, as well as the latest situation the radio host is facing from a 20 year old incident.

In the Black America’s latest news, a former police chief in a Southern Florida suburb has been indicted for pressuring his officers to pin crimes on any African American with “somewhat of a record” to keep the crime stats in his jurisdiction perfect.

Necessary Blackness Ep. 56 – America’s Favorite Dad vs America’s Favorite Rapist

In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we discuss the guilty verdict of Bill Cosby and how the guilty verdict is more about dismantling his legacy then it is about the rape charges. The Bill Cosby verdict is warfare by legal means. Cosby had money, but he didn’t have power. White supremacy has arbitrary power to disregard the law, Cosby became a victim of that law. This is not to say Cosby is not guilty of rape or to disregard victims of sexual assault, it’s more about how the system works.

Necessary Blackness Ep. 18 – They Told Me Not To Tell: A Tale of Modern Day Slavery

Necessary Blackness, Rahiem Shabazz, Podcast

In this week on Necessary Blackness Podcast, we sit down with Antoinette Harrell a genealogist, activist and peonage detective to discuss the brutal treatment, rape and dehumanizing conditions at the now closed, Arthur G. Dozier Reform School in Marianna, Florida. Antoinette, details the harrowing and ugly truth of a school now existing in obscurity in the minds of society, except for those who endured the hardship.

In part 2 of the mini-series, Necessary Blackness speaks with Johnny Lee Gaddy a former student at Arthur G. Dozier Reform School. After walking in the shadow of silence for 50 years, Mr. Gaddy decided to tell his story in his new book, “They Told Me Not To Tell”.