Jan 09 2019
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”.
Jul 18 2018
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.
May 02 2018
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.
May 10 2017
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”.