Podcasts

Podcast (audio library):

Podcast are ongoing collection audio speeches, interviews and lectures of black elders, professionals, young people and others who are invested in our community. It was conceived as learning tool of the black experience.

The purpose of the podcast is to:

  • Use the audio “Theater of the Mind” to convey blackness.
  • Serve as a voice for our views, advice, affirmations and critique.
  • Enhance existing text articles in our website.
  • Support the oral traditions that are the trademark of black people.

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Peggy Bouva was at home in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam a couple of years ago when she got a call that fascinated her.
The woman on the phone, Maartje Duin, calling from Amsterdam, said she wanted to talk about slavery.
Duin told Bouva that she had done some research into her own family history and found their families shared a connection:
One of Duin’s ancestors had co-owned a plantation in South America where Bouva’s ancestors had been enslaved.


The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated issues that disproportionately affect women. So on this episode, we’re talking to Mikki Kendall — author of the new book, Hood Feminism — about what on-the-ground feminism practiced by women of color can teach us that the mainstream feminist movement has forgotten.


It’s one of the thorniest questions in any theoretical plan for reparations for black people: Who should get them? On this episode, we dig into some ideas about which black people should and shouldn’t receive a payout — which one expert estimates would cost at least $10 trillion.


The video is horrific, and the brutality is stark. But that was the case in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and Minnesota in 2016. This time, though, white people are out in the streets in big numbers, and books such as “So You Want to Talk About Race” and “How to Be an Antiracist” top the bestseller lists. So we asked some white people: What’s different this time?

In the second episode of White Lies, we unravel the story of the events that happened after the Rev. James Reeb’s death: the arrest of three men and the murder trial that followed. In the absence of an official trial transcript, we reconstruct the December 1965 trial using firsthand accounts, news reports and other documents


A new serialized podcast from NPR investigates a 1965 cold case. New episodes every Tuesday starting May 14, 2019

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