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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For people of color, “civility” is often a means of containing them, preventing social mobility and preserving the status quo. by KAREN GRIGSBY BATES

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.

In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Ala. No one was ever held to account. We return to the town where it happened, searching for new leads in an old story.

When Colin Kaepernick stopped standing for the national anthem at NFL games it sparked a nationwide conversation about patriotism and police brutality. Black athletes using their platform to protest injustice has long been a tradition in American history. In this episode, we tap in our friends at Throughline to explore three stories of protest that are rarely told but essential to understanding the current debate: the heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, the sprinter Wilma Rudolph, and the basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.

This week, we delve into the hidden history of “blackening up” in popular culture — from a certain iconic cartoon mouse’s minstrel past to Instagram models trying to pass as black

Jada Pinkett-Smiths Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, is now more than 20 episodes into its first season. Every week, she and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and daughter Willow Smith, sit down for discussions on often complex and emotional topics. This season alone has covered mental health, race relations, addiction, divorce, and forgiveness.

This week, we’re uncovering the stories behind three American Anthems. First, we hear from two musical greats about their respective versions of “Fight the Power.” Next, we learned about the transformation of the children’s choir staple, “This Little Light of Mine.” Finally, we took a trip down “Whittier Blvd.”

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I done told you babe, I didn't tell you no lie I want some of your custard pie. You gotta gimme some of it. You gotta gimme some of it.... CUSTARD PIE by Sonny Terry.
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