We got some heavy hitters from last week for sure. This has been a week with impactful dialogue from a range of podcasts that should keep you grounded. You are not alone! It is time to tap in on these platforms for sure. Bonnets and Durags Podcast Bonnets & Durags is now dropping on Sundays after Dusk as their new time slot. It is a great way to start the week off. This episode was so raw with conversations with three black mothers and their perspectives of raising children i
Given the times, I think it is important to share my thoughts as a young black man in a country that over the course of its existence displays a disdain for my people. This country was built on the backs of black and brown people. It has people who were stolen away from lands far away to work without getting compensated for their efforts. It is tiresome. It is stressful. It is exhausting. Please read these thoughts. Margaret LaVerne Mitchell. LaTanya Haggerty. Amadou Diallo.
By: Mensa Smith I should introduce myself. My name is MenSa Smith, and I am a proud member of the Black Lives Matter community. I spend a lot of my time speaking to people who will listen about the injustices that black people face, and I try my best to promote any important messages about what goes on in our community through social media. As a black male heterosexual, I understand that I probably have it best out of all black Americans. Often times, the black male heterosex
By: Anthony Ragler July 13, 2013: It’s about 20 of us, turnt up on a Saturday night, trying to figure out which party we’re headed to for the night. Life is good, we’re young, carefree, and fly as fuck…. Then two minutes later, everything crumbles before us. “…Guys, they found that mother fucker Zimmerman not guilty!” Literally every one of us was overcome with the same combination of emotions. The silence between us was only verbal, as the hopelessness on our face spoke for
By: Stephen J. Frias It was over Indian food in Bed-Stuy when I first heard about “Hamilton.” My girlfriend & I were having dinner with some friends & someone brought it up, “Have you heard the Hamilton soundtrack? I need to get tickets.” That question & refrain followed me for months. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t pay any mind to it at first. I didn’t even connect that the same guy who wrote this, also wrote “In the Heights.” I was late to the Hamilton party, but when I finall