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A deep dive is a podcast about us. How we got here and where we might be going. Deepening our understanding of the people and events that connect us, explain us, sometimes divide us. The goal of the podcast is to pique your curiosity and motivate you to want to know more. Through research, archives, and interviews a deep dive will surprise you, amuse you, and sometimes it might even break your heart a little. I hope by the end of each episode you'll know something you didn't know or you'll h ...
 
The Creative Tension podcast explores the history and legacy of Jim Crow segregation. Host, Elliott Robinson provides the missing chapters from American History class, through a mixture of interviews, archival audio and roundtable discussions. Creative Tension also uses open and frank discussions, to dissect how the legacy of Jim Crow is still impacting our world today. Creative Tension explores topics like: Confederate monuments; “The Talk;” Black caricatures (Mammy, Aunt Jemima and JJ Evan ...
 
The church and religion has played and continues to play a big role in the African-American community. Yet, many of us who grew up in the traditional black church do not have an understanding of how our faith evolved under the duress of slavery and discrimination to be and to represent what it does today. The purpose of this broadcast is to provide that background knowledge while also pointing out the dividing line between what is just tradition and true faith in Jesus Christ.
 
Facing History and Ourselves is an organization created in 1976 by educators who believed that instilling intellectual vigor and curiosity goes hand-in-hand with teaching facts and figures. We provide training, professional development, and resources that support the practical needs, and the spirits, of educators worldwide who share the goal of creating a better, more informed, and more thoughtful society. Our podcast series features voices from the Facing History community and encourages cr ...
 
Southern Hollows is home to the dark side of southern history. These true stories, often little known, take you into historical moments and introduce you to historical figures that we ought never forget. Hear stories of the well-known United States history periods like Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Native American Removal, but also stories of the individuals who oppressed and disenfranchised -- and the historical settings that made it possible. If you love challenging stories f ...
 
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We explore the life of Frederick Douglass and his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?” with Public Historian and Founder of History Alive, John W McCaskill. You can find out more about John and History Alive at their website. Website: https://jwmhistoryalive.com FB - https://www.facebook.com/johnwmccaskillhistoryalive IG - https:/…
 
We discuss the inherent pitfalls and flaws in the legal system and how they adversely impact African-Americans. We examine the web created by overcharging defendants to higher bail to plea bargaining and its impact on mass incarceration, as well as the myth of innocent until proven guilty. Plus we look at the danger of how conspiracy charges can be…
 
We discuss how certain law enforcement practices unfairly target, impact and traumatize the African-American community. Also, where and how should our mindset shift to achieve more equitable and flourishing communities. Contact Attorney Gilbert Parris: Law Office of Gilbert Parris: gilbertparrisattorney.com Law Office FB Page: https://www.facebook.…
 
Through slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and even today, the Church has been a place where African-Americans can lead groups, hold elected office and fully participate in organizations. The Church has stood in the gap, where society failed African-Americans. However, the Church can also require and expect a great deal from its leaders and members.…
 
We discuss reimagining rest with “The Nap Bishop,” Tricia Hersey - Founder, The Nap Ministry. How rest has changed during the COVID pandemic and what it will look like in a post sheltering-in world. We also explore what it’s like to attend a nap ministry event as well as and how the concept of rest and napping as resistance to capitalism is being r…
 
In episode 30, Sean chops it up with Jemar Tisby. Jemar is the president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective and the author of The Color Of Compromise (2019). He is also the co-host of the podcast Pass The Mic. Jemar is a PhD student in History at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth …
 
What happens when the things that used to give you joy and inspiration stop delivering? As I wait for new inspiration to arrive I wanted to share some of the moments in dance that have given me enormous pleasure and inspiration from the work of Sankai Juku, to premieres of Mikhail Baryshnikov's Don Quixote and Rudolf Nureyev's The Afternoon of a Fa…
 
In this episode we interview 2X Grammy Award Winner, Speech of Arrested Development. Join us as we his new 3-part documentary 'The N@#&A Factory' which argues that Hip Hop has become a new tool of White Supremacy to monetize black bodies to perpetuate an ideology of black inferiority to a global audience. You can watch the first two parts for free …
 
We are back with part 2 of our conversation with Lavoisier, Sean and Vois amp it up on this episode. Why are blacks demonized for Hip Hop culture, but whites aren't demonized for a billion-dollar a year pornography industry? Is hip hop culture a scapegoat for violence in American culture? What do Donald Trump and 50 Cent have in common? And Vois ma…
 
We sit down w/ Tricia Hersey (“The Nap Bishop”), Founder of The Nap Ministry, to discuss: the origins of The Nap Ministry; rest as a means of resistance to capitalism, white supremacy and the “grind culture;” and, resting as a form of reparations. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenapministry/ Linktr.ee: linktr.ee/thenapministry Facebook: www…
 
In part 1 of our conversation with Lavoisier, Sean and Vois discuss the current state of Hip Hop and whether its overall impact has been harmful or helpful to Black America. They also discuss Joyner Lucas's new single 'Devi's Work', and Vois shares why he believes the legacy of Black freedom fighters aligns closer with modern day conservatism than …
 
We examine the history and current day impact of the stereotype that African-Americans have an obsession with watermelon. We get insight from a roundtable discussion and learn a way to address the watermelon stereotype from the late DC media legend, Petey Greene. For a visual companion to this episode, visit CreativeTension.org. Follow us on Instag…
 
We sit down with Dr. Pellom McDaniels to discuss the history of the “Coon” caricature, from slavery to Stepin Fetchit to JJ from Good Times to modern urban radio. We examine how the Coon continues to shape the way African American men are viewed in the workplace, school and in society. For a visual companion to this episode, visit CreativeTension.o…
 
We have an in-depth conversation with Carlton Mackey, Founder of the “Black Men Smile” movement. What started as a counter-narrative to the tropes surrounding images of Black men, has turned into a platform of both liberation and resistance with over 30k followers on Instagram and multiple components including: apparel, workshops, international tra…
 
Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative has undertaken a massive soil collection process to honor the lives of men, women and children killed by racial violence. We spend time with Allison Bantimba who heads their Fulton County (GA) Remembrance Coalition and explore both the importance of this ceremony and the transformative impact of rememberin…
 
We explore the Brute caricature w/ Pellom McDaniels, PhD. We discuss the origins of the caricature, as well as how it’s been shaped and formed by the sport of boxing and the world of sports. For a visual companion to this episode, visit CreativeTension.org. Follow us on Instagram, FB and Pinterest: @creativetensionpodcast and Twitter @createtension…
 
Dr. Vince Bantu is a professor and PhD with a focus in Semitic and Egyptian languages. His areas of concern include racial reconciliation and multi-ethnic origins of Christianity. Dr. Bantu pulled up to the K.I.N.G. Talks Podcast to discuss the intersection of faith, social justice, and politics--and early Christian roots in Africa.…
 
We speak w/ Jim Crow survivors Elliott Robinson, Jr. and Allen Cromer to explore what it meant to be “banished” from your hometown. We also learn about the random nature of Jim Crow era racial violence and its rigid system of written and unwritten rules. For a visual companion to this episode, visit CreativeTension.org. Follow us on Instagram, FB a…
 
We are joined by Dr. Kimberly Wallace Sanders form Emory University as we explore the mammy caricature in film. We examine Hattie McDaniels’ role as “Mammy,” as well as the movie “The Imitation of Life” and contemporary views regarding the mammy caricature in movies like “The Help” and the Madea franchise. For a visual companion to this episode, vi…
 
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