Best Africanamerican podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Interviews with Scholars of African America about their New Books
 
African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle
 
AAMBC Radio is a show stopper for all authors and is syndicated on a national on line radio show, reaching thousands of listeners. Launched in 2008 AAMBC has interview hundreds of authors and poets with the mission of exposing all talents. We’ve hosted greats such as Kimberla Lawson Roby, Mary B. Morrison, Mary Monroe, Rosalyn McMillan, and many great talents who have went on to make history. Every Tuesday tune in for our fun, sassy, and hilarious chat as we bring on guest to expose their la ...
 
Political news & commentary from a cultural & right-of-center perspective.
 
A series of interviews with authors of books on African American History that have been published by several University Presses.
 
This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States. (Summary by Alan)
 
This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson’s collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
 
Mapping the American Past (MAAP) illustrates places and moments that have shaped the long history of African Americans in New York City.
 
African American History Month
 
The English Audio Drama New Testament (CAV) is a unique presentation of the Audio Bible with approximately 180 different characters and a digitally recorded sound track with full sound effects. For a list of other available languages go to our website at http://FaithComesByHearing.com. The mission of Faith Comes By Hearing is to bring His Church together and make disciples from every nation, tribe, language, and people: to give every person the opportunity to listen completely through the Ne ...
 
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The Nod
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The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
 
Digital political advocacy elevates this integral civic function by mobilizing constituents through technology
 
Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 910 AM The Superstation WFDF in Detroit on Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at (313) 778-7600. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen to The African History Network Show with Michael Imhotep, Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST on 910 AM in Detroit or around the world online at www.910AMSuperstation.com or by downloading the 910AM App to y ...
 
Listen in to hear about the good, bad and ugly of how black women and girls are treated in the media and the world at large. With occasional guests and exploring other groups this show is for fans of black chicks and diversity in general.
 
The African diaspora is a rich tapestry weaving through the course of time, with not only a strong impact on the American society, but throughout the world. The “Black History” podcast ventures to each week introduce an innovative topic, influential person or present interesting aspects of history related to the African diaspora to those seeking knowledge and enlightenment.
 
Get Black entertainment and politics news, money and beauty advice, and discuss the issues that matter most to the African American community. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
Black Talk Radio Network is the world's largest independent black digital radio and podcasting platform producing content of relevance to African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Visit online @ www.blacktalkradionetwork.com
 
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Black FreeThinkers
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We are here to challenge you to think and live for yourself, not convert you.Copyright © 2011-2018 All rights reserved. Written permission for use or reproduction is required.
 
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Basic Black
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Produced live in WGBH's Studio B, Basic Black features a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. Basic Black: "Victory for Baker | Viral Video from NYC" Fridays at 7:30pm on WGBH 2 Charlie Baker beat the highly touted Democratic ground game to win the Massachusetts Governor’s race. What does his victory mean for communities of color? And later in the show, the viral video that to date has gotten over ...
 
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Sidedoor
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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Tony Cohn sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
The Job Optional Podcast is created for Women of Color who are inspired to start a Small Business on the side of their current 9 to 5 grind. If you have a vision to use your passion to create a profitable Side Hustle, that will give you the Freedom to live Job Optional. Each weekly episode will share actionable steps, key resources and powerful advice to inspire and motivate you and your business to success!
 
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The Stoop
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The Stoop is a podcast about stories from across the Black diaspora. A combination of journalism, and storytelling that focuses on the things that aren't talked about enough.
 
The BAN Radio Literary Program aims to support the African American community and to show people, through the radio show, that African American writers are more than just a niche. We bring wonderful stories to the minds and imaginations of everyone! We have stories to tell, using our voice and our experiences, that cross all races and cultures. Join us on Monday and Wednesday Nights, 8-10 pm EST. BECOME A GUEST ON THE SHOW. Go here to sign up today: http://www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm
 
Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
Welcome to Research at the National Archives and Beyond! This show will provide individuals interested in genealogy and history an opportunity to listen, learn and take action.You can join me every Thursday at 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6 pm Pacific where I will have a wonderful line up of experts who will share resources, stories and answer your burning genealogy questions. All of my guests share a deep passion and knowledge of genealogy and history.My goal is to reach ind ...
 
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Revision Path
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Revision Path is an award-winning design podcast that showcases the world's Black designers, developers, and digital creatives. On each episode, host Maurice Cherry explores the stories, processes, experiences, insights and inspirations of these awesome creators.
 
Ray Grady and Brian Hooks present their 100% uncensored take on the world from the perspective of two powerful and hilarious black men who don't give a f*ck what you think.
 
Raymond Christian's storytelling is born out of his own life experiences: inner city poverty, race relations, military, family, travel, and adventure.
 
Join the pro-gun community of mature (cool) gun owners that have been fighting and surviving in the world of the RKBA for decades. Discover how to speak to a diverse audience with insight and compassion from a former US Marine, law enforcement officer, CIA analyst, and firearms trainer, author, speaker and now Christian pastor, known internationally as the Black Man With A Gun™ that has been in this community since 1991. This podcast (since 2007) shares American history, with a truth you won ...
 
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Black Is
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Dedicated to the Black Experience
 
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Black Girl Squee!
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Inda Lauryn (@indascorner) and Didi (@dustdaughter) celebrate the achievements of and discuss current events pertaining to Black women.
 
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We Leave You This
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Young, black, professional… Tammy & Mike’s last will and testament (don’t worry they aren’t dying) on life, values, culture, and each other. Did we mention they’re married? Join them for their biweekly uncensored, sometimes nerdy, always hilarious conversations and advice.
 
The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Join your host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist as she offers practical tips and strategies to improve your mental health, pulls back the curtain on what happens in therapy sessions, and answers your listener questions.
 
A conversation about being black as told by regular black people.
 
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Smiley & West
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This weekly program from PRI hosted by Cornel West & Tavis Smiley features thought-provoking, intelligent and stimulating conversations. Listen, engage and discuss on www.smileyandwest.com or follow them on Twitter at @tavissmiley and @cornelwest
 
Oral histories and interviews with African Americans who endured the hardships of slavery. These recordings document the first-person accounts of several individuals whose life experiences spanned the period during and after slavery. The podcasts are drawn from several collections in the American Folklife Center Archives, one of the preeminent audio-visual repositories of national and international folklife, history and cultural expressions.
 
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Men's Voice
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The aim of Men's Voiceis to empower and encourage men to take their rightful place in the home, community and ultimately the world. We discuss issues that are relevant to men especially in the black community. The show will officially launch on January 5, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)
 
knowledge, production, performative, & liminality: At the Edge discusses ideas, crossing cultural boundaries to expand ideas about art, writing, knowledge, publishing, and production, while contending with challenges about access, virtual space, political context/challenges, and incursion of cyber cultures.
 
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GeneaBloggers
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GeneaBloggers is a community of genealogists and family historians who augment their passion for genealogy by blogging. We currently have over 2,000 genealogy blogs listed in our blogroll from around the world and have a vibrant and vocal group of people seeking to define what it is to be a genealogist in the 21st century.
 
Writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of current events, pop culture, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities. Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas, digital activist April Reign, Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds, blogger Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, YouTube sensation Evelyn From The Internets, celebrity chefs Trap Kit ...
 
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Naming It
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Naming It features Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill, who explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness. They introduce aspects of counseling psychology that are not commonly thought of, and engage listeners in a conversation about pop-culture and current events in a way that delves deeper, and focuses on how it all impacts on our lives. The Mission of Naming It is to call out the elephant in the room, and to call in the voices of social jus ...
 
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Cinema In Noir
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Unabashed film talk from three mahogany film mavens. Hosted by Candice Frederick, Rebecca Theodore-Vachon, and Kimberly Renee.
 
Add Water and Stir will focus on promoting adoption within communities of color, especially within the African American community. We want to give voice and visibility to families like ours who often seem left out of mainstream adoption conversations. We hope to educate others as we talk about our struggles and triumphs of parenting adopted children. Of course, there will be time for Mimi and ABM will kick it about all kinds of not necessarily adoption related topics as well.
 
An entertaining, informative perspective on the topics of today with a twist of Southern charm
 
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.
 
The Comfort Killers Radio is a platform hosting shows by entrepreneurs, personalities and individuals from all walks of business, culture and lifestyle. For more information visit: http://radio.thecomfortkillers.com
 
Scandalous Beauty is a beauty podcast for Women of Color that features interviews and commentary from top artists and influencers in the industry, plus beauty news and reviews by host Erin Baynham.
 
Conservativeblkwomen aka "Persnicketyblogger" discusses revelent issues in the news.
 
The Purpose of "Black Fathers, NOW!" is to Bring the Village to the Brotha's. That Village is going to come in the form of Wisdom from Inspirational Guests that bring Unique, Relevant and Practical Insight that you can take action on NOW! Also, you can look forward to quick Inspirational messages designed to help you think about life a bit differently. A popular African Proverb states that It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. Well, we typically don't live in villages anymore...but that doesn ...
 
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White people have called the police on African-Americans during everyday activities. We look into the historical reasons authorities are called when white people felt uncomfortable.
 
Welcome Back Interdependence Is In! We learn a lot about life after 50 from our readers. At our events we discuss work, our communities, and of course what’s next. Attend a Next For Me Event If you enjoy our newsletter, please forward it to your friends. New This Week .wp-show-posts-columns#wpsp-1553 {margin-left: -2em; }.wp-show-posts-columns# ...…
 
Jasiri Oronde Smith’s mom knew what she was doing when she chose the first name for her baby boy, the Swahili word for “brave.” That baby grew up to be lauded hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X. As a co-founder of 1Hood Media, a collective of socially conscious activists who utilize art to raise awareness about social justice matters, Jasiri ...…
 
Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is either they were well aware the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the Democratic Party is a party that sincerely cared about Black people. History reveals that every piece of racist legisla ...…
 
Milwaukee aldermen have approved a nearly $3.5 million settlement, related to the former police chief’s policy of routine traffic stops in high-crime areas. Edward Flynn set up the program in hopes that the practice would significantly reduce violent crime. But, the ACLU of Wisconsin filed a federal class action lawsuit last year. The organizat ...…
 
We kinda celebrated 4th of July, lets talk about Lebron, more white people calling the police on African Americans, and what's trending on Twitter.Send us questions you want answered!!
 
(Note: This interview originally aired back in April.) Our guest is Marc Perrusquia, a journalist with the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, where he's worked for the past three decades. Perrusquia has a new book out, a very compelling work of history called "A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rig ...…
 
Asheville native Jackie Grant is now president of the North Carolina Bar Association . She was inaugurated at the NCBA's annual meeting last month. The A.C. Reynolds High School and Western Carolina University graduate is the first woman attorney from Asheville to serve as president of the NCBA, and only the second African-American woman to hol ...…
 
Camille T. Dungy is an award-winning author, poet, editor, and professor. Her work includes the collection of essays "Guidebook to Relative Strangers" and the poetry collections "Trophic Cascade," "Suck on the Marrow," and "What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison." She edited "Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature ...…
 
Back by unpopular demand this week! We talk about unpaid internships, being scared of open water, sci-fi movies, the lack of inclusion in geek culture, and much more! Check out the show notes for more information on this episode’s topics!-Unpaid Internships: https://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/the-privilege-of-the-unpaid-intern/-Thal ...…
 
“The City Too Busy To Hate” wasn’t always the case for Atlanta. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many white residents resented that African-Americans were allowed to integrate and they flocked to the suburbs. They withdrew from public places like pools, parks, and even buses. The beginning of “white flight” had cast a shadow on Atlanta. Now, ...…
 
Most people are either a Democrat by design, or a Democrat by deception. That is either they were well aware the racist history of the Democrat Party and still chose to be Democrat, or they were deceived into thinking that the Democratic Party is a party that sincerely cared about Black people. History reveals that every piece of racist legisla ...…
 
Welcome back to another episode of the VSOP Podcast. This is the fourth episode of our newest series Real v. Fake. In this episode we discuss our favorite African American Actors and Actresses and rank them on a 1 - 10 scale.Hope You Guys Enjoy !!!Intro: VSOP by U.C.BOutro: Popularity by Dom Kennedy
 
We talk to a cave rescue expert who explains the strategies being employed and the challenges the rescue team in Thailand is facing; at least 100 people are thought to have died after record rainfall caused flooding and landslides in western Japan; with Amazon falling under criticism for selling their face recognition technology to law enforcem ...…
 
This week is another episode of the boys' classic series. Jackson and Jacob dive into Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun." This script is a staple in American theatre history. It was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, and has been turned into a famous movie staring Sidney Poitier. Join us ...…
 
7.9.18 580 Live with Danny Jones.Danny starts the week with Buckhannon City Council member Robbie Skinner on the phone to discuss the implementation of a needle exchange program in Upshur County. Danny then touches on President Trump's selection of a new US Supreme Court Justice coming up later tonight, focusing on Amy Coney Barrett and her par ...…
 
Greg Washington is a board member for Mental Health America of Wisconsin, and pastor at Immanuel church in Milwaukee. In this week's episode of MENtal Health Monday, we talk with Greg about dealing with his anxiety personally, the church's view on mental health, and why the mental health stigma is so strong amongst African American men. Greg ca ...…
 
Today on Black Tomatoes, Carla Renata is joined by guest cohost Albert Lawrence to discuss the controversial Boots Riley flick Sorry to Bother You, Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and Whitey Documentary About the Show: Presented by Black Hollywood Live, and hosted by The Curvy Critic Carla Renata and Scott Menzel of WeLiveEntertainment, Black Tom ...…
 
Take a look back at the week of June 30th through July 7th with Rick and Ben. In a world of partisan media follow along as we take a logical look at the headlines of the week. We're like the Sunday paper, only more opinionated with 99.9% less advertising! Please subscribe, rate, and review the show. Comment with your opinions and lets get a con ...…
 
Episode 8: The Rise of Black Women and Gun Ownership Upon the inauguration of President Trump, we have seen an obvious surge in African American gun owners, and one can question if the increase we’ve noticed has been trending upward over the last 30 years. The most dramatic increase we’ve seen are those of women. Black women are among the highe ...…
 
The Conspiracy Horsemen are back to shine the light on Presidents before George Washington and the African American Founding Fathers that have been written out of history books. The conditioning that we've been exposed to throughout our education and the divides it has caused in our society. Why wouldn't we be taught about these men and their c ...…
 
LLITP Segment African American History for THIS WEEK, Birthdays, and Notable Achievements presented by Rodney Williams, who is an educator and social activist. He is one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party for self defense out of Oakland CA. Listen and learn about African American History as Rodney tells it “If you don’t know whe ...…
 
Dr. Dineo Khabele, Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The University of Kansas Medical Center, joins us live in studio for a conversation around cancer, health and the African-American community. The post What is Cancer? appeared first on .
 
After the Civil War, Independence Day shifted from being a white American celebration to a holiday celebrated by African Americans in the states of the former Confederacy. We learn more about the history of celebrating Independence Day from our guest. We also discuss the history of refrigeration and Wisconsin news stories from this week.…
 
(Note: This show first aired back in April.) Our guest is Bruce D. Haynes, a professor in the Department of Sociology at UC-Davis. He's the co-author of a new memoir, "Down the Up Staircase: Three Generations of a Harlem Family," which interestingly blends personal narrative, African-American social history, and the literary and academic cultur ...…
 
It has been a hot week in New Hampshire but the heat has not kept poet hope Jordan Hope from her daily walk on a hiking trail in Canterbury between I-93 and the Merrimack River. All Things Considered host Peter Biello spoke with the poet about her new collection The Day She Decided to Feed Crows . Hope Jordan’s Top Five Reading Recommendations ...…
 
It has been a hot week in New Hampshire but the heat has not kept poet hope Jordan Hope from her daily walk on a hiking trail in Canterbury between I-93 and the Merrimack River. All Things Considered host Peter Biello spoke with the poet about her new collection The Day She Decided to Feed Crows . Hope Jordan’s Top Five Reading Recommendations ...…
 
Dr. James Wadley is on a mission to bring openness and community to those from all walks of life that may otherwise have shied away from stepping forward to get help for themselves or their families. He is an advocate and voice for healing across the world and is passionate about working with both those in the community and training the profess ...…
 
Welcome back to our book group podcast: Reading with Libraries! This week we are discussing African American Fiction. We discuss different genres of books each week, which is both fun and useful to library people doing Reader’s Advisory work. There are so many book genres out there that it’s tough to be an expert on all of them. So we pick a ne ...…
 
This week on Valley Edition, we learn about a new approach the City of Fresno is taking to help the homeless community. We also learn how farmers and farmworkers are being affected by the current crackdown on immigration. Later in the show we learn about the many valley residents who choose to leave this area every year because of poor air qual ...…
 
The Fearless Girl now has some company in New York's male-dominated financial district. Lauren Simmons became the only full-time female floor broker at the New York Stock Echange in March, when she joined Rosenblatt Securities . She's from Marietta, Georgia and a graduate of Kennesaw State University. At 23, Simmons is the youngest trader on th ...…
 
Monica Pearson changed the face of local news in Atlanta in 1975 when she became the first woman and African-American to anchor the evening news on WSB-TV. Pearson went on to cover seven United States presidents, six Georgia governors and a state that nearly doubled in size during her years at the anchor desk. Pearson has told other peoples’ st ...…
 
Many people was marching for immigrants but as African Americans should we participate? Not only has immigration made it harder for people to live but is it necessary to defend this problem. There has been many families separated but what about the violence in the black communities in the USA???
 
Tigers Pitching Coach Chris Bosio Fired For Insensitive Comments.This was recorded after Chris Bosio released his statement to USA Today. Since then this was reported by The Athletichttps://theathletic.com/413630/2018/06/29/sources-chris-bosio-was-fired-for-directing-a-racial-slur-at-a-clubhouse-attendant/Bosio called the attendant, who is Afri ...…
 
Charles Dunagin began his career in Journalism in 1957 as a reporter for the Jackson State Times. In this episode, he remembers covering the story of the first African-American to attempt to enroll at Ole’ Miss, five years before James Meredith. In 1963, Dunagin became the managing editor of the McComb Enterprise-Journal. He shares his memories ...…
 
Part 1 of 3 Interview with Tony Cade, owner of Challenges, Games & Comics. Started out collecting comic books, competing in chess competitions and was captain of chess team since 9yrs. Had a few stores over the years, partnered with Tim Cummings on first comic shop in Poncey-Highlands called Midtown Studios. Then Quantum Comics on Highlands are ...…
 
In honor of CBMA's 10th Anniversary and Juneteenth, this latest podcast episode in our Journey to Radiance multimedia series explores and celebrates African-American heritage, legacy and entrepreneurship through the story of Mama Shekina Shakur and the inception of the healing "Gorilla Life" drink. Listen to hear Mama Shakur explain how she use ...…
 
A timeline of recordings of the American folk instrument known as the "Diddley Bow", a one string instrument found mostly in traditions of Mississippi. They are usually constructed by removing the wire that held old fashioned brooms together, then nailed onto the wall of a house or barn and fitted with a bridge often made from aluminum cans, ro ...…
 
Three Books is Ela Area Public Library’s podcast series where our host (just Becca this time) chats about three popular/favorite books. Our TWO guests this month, Adam Gottlieb and Corey Dillard, talk about poetry, spirituality, Winnie the Pooh, chocolate cake and more! 0:00:28 Guest Introductions 0:04:32 About the Louder than a Bomb Festival 0 ...…
 
Our guest in this episode is Scholar, Activist, Writer, Donna Auston whose work has been covered by national news outlets, including NBC News, and The Huffington Post, and she was named one of the top 100 Muslim Social Justice leaders by MPower Change in 2016. Our conversation touches on politics, acculturation, morality and society, unique com ...…
 
A conversation with Ayesha McGowan, Caroline Misick, and Frankie Brown about diversity and visual representation in cycling. Ayesha McGowan is on a mission to add color and numbers to women's cycling through her journey to become the first African-American professional road cyclist. Caroline and Frankie join us from the Dayton Chapter of the Ma ...…
 
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