This is the extended version of the conversation with Reek Bell from the Black Seed collective. She talks with Denise about the collective’s action on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday to shutdown the San Francisco Bay Bridge as a part of the #96hours of #ReclaimMLK for #BlackLivesMatter.
In this week’s podcast we discuss the importance of the 263-year sentence of Daniel Holtzclaw, a pro-slavery children’s book, and the continued discussion on boycotting the Academy Awards ceremony. In our second segment, we interviewed one of the members of the collective Black.Seed, who blocked Bay Bridge on Reclaim MLK Day. (Click this link for the extended version of the conversation.) And as always, we end on a positive note.
In our first podcast of 2016 we discuss the interesting parts of the Golden Globe Awards, Amandla Stenberg coming out as bisexual, as well as sexual assault allegations that were given new life in the wake of David Bowie’s death. We also talk about the article written against the #BlackGirlMagic movement as well as its many responses. As always, we end with some of the things that we are looking forward to. Happy New Year!
In this final podcast of 2015 we talk about Deray, Shaun & Netta publicly hashing their issues out on Twitter, FB changing its name policy, Keke Palmer’s video and rejection of labels. Our highlights of the week were Serena William’s being named Sports Person of the Year by Sports Illustrated and Rosalind Brewer courageously standing for diversity in the workplace. As it’s the last podcast of 2015 we end discussing some of our favorite moments of the year and the things that we have to look forward to in 2016.
In this week’s podcast we talk about the racist Michigan state senator Knollenberg, Abigail Fisher and the fight white women, the greatest benefactors of affirmative action, have taken on, the conviction of former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw in the rape and sexual assault of 13 Black women and girls, a sexual assault reformative justice process taking shape at BYP 100, and more. Have a listen.
In this podcast we rejoice in the brilliance of The Wiz Live, we talk the Soul Train Awards and the praise of a fallen icon, R. Kelly, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, and discuss what might’ve really happened with the Chris Brown-Daily Show debacle. In the second segment Chantel C speaks with Jade Foster, executive producer of the film Women and the Word: The Revival Movie. And to end we chat about the things that they’re excited about.