By Kymberlya Voting rights have long been a contentious issue in this country for Black-Americans. While the Reconstruction Era gave the newly freed slaves citizenship, equal protection, and the right to vote; it also gave way to extreme voter suppression tactics. By the 20th century many states had implemented measures that disproportionately impacted Black-Americans. It [...]
Vanessa introduces her upcoming documentary, Sankofa Chicago. Her guest is a Ghanaian who explains what Sankofa means.
The teller in this episode was born in 1925. She is a Black woman from Chicago who is telling it like it is. She gives advice to Black parents and tells her secret about staying young. Podcast Notes Teller: Plavilia Ray Born in Chicago in 1925 She has 9 siblings all have passed but one father [...]
Intro Music: SOLO BLUES CONTES Closing Music: Wolf Introduction In this episode, I decided to conduct a small sociological experiment by asking random people in Chicago, “What is Juneteenth”. I asked people in the Loop (downtown) and on the South Side, ranging from 15-80 years old. Make sure you stay tuned for parts 2 and [...]
PODCAST NOTES About co-host, James Parrish Smith 2. Tell us about the history of BLM 3. Civil Right Movement vs. Black Lives Matter The movie, 5 Little Girls- good look at past movementDifferences iphones/videos showing how blacks are treatedphotos from media in the pastCurrently organized Leadership MLK Quote Why rioting and loots? Mental Health in [...]
Alexander Lucius Twilight was the first Black-American known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university. He was also the first Black-American elected as a state legislator, serving in the Vermont House of Representatives, and the only Black-American ever elected to a state legislature before the Civil War. Early Life Born [...]
My thoughts on Kwanzaa Read the full blog here. Outline What is Kwanzaa? The founder. Maulana Karenga and his birth name, Ronald McKinley Everett. Karenga assault charges, arrest and jailed for torturing two women. 4. Only thirteen percent of black Americans celebrate this holiday 5. Kwanzaa in December vs. February during black history month 6. [...]
In 1966, Maulana Karenga, author, and activist who was involved with the Black Power movement in the 1960s and 1970s, founded Kwanzaa. His goal was to create the first Black holiday. He said he wanted to "give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday to allow Blacks to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply [...]