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It’s Deeper Than Just Tuskegee - Did You Hear About St. Louis w/Damien D. Smith

It’s Deeper Than Just Tuskegee - Did You Hear About St. Louis w/Damien D. Smith

July 5, 2020

Remember those trucks that use to ride through our neighborhoods spraying "pesticides"- turns out Big Momma was right.  It wasn't pesticides the government was spraying it was cancer-causing chemicals and black bodies were the test subjects. 

This episode discusses what happened in a St Louis community and how the government used us as test subjects AGAIN.  The government has admitted its actions here yet neither compensation nor reparation has been introduced.

Listen to actor and film-maker, Damien D Smith, discuss his new documentary Target St Louis Volume 1 and the horrible things they did to us.

Follow Damien and learn more about his film on their website (https://4910rosalie.com/) and make sure to engage with him on social media IG @4910rosalieprod.

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At The House - Radical Imagination

At The House - Radical Imagination

June 29, 2020

Art and Vince riff off on radical imagination and discuss some intense topics in this episode.

What if slavery never existed?

What if racism was cured?

Who, What, Where would you be?

It was a great conversation as we engage in Radical Imagination!

We want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse 

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Presenting Unfinished: Deep South A New Podcast From Stitcher!

Presenting Unfinished: Deep South A New Podcast From Stitcher!

June 29, 2020

Sharing information and teaching is what we do here at While Black.  Because of that, we are excited to introduce you to a new podcast that will expose you to an important story you probably don't know anything about.  Welcome to Unfinished: Deep South. Read below for a description and listen to this episode for the trailer.

The 1954 lynching of Isadore Banks is one of the nation’s oldest unsolved civil rights cases. Unfinished: Deep South is a new podcast opening the case back up to find answers to this fading mystery — and help us come to terms with the unresolved legacy of racism we’re still living with.

Listen on @stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts: https://stitcherapp.com/unfinished.

Allyship and Partnership w/Vince - A full episode of Mother’s Quest Podcast

Allyship and Partnership w/Vince - A full episode of Mother’s Quest Podcast

June 22, 2020

Hey While Black - This special episode is actually an episode of the Mothers Quest Podcast featuring me (Vince) as a guest.  Julie and I discussed the importance of allyship and partnership as we try to create a world that is better for us as black people.

I'm sharing this because its a conversation that you will understand and honestly one that many of you have had recently as new people enter black spaces to learn from our perspective. I hope you enjoy and benefit from it. 

Lastly, Julie at Mothers Quest does a great job of delving into topics that you may find both interesting and beneficial. Plus a slightly different perspective can be a good thing when it's delivered with care.  I recommend that you visit her site and take a listen.

Find The Mothers Quest Apple Podcast page here and her website here

At The House - Acts of Resistance w/Dr Key

At The House - Acts of Resistance w/Dr Key

June 15, 2020

What do you do when the protests stop and how do you keep your foot on the pedal for change?

Dr. Key is a phenomenal guest and speaker who will inspire you and move you while she teaches you. At the end of this episode, you will understand why buying black is one of the strongest ways to resist.  

Make sure you get to know Dr. Key and The Village Market a bit better by engaging with her platforms. Find The Village Market on IG@ https://www.instagram.com/thevillagemarketatl/ and follow Dr. Key on all platforms @Drkeyhallmon

Now make sure you go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack

We want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse 

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Diversity On The Bench and Order In The Court w/Shermela Williams

Diversity On The Bench and Order In The Court w/Shermela Williams

June 7, 2020

The courtroom is a powerful place and the impact it has on us is broad and far reaching, but how much do we know about the players that participate.  The judge, the prosecutor, the defense all have an impact on the outcome.  Knowledge is power, yet most of us sit pretty uninformed about the reality behind the roles.

Today you are made powerful by the information that our guest, Fulton Country (GA) Judge candidate Shermela Williams, lays out for you.  THIS IS ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT EPISODES!

You cannot truly improve the system or improve the system if you do not understand the system.

If you are interested in learning more about our guest please follow her on IG@ shermelaforjudge or hit her website at https://shermelaforjudge.com/

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At The House - Black Teachers Matter w/Marie Peaches

At The House - Black Teachers Matter w/Marie Peaches

May 31, 2020

Welcome to another episode of While Black "At The House" a collaboration between You Had Me At Black and While Black.

This week we get closer to the teachers in our lives that have made such a difference in who we are. Our guest today, Marie Peaches, shows us what teaching with love is all about, breaks down the emotion behind the role of educator, and hits us with some amazing resources to get us through the summer and the upcoming school year.

Parents for help keeping your student sharp and prepared over the summer make sure to hit up the resources that Marie breaks down in the episode (See below)

Now make sure you go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack

We want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse 

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My Right To Rock w/Floodgeight

My Right To Rock w/Floodgeight

May 24, 2020

We do EVERYTHING and included in everything is Rock music.  From Jimmy Hendrix and Chuck Berry to Lenny Kravitz and Fishbone we excel in everything we do.

Be Black Be Brave and Do It!! - One of my favorite quotes from this episode!

Tune in to this episode and get close and personal with the all black rock band Floodgeight a rockband out of Atlanta making a lot of noise - Make sure you go check them out and follow them on IG: @floodgeight

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At The House Ep 2 - Who Are You? w/Dr Ayanna

At The House Ep 2 - Who Are You? w/Dr Ayanna

May 17, 2020

Welcome to episode 2 of At The House a partnership between While Black and You Had Me At Black!

With all of this new time together how much are you learning (good or bad) about the people you hold most dear.  We are willing to bet that during COVID season you are learning a great deal.  So we are here to help you manage it!

Dr Ayanna talks about shame, coping, boundaries, and so much more in order to help your relationships thrive!

If you want to learn more about Dr Ayanna go check her out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dr_ayanna_a/ or on her website at  https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth.com/

Now make sure you go check out the podcast You Had Me At Black hit them on their social media pages at @youhadmeatblack

Lastly we want YOU to be included in "AT The House" so if you have a great story to share then head over to http://www.youhadmeatblack.com/atthehouse 

 

Ahmaud Arbery Is All of Us - Can I Live?

Ahmaud Arbery Is All of Us - Can I Live?

May 11, 2020
The lynching of Ahmaud Arbery is taking its mental toll on black america and specifically black men. On this episode you hear from 4 successful and driven black men speaking honestly about how they are doing today.  They get candid about their mortality, their ability to trust this country, and what they would tell white america given complete access.
 
We are in mental distress and while we are strong, capable, and intelligent we also need help so that TOGETHER we can correct the wrongs in this system....or perhaps replace the system itself. 
 
Please share this important episode and make sure to check on the black men in your life....We are not ok!
 
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Peace