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Episode 105 of Real Black News features Black and Native American activist/author, Queen Yonasda, who talks about the Native American vote that helped Biden win despite some tribes voting Republican. She shares an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline, water protectors who contracted cancer, corporate terrorism, Revolutionary Healing, and her biggest fight as a single mother battling lung cancer. Other topics include Morris Brown University, an update on #EndSARS, the first Black astronaut on SpaceX, and more of the top five empowering Black news stories of the week.
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Episode 105 of Real Black News features Black and Native American activist/author, Queen Yonasda, who talks about the Native American vote that helped Biden & Kamala win. She shares an update on the Dakota Access Pipeline,  water protectors who contracted cancer, corporate terrorism, Revolutionary Healing, and her biggest fight as a single mother battling lung cancer. Other topics include Morris Brown University, an update on #EndSARS, the first Black astronaut on SpaceX, and more of the top five empowering Black news stories of the week.
 Episode 104 of Real Black News features a special celebration of Trump’s soon-to-come departure and the historic win of President-elect Joe Biden and the first woman, Black, and South Asian Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Correspondents from across the nation and world chime in from their respective states and countries. Atlanta-based reporter Ronda Racha Penrice discusses Georgia’s turn to blue, the past, and future of her state. While Paris-based journalist Epee Dingong reveals the Parisian outlook on the election and the state of emergency lockdown in France as it currently leads Europe in Covid-19 cases. While Brit Jatali Bellanton shares the outlook from NY and the UK while giving a comprehensive Black Wall Street Report on how Biden’s win will affect your money. Other topics include Black gun clubs created at churches, India’s spiritual response to VP Harris, Africa’s reaction to President Biden, and more of the top five empowering Black news stories of the week.   
Episode 103 of Real Black News features hip hop record label legend and co-founder of Ruff Ryders Records Chivon Dean. She thinks back on her time starting the label with her brothers Waah and Dee, provides tips on building a family business and LLC. And she discusses her journey transitioning from hip hop into social services work in the alcohol and substance abuse field along with providing an outlook on DMX’s mental health struggles and status of past and present. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice recommends what to watch on TV or VOD to help relieve pandemic boredom. Other topics include Darnella Frazier, Nas’ marijuana legislation stance, Walter Wallace, the latest HBCU lift, the election, and the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week. Click a link below to listen.  #RealBlackNews
Episode 102 of Real Black News features a talk with Dr. Monique Morris, Author and Executive Producer of the PBS Documentary Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Dr. Morris discusses her work, how she’s raised her daughters to have options, and she provides tips for parents on how to work with schools and prepare their children to deal with and overcome bias in school systems – whether virtual or in person. While former investment banker and the CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, joins the “The Black Wall Street Report” to share diversified investment advice and predictions based on who wins the election – Biden or Trump. Plus the top 5 Black News stories of the week.
Episode 101 of Real Black News features an intimate conversation with the Rza who reflects on raising his son during the pandemic, lessons learned from fathering multiple children, the future of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, politics, hip hop, and directing his new film Cut Throat City. While civil rights lawyer and president of Democrats for Education Reform, Shavar Jeffries, discusses the Black male vote and the problem behind some brothers not wanting to vote blue. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice joins “The Screen Grab” to share new TV shows and films to help relieve pandemic boredom. Plus the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week. 
Episode 99 of Real Black News features screenwriter and NY Times bestselling author of The Color of Water James McBride whose TV show based on his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird premieres on Showtime in October starring Ethan Hawke. McBride discusses the problem with most Hollywood slave narratives, why his story about abolitionist John Brown is different, Breonna Taylor, and how he creatively focuses during times of trauma against Black lives. Journalist Ronda Racha Penrice joins the screengrab to suggest TV shows and new movies to watch to cure Covid boredom. Other topics include the reopening of Eric garner’s case, women’s rights in Botswana, Delaware’s first Muslim elected to office and more.
Episode 98 of Real Black News features Golden Globe-nominated actor and star of Tenet, John David Washington, who shares details of being the first black lead in a Chris Nolan film, acting tips from his parents Pauletta & Denzel Washington, managing asthma and dyslexia, the first time he was called the N-Word, and thoughts on this week’s top 5 black news stories of the week. While former investment banker and the CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, joins “The Black Wall Street Report” to share leads on grants and loans for Black Businesses.
Episode 97 of Real Black News features veteran journalist, writer, editor, executive producer, and showrunner of the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, Kierna Mayo. She discusses the state of Black media, sexual assault in hip hop, her appearance in the movie On the Record, and the sexuality awakening. Other topics include Chadwick Boseman, All Black Lives Matter, Africa eradicating polio, and more.
Episode 96 of Real Black News features Alabama activist Chikesia Clemons who discusses her run for city council after physically and emotionally surviving the trauma of a viral police assault at Waffle House in Prichard, AL. Chikesia shares how she bounced back, her fitness regime, issues in her community, solutions, advice for assault survivors, and the conversations she’s had with her daughter. Other topics include Jacob Blake, the NBA boycott, March on Washington, reparations rejected, increased black college enrollment, Kentucky protests, free Ivy League help for black businesses, and more.
Episode 95 of Real Black News is a throwback to a July 2019 conversation with the people of Oakland, CA about senator and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Those from her hometown who support her and do not, share their thoughts and ideas about Democrats, voting, Kamala’s White House hopes, and her record as Attorney General and the prosecution of Black men in California.
Episode 94 of Real Black News features veteran journalist Shannon Lanier discussing his life being a descendant of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings. Shannon discusses the family split in viewpoints, how he talks to his kids about race and Thomas Jefferson’s rape, and advocacy around removing the Confederate flag. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice recommends what new shows and movies are coming out on TV or VOD to help relieve pandemic boredom. Other topics include the 6th anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder, Ferguson activist Cori Bush, Oprah, Marquita Bradshaw, the West Indian Day Parade, and more than one good news story. 
Episode 93 of Real Black News is a special black business focus featuring entrepreneur Dr. Randal Pinkett, the first and only black winner of The Apprentice, plus Chairman and CEO of the multi-million dollar research, consulting, and data analytics firm BCT Partners. Randal discusses everything from the lack of support he received when publicly denouncing Trump in 2016 when he first ran for president, to sharing tips for entrepreneurs on what they need to do in today’s racial climate. He provides advice from his book Black Faces in White Places on how Black professionals can better maneuver in all White spaces, and the management needed behind failed diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. While former investment banker and CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, shares info on Black-owned Venture Capital firms. Other topics include Breonna Taylor, Emancipation Day, Black women in politics, and more than one good news story.
Episode 92 of Real Black News features two activists fighting for change, including Jeanette Padilla Vega in Salt Lake City, Utah, who discusses the police brutality protests against the murder of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal and her fight against colorism in the Latino community. While Fayemi Shakur, Arts and Cultural Affairs Director for the City of Newark, NJ, discusses her work to support artists affected during Covid-19, Newark’s removal of its Christopher Columbus statue, and the problem with “racial capitalization” by companies attempting to capitalize off of BLM. Other topics include the NFAC in Kentucky, the fight over ethnic studies at California colleges, a new Black Doula website, and activists running for local office from New York to Alabama.
Episode 91 of Real Black News features the Editor-in-Chief of VIBE Magazine, Datwon Thomas, on Nick Cannon’s drama, the dying state of Black media, Covid-19, and the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week. Topics include reparations, The March on Washington, Zimbabwe business growth, ongoing protests, and the Black med student teaching doctors how to spot symptoms of illness on Black skin.
Episode 90 of Real Black News features multiple correspondents including Baltimore native and host of the podcast “Karima’s Show & Tell,” Karima J. Sphere, on the Covid-19 drama in Baltimore’s Prince George’s county and his experience at three different airports while traveling to Maryland. Former investment banker Jatali Bellanton joins “The Black Wall Street Report” to discuss black business news stories and the future of cryptocurrency. While veteran journalist Ronda Racha Penrice helps bored people by suggesting black-led or directed TV shows and movies to watch. Other topics include the AI Covid-tracking technology created by black women, Marsai Martin’s work to campaign for free school lunch, and the problem with saying, “Black on Black crime,” as pushback against defunding police.
Episode 89 Of Real Black News features actress, writer, director and producer Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out, Wu-Tang: An American Saga) discussing producing the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, her organizing work for the Poor People’s Campaign and the democratic party, maintaining black integrity in Hollywood, and her role in the cast protest behind the scenes when starring on Living Single. While Morgan State University professor and author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power, Jared A. Ball, discusses affirmative action, Biden, and why he thinks black buying power doesn’t exist. Other topics include Kentucky, Oakland’s first black NFL team, and billionaire Robert F. Smith’s new initiative to help HBCU grads.
Episode 88 marks the two-year anniversary of Real Black News since launching on June 24, 2018. This episode features an intimate talk with Eric Garner’s youngest daughter, Emerald Snipe Garner, who discusses taking over the reins of fighting for justice after her sister, Erica Garner’s passing. Emerald discusses passing the No Chokehold Eric Garner Bill in NY, the next steps for taking it nationwide, taking care of her late sister’s children, dealing with the aftermath, and “fame” of being a survivor, and protecting her mental health from the trauma of it all.  CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, joins the Black Wall Street Report to give tips on how to teach children about money, while Journalist Ronda Racha Penrice reports on the protests in Atlanta in the wake of Rayshard Brooks’ murder, the white women sought for starting the Wendy’s fire after his death, and the celebrity-led rallies for justice for Kendrick Johnson. Other topics include Rwanda’s use of robots to fights Covid-19, Black Lives Matter Political Party, and more.
Episode 87 of Real Black News features veteran radio personality, journalist, and host of the podcast “Make it Plain,” Rev. Mark Thompson aka Matsimela Mapfumo, discussing divesting from America, defunding the police, the plan for reparations and the beef that led to his departure from Sirius/XM. Other topics include Seattle’s CHAZ & CHOP movement, the murder of Atlanta’s Rayshard Brooks, Nigerian protests, the nooses in California, and more.
Ep. 86 features author, former NYPD police officer, and tactile police instructor, Joe Ested, who left his job as a cop after receiving retaliation for calling out officers on corruption and brutality. He returns to Real Black News to share his thoughts on the George Floyd protests, recent policy changes among police departments in cities nationwide, the mentality of cops, and what he believes needs to be done to stop the violence documented in his book and on his website PoliceBrutalityMatters.com. While former investment banker and the CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, joins the “Black Wall Street Report” to give tips on the best black-owned stocks to invest in. Other topics include Breonna Taylor, African Writers for Black Lives, Sesame Street, and more. To support, go to patreon.com/realblacknews and give $5.
Ep. 85 features host Raqiyah Mays discusses the protests nationwide triggered by the murder of George Floyd with snippets from activists on the ground. Topics discussed include white supremacist infiltrators, Gen Z, Breonna Taylor, African diplomat outrage, international solidarity, Los Angeles, and the power of the people. While reporter Ronda Racha Penrice reports from ATL on the drama of the aftermath of the fiery protests in downtown Atlanta along with recommendations on social justice films to watch and learn.
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Jaydan Miller

dope show

Jun 22nd
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