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99 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep 111 The New Civil War: What it Is & How to Prepare
Episode 111 of Real Black News breaks down the New Civil War, the Capitol Hill Riots, and how religion is behind White Supremacist plans to take back America violently. This episode breaks down who they are, how they think, and how to be prepared to protect yourself by any means necessary. Two former soldiers join the show to give perspective. Former Army medic and author of Waging Peace, Diana Oestreich, shares how God and guns go hand-in-hand among the Christian Evangelicals who took over the Capitol. While former Navy Officer, personal protection expert, and Fruit of Islam soldier, James Claggion offers a Muslim perspective and crucial tips on protecting yourself during wartime. The episode ends with the premiere of “A Different World,” a new single inspired by the Capitol Hill riots, written and produced by Grammy-winning MC Speech Thomas of Arrested Development.
107 minutes | a month ago
Ep 110 Raqiyah Mays & More - The LAST show of 2020
Episode 110 of Real Black News is the last show of 2020 featuring correspondents from across the world sharing updates on their countries and the outlook for 2021. Journalist Ann Marie Collymore reports from Canada. Podcaster Toby Buckle zooms in from the UK. Photographer Charlene Winfred breaks down Singapore. Travel entrepreneur Rashad McCrorey skypes in from Ghana. And marketing expert Autumn Marie shares her view from Rwanda. Five reports from across the world plus the top five empowering black news stories of the week.
56 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 109 Sonia Alleyne - Author, I Kick Ass at Work
Episode 109 of Real Black News features 2x author Sonia Alleyne discussing her book I Kick Ass at Work: A Strategy Journal for Career Professionals. Sonia shares crucial career tips for 2021 related to everything from salary negotiation and documenting successes, to leaving a job, working in non-diversified spaces, and why professionals should always be looking for the next opportunity. Other topics include billionaire Robert F. Smith, Morgan State, DACA’s first Rhodes Scholar, and more of the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week.
35 minutes | a month ago
Ep 108 - Epee Dingong - French Journalist on the Paris Uprisings
Episode 108 of Real Black News features French correspondent Epee Dingong reporting on the youth uprising in Paris, France over police brutality and a measure that outlaws filming the police. He also gives an update on the response to COVID-19 and the vaccine in France and the UK. Other topics include the teen who recorded George Floyd’s death, Darnella Frazier, Colin Kaepernick, black business job opportunities from Fortune 500 companies, and more.
46 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 107 George C. Wolfe - Director, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Episode 107 of Real Black News features the legendary George C. Wolfe. A five-time Tony Award-winning director and playwright of shows like Jelly’s Last Jam, Bring in Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, and films such as HBO’s Lackawanna Blues, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, he discusses directing his latest movie "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" for Netflix produced by Denzel Washington. Wolfe discusses working with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, their process, how he operates as a director, staying focused during the pandemic, and why he chooses to tell stories about the Black experience. Other topics include defunding the police, rebounding from Prison, Mellody Hobson, Black boy geniuses, and more.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 107 George C. Wolfe - Director
Episode 107 of Real Black News features the legendary George C. Wolfe. A five-time Tony Award-winning director and playwright of shows like Jelly’s Last Jam, Bring in Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, and films such as HBO’s Lackawanna Blues, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, he discusses directing his latest movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for Netflix and working with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Wolfe shares their process, how he operates as a director, staying focused during the pandemic, and why he chooses to tell stories about the Black experience. Other topics include defunding the police, rebounding from Prison, and more.
10 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 106 Lynnette Khalfani-Cox - Finance Expert
Episode 106 of Real Black News features Finance Guru Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. Author of fifteen books and the New York Times Besteller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom, Lynnette shares crucial tips for those at every financial level to manage or grow their money in 2021. She also gives perspective on Biden’s effect on the economy, companies that give to Black entrepreneurs in response to racial reckoning, owning seven homes, and the mindset that has led to the success of her financial education and consulting company TheMoneyCoach.net LLC. Journalist Ronda Racha Penrice shares movies we should be watching from director Steve McQueen and Debbie Allen. Other topics include the connection between good health and HBCUs, Salt-N-Pepa, and more from the top five empowering Black news stories of the week.
74 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 105 Queen Yonasda - Native American Activist
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.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 104 Raqiyah Mays - Celebration!!!
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.
81 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 103 Chivon Dean - Ruff Ryders
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
89 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 102: Dr. Monique Morris - Pushout
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.
71 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 101 The Rza - Wu-Tang Clan
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.
91 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 100 Hip Hop Pioneer Sheri Sher, On the Record
Episode 100 of Real Black News features a celebration of listener love, 100 episodes, and a serious conversation with legendary hip hop pioneer and founding member of the first all-female Hip Hop group Mercedes Ladies, Sheri Sher. A sexual assault survivor featured in the movie On the Record, Sheri shares why she didn’t initially come out against Russell Simmons, how she works to heal, the problem with calling the police on Black men, Black girl tears, WAP, and some of the top five black news stories of the week.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 99 Author James McBride, The Good Lord Bird
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.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 98 Actor John David Washington, Tenet
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.
67 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 97 Kierna Mayo, Journalist #ChadwickBoseman #RIP
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.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
EP. 96 Chikesia Clemons, Activist
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.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
EP. 95 Kamala Harris (Throwback Episode)
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.
61 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 94 Shannon Lanier, Journalist/descendant of Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings
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.
83 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 93 Dr. Randal Pinkett Entrepreneur & The Only Black Winner of "The Apprentice"
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.
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