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Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered
19 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
S4, Episode 1: The Story of Black Exploration The Story of Black Exploration
Doing the age of exploration there was a mad rush all over the world to find gold, land and other opportunities to create wealth. But for the most part history only gives the idealized version. Listen as “The Storyteller” reveals the many roles that blacks played as they sailed the seas with Christopher Columbus, Ponce De Leon and others during the exciting but dangerous Age Of Exploration. Your eyes will be open to what really happened. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, comment and share. Stay tuned in for more exciting episodes. To learn more go to MR2D media.com or tbeunfiltered.com
46 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
S3, Episode 7: What Now What Now
Now What? The Trump administration is finally coming to an end. On January 20, 2020, President-Elect Joe Biden will be installed as America’s 46th president. Unfortunately for our country, President Trump will leave behind a litany of lies, conspiracies, and lawsuits as well as the largest turnover of key administration personnel of any president in American history. Never has an American president encaged children and separated them from their parents, nor has a president claimed to have done more for blacks than any other president except possibly Abe Lincoln. It is too late now to dispute Trump’s lies and unsubstantiated claim what good would that do, so let us get on about the business of addressing the more import question of “What Now”? Our podcast expert Dr. Marvin Dunn knows a thing or two about politics and we are sure you-our listening audience-would like to hear his views on where do we go from here?
39 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
S3 Episode 6: President Trump’s Battle with COVID-19
What Does President Trump’s Battle with COVID 19 Mean for the Country, Especially for the Black Community? and Should Blacks Take the Trump Vaccine? These are very trying times. President Trump tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, more than 200,000 Americans have died from the virus under his leadership and to make matters worse his own medical advisors concluded that he was a COVID-19 super-spreader. Many people are questioning his ability to lead the country, while others are asking to invoke the 25th amendment. What does all of this mean for the world, our country, I cannot be certain, but lets’ turn to Dr. Dunn and Bryant for some answers on what it means for the black community.
25 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
S3, Episode 5: Policing in the Black Community (Part 2)
In this episode community psychologist, Dr. Marvin Dunn and former community college dean Dr. Raymond Dunn continue their conversation on the explosive topic of policing in the black community. Their guest is a former Miami-Dade County Police Department, Major and District Commander Mr. Lonnie Lawrence. Officer Lawrence played an important role in bringing order to the city during the Miami Riots of the 1980s. He shares his professional opinions on the tactics police are using today and what might be a more effective criminal justice approach in the black community. Major Lawrence and Dr. Marvin Dunn wrap this topic up with their views on defunding police departments. Join us as we discuss a fair and effective model of “to protect and serve” without crossing the line.
27 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
S3, Episode 4: Policing in the Black Community (Part 1)
In this episode community psychologist, Dr. Marvin Dunn and former community college dean Dr. Raymond Dunn in an insightful discussion about policing in the black community. Their guest, Mrs. Shirley Gibson, is the former mayor of Miami Gardens, Florida, a predominately black city that is the 3rd largest city in Miami Dade County, Florida. Mayor Gibson shared how difficult, yet rewarding it was to effectively administer a “community-oriented” police department, as well as her views on defunding police departments. Hear Mayor Gibson’s response to Dr. Marvin Dunn’s suggestion of “lawn chair policing”. This episode is filled with hands-on experience and reactions to the police issues we face today.
24 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
TBE Special: George Floyd TBE Special: George Floyd
In this episode, Dr.’s Raymond & Marvin Dunn sadly will discuss the murder of George Floyd and attempt to answer the question, “Will this murder move the "needle of improvement" in the fight for blacks to have equal rights in America?" Dr. Raymond Dunn uses Black historical events and movements from the past to see how far the needle has moved in the last 400 years since slavery. Our podcast expert Dr. Marvin Dunn will follow along, with his expert opinion on how far America’s black community has come and how much farther it will take for Black America to have equal rights.
9 minutes | May 26, 2020
TBE Special: Ahmaud Arbery (Part 2) TBE Special: Ahmaud Arbery (Part 2)
After the taping of Part 1 of our special on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Dr. Marvin Dunn stated that he would keep us updated on any progress made in the case. Here is an update so far.
29 minutes | May 26, 2020
TBE Special: Ahmaud Arbery (Part 1) TBE Special: Ahmaud Arbery (Part 1)
In this special Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered, Dr. Marvin and Dr. Raymond Dunn discuss the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. It will not be discussed from the TV soundbites we are all familiar. Nor will it be discussed from a point of isolation, as if this is the first time a black man has been lynched in this country, especially in the south. Both Doctors will discuss how the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery fits into a murderous pattern of lynching that has scared the face of freedom and democracy in this country, and has made Thomas Jefferson’s words “all men are created equal” as empty as the words in the Pledge of Allegiance “with liberty and justice for all.”
33 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
S2, EPISODE 10: WHITE SUPREMACY IN AMERICA S2, EPISODE 10: WHITE SUPREMACY IN AMERICA
Our second season closes with an informative and fascinating discussion of White Supremacy in America. In this episode the Dunn Brothers provide eye-opening information on the rise of White Supremacy, how it is promoted via the internet, and how it will influence our future. Our guest for this episode, Attorney Heidi Burich, a lawyer for The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), is an expert on White Supremacy. Founded in 1971 by Civil Rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr., the SPLC, a nonprofit organization, has been fighting White Supremacy since 1971 and has successfully challenged and defeated White Supremacist in many infamous cases. Dr.’s Marvin and Raymond Dunn take advantage of the opportunity to address specific questions with Attorney Burich that listeners want answered. Hear their discussion with Burich, surrounding the $14 million dollars lawsuit against “The Daily Stormer”, as well as, the $38 million dollars lawsuit against the hate group the "Christina Knights." The episode reaches a climax, when it addresses "how" and "why" interest in hate groups and their activities have risen in the United States of America, since the election of President Donald J. Trump. We are very grateful to have Attorney Heidi Burich as our expert guest to discuss White Supremacy in America. To learn more about The Southern Poverty Law Center or to make a donation to their "Stop Hatred in America" Campaign, please visit their website at www.splcenter.org. In closing, we would like to thank our listeners for supporting our podcast. The Dunn Brothers will return with another season of Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered coming soon. For up-to-date information on Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered, you can follow us on @tbeunfiltered on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit our website at www.tbeunfiltered.com. Thank you again for listening.
11 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
S2, BLACK IN THE MILITARY (BONUS) S2, BLACK IN THE MILITARY (BONUS)
In this Bonus Episode, hear the military story of historian, Dr. Marvin Dunn of when he was in the United States Navy, during the Civil Rights Movement. Listen to find out how President Kennedy played a key roll in making Dr. Marvin Dunn an Officer in the Navy; their interaction aboard the USS Kitty Hawk; and how that interaction lead to Dr. Dunn leaving the military. This short, but impactful episode, highlights poignant details through Dr. Marvin Dunn's eyes of being "black in the military," during the civil rights period. Find more information visit our website at www.tbeunfiltered.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @ tbeunfiltered.
39 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
S2, EPISODE 9: ST. AUGUSTINE RECAP S2, EPISODE 9: ST. AUGUSTINE RECAP
JOIN US as we revisit the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine, Florida. In this very special episode, Dr.’s Marvin and Raymond Dunn revisit some of the historic civil rights events that took place in St. Augustine, Florida. Our special “Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered” guests are Mr. Sam Wilkinson and Mr. James Williams, who were teenagers at the time of their involvement, and who participated in some of the events and were arrested as a result their quest for change. Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Williams tell why Dr. Martin Luther King used black children and black college students, in place of adults, to call attention to the injustices practiced in St. Augustine. Their stories of how they were involved in wade-ins, student marches, and chased and beaten by the KKK, gives a unique view “through their eyes” of how just how dangerous those events were then and still are now. This St. Augustine episode also includes the story a motel manager pouring acid in the pool to make blacks get out and how Dr. King convinced numerous white ministers to come to his aid. Best known as Florida’s oldest city, please join us as we recap this episode from Season 1 to reveal a more in-depth look at St. Augustine’s shameful past. For more information about Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered, please visit our website at www.tbeunfiltered.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @tbeunfiltered.
28 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
S2, EPISODE 8: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 8: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 2)
Season 2, Episode 8, The History of Lynching in Florida Part 2, is packed of brutal stories of lynching in Florida that Dr. Marvin Dunn has researched over many years. The Dunn Brothers share in much detail the stories of Stella Young, a young woman lynched while being pregnant. Willie James Howard a young Blackman forced by multiple white man to jump in the Suwanee River in front of his father while his hands and feet were bound. This happened before the tragic event of Emmett Till and isn’t known to many. Find out what really happened in the Newberry Case or what happened to Willie Grad Simmons the last black man to be lynched in Florida and much more. It’s sad these mostly unknown stories aren’t learned in our school curriculum but the Dunn Brothers are here to fix that. Tune in the find out how these tragic events happened through black eyes. Find more information visit our website at www.tbeunfiltered.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @tbeunfiltered.
27 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
S2, EPISODE 7: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 7: THE HISTORY OF LYNCHING (PART 1)
When it comes to the horrific act of lynching, most people think of states such as, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama or others states deep in the heart of “Dixie”. That’s what you were taught, right? Wrong! Listen to part 1 of this episode, The History of Lynching and learn the true history of how Florida, per capita, out lynched all the others states in the south. The highly acclaimed brothers, Dr. Marvin Dunn, Florida historian and Dr. Raymond Dunn, our program commentator, will enlighten you on such facts as what is defined as a “lynching” as opposed to a “murder”and why the state of Florida reimbursed slave owners for lynching slaves. You know of the KKK, but do you know why they wear white robes with pointed tops? In this exciting episode of shocking revelations, you will learn the answers to these questions and many others. We look forward to your comments. Find more information, visit our website at tbeunfiltered.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @tbeunfiltered.
23 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
S2, EPISODE 6: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 6: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 2)
This week’s episode concludes our two-part series on Slavery In Florida (Part 2). Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered's host, Dr. Raymond Dunn asks challenging questions of his brother and Florida Historian, Dr. Marvin Dunn. If you think you learned a lot from Part 1, check this episode out and learn the difference between the “Task System” and the “Gang System” of working slaves. Learn why slaves felt that working on rice plantations was harder than picking cotton or tobacco. Learn how were "House Negroes" and "Field Negroes" treated differently, and was it an advantage to work in the house so closely to “The Man” or better to work in the "Open Fields?" Do you know why slave masters used marijuana on slaves? Did it work? Listen to the real reason for the Civil War as seen through black eyes. Why were slaves worth more than land, why did reconstruction fail, and just to test your knowledge on the subject, what was a “Carpet Bagger”? If you are going "Ummm" right now then you need to tune in. Find out all of these black facts and more in this one episode. The Dunn Brothers may change your view of slavery in Florida. Remember to share with your friends and family, rate, comment and subscribe. We would love to hear from you. Contact Information Website: www.TBEunfiltered.com Twitter: @TbeUnfiltered Instagram: @tbeunfiltered Facebook: @tbeunfiltered
34 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
S2, EPISODE 5: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 5: SLAVERY IN FLORIDA (PART 1)
In this week’s episode, Slavery in Florida, Part 1, the Dunn Brothers discuss the unfiltered truth about slavery. Their discussion involves the roll sugar played in making plantations profitable and slave masters rich. The discussion also includes how native Africans were captured by rival tribes and sold to slave hunters and how enslaved women were treated differently during the voyage to the new world. Interesting details are revealed about slavery and the Caribbean Islands and how the government paid slave owners for slaves who died during the Middle Passage. You will be amazed to learn what rolls the Catholic Church and the Quakers played in the treatment and religious transformation of slaves. You may think you know about the underground railroad, but this episode will truly enlighten you. The episode ends with “The firing of the big guns”, listen and learn ‘through black eyes’ what that means. This is one episode you can’t afford to miss. Don’t forget to visit our website to become a Though Black Eyes: Unfiltered Member and receive exclusive merchandise!!! Website: www.TBEunfiltered.com Twitter: @TbeUnfiltered Instagram: @tbeunfiltered Facebook: @tbeunfiltered
32 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
S2, EPISODE 4: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 4: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 2)
This exciting episode will test your knowledge of some of the early movers and shakers of Miami, Fla. who opened doors, integrated beaches, wrote legal opinions and impacted the Miami/ Florida political system. Doctor William B. Sawyer was among the first black doctors to practice in Miami, he was one of the key leaders in raising money to build Miami’s first black hospital, Christian Hospital where he served as Chairman of the Board for almost 3 decades. He built Miami’s premier black hotel of the time, The Mary Elizabeth Hotel. Doctor Sawyer’s daughter, Gwen Sawyer Cherry became the first black woman elected to the Fla. House of Representatives. Other leaders including Charles Hadley, a political activist known for his organization “Project Big Vote” was a force to be reckoned with in early Miami politics. Doctor John O. Brown successfully filed suit against Dade County Schools and integrated the segregated System. The Reverend Canon Theodore Gibson of Christ Episcopal Church was a community activist who among many accomplishments served on the Miami City Commission, filed lawsuits that desegregated downtown lunch counters, the county beach and the school system. Dr. Johnny L. Jones was the first present day Black Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He greatly reduced the number of school suspensions that put students out in the streets unsupervised and instead promoted the use of In-Door suspensions. He opened opportunities for Blacks to be elevated into the upper levels of the school system’s administration. Dr. Jones distinguished career was tarnished by an endeavor known as “The Gold Plumbing Fiasco” that accused him of using school funds for personal use. Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson was appointed to the Third District in 1980, the first African American to serve on the Court. As a trial judge, he made a landmark ruling precluding the systematic exclusion of blacks from juries. The federal courthouse in downtown Miami is named in his honor. Join us to learn more about these and other people who helped shape Miami.
26 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
S2, EPISODE 3: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 1) S2, EPISODE 3: HISTORIC BLACK LEADERS (PART 1)
Prominent Black Leaders Who Shaped and Influenced Early Miami This episode provides a glimpse into the multitude of discriminatory laws and “Jim Crow” practices Miami’s black leaders fought to overcome. Although the city had numerous blacks who would qualify for inclusion in this episode, due to time restraints, we can only feature the following four. E.W.F. Stirrup; a Bahamian carpenter by trade was one of the largest landholders in Coconut Grove, a large black community where many of the Blacks who helped build Miami lived. Stirrup was a leader in demanding equal city services and code enforcement for the black community. Dana A. Dorsey; Miami’s first African American millionaire was a businessman, banker, developer and philanthropist. As his wealth grew, Dorsey donated property in the black community for the building of schools and parks. Athalie Range; was an African American civil rights activist, businesswoman, and politician. She was the first black to serve on the Miami City Commission, member of the governor’s cabinet and an advisor to president Jimmy Carter. The Reverend Theodore Gibson; served on the Miami City Commission, led a swim-in in 1959 that integrated Crandon Park Beach and helped to integrate the Dade County Public School System. Included in his many accomplishments was the integration of downtown lunch counters and department stores.
28 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
S2, EPISODE 2: BLACK SEMINOLES (PART 2) S2, EPISODE 2: BLACK SEMINOLES (PART 2)
In this episode the Dunn Brothers revisit, through black eyes, “The Negro Fort”, that many historians say was the largest community of freed slaves in North America at the time. Dr. Marvin Dunn tells how this haven for escaped slaves and freedmen fell to the deadliest cannon shot in U.S. history. Hear Dr. Dunn’s account of why this historic fort built in 1814 was rebuilt in 1818 and named Fort Gadsden. The Dunn brothers give a historical account of the Black Seminoles of Red Bays, Nassau Bahamas, The Indian Removal Act of 1830, the migration of the Seminole Tribe to the Florida everglades and the little understood relationship between Blacks held as slaves by the Seminoles and tribal members known as Black Seminoles.
29 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
S2, EPISODE 1: BLACK SEMINOLES (PART 1) Season 2 Episode 1 Black Seminoles Part1
Doctors Marvin and Raymond Dunn open the new season with a powerful episode about the history of the Black Seminole Indians. The brothers provide answers to questions you always wanted to ask about this little-known part of Black history. Dr. Marvin Dunn, a Florida historian and expert on the Black Seminoles, discuss the legend of the “Buffalo Soldiers” and the origin of the Seminole Tribe. Dr. Raymond Dunn raises the question, what is the difference between an escaped slave and a Black Seminole? The answer may surprise you. The discussion continues with; Black Seminole leaders like Abraham and John Horse and their impact on history and how former President Andrew Jackson and Major Francis L. Dade helped in the U.S. Indian Removal Act of 1830. We know our listeners will find this season opener very interesting and informative and we are excited to have the Dunn brother present it through black eyes.
76 minutes | Mar 27, 2019
S1, EPISODE 6: THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN FLORIDA (PART 2)
S1, Episode 4 of Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered is back with its final episode, Part 2 of The Civil Rights Movement in Miami, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine, Florida, featuring our podcast stars and brothers, Doctors Marvin Dunn and Raymond Dunn, Sr., along with moderator, Tomeka Napper. Episode 6 also introduces two new guests: Mrs. Delores Davis Hills-- who joins us in the studio, and Mrs. Carolyn Reed Abrams--- who joins us by phone, to add more to the conversation by sharing their stories of activism during the movement in the 1960s in Tallahassee, Florida. The episode begins with the historical background of the beginning of the “modern” civil rights movement in Miami in 1946, which lead to beach wade-ins that lead to the establishment of the first negro beach and more. As according to Dr. Marvin Dunn, the “modern” civil rights movement actually began in Miami in 1946 when a group of blacks, mostly World War II Veterans, held a wade-in the all-white Virginia Key public beach each to force Dade County to open a beach for Negroes to swim. This beach is now famously known as Virginia Key Beach, in Miami, FL. Dr. Marvin Dunn, goes on to share that even before the student sit-ins in North Carolina that “supposedly” began the movement (which is a “mistaken view"), in Miami, the first training camps for non-violent civil rights demonstrators were being conducted by a group called “Congress on Racial Equality” also formally known as “CORE”. Core was first established in 1942, in Chicago IL by James Farmer, Bayard Rustin, George Houser, Bernice Fisher. Also, in Miami, we discuss civil rights legends, Father Theodore Gibson, who led the wade-in to establish Virginia Key Beach; Miami Times Newspaper Publisher Garth Reeves; M. Nathalie Range, the first black women to be elected to the Miami City Commission; Virgil Hawkins, who was the first black attorney who took his case all the way to the Florida Supreme Court; and more who were instrumental in helping blacks in Miami be treated fairly and equally. Moreover, as the movement in Florida bloomed in the early 1960s two cities in the state of Florida: Tallahassee and St Augustine, experienced the most wide-spread demonstrations. Those activities were led by Rev. C.K. Steele, and college students (i.e. Sisters Patricia Stephens Due and Priscilla Stephens Kruize, John Due, and others, etc.) particularly from Florida A&M University (i.e. FAMU) in Tallahassee. Our very own, Dr. Raymond Dunn, along with his classmates: Delores Davis Hills and Carol Reed-Abrams, were arrested during those activities and share their moving experiences with us. Their recollections of those events, particularly of how one incident where hundreds of arrested students, organized themselves and survived under such stressful conditions during those egregious times, is a highlight our audience does not want to miss. As the conversation turns to the civil rights movement in St. Augustine, we discuss the heroic efforts of Dr. Robert Haylings who, along with Rev/Dr. Martin Luther King were instrumental in staging public demonstrations with children, and wade-ins at public beaches and at the infamous Monson Motor Lodge pool, which was operated by Robert “Jimmy” Brock who poured acid in the pool. In addition, the Dunn Brothers share the significance of St. Augustine in terms of being the oldest city in the United States of America, and its long history with being a free establishment for blacks, going all the way back to the late 1500s. Stay tuned to the conclusion of Season 1, Episode 6 and to hear directly from Dr. Marvin and Dr. Raymond, as to why they choose to end our first season of Through Black Eyes: Unfiltered with The Civil Rights Movement in Florida. It has been our pleasure.
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