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Pan-African Thought Society seeks to provoke thoughtful discussion among members of the Pan-African diaspora. We will discuss issues related to corrective history, mental health, general wellness, and empowerment.

Pan-African Thought Society seeks to provoke thoughtful discussion among members of the Pan-African diaspora. We will discuss issues related to corrective history, mental health, general wellness, and empowerment.
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United States

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Pan-African Thought Society seeks to provoke thoughtful discussion among members of the Pan-African diaspora. We will discuss issues related to corrective history, mental health, general wellness, and empowerment.

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English


Episodes

Self-Care Part II: Against the Grain

8/6/2019
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We've all been bombarded with ideas for taking care of ourselves, but how do we break free of the need for constant and instant updates in order to do so? IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Show Notes http://panafrothought.libsyn.com/ Patreon www.patreon.com/panafrothought EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P. Alston

Duration:00:14:07

Self-Care Part I: Tend Your Garden

7/30/2019
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"In order to find joy, put Jesus first, others second, yourself last." Should people live by this statement, or has it caused more harm than good? Spoiler Alert: Taking care of yourself must take priority. Otherwise, how will you take care of anyone else anyway? IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Show Notes http://panafrothought.libsyn.com/ Patreon www.patreon.com/panafrothought EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P. Alston

Duration:00:27:14

Got Him a Good Job!

7/23/2019
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Americans are trained from a young age that one of the most important goals to works towards is getting a "good job." What is a "good job" and what does it mean for this to be a primary goal for Black folks? IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Show Notes http://panafrothought.libsyn.com/ Patreon www.patreon.com/panafrothought EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P. Alston

Duration:00:51:54

The Demonization of Black Pride

7/16/2019
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Whenever Black folks stand up and speak out against the system of racism-white supremacy, we are labeled with terms meant to incite fear and to water down the protest. Terms like radical, militant, and Black Identity Extremist have historically been used to paint a picture of danger and threat. Well, we are a threat...to the status quo, and we're not going anywhere. IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Show Notes http://panafrothought.libsyn.com/ Patreon...

Duration:00:37:31

Everybody Gets Reparations?

7/2/2019
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The national conversation about providing restorative, reparative benefits to Black folks in America began in earnest in 1989 when a bill was introduced to convene a commission to study the impact of chattel slavery on Black folks. The conversation was reignited this year when Democratic POTUS candidates were asked directly if they support the idea of reparations. Oh, how nice. Where will this country take the conversation at this point? Will there be any serious movement towards a landmark...

Duration:00:49:11

He's in a Better Place, But I'm Not! Grief is Normal

6/25/2019
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Western societies have a hard time with death and other losses. We pretend to be unaffected, and encourage others to do the same. However, the grief is a natural and normal animal reaction to loss—including for the human. IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Blog www.panafrothought.com EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P. Alston BECOME A PATRON!

Duration:00:19:57

The Illusion of Racial Tolerance

6/18/2019
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Tolerance - (1) the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not agree with; (2) the capacity to endure continued subjection to something without adverse reaction. Is racial tolerance the solution to the system of racism-white supremacy that serves as the modus operandi of the United States of America? IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Blog www.panafrothought.com EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P....

Duration:00:09:28

Which Political Party is Best for Black Folks?

6/11/2019
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Despite the existence of multiple political parties, the United States’ body politic is basically a two-party system. On the left, you have the liberal Democrats, while on the right we have the conservative Republicans. Each appears to offer certain benefits to their supporters. Which one is right for Black folks? IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Blog www.panafrothought.com EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P. Alston BECOME A PATRON!

Duration:00:28:21

White Supremacy Primer: Overview

6/4/2019
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Part 1 of a series on the system of racism/white supremacy. Here we give an overview of the system and introduce the principles, terms and issues that will be discussed in the series.

Duration:00:40:27

What's So Toxic About Masculinity?

5/28/2019
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We have been bombarded over the past two years or so with the idea of hypermasculinity, or toxic masculinity. Like everything else the media gets a hold of, this idea has blossomed into something beyond its original intent. Masculinity itself is under attack, seemingly being supplanted by the concept of gender neutrality. What does this mean for Black men?

Duration:00:34:40

Dear Coons

5/21/2019
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Coon, Sambo, Uncle Tom…all of these monikers have been used over time among Black folks, to describe a particular brand of unsavory Black person. This rant is an open letter to Coons. Coons: Listen up. This is your episode.

Duration:00:25:14

Blacks Commit the Most Crime

5/14/2019
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Everyone knows Black folks commit more crime than anyone else. Prisons and jails are filled mostly with Black men, therefore they commit crimes at the highest rate of all ethnic groups, right? Right?

Duration:01:05:19

#MeToo & the Dangerous Black Man

5/7/2019
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The present-day #MeToo Movement has brought attention to the very real issue of sexual misbehavior by powerful men. This is good, as powerful men tend to control the narratives of their own behaviour, as this has somewhat limited their ability to do that. However, the men who have been truly taken down by the movement are all Black men. To what do we owe this dubious honour?

Duration:00:17:19

The Fundamentalist Evangelical Christian Negro

5/1/2019
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Photo on cover art by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Duration:00:24:28

Black Parents Stop Pampering Your Children!

4/23/2019
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One feature of 21st Century parenting is pampering children. The spoiled child is nothing new, but modern parents take this to a whole new level! However, pampering is especially irresponsible and damaging for Black families! So stop it!

Duration:00:23:48

I Need You Man! Black Men Need Each Other to Heal

4/16/2019
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Men often wait until we are in dire straits before seeking help for ailments—whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. And Black men are no exception. In fact, we lead the pack in postponing help-seeking. But when we drop the bravado and lend each other an ear and shoulder, we create a safe space for healing.

Duration:00:23:49

Close the Gap or Nah?

4/9/2019
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Educators aim to close the achievement gap. Economists seek to close the income gap. Should Black folks be concerned about either of these goals? What’s the problem with focusing on “the gap?”

Duration:00:22:29

The Fallacy of a "Good Education"

4/2/2019
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The term "good education" gets thrown about a lot in American society. All parents want their children to receive a good education. Students want to receive a good education. State and federal education departments seek to legislate good education. And educational institutions all want to provide a good education. But what is a “good education?” How can you identify it? Does it even exist, or is it a figment of our indoctrinated imaginations?

Duration:00:27:48

Should Black Parents Spank Their Children?

3/26/2019
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Over 65% of parents surveyed report supporting the idea of spanking children, just not in school. On one hand there’s anecdotal evidence of its effectiveness—from interpretations of Biblical references to personal experiences. On the other hand, research shows that not only is spanking not an effective form of punishment, it can be harmful. Which route should Black parents follow? Here, we separate facts from opinion, and provide alternatives. EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P....

Duration:00:45:17

How American Schooling Creates Sheeple

3/12/2019
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The American school system was designed to create workers, employees, cogs in the machine, citizens who will obey and not challenge the status quo. How does that happen, and why should anyone care? IG @panafrothought Email admin@panafrothought.com Blog www.panafrothought.com Photo in Episode Art by Sean Thoman on Unsplash EPISODE SUPPORTED BY Phyllis P. Alston BECOME A PATRON!

Duration:00:41:46