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Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show created to foster allyship for social justice. Hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward, this show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with diverse populations across the country. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse. FB/Instagram/Fanbase: @civiccipher

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United States

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Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show created to foster allyship for social justice. Hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward, this show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with diverse populations across the country. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse. FB/Instagram/Fanbase: @civiccipher

Twitter:

@civiccipher

Language:

English

Contact:

8184157831


Episodes

021724 Way Black History Fact - Black People Couldn't Own Dogs

2/17/2024
Our Way Black History Fact covers things that were illegal for Black people to do in the 18th and 19th century—including owning dogs. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:00

021724 Qasim Rashid—Author, Activist, and Attorney Running for Illinois 11th Congressional District (Part 2)

2/17/2024
For the second half of the show, we discuss Qasim’s political positions relative to his competition. We get his thoughts on the teaching of American History, Reparations, Affirmative Action, and the Democrat party as a whole. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

021724 Qasim Rashid—Author, Activist, and Attorney Running for Illinois 11th Congressional District (Part 1)

2/17/2024
Today we are joined by a rising star in among Democrats—Qasim Rashid. We spend the first half of the program discussing Qasim’s background, his thoughts on money in politics, and his social media activism. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:23:00

021024 Way Black History Fact - The Green Book

2/10/2024
Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the Green Book…a book that helped Black motorists navigate the racism found across Jim Crow America. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:00

021024 What Black Unemployment Rates Tell Us About America (Part 2)

2/10/2024
For the second half of the show, we discuss Black unemployment rates, the root causes, and the cancerous effect it has on Black life in America. We also reframe several political arguments through this lens. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

021024 The Horror Stories of Trumpism (Part 1)

2/10/2024
Today we spend the first half of the program discussing some of the horror stories born out of Trumpism. We also compare other leaders to see if Trump is indeed an outlier insofar as his extreme followers are concerned. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:23:00

020324 Way Black History Fact - The Inventor of the Doorknob - Osbourn Dorsey

2/3/2024
Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to 16-year-old former slave Osbourn Dorsey who invented the doorknob and the doorstop. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:00

020324 Lawyer/Activist Dianne Post on DEI Suppression, and Reparations (Part 2)

2/3/2024
The second half of the show is spent discussing attacks on Affirmative Action, CRT, and DEI initiatives around the country as well as meaningful ways you can take the power back from your elected officials. Dianne’s Reading list: Animal Farm 1984 Big Brother Farenheit 451 It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis Prequel, Rachel Maddow Fever in the Heartland Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

020324 Lawyer/Activist Dianne Post on Environmental Racism and Reparations (Part 1)

2/3/2024
In today's episode, we are joined by Dianne Post who is an activist, lawyer, and curator of the Action Alerts that are responsible for circulating legislative information to constituents and voters. In the first half of the show, we discuss reparations and environmental racism. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:23:00

012724 Way Black History Fact Fannie Lou Hamer

1/27/2024
Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the story of Fannie Lou Hamer…one of this country’s greatest activists. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:00

012724 $25 Million for Black Man Wrongfully Convicted (Part 2)

1/27/2024
The second half of the show is dedicated to the story of Ronnie Long…the man who had a 44-year prison sentence overturned. We discuss his fight to get back what he was owed, and we cite data from the Innocence Project to shine light on just how frequent an occurrence this is. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

012724 Black Student Suspended Over Hair (Part 1)

1/27/2024
We spent the first half of the show discussing the story of Darryl George…the student who was suspended from his school in Texas over his locs. We also take a moment to discuss cultural appropriation and cite this example of why it is problematic. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:23:00

012024 Way Black History Fact - 5 Lesser Known Facts about MLK

1/20/2024
Our Way Black History Fact cites 5 lesser known facts about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:03

012024 Some Quotes from Dr. King, Himself (Part 2)

1/20/2024
The second half of the show sees us quoting some of Dr. King’s words to give a more accurate depiction of what the man stood for and stood on. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

012024 How the Right Co-Opts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Part 1)

1/20/2024
We spent the first half of the show discussing how many conservatives cite quotes from Dr. King, but would never be aligned with him politically. We push back against the whitewashing of Dr. King’s legacy and ideas on what the progression of race relations would entail. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:57

011324 Way Black History Fact - Slave Breeding Farms

1/13/2024
Our Way Black History Fact sees us discussing a lesser-known atrocity from this country’s origin story…the forced breeding of enslaved people for profit. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

011324 When People Say ‘Go Back to Africa!’ (Part 2)

1/13/2024
The second part of today’s show is spent discussing the statement we’ve all heard before—‘Go back to Africa!’ We ended up with a thread and we felt compelled to share, and discuss so that you will know how to challenge this Eurocentric way of thinking. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

011324 How the Right Co-Opts Christ (Part 1)

1/13/2024
The first part of today’s show is dedicated to discussing the many ways that Republicans rebrand Jesus in their image…without fully acknowledging what Jesus stood for. This maneuver has caused many well-meaning Christians to ultimately vote for, implement, and support policies that are a far cry from what Christ really stood for. Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:57

010624 Way Black History Fact - New Year's Day for Slaves

1/6/2024
Our Way Black History Fact is based around a retelling of New Year’s Day from a Black slave’s perspective. We discuss what was known as “Hiring Day” or “Heartbreak Day.” Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:08

010624 A Letter on Equity vs. Equality (Part 2)

1/6/2024
For the second half of the show, we spend time responding to a letter from a long-time listener we have come to appreciate. The challenges brought forth really illuminate the thinking that is prevalent in a big part of this country, so we rehash the monopoly concept we have used before on the show, as well as reframe the narrative of ‘White Privilege.’ Support the showwww.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58