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The Beginnings of Blaxploitation

6/23/2018
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This is the story of the beginnings of Blaxploitation. This is also the story of, perhaps, the biggest "pusherman" in your life - and the drug he is selling you: white gold, also known as sucrose, processed and refined sugar. This is, too, the story of the Dominican sugar plantations in the Caribbean - and the slave labor camps that keep workers in a perpetual state of poverty, so that Americans (and others) can indulge their sweet tooth 24/7. [TRWBS #233 - Sugar Blues - April 15, 2017.]

Duration:00:17:33

The Pressure That Produces Mastery

6/22/2018
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This is the story of the pressure that produces mastery. This is also the story of how to view your corporate "job" as a scholarship - you are getting paid to learn everything they know - to perfect your own talents. This is how you perceive your work for others as a scholarship for yourself - as an opportunity to master what you want to do, on somebody else's dime. This is, too, the story of how preparation breeds self-confidence. This is also the story of the psychological science of...

Duration:00:09:56

The Evolution of a "Conscious" Pastor/Priest

6/22/2018
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This is the story of the evolution of a "conscious" pastor-priest. This is also the story of one of the founding fathers of Western Christianity: Saint Augustine of Hippo. This is, too, the story of race, class, and poverty in America. [TRWBS #232 - Race, Class & Poverty in the U.S. - April 8 2017.]

Duration:00:23:27

The Evolution of a "Conscious" Black Man

6/22/2018
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This is the story of the evolution of a "conscious" Black man. This is also the story of bearing witness; and ancestral memory; and cultural retentions; and reclamations of spaces and narratives that may have inspired shame or pain; and the alchemy of transforming Black histories into dynamic Black present moments and Black futures. [TRWBS #232 - Race, Class & Poverty in the U.S. - April 8 2017.]

Duration:00:23:12

Brothers and the Getting of Quick & Fast Money

6/22/2018
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This is the story of too many brothers whose sole ambition is quick and fast money. [TRWBS #231 - The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher - March 18, 2017].

Duration:00:03:44

Brother Clea: The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator

6/22/2018
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This is the story of a young brother (with three college degrees) who teaches art in a middle school in suburban ATL. [TRWBS #231 - The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator - March 18, 2017.]

Duration:00:24:35

Brother Kwesi: The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator

6/22/2018
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This is the story of the spiritual power of a Black male teacher/educator. Featuring: Brother Kwesi. [TRWBS #231 - The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator - March 18, 2017.]

Duration:00:37:04

"Conscious" Fatherhood: Chapter Four: Dr. Willie L. Williams

5/5/2018
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The fourth in a series of conversations about what it means to be a "conscious" father. Featuring: Dr. Willie L. Williams.

Duration:00:41:23

"Conscious" Fatherhood: Chapter Three: When Mommy and Daddy Are Not Together

5/5/2018
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The third in a series of conversations about what it means to be a "conscious" father.

Duration:00:25:26

Father Absence: From Trauma to Treatment

3/21/2018
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Did your father lay his hands on you and tell you who you are? What is the reality of raising a son and a daughter, as a single Black female, without their father in the home? And what is the reality of raising Black sons, when you are not married to, or together with, their mothers? What is the impact on the child – when the father is not in the home – and even more broadly – when the father is not in the life of the son and the daughter – how is that absence affecting the emotional and...

Duration:01:40:25

"Conscious" Fatherhood: Chapter One: Our Fathers

3/20/2018
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The first in a three-part look at what it means to be a "conscious" father. Who is that brother?

Duration:00:50:42

"Conscious" Fatherhood: Chapter Two: What Becomes of a Tribe in Trauma?

3/20/2018
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The second of a three-part look at what it means to be a "conscious" father. Who is that brother?

Duration:00:49:58

The Evolution of You VI: Education or Indoctrination?

2/24/2018
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Are you being educated or are you being indoctrinated? Featuring the groundbreaking work of educator Jane Elliott and her infamous “Blue Eye/Brown Eye” experiment. Special guest: former educator Judy Martin Coles discusses her years teaching in classrooms throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Dante’s “Word of the Week.” (Enlightenment). In this episode: Writer-podcaster-television producer Robert Wesley Branch; and supervisor of civil rights intake complaints for the state in which he...

Duration:01:44:40

The Evolution of You V: Cultivating Your Consciousness

1/24/2018
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When Consciousness Meets Calling. Sharing on the distinction between “he went” and “he was sent.” Talking about walking in the world, being worldly, carnal, even while your High Calling germinates within you. Discussing how your spiritual identity is revealed once you separate yourself from profane people, places, and things. Special guest co-host Farris Long discusses his spiritual journey over the past five years, since last appearing in our space. Dante’s “Word of the Week.”...

Duration:02:12:56

#INSIST

12/13/2017
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James Baldwin-Studs Terkel Interview (1961). James Baldwin: A Letter from the South. Reading an essay from James Baldwin’s 1961 book, Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son. From “Black History” Month” to “Black Futures Month.” Discussing this question: What is the evolution of “Black History Month?” Michele’s “Thought of the Day.” Michele Wilson shares how director Raoul Peck’s documentary film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” left a profound effect on her soul and psyche, as she...

Duration:01:49:17

#RESIST

11/1/2017
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Sharing the story of where my parents were when they heard the news of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968. Using their story as a backdrop to underscore the importance of receiving your family’s oral tradition: asking the questions, memorializing the history, knowing your family’s story, and respecting the struggles they have overcome and the successes they have enjoyed. Discussing the White House press conference where 45 asked White House reporter April Ryan...

Duration:01:46:58

#WomensMarch on Washington

10/20/2017
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In our season 8 premiere, we explore all sides of the #WomensMarch on Washington, a global event convened on January 21, 2017. From white male patriarchy to white female privilege, we dialogue on the role women of color played in convening the march and finalizing its written platform. Co-host Michele Wilson interviews Rev. Jennifer Bailey (Faith Matters Network), who speaks on why she participated in the #WomensMarch, and what it took to actually get her up and out on the Nashville...

Duration:01:58:34

Winter Solstice II - "What did I learn this year?"

8/1/2017
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How is culture created? How do we create culture? Tracing the history of so-called “pagans” back to the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, which gives to us today the many modern traditions of the Christian Christmas celebration. Also discussing the ancient pagan origins of Saturday (Saturn Day). Tracing the pagan roots of spirituality back to the ancient Lemurians, the Atlanteans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans. Also exploring Norse mythology and the sacred origins of our...

Duration:02:05:52

The Other Side of Thanksgiving

8/1/2017
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Tracing the “traditional his-tory” of the 1621 (first) Thanksgiving celebration between the Wampanoag and the Mayflower Compact survivors, from the perspective of the European colonizers of these United States of America. Talking about the European mindset of the Mayflower Compact settlers and the consciousness of a colonizing people who would grab land that wasn’t theirs to possess and eventually massacre many of the indigenous people encountered in the New World that became these United...

Duration:02:09:48

Toxic Masculinity: Breaking the Soul Ties

7/3/2017
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RWB Talks. Racism, Religion, the KKK, and the Silent Majority. Reeling from what for many was the surprise election of “45” to the presidency of the United States, we are discussing the reality of white nationalism now being at the center of American politics. Recorded just days after the 2016 election of our new president, we are also examining the role race, religion, the KKK, and what Nixon coined “the silent majority” played in the election of “45.” Toxic Masculinity #BoysDontCry....

Duration:02:22:43