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  • 02:11

    The Shades Of Blackness "Complexion Obstacles"

    in Culture

    The issue of black self-hatred is something I am supposed to pretend does not exist. However, the great French psychiatrist Frantz Fanon wrote about this issue in his groundbreaking book Black Skin White Masks, in a chapter called "the Lived Experience of the Black Man". According to Fanon, the black man is viewed in the third person, and he isn't seen as a three-dimensional human being. The black man internalizes the perspectives of white society and its negative thoughts about blackness affect his psyche. In the chapter, Fanon discusses a white child calling him the "N word" and how he becomes cognizant of how he is different and viewed as someone people should fear.

    There is also a fear by some black people that discussing the issue of self-hatred is a sign of weakness. There is a discourse that black people engender: that black is beautiful. But the truth is, the image of blackness is ugly – at least it's perceived that way. There is nothing special or wonderful about being a black male – it is a life of misery and shame.

    The issue of black self-hatred is usually depicted from a female point of view. There are documentaries such as Dark Girls which aired on Oprah's OWN network earlier this year, in which black women discuss their feelings of self hatred for having dark skin. There are numerous books, articles, documentaries, and essays published by black female writers describing black self-hatred. Black women are not afraid to speak out about their self-loathing, yet for some reason, black men are silent about our own contempt for what we are.

  • 01:00

    Black Lives Series Pt 2: Purifying Blackness - From Myths to Wisdom

    in Culture

    The World of Ideas Show tonight 3/22/15 @8:30PM EST. After the weekly review of the week, host Kasaun Henry introduces part 2 of the “Black Lives Series.” On this episode, Kasaun identifies several myths that have perverted the history of black people.

    The "Black Lives Series" is an exploration of a number of significant Black-American themes and issues that shed light on the state and future of black people in the twenty-first century. Some of these are, black identity, black solidarity, black culture and its triumphs and flaws, black education, incarceration, leadership and more. Kasaun attempts to clear the midst of the flawed perception of race and culture in America and lay down a path for positive change.

  • 02:01

    What is Anti-Blackness? A Native Trailblazers Special

    in Entertainment

    She:kon and Thanks for joining Native Trailblazers!  The award-winning Native themed online radio show. Listen in Every Friday at 7pm EST with hosts Vincent and Delores! Join us live in our chat room - Here's How 

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  • 01:26

    Joshua Generation Network: Feat. Gary Dennis Hines of The Sounds of Blackness

    in Self Help

    Join us tonight as we talk to veteran Band Leader of the Number One historic and world famous group "The Sounds of Blackness", Gary Dennis Hines.

    Hines, who has led the famous Band for more than 40 years, since its inception, has a musical history that encompasses and expresses every single struggle that Black America has experienced from the beginning of time to now; and in his 40+ year history with TSoB, he has captured those struggles, as well as our pain and passions, in the sound of music.

    Winners of three Grammy Awards, three Stellar Awards, the International Time for Peace Award, an Emmy, two Gold records, one Platinum, the Soul Train Award, the International Dance Music Award, and three NAACP Image Awards, Mr. Hines has written and coordinated commercial music for the NBA, Northwest Airlines, Walt Disney, Sony, Universal Studios, and worked with corporations IBM, 3M, General Motors, the NFL, General Mills, Phillip-Morris, Thomson-West, TARGET, and Anderson Windows.

    They have also done charitable benefit work for the NAACP, the Children's Heart Fund, National Urban League, United Negro College Fund, the Lupus Foundation, Scholarship America, Race for the Cure, and Hale House.


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  • 02:33

    Guilty of Felony Blackness

    in News

    Guilty of Felony Blackness

  • 00:31

    United Through Blackness: A Walk Toward Humanity

    in Entertainment

    Earth Grinds Host's Sage Gram and Write2Manifest will be discussing blackness, not only as an unifying umbrella term but as a political statement. We will also explore how the diaspora of black identifying people connect, despite cultural and experiential, etc differences. Most importantly we wish to here from you the audience, on how blackness pertains to uniting all of humanity.


    Have your questions and comments read on air, by emailing them to: myearthgrind@gmail.com

  • 00:50

    Quiet, Justice, Love - How We Think of Blackness

    in Culture

    Kevin Quashie, Ph.D., was the guest lecturer for Stetson University's Social Justice Lecture Series in fall 2014. The professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Smith College spoke on “Quiet, Justice, Love."

    In his talk, Quashie discusses African-American culture, often considered expressive, dramatic and even defiant, characterizations which are linked to the idea of resistance. Indeed, these terms come to dominate how we think of blackness. He addresses the topic of reimagining how we think about black culture, about resistance and justice. He questions how the idea of quiet, as a notion different from silence and as a metaphor for one’s inner life, could include insight into how to be alive in ways that are aware of social violence, but that retain the power and grace that is part of being human.

    For more about Dr. Quashie and his lecture, see the Stetson Today story: http://www.stetson.edu/today/2014/10/social-justice-lecture-quiet-justice-love/

  • 01:02

    Donald Sterling, The NBA, & The Assault on Blackness, Guest Dr. David J. Leonard

    in Sports

    Dr. David J. Leonard is associate professor in the Dept. of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman. With a B.A. in Black studies from UC, Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, he has dedicated his career to interdisciplinary scholarship, transformative teaching, and research that underscores the continued significance of race within popular culture, politics, and society.

    He is author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness, co-editor of Criminalized and Commodified: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports & contributor to NewBlackMan, layupline, Feminist Wire & Urban Cusp. He blogs at drdavidjleonard.com Twitter @drdavidjleonard.

  • 02:01

    How Do We Forge A Unified Front

    in Radio

    We recognize Malcolom X.. in our quest For Unity. Most of us are familiar with orgainzational challenges such as ego's and personalities , But how do we move forward when these challenges clearly can break a united front. any ideas........We black men have a hard enough time in our own struggle for justice, and already have enough enemies as it is, to make the drastic mistake of attacking each other and adding more weight to an already unbearable load.........MALCOLM X

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