Season 2

Nov. 24, 2021

The Harder They Fall

The Netflix movie “The Harder They Fall”. The movie assembles cast black actors to play legendary Black western figures from across time to tell a fictional story about two rival groups, the Nat Love gang and the Rufus Buck gang. …

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Nov. 11, 2021

The Legend of Black Death

Henry Johnson while on watch in the Argonne Forest in France on May 14, 1918, he fought off a German raid, killing multiple German soldiers and rescuing a fellow soldier Private Needham Roberts while experiencing 21 wounds himself. Audio...

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Nov. 4, 2021

The Immortal Woman (The Henrietta Lacks Story)

In 1951, a Black woman named Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. While she was being treated at Johns Hopkins University, a doctor named George Gey removed cells from her cervix without her permission and later discovered that...

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Oct. 21, 2021

Where is Black Eden?

Black Eden was the Town of Idlewild, Michigan, from 1912 through the mid-1960s. Idlewild had an active year-round community and was visited by black entertainers and musicians from all over the country. At its peak, it was one of the …

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Oct. 6, 2021

The Death of Fred Hampton

An explanation the life and death of Fred Hampton. Hampton was a young, gifted leader with a talent for organizing people who would rise to become the chairman of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter before being assassinated by the …

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Sept. 22, 2021

Who are the Scottsboro Nine?

The Scottsboro Boys were nine black teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women aboard a train near Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931. The trials and repeated retrials of the Scottsboro Boys sparked an international uproar and produced two landmark...

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Sept. 9, 2021

The Demise of The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party emerged at a time of political activism and excitement at the possibility of radical social change. While the Panthers rise was rapid and dramatic; its fall, slow and brutal. Ultimately a mix of Government repression,...

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Aug. 26, 2021

The FBI vs The Black Panther Party

During the late 60s no Black Power group grew more than The Black Panther Party but with that growth came government repression. The FBI saw The Black Panther Party as the "the greatest threat to the internal security of the …

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Aug. 12, 2021

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense Pt. 1

The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community. The Panthers eventually developed into a...

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July 29, 2021

The Real Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall—perhaps best known as the first African American Supreme Court justice, He also had a profound contribution to the NAACP with his pursuit of racial justice and promoting racial equality during the civil rights movement. As a...

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July 15, 2021

The History of Lynching in America

Lynching, a form of violence in which a mob, under the pretext of administering justice without trial, executes a presumed offender, often after inflicting torture and corporal mutilation. In the United States, lynchings of African Americans became...

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July 1, 2021

The New Negro Movement - Intelligent Speech Conference

The end of World War I fostered a new way of thinking for African Americans. Thousands of African Americans migrated from the Jim Crow South to the large industrial cities in the North. Within those cities, African Americans promoted a …

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June 17, 2021

The Story of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is annual holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, its a mix of June and Nineteenth, Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States,...

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June 1, 2021

The Tulsa Massacre Pt.3 - The Invasion of Greenwood and Aftermath of …

The entire 35 blocks of the Greenwood commercial district were completely destroyed. A total of 191 Black-owned businesses, several churches, a junior high school, and the district’s only hospital were lost. According to the Red Cross, 1,256 homes...

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May 31, 2021

The Tulsa Massacre Pt.2 -The Spark

It was May, 30th 1921 and on this day Dick Rowland was on his way to the Drexel building. Which was mostly closed for the Memorial day holiday but the building had something that very few buildings in downtown Tulsa …

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May 30, 2021

The Tulsa Massacre Pt.1 - The History of Black Wall St.

Greenwood was named the town after another town called Greenwood, Mississippi. The first store was a grocery store on the corner of Archer and Greenwood ave. The community continued to grow along Archer st. attracting a real estate developer, a...

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May 20, 2021

Last Hired, First Fired - African Americans and The Great Depression

The Great Depression was the worst economic downturns in the industrialized world, While no group escaped the economic devastation of the Great Depression, few suffered more than African Americans. African Americans across the country already occupied...

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May 13, 2021

Hollywood vs Black History - The United States vs Billie Holiday

The United States vs. Billie Holiday is set primarily during the height of Holiday's career in the later period of the legendary jazz singer’s career up until her death in 1959. the movie draws from on Johann Hari’s bestseller Chasing …

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May 3, 2021

The Tragic Life of Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday, one of the most famous of jazz singers of all time and was a superstar of her day. She first rose to prominence in the 1930’s with a unique style along with her emotional intensity, innovative techniques and …

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