Black Land Podcast

Black Land Podcast

Artful story telling takes center stage as BIN’S "Black Land" podcast taps into the lives of ordinary people and brings to life their extraordinary tales of triumph and circumstance. Join Emmy award winning Host Vanessa Tyler each week as she dives deep into uncharted stories and gives an overdue and deserving voice to those who have often experienced the other side of the American dream. From laughter to tears, triumph to trials, Black Land delivers the personal narratives of Black people surviving through struggles, and challenges, and unmasks their stories through a combination of expert guests, heartwarming honesty, and an authentic dialogue that's rarely heard on podcasts today.


February 16, 2024 30 mins

Episode 3 features the incredible story of Adolphus Stroud. In 1928, Adolphus Stroud qualified for the Olympic trials in the 5k race. However, as a Black man he was denied funding and transportation to get to the trials at Harvard Stadium. Undeterred, 19-year-old Adolphus walked over 2,000 miles from Colorado Springs to Cambridge, Massachusetts. His descendant Frank Shines joins Host Vanessa Tyler to share details about Adolphus' j...

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Episode 2 focuses on HIV rates among black women in America. Host Vanessa Tyler talks to Masonia Traylor, who has been living with HIV for 10 years. Masonia explains that many black women are unaware of the risks of contracting HIV and don't understand safe sex negotiation. She says HIV is stigmatized in the black community, making it difficult for people to get tested or treated. Masonia shares her personal story of contracting HI...

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February 2, 2024 36 mins

Episode 1 focuses on the aftermath of gun violence and how it impacts Black communities. It features Vanessa' Tyler's conversation with Wesley Hamilton, a gunshot survivor who became paralyzed from the waist down. Despite his injuries, Wesley was able to turn his life around and start an organization called " Disabled But Not Really " to help others with disabilities. The episode shines a light on the ripple effects of gun violence...

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February 1, 2024 1 min

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