Real Black News

Real Black News

Episode 130 of Real Black News ends the year and begins 2022 with tips on manifesting and tapping into the moment with Therapist Camille Banks-Lee who gives guidance on everything from how to deal with anxiety and Intuitive eating to adolescent brains and mental health. This is an inspiring free therapy session. Other good news topics include the doula grants to help Black mamas, Black dads taking over schools, the indigenous fight to find the missing, and Africa’s award-winning adolescent girl reporters, plus more of the top 5 empowering Real Black and Brown good news stories! #RealBlackNews

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February 1, 2022 55 min

Writer and director Reggie Rock Bythewood drops knowledge and discusses everything from his coming-of-age Apple TV show "Swagger" and dedicating his work in film and TV to spotlighting and uplifting the Black community, to learning from Sidney Poitier, elders like James Earl Jones and Harry Belafonte, telling the story of Emmett Till, working with his wife, director Gina Prince Bythewood, teaching his son Black history and ...

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Episode 130 of Real Black News ends the year and begins 2022 with tips on manifesting and tapping into the moment with Therapist Camille Banks-Lee who gives guidance on everything from how to deal with anxiety and Intuitive eating to adolescent brains and mental health. This is an inspiring free therapy session. Other good news topics include the doula grants to help Black mamas, Black dads taking over schools, the indigenous fight...

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November 7, 2021 40 min

The new season of Real Black News launches with Ep. 129 and the dynamic power couple behind ABFF (The American Black Film Festival), Jeff & Nicole Friday. Celebrating twenty-five years of lifting Black Hollywood, Jeff & Nicole join Real Black News to discuss the history and success that’s landed ABFF in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, finding talent before the mainstream like...

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Ep 128 of Real Black News features the top five empowering Black news stories of the week and this week’s two guests. The first is writer and director Malcolm Lee who discusses his new mega movie Space Jam:  A New Legacy.  He talks the ins and outs of directing for animation, plus his new journey and lessons in television as he writes and produces his upcoming TV show The Best Man: Final Chapters based on his classic film The Best ...

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Ep 127 of Real Black News features the top five empowering Black news stories of the week and this week’s guests: Entrepreneur, commercial real estate investor, and CEO of The Chicago TREND Corporation, Lyneir Richardson, who discusses his work empowering urban retail development via Black and Brown real estate investors. Balancing his mission while working as a professor at Rutgers Business School, Lyneir joins the podcast to disc...

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Ep 126 of Real Black News focuses on adolescent mental health and features the top five empowering Black news stories of the week and this week’s guests: One of history's youngest Emmy-nominated actors, Asante Blackk, discusses life as a Gen Z’er and bringing attention to adolescent mental health with his fiction podcast "Here Comes the Break". Asante discusses life after starring in "This is Us" and "When T...

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Ep 125 of Real Black News features the top five empowering Black news stories of the week and this week’s guest, hip hop music, and radio legend Doctor Dre' who shares his health journey and tips surviving Type 2 diabetes, blindness, and losing a limb. Blessed to see 57, he takes a trip down hip hop memory lane sharing stories of going to college with Chuck D, rolling with Public Enemy, New York morning radio with Ed Lover, Yo!...

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Ep 124 of Real Black News features the top five empowering Black news stories of the week and this week’s three guests: Author Ronda Racha Penrice discusses her timely second book, Black American History for Dummies, where she breaks down historical facts that shaped America (starts 22:46). While therapist Camille Banks-Lee soothes the soul just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month with an important conversation about healthy ...

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Ep 123 of Real Black News features Geneva Solomon, co-owner of Redstone Firearms, who joins the podcast after recently speaking to Congress about gun violence to share her thoughts as a liberal on why she stays armed, trains, and suggests more women do the same (starts 24:43). Other topics include the increase in Black gun owners, the huge financial win for Maryland HBCUs, the problem with shaming people for vaccine hesitancy, and ...

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Ep 122 The State of Black Activism: This week's episode of Real Black News features the top five empowering Black News stories of the week and this week’s guest: Black Puerto Rican Activist, soon-to-be PhD, and associate producer of the two-time Oscar-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah, Rosa Clemente (starts 24:16). She returns to the podcast to talk about the journey to making the movie and how her co-sign and connection...

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Ep. 121 of Real Black News features the top five empowering Black news stories of the week and two dope guests who use their art to lift women and black culture. This week, Image Award-winning screenwriter, Emmy nominated producer, journalist, and playwright Keli Goff discusses her critically acclaimed new play The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks & Curls. She talks inspiration behind her success lifting Black women when writing...

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April 12, 2021 87 min

Ep. 120 of Real Black News features conversations about tracking and fighting White Supremacists with two guests, including the president and CEO of The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Margaret Huang. She discusses the tactics they use to track hate groups, the history of white supremacists in the military, and where the SPLC stands with the Nation of Islam on their map of hate groups in America (interview begins at 9:46). Whil...

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Recognizing triumph after survival, Ep. 119 of Real Black News features writer and executive producer Jenny Lumet, who discusses everything from her legendary family and grandmother Lena Horne to Black families on TV and how her trauma that came with pointing a finger at a mogul and surviving sexual assault inspired the vision when writing her CBS TV show, Clarice (15:36). While therapist Camille Banks-Lee of CBL Psychotherapy shar...

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Ep 118 of Real Black News features Award-winning DJ and Community Organizer, DJ Kuttin Kandi, who joins the podcast to discuss coalition building in light of the rise of hateful violence against Asian-Americans. She discusses her work uniting with the Black Community via the Asian Solidarity Collective and the tough conversations both communities need to have to build trust, heal tensions, and unite coalitions necessary to effectiv...

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Ep 117 of Real Black News provides an update on Mississippi's water crisis, where some see hints of an end. Jackson, Mississippi councilman DeKeither Stamps joins the podcast to give an update (interview begins at 59:27). While hip hop journalist and author Clover Hope discusses her new book "The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip Hop" and how she documents the history of ladies on the mic from Sha Rock and Sheri S...

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February 28, 2021 67 min

Ep 116 spotlights mental health and wellness with psychotherapist Camille Banks-Lee who shares tips on staying emotionally fit. While entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice talks upcoming TV shows and films to watch for decompression. And Drew Glover, Principle Coordinator for the Selma Jubilee, March 5-7, discusses this year’s virtual civil rights celebration. Plus the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week.

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February 21, 2021 70 min

Episode 115 of Real Black News features Snowfall actor Amin Joseph discussing his role as Uncle Jerome Saint on season four. He talks about the personal influence of Hollywood legend John Singleton and making Snowfall without him, crack in the Black community, acting, and survival tips for thespians plus some of this week’s news stories. Topics include new information on the NYPD & FBI’s involvement in the murder of Malcolm X, ...

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Ep 114 features Jonathan Solomon, California president of the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA). Along with his wife Geneva, he owns LA's popular spot for Black gun enthusiasts, Redstone Firearms. Jonathan discusses the rising number of black gun owners, the national gun & ammo shortage, double standards, how to have a firearm with a child in the home, & more. Other topics include "Judas & the Bl...

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Episode 113 of Real Black News is all about investing in the community. This week’s “Black Wall Street Report” with former investment banker and CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, discusses Gamestop, brokerage firms connected to hate groups, and tips on investing. While author Kerwyn Phillip joins the podcast to talk about his great new book Malik’s First Job: Financial Principles for Teens and how parents can teach their kids...

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Episode 112 of Real Black News features actor Gary Dourdan who talks about starring in his latest movie Redemption Day. He gives advice on being a Black artist, discusses making it through personal struggles, and shares tips on what others can do to make it through too. Other topics include the new Civil War, Black pastors pushing back against White pastors, the NAACP, and more of the top five empowering Black news stories of the w...

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