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Episode 101 of Real Black News features an intimate conversation with the Rza who reflects on raising his son during the pandemic, lessons learned from fathering multiple children, the future of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, politics, hip hop, and directing his new film Cut Throat City. While civil rights lawyer and president of Democrats for Education Reform, Shavar Jeffries, discusses the Black male vote and the problem behind some brothers not wanting to vote blue. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice joins “The Screen Grab” to share new TV shows and films to help relieve pandemic boredom. Plus the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week. #RealBlackNews... Show More

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October 18, 2020 71 min

Episode 101 of Real Black News features an intimate conversation with the Rza who reflects on raising his son during the pandemic, lessons learned from fathering multiple children, the future of Wu-Tang: An American Saga, politics, hip hop, and directing his new film Cut Throat City. While civil rights lawyer and president of Democrats for Education Reform, Shavar Jeffries, discusses the Black male vote and the problem behind some ...

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Episode 100 of Real Black News features a celebration of listener love, 100 episodes, and a serious conversation with legendary hip hop pioneer and founding member of the first all-female Hip Hop group Mercedes Ladies, Sheri Sher. A sexual assault survivor featured in the movie On the Record, Sheri shares why she didn’t initially come out against Russell Simmons, how she works to heal, the problem with calling the police on Black m...

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Episode 99 of Real Black News features screenwriter and NY Times bestselling author of The Color of Water James McBride whose TV show based on his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird premieres on Showtime in October starring Ethan Hawke. McBride discusses the problem with most Hollywood slave narratives, why his story about abolitionist John Brown is different, Breonna Taylor, and how he creatively focuses during t...

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September 14, 2020 45 min

Episode 98 of Real Black News features Golden Globe-nominated actor and star of Tenet, John David Washington, who shares details of being the first black lead in a Chris Nolan film, acting tips from his parents Pauletta & Denzel Washington, managing asthma and dyslexia, the first time he was called the N-Word, and thoughts on this week’s top 5 black news stories of the week. While former investment banker and the CEO of Kids Wh...

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Episode 97 of Real Black News features veteran journalist, writer, editor, executive producer, and showrunner of the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact, Kierna Mayo. She discusses the state of Black media, sexual assault in hip hop, her appearance in the movie On the Record, and the sexuality awakening. Other topics include Chadwick Boseman, All Black Lives Matter, Africa eradicating polio, and more.

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August 23, 2020 69 min

Episode 96 of Real Black News features Alabama activist Chikesia Clemons who discusses her run for city council after physically and emotionally surviving the trauma of a viral police assault at Waffle House in Prichard, AL. Chikesia shares how she bounced back, her fitness regime, issues in her community, solutions, advice for assault survivors, and the conversations she’s had with her daughter. Other topics include Jacob Blake, t...

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Episode 95 of Real Black News is a throwback to a July 2019 conversation with the people of Oakland, CA about senator and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Those from her hometown who support her and do not, share their thoughts and ideas about Democrats, voting, Kamala’s White House hopes, and her record as Attorney General and the prosecution of Black men in California.

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Episode 94 of Real Black News features veteran journalist Shannon Lanier discussing his life being a descendant of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings. Shannon discusses the family split in viewpoints, how he talks to his kids about race and Thomas Jefferson’s rape, and advocacy around removing the Confederate flag. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice recommends what new shows and movies are coming out o...

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Episode 93 of Real Black News is a special black business focus featuring entrepreneur Dr. Randal Pinkett, the first and only black winner of The Apprentice, plus Chairman and CEO of the multi-million dollar research, consulting, and data analytics firm BCT Partners. Randal discusses everything from the lack of support he received when publicly denouncing Trump in 2016 when he first ran for president, to sharing tips for entreprene...

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Episode 92 of Real Black News features two activists fighting for change, including Jeanette Padilla Vega in Salt Lake City, Utah, who discusses the police brutality protests against the murder of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal and her fight against colorism in the Latino community. While Fayemi Shakur, Arts and Cultural Affairs Director for the City of Newark, NJ, discusses her work to support artists affected during Covid-19, Newark’...

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Episode 91 of Real Black News features the Editor-in-Chief of VIBE Magazine, Datwon Thomas, on Nick Cannon’s drama, the dying state of Black media, Covid-19, and the top 5 empowering Black news stories of the week. Topics include reparations, The March on Washington, Zimbabwe business growth, ongoing protests, and the Black med student teaching doctors how to spot symptoms of illness on Black skin.

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Episode 90 of Real Black News features multiple correspondents including Baltimore native and host of the podcast “Karima’s Show & Tell,” Karima J. Sphere, on the Covid-19 drama in Baltimore’s Prince George’s county and his experience at three different airports while traveling to Maryland. Former investment banker Jatali Bellanton joins “The Black Wall Street Report” to discuss black business news stories and the future of cry...

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Episode 89 Of Real Black News features actress, writer, director and producer Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out, Wu-Tang: An American Saga) discussing producing the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, her organizing work for the Poor People’s Campaign and the democratic party, maintaining black integrity in Hollywood, and her role in the cast protest behind the scenes when starring on Living Single. While Morgan State Unive...

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Episode 88 marks the two-year anniversary of Real Black News since launching on June 24, 2018. This episode features an intimate talk with Eric Garner’s youngest daughter, Emerald Snipe Garner, who discusses taking over the reins of fighting for justice after her sister, Erica Garner’s passing. Emerald discusses passing the No Chokehold Eric Garner Bill in NY, the next steps for taking it nationwide, taking care of her late sister’...

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Episode 87 of Real Black News features veteran radio personality, journalist, and host of the podcast “Make it Plain,” Rev. Mark Thompson aka Matsimela Mapfumo, discussing divesting from America, defunding the police, the plan for reparations and the beef that led to his departure from Sirius/XM. Other topics include Seattle’s CHAZ & CHOP movement, the murder of Atlanta’s Rayshard Brooks, Nigerian protests, the nooses in Califo...

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Ep. 86 features author, former NYPD police officer, and tactile police instructor, Joe Ested, who left his job as a cop after receiving retaliation for calling out officers on corruption and brutality. He returns to Real Black News to share his thoughts on the George Floyd protests, recent policy changes among police departments in cities nationwide, the mentality of cops, and what he believes needs to be done to stop the violence ...

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May 31, 2020 50 min

Ep. 85 features host Raqiyah Mays discusses the protests nationwide triggered by the murder of George Floyd with snippets from activists on the ground. Topics discussed include white supremacist infiltrators, Gen Z, Breonna Taylor, African diplomat outrage, international solidarity, Los Angeles, and the power of the people. While reporter Ronda Racha Penrice reports from ATL on the drama of the aftermath of the fiery protests in do...

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Ep. 84 features a conversation about weed and the health benefits of CBD with Tai Beauchamp, Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer of Brown Girl Jane, the leading CBD brand for women of color. She breaks down the difference between weed and CBD, reasons why the black community should invest in the industry, and how her own health led to the work. Other topics include Africa Day, Madagascar’s bus system for pregnant women, Breonna Ta...

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May 10, 2020 58 min

Ep. 83 features internationally renowned poet, author of the new book "We Want Our Bodies Back," performance artist, producer, and single mom Jessica Care Moore discussing her hometown of Detroit. She shares an update on Covid in the city, teaching her son about injustice, racism, and police brutality, and she gives a taste of her award-winning poem “Black Statue of Liberty” which launched her career after being a 5x Apollo...

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Episode 82 of Real Black News features two-time Grammy-winning MC, radio personality, and legendary hype man Fatman Scoop discussing life on pause from touring during Covid-19 and the music industry adapting to Instagram as a substitute. He talks beating diabetes, touring Asia and Africa, along with Mariah, Mya, kids, divorce, and the repercussions of starring on reality TV.  Other topics include Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar gain...

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