The Positive Identity Podcast

The Positive Identity Podcast

The Positive Identity Podcast Series, dedicated to celebrating positive race relations by highlighting the good work that people of different racial communities do for each other and the world. We're supporters of the Asian, Black, Hispanic, White Communities and beyond and are here for all people! Because we believe in the power of everyone to uplift, edify and take action to create positive unity.

Episodes

July 16, 2021 56 min

In this episode, Stephen and Ron discuss the imminent release of Step1 for 12 Steps for America.? With the video set to launch, the question arises, how will people react. For Ron, this is a very personal story and journey. He is essentially taking his own life, and the darkness he experienced through addiction, and tackling one of America's most controversial subjects through that lens, race and discrimination.

How will people ...

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"EveryDayAction is a movement/series where we create systems and a knowledge base so people can be empowered to take action in every day of their lives."

In this episode Daela Gibson talks about how to run for political office at the local level. Daela is a former candidate for the Nevada House and she ran her campaign a few years ago. During that process she came to learn about the intricate nature of how to not just learn ...

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One year ago, deep in the heart of the Pandemic, one month after George Floyd and the protests after changed the world, with the 2020 presidential election kicking into gear, Stephen and Ron were laying the foundation for their podcast and speaking to guests for the first time.

After speaking to Gang Interventionist Alfred Lomas, another gang interventionist, Tommie T-Top Rivers, came onto the podcast to speak with Ron and Stephen.

T...

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With the imminent release of a wave of content for Positive Identity, Stephen and Ron reflect on the state of affairs for the world.

How do you remain constructive in the face of a society that is tearing itself apart? How do you find hope in the work we're doing and the people who are trying to make it happen.

There is always a way... but how?

"Positive Identity: It's another week where we tell you inspiring and positive ...

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THE POSITIVE IDENTITY PODCAST SERIES IS BACK!

After a two month break to build up episodes in planning for a major launch of original content, we took a break.

But now we're back! When it comes to telling inspiring stories of people of all races doing good things for each other and America, we couldn't stay away. Today we talk with IamFaith, who is on the hunt to find homes for Queer and Transgender Youth. For Ron this was an...

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Michael Novick has been fighting against racism since the 60s. A living legend, he's the owner of Antiracist.org and has been all over the board when it comes to the pursuit of equality.

As Michael joins Ron & Stephen, his wealth of knowledge and history provide and incredible view into where we are today, and how we can move forward as a society. Even further, Michael shows that it's not enough to be anti-racist, we hav...

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Ever feel like you're trapped in your career, your life and you look at the world and want to make a change?

Ever feel like you're not good enough, the world has been filled with too much dysfunction and that you're too small to do it.

Jonaral Martin once felt like that. But he decided to make a change. To make a change to do something truly good for society.  In this episode we follow Jonaral's journey from unknown a...

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Positive Identity's mission is to see the good in everyone when it comes to race. Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latin, Native, Mixed and White. We believe in the value you have and what you bring to America.

Yet Asian hate has skyrocketed recently statistically, and with the Atlanta shootings and the constant videos of Asian-Americans being attacked, at Positive Identity Ron & Stephen want to address it. 

For many of the Asian commu...

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Ron's long time friend Charlton Barton has lived an eclectic life, but what he's doing these days is what's really special. Teaching kids to karate chop people.

Ok, it's not exactly that but the Positive Identity PR Team says if clickbaity headlines work, then we're sellin out!

But seriously, Charlton Barton is a Black Belt at a karate studio where he teaches kids of all races and backgrounds the world of karate. ...

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It's Ron's Birthday, it's St. Patty's Day, Ron is hosting the biggest LA comedy show since the Pandemic began and eight Asian-Americans were murdered in Atlanta less than 24 hours before.

As America starts to return to society Ron & Stephen tackle the question of how we deal with this pain while being optimistic about the future. As Ron looks back on the past because of his birthday, he talks about the discovery ...

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Less then 48 hours after Joe Biden's Inauguration, in the shadow of a Capital Hill assault, barbed wires and the feelings of an America going in a different direction, Stephen and Ron are joined by Accidental Gangster Ori Spado in talking about what all this means.

As Biden calls for Unity and Coming Together, the Positive Identity team reflects on how this reflects their mission and talks with optimism on how this can impact ou...

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The Press Release contract is hours away from being signed, the deal has been made with PR Newswire and Stephen and Ron wait with baited breath to see what will happen when the press release gets sent out.

Positive Identity's mission is simple, love people of all races, identities and backgrounds and find joy and laughter in how ridiculous we are but be inspired by our good. We hope America wants this. We hope for a 2021 America...

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What brings together a Gen X gay Black guy who believes in energy guiding our world, and a Gen Z White guy just entering adulthood?

That is the question that Stephen finds out about when Ron talks about Lucas, a kid he knew as a baby who has grown up to become a man but even more... a son to him. This episode wan't expected or planned, but after Ron helped Lucas prepare to move out of the house and into adulthood during Thanksgi...

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We all know and love the movies of the Mafia. From The Godfather, to Goodfellas, those Italian guys and the ways they fought the system, took out their rivals as they rose to the top and came together as family struck a cord for Americans everywhere.

But many of these guys came together for nefarious reasons and what tied them together was the ways they had affinity not just in their ethnic identity, but in the dark moral decisions ...

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Thanksgiving is the time of year where people come together with their families to  enjoy the companionship and love they have for each other. Turkey to pass out too, family members to argue politics with, football games to watch because your uncle has taken over the TV. You love it!

Yet America 2020 doesn't make thing easy. A pandemic rages which has forced us apart, politics have turned families against each other in warring f...

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Black History Month has been a mainstay in many parts of American culture for decades. But America has become a much different country since then. Incredible progress has been made to help the Black community. Yet America 2021 has started off to incredible disruption, a disruption that has been going on for a long while now.

What does this month mean for 2021 America? In one sense there is an emerging energy to help the Black commun...

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January 18, 2021 58 min

Recording Date: 01/17/21

We need unity more than ever. As many people across the country see America tearing itself apart at the seams, Martin Luther King day appropriately meets us in the thick of it. In a country that is intensely divided, MLK sits at a 90% approval rating, loved on both sides of the political spectrum and seen as a guiding light and vision for how society should be.

But while he may be loved we must ask, we follow...

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January 13, 2021 52 min

Recording Date: 01/12/21

2021 has been the year from hell. Which was said in the last podcast at the end of 2020. 

We tried.

But when it comes to creating positive race relations, inspiring people, helping the Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native and White Communities have belief in each other and themselves, Ron & Stephen are not giving up on America.

After the storming of the Capital Hill on Jan 6th and a country on edge, a tinderbox r...

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December 18, 2020 77 min

Recording Date: 12/15/20

2020 has been the year from hell. But this Christmas, Stephen & Ron and here to bring you joy and happiness in the absurdity of it all in race relations. The story today? Dutch Santa Clause and Zwarte Piet. That sounds happy and light hearted! What? It's a bunch of elves in blackface are serving a White Santa Claus? NOOOOOOOOOO.

Will Ron and Stephen take something that is causing people to fight each ...

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Recording Date: 08/26/20

Christianity and religious movements have been at the key point in racial inflection points in American history with the Abolitionist Movement in the Civil War era and Martin Luther King and Black and White pastors in the Civil Rights era. As America goes through seismic racial changes, Morgan Lee speaks with Ron and Stephen about if Christianity and religion may again play a role in these turbulent times.

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