Black History Year

Black History Year

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com.

Episodes

September 28, 2022 4 min
They enslaved his family and double-crossed him. And when he fought back, they brutalized him and threw him in an alley, left for dead. And yet, he WASN’T dead. Not by a long shot! Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn about The Ghost of Hog Alley 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlac...
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“Cowboy Bill” Pickett created a genius technique – and they hated him for it! This Black cowboy revolutionized rodeo, so they wanted him to hide his Blackness to compete? Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn the story of Cowboy Bill Pickett. 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exi...
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"She leaned over the crackling fire and watched each piece of paper from her lifetime of secrets burn slowly. White supremacy had forced her hand – but no one, especially not her boss, could ever find out what she had done." Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn the story of Belle de Costa Greene 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at Blac...
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A secret FBI break-in. Stolen files. A threatening letter sent to a Black minister. And finally, the lawsuit he filed against the US government – before he died at only 47 years old. Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn about Muhammad Kenyatta vs. COINTELPRO 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your peop...
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July 11, 2022 34 min
Though Season 5 has come to an end, these conversations can't stop as we continue fighting for Black liberation. At PushBlack, we never stop talking. Today on Black History Year, we’re featuring an episode from PushBlack’s Instagram Live series, a show where PushBlack team members have tough but candid discussions that we as a community need to have with each other. Tune in as Jareyah, Brooke, and Tabitha discuss an issue targe...
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July 4, 2022 41 min
Today, we’re sifting through the Black History Year rolodex to bring you the spiritual and cultural thinking that imperialism has continuously attempted to kill. Check out the full interviews from today's highlighted guests: Escaping the Plantation with Dr. Christena Cleveland Still Alive and Still Fighting with Robert Lee Johnson The Power of Black Cooperative Economics with Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nenbhard Cultural Continuity ...
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Today’s History Story: Black Love Non-Monogamy Dianne Stewart is back to talk about Black love. We’re continuing the conversation about Deconstructing Black Love so that we can rebuild and reconnect with spirituality, heritage, and how we love ourselves and each other outside of white supremacy. In that interview, we learned a lot about love, particularly how as African descended people, love is more than romantic. It’s heritage. I...
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White supremacist erasure and whitewashing of Black disabled people’s voices and stories has happened for centuries now—and for centuries, too, ableists have abused our disabled ancestors. This violent erasure bleeds into our present--including in our own community. To give us more insight, we'll be talking to Anita Cameron. As a Black, disabled person, Anita has dedicated almost 40 years to community organizing and making sure...
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June 15, 2022 4 min
Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background an...
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Today's History Story: A Black Holiday Tradition The Black struggle is real. But life isn’t all oppression. Our culture, our community, our Blackness is something to celebrate, and many of our ancestors celebrated through traditions and holidays that you might not know exist. Today's guest, Dr. Keith Mayes, will school us on the empowering history of the holidays we created. Dr. Keith Mayes is an associate professor in the ...
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Today's History Story: Black Barber Shops The Black barbershop is a cultural institution. It's a place where you can get much more than a haircut. You get community. You get jokes. You might get politicized. And you will get the straight talk that we often hold back when navigating a larger public that's committed to white supremacist systems. What we don't often talk about when thinking of the barbershop is it'...
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White supremacy has systematically broken the heart of Black America. Its toxic presence has, for generations, harmed our self-concept and even how we view each other. History tells another story, though. Today’s guest is going to help us get to the heart of the matter. Dr. Dianne Stewart is a  professor of religion and African American studies at Emory University.  Inspired by her research and teaching in Black love studies, much ...
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Today's Historic Story: Ray Charles vs. Elvis Every time we hop on Twitter, Instagram, or any other social platform, we’re running into brands who use insidious tactics to get into our pockets. From "Black" CGI influencers to brands that align themselves as Black allies when they just want Black dollars, it's all digital anti-Blackness and it's causing more harm than we may know. Leading today's conversatio...
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Today's Historic Story: Nearest Green No matter what laws change or how much progress they want us to believe we’re making, racism only evolves and makes it even more necessary for us to get creative in the fight for our liberation. That means, we’ve got to take back our stories. We do that toay with Dr. David Ikard. He is a professor of African American and Diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University. An award winning author of ...
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Today's Historic Story: The True Story of Candyman They say urban legends aren’t real. That they’re only cautionary tales to keep unruly children at bay, but there are elements underlying these stories that are far more terrifying than any monster or ghoul. The biggest horror? How we as Black people have learned to fear ourselves. We sit down with Dr. Kinitra Brooks to guide this conversation. Beyiond being a horror scholar, ...
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LaToya is the perfect person to navigate this conversation. She is the founder and co-director of the Collective Steps Project, an organization holistically empowering Black women and girls. By providing resources, workshops, and other forms of community support, the collective encourages women to do what they’re so often told not to do, and that’s advocate for themselves. They’re working to advance policies that challenge a range ...
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There's a target on our back. We're not talking about individual bull's eyes. We're talking about one big, red dot aimed at us collectively by a litany of systemic and political predators blocking us from our stolen freedom. Alone, the target will engulf us, but what happens if we face down our enemy together? What happens if we look our oppressors in the face as one? This week we sit down with Hawk Newsome to talk...
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April 18, 2022 1 min
For four seasons – that’s right, four seasons – we’ve learned histories hidden from us, challenged the systemic structures built to subjugate us, and asked those critical questions that can push us towards Black liberation. In season five, those conversations can’t stop–won’t stop!–as we continue using history building toward liberated Black futures. That’s why we're talking about the exploitative rewritings of our narratives, ...
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March 10, 2022 3 min
We’re bringing you something special this week. We’re introducing a new podcast produced by Pineapple Street Studios. It's called Love Thy Neighbor.  Hosted by journalist Collier Meyerson, this five-episode series is about two communities in the New York City neighborhood of Crown Heights: the Caribbean-American community and the Lubavitch Jewish community.  It’s a story about immigration; white flight; the downfall of New York...
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What’s up fam, thanks for tuning into another episode of Black History Year. On this show, we connect you to the history, thinkers, and activists who are left out of mainstream conversations. But this week, we’re switching it up. Instead of our usual show, we’re sharing an episode of PushBlack’s newest podcast, Building Black Dollars! It’s no secret that the economic system is rigged against us as Black people. Barriers such as the...
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