Are you listening?
In this very special episode we are highlighting the voices of the black community – their words, their pain, their pleas, their needs, their frustrations. We invite you to take time to listen & find ways to take action in our show notes page: http://therockstadvocate.com/ep86.
The intro and outro music to this episode was provided by Willie Green’s track “Funeral (w/ Elucid)” from his 2014 EP A Suite for Souled People available on Bandcamp.
Want to hear a particular clip? Go to the time stamps as indicated or click on their links to access each of the speeches in full. It is noted in the Episode 86 Transcript where speeches were, if at all, edited.
- [0:18] Why I’m doing this episode
- [5:22] Dr. Joy DeGruy, M.S. Clinical Psychology, M.S. Social Work, Ph.D. Social Work Research “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. How Is It Different From PTSD?” AJ+ Opinion (2019)
- [9:22] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Other America” (1968) from “5 of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Most Memorable Speeches” PBS (2018)
- [13:45] Tamika Mallory, activist & former Women’s March co-chair Speech given during Minneapolis protests on May 29, 2020 Clip is in full. Follow Tamika on Instagram here.
- [16:52] Tyler Merritt – The Tyler Merritt Project “Before You Call the Cops” Now This (2020)
- [19:24] Zianna Oliphant, a young girl from Charlotte, NC, testifying to the Charlotte City Council after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in 2016. “Girl Gives Tearful Plea After Keith Lamont Scott Shooting” ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (2016)
- [21:22] Toni Morrison, author & first African American woman to win the Nobel prize for literature “Toni Morrison’s Powerful Words on Racism” The Guardian (2019)
- [23:22] Killer Mike, Run the Jewels music artist “Killer Mike Delivers Emotional Speech to Atlanta Protestors at Mayor’s Press Conference” Rolling Stone (2020)
- [28:50] Various finance and history experts & feat. Senator Cory Booker “Explained: Racial Wealth Gap” Netflix (2020)
- [38:17] Billy Porter, actor, singer, writer, director “This Is My Message to America” Instagram TV Post (2020)
- [40:59] Michelle Obama (lawyer, author and former First Lady) & Oprah (talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, and philanthropist) “Michelle Obama on Being the First Black Family in the White House” OWN, Oprah’s Book Club (2018)
- [42:24] Mena Combo, founder of The OJiJi Purple Project, coach, speaker, and activist “No. You Cannot Touch My Hair!” TEDx Talks, Bristol (2017)
- [47:10] Viola Davis, actor “Viola Davis Gives Powerful Speech About Diversity and Opportunity” Television Academy (2015)
- [48:45] Angela Davis (political activist, philosopher, academic, and author) & Jane Elliott (schoolteacher, anti-racism activist, and educator) “A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott” University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work (2018)
- [59:16] James Baldwin, novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist “The Magnificent James Baldwin Explains the Riots of 1968” David Hoffman’s YouTube channel (originally from a documentary for network television in 1969)
- [1:02:08] Maya Angelou, poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist “And Still I Rise” published in 1978 NPR (2014)
- [1:05:27] Jon Stewart “Race/Off” The Daily Show (2014)
- Cornerstone Speech as referenced by Killer Mike
- Anne & Carl Braden as referenced by Angela Davis
- The killing of Iyanna Dior as referenced by Billy Porter
- The life of Sara “Saartjie” Baartman as referenced by Mena Combo
- Additional speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Braids & Appropriation documentary by Elle magazine
- 10 Black Authors to read as suggested by PBS
- “The Racial Wealth Gap: Addressing America’s Most Pressing Epidemic” by Forbes magazine
- A list of educational resources to start learning how to be anti-racist
Ways You Can Help:
- Black Lives Matter
- Ways you can help
- Justice for Breonna Taylor: Sign the Petition
- Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
- Justice for George Floyd
- More Things Non-Black People Can Do To Help – by @averyfrancis
- A list of ways/tips to support and help black-owned small businesses by Finimpact