Godcast Episode 146: Resmaa Menakem

Great show…. 

 

Yanadameen Godcast Episode #146: New York Times Best Selling writer, author of “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies”, Resmaa Menakem joins the chat.

Godcast Episode 146: Resmaa Menakem – YouTube

Why I Can’t Celebrate Kwanzaa

This is pretty much how I feel… even though I ain’t much for celebrations and all that…. we can party when the war is won…

 

I don’t do Kwanzaa. I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me.

It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect human right to adopt or make up the cultural and religious practices that suit them. Rastafarianism, Voudon, Santería, and Candomblé all borrow from multiple traditions, as does Islam from Judaism and Christianity, and Christianity from Judaism, Greek and Roman sources, and so on. So I have no quarrel whatsoever with those who celebrate and find value in Kwanzaa.

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TED Talk on Gerrymandering

If you don’t know what it is…

District lines, and the groups of voters within them, may seem arbitrary, but a lot of thought (and political bickering) is put into these carefully drawn lines. From “packing” a district to “cracking” a district–learn how the shape of districts impacts political parties during election season. [Directed by Smart Bubble Society, narrated by Christina Greer].

 

Black Inventor Creates The World’s First Self Growing Planter to Combat Food Scarcity

Darral Addison is a Black inventor with degrees in chemistry and physics. He is also the CEO and founder of Torpedopot™, a company that makes the world’s first self-growing planters. Torpedopot™ optimizes the conditions in which plants can achieve their full potential and is scientifically designed to grow your plants for you! In this interview, we discuss how his patented products can address issues such as food scarcity, land shortage, and help individuals grow healthier plants doing less of what we’ve been taught to do. https://torpedopot.com/

Black Inventor Creates The World’s First Self Growing Planter to Combat Food Scarcity – YouTube

David Banner Podcast On The Road: Cleveland

Another good show… David touched on a lot of shit relevant to the black community and it can easily be solved…

The David Banner Podcast is on the road and the first stop is Cleveland, Ohio. Brought to you by Cleveland Votes and Music Con, the cast engages with the people of Cleveland on a variety of topics ranging from gentrification, health care, how we can do a better job of supporting each other, and have a bit of fun along the way. If you are interested in bringing The David Banner Podcast to your city, email us at BringDavidBannerToSpeak@gmail. com. We look forward to seeing you on the road.

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Black homeschool teacher develops free online course about Black culture

Dr. Sheva Quinn

All too often, Black stories are missing from the school curriculum. Knowledge of Black history is either taught at home or acquired through books, extensive research or at an older age, HBCUs. Educator Dr. Sheva Quinn has presented her solution to the problem. Continue reading

Yanadameen Godcast: West Coast Kam Joins Lord Jamar

Good show… 

Yanadameen Godcast, episode #124: West Coast Kam -White Nepotism: How did people like Vlad, Adam22, and Rosenberg become highly regarded in hip hop? – With Friends Like Vlad: How the Vlad situation is uniting members of the hip-hop community -Acceptable Hate Speech: You can sell murder, death, kill to black people, but speaking truth to power gets you labeled. -Vlad Did What He Did Because He’s On Code With His People -Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: It’s important we keep up the campaign against VladTV and other anti-Black media -Royce Didn’t Have To Speak Up, But Did It Any Way: Salute -And Much Much More…

Yanadameen Godcast: West Coast Kam Joins Lord Jamar – YouTube

#TimesUp On Criminalizing Masculinity

All this LMNOP ish is an attack on heterosexual men and specifically Indigenous men….

Terry Crews revealed a #MeToo moment of his own earlier this year. While he became the butt of many jokes, some of us took heed of what he said and thought about our lives. Were their times we were touched as we were younger and ignored it despite feeling comfortable? The touch usually came from a family friend, friend, relative, respected person in the community and the person wasn’t always a male. Continue reading