Busy Being Black
Busy Being Black
May 22, 2020
Theory in the Flesh with Dr Oni Blackstock
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For the sixth and final episode of Theory in the Flesh, I’m in conversation with Dr Oni Blackstock, the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV at the New York City Department of Health. In 2018, doctors diagnosed 1,917 people with HIV – a 67% decline from the number of diagnoses in 2001.


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I reached out to Dr Blackstock to understand what precipitated such a historic drop in new HIV diagnoses in New York City and how she and her colleagues at the Bureau of HIV have been able to intervene so successfully in the lives of those disproportionately impacted by HIV. We discuss the years-long work of building trust among marginalised communities, the many ways the city addresses and accounts for structural inequalities and disparities in HIV outreach, and the parallels between Covid-19 and the ongoing HIV epidemic. Dr Blackstock makes clear that it takes large teams working at the city level, substantive funding at all levels of government and consistent engagement with and funding of grassroots and community organisations to deliver health interventions that work for all.


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Busy Being Black is the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives and Theory in the Flesh is made possible with funding from the British Podcast Awards fund and Wellcome Trust. Please show your support for Busy Being Black, by taking a few minutes to share your feedback at podcastviews.com.


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Thank you to our partners, UK Black Pride, BlackOut UK and Schools Out.

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Your Vote, Your Voice! with Jess Morales Rocketto
The 2020 election is just days away! OOD and Jess Morales Rocketto (Executive Director of Care in Action) unpack how this year’s election goes beyond checking a box for Biden or Trump; ‘down ballot’ issues and black women running for office // on the ballot.  OOD and Jess also share resources for voters such as places you can register to vote on election day, and why you should obsess over your registration status. RESOURCES: Black Women Running for Office via #BlackHer: https://blackher.us/the-black-womans-guide-to-the-2020-election-2/#WHO Same Day Voter Registration: https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/same-day-registration.aspx By the Numbers: Black Women and the Election: https://www.higherheightsforamerica.org/by-the-numbers/ Black Women Vote: https://blackwomenvote.com A Case for Why: https://www.law.georgetown.edu/poverty-inequality-center/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/girlhood-interrupted.pdf  Fun Scoops of Info: https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2020/03/prosecutors-quiz  Voter Bot: https://www.usvotefoundation.org/GoVoteBot She Se Puede: https://twitter.com/she_sepuede Issues Discussed: CAREN ACT: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/briefing/caren-act-911-san-francisco.html BREATHE ACT: https://breatheact.org/learn-more/ Need OOD’s advice? Send your dilemma to OODpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social, @obamasotherdaughters on instagram, @OODimprov on twitter, and @ Obama’s Other Daughters on Facebook.
1 hr 4 min
FriendsLikeUs
FriendsLikeUs
Friends Like Us
A Malcom X 'By Any Means Necessary' Episode
Tamara Payne is the co-author of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X written with her father, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne. Tamara was the principle researcher for her father (while working in commercial real estate). After Les Payne’s sudden passing in 2018, Tamara made it her purpose to finish his life’s work. The Dead Are Arising has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and will be released on October 20th wherever books are sold. Veniece Antoinette is a Podcaster, Content Creator, and Influencer. Veniece found herself on her first podcast, Talk Hvy, in 2014, where she joined fellow co-hosts to discuss pop culture, music, relationships, debate controversial topics, and interview entertainers. Since then, Veniece went to birth “Sip & Spill” in 2016 with her best friend. They Sip on drinks while Spilling the tea on dating and relationships. Veniece and her co-host, Amber, discuss dating from 2 single black millennial women's perspectives and interview men in the entertainment industry to get their honest (tipsy) opinions. Veniece is also known for her infamous TikTok, where she's managed to go viral several times and gained over 200K fans who love to watch her reactions and other comical content. Veniece is known for her passionate, opinionated, and comical point of views. She has been interviewed and guest starred on several shows talking abut current events, dating, hip-hop, sports, sex, and more! While obtaining her Master's in TV & Media Management, she had the opportunity to work with several podcasts production and marketing efforts. The most notable being the “Confronting: O.J. Simpson” podcast which went on to list as the No. 1 podcast for Apple Podcasts. Suzette Simon is the founder of NYLaughs (NYL), a 501(c)3 performing arts nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of New Yorkers through laughter and deepening an appreciation of stand up comedy as a unique NY cultural asset by producing free comedy programming in public spaces. For the past 13 years, NYL has offered live comedy performances to diverse audiences in welcoming, accessible public spaces to target populations that might not otherwise have access to or experience with premier live artistic comedic entertainment. It's signature summer series, "Laughter in the Park," is the only program of its kind and NYL estimates having entertained over 25,000 New Yorkers and visitors. Each year it creates a vital space for residents to come together using comedy to explore the most critical issues of our city and times. Though, “Laughter in the Park 2020” was postponed due to Covid-19, NYL was still able to host an online, accessible show called “Laughter in Lockdown.” Connecting through comedy improves the mental and physical health of New Yorkers and acts as a community-building opportunity for those who need it most while also encouraging comedy's next generation and providing greater opportunities for comedic artists to grow their audiences and influence. Suzette also created the #STRONGBLACKBOOBS initiative as a place for others to go for breast cancer information based on her experiences, comedy, self-esteem boosters and support for communities of color. After losing her mother to breast cancer 30 years ago and then being diagnosed herself she has made it her goal to use this comedic, empowering approach on social media to raise awareness for communities of color and breast health. Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf
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QueerWOC
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Ep 94: It Don't Slap
Money and Nikeeta are back with some awkward squish tension, reading recommendations, and acronyms that help improve our mental health. Money shares some CARDS to stop overthinking, Nikeeta gives a summary of her favorite Angela Davis chapter, we celebrate Afro-German activist Katharina Oguntoye as QueerWOC of the week and answer a question about quarantining while single. Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album Portalz here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:16:46 Katharina Oguntoye Afro-German activist Katharina Oguntoye has been honoured for her life’s work against sexism, racism and homophobia with the Lesbian Visibility Award for Berlin 2020. https://www.theafricancourier.de/europe/katharina-oguntoye-wins-berlins-lesbian-prize/ Community Contributors 00:25:16 No new patrons Cash App: M. Martinez / Small Town Shout outs - Lees Summit, MO / St. Paul, MN / Maryville, TN / Nairobi, Kenya / Heidelberg, Germany Mental Moment with Money 00:35:00 Overthinking, I’ve got your CARDS. C - Connect with your body A - Accountability Buddy R - Reframe Mistakes D - Distract Yourself S - Select a scenario Word 01:02:06 https://www.marxists.org/subject/women/authors/davis-angela/housework.htm Topic 01:22:58 How do you deal with being singe through quarantine? Curved Chronicle 01:38:30
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