Still Processing
Still Processing
Jul 23, 2020
Ziwe May Destroy Hamilton
Play episode · 37 min

“Hamilton” is back in the mix, but the flavor has changed from beloved historical blockbuster to “wait, that’s what this is?” Elsewhere, in new works like “Baited,” on Instagram Live, and “I May Destroy You,” on HBO, Black women are getting personal in ways that are expanding our palates for discomfort.

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Black History Year
Black History Year
Limina House, PushBlack
The Power of the Black Voter with Nse Ufot
Welcome to Season 2 of Black History Year. In everything we do at PushBlack, we’re always asking, “How do we work together to make things better for Black people?” In this season of the Black History Year podcast, we’re stepping to that challenge in an even bigger way. We have episodes that’ll open eyes to new ideas about reparations, criminal justice reform, and the ways Black cooperative economics can help us strengthen our communities and build wealth. And we’re gonna reconnect to the beautiful parts of our culture found in our food and spiritual practices. 12 episodes. Twice as much Black History as our first season! So make sure you tell your people that we’re back and let’s get to it. In our season kick-off, we're sitting down with the amazing Nse Ufot, the executive director of the New Georgia Project, where she’s working to get eligible voters registered and participating in our democracy. We know there is A LOT going on around voting rights. Nse is _exactly_ the right person to get us focused on what’s important. It was a great conversation and we're really happy to have her with us to kick off season two. This podcast is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. _You_ make PushBlack happen with your contributions at Black History Year dot com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Special thanks to Detroit’s Motor City Woman Studio and Andrea Daniel. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Patrick Sanders, Cydney Smith, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Eskedar Getahun, Leslie Taylor-Grover, Abeni Jones, and Akua Tay. For Limina House, our producers are Jessica Rugh Frantz and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the podcast. Black History Year’s Executive Producers are Julian Walker for PushBlack and Mikel Ellcessor for Limina House. _Useful links:_ The New Georiga Project Georgia My Voter Page
47 min
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison
Spiritual Warrior | Day 12 | The Coltranes
I listened to John Coltrane all night ...and woke up singing the old gospel song, "I Hasten to His Throne."  I didn't fully understand the connection until now. Isn't that what this is all about?  Hastening to what is greater? *Spiritual Warriors of the Day:* For John Coltrane, it was at his lowest moment, in a cold fight against heroin, on his bedroom floor, he experienced God's Love.  From that moment, he dedicated his life to a fervent practice of spiritual awakening.  And because God is good, this awakening came with a spiritual guide from Detroit, a woman named Alice.  Together, they created A Love Supreme.  More than a ground-breaking album, it was an ethos.  A dissertation on love.  They improvised connecting with God day after day.  She once meditated continually for weeks. It was this devotion and discipline that gave the world one of the purest languages of love imaginable.  Love, for them, was not a falling.  No.  It was a practice.  A habit.  A discipline. A lifestyle.  Maybe even a religion.  It was a love note on the kitchen table kind of love.  A harp for Christmas kind of love.  Four babies in four years kind of love. Be still and hear God speak kind of love.  And when John was in deep, delivering his 4-part musical masterpiece, Alice was meditating, raising the boys and beaming with anticipation.  She said, "Before I even met John, there was something in me that knew there was a divine connection - there were things that he said to me, they weren’t spoken with the human voice." The Coltranes lived with edgelessness. They were expensive. Their music, healing.  In one of the most beautiful articles I've ever read, Carvell Wallace said that John gave the soul a place to sing. He writes, "There is something about a saint that makes it safe for all of us to get lost in the swell of being human."  And in a brilliant story for NPR, Sydnee Monday called Alice's music "spiritual preservation." She became the matriarch of Black meditation. Her transcendental music helped millions of us find enlightenment.  And he is arguably the greatest musician to ever live.  Together, they transformed the world. Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - The Prayer Edition at to receive specially curated emails with prayers, survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 spiritual warriors. Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here: I Love The Lord - Whitney Houston ft. Georgia Mass Choir: A Love Supreme, Pt. I Acknowledgement - John Coltrane:
59 min
A Little Juju Podcast
A Little Juju Podcast
Ep. 56 Speak with the Elders (ft. Aunt Myrtle)
Hoodoo Hussy Conjure Enterprises provides spiritual care using plant medicine and African American traditional religious practices. Owner and CEO, Hoodoo Hussy, makes all of her offerings herself, and many of them using plants from her urban garden. She sells an array of spiritual products such as condition oils, cleansing water, incense, spiritual bath, and floor wash. To learn more, please visit her website at Use code 'FREESHIPALJ' for free shipping on your order over $50. That’s IG:@hoodoohussy Podcast Intro Beat: IG: @Nihlis Audio Engineer: Kobe Guilford @Kobewtheshot In this episode of A Little Juju Podcast Juju shares an interview with her beloved 91 year old great auntie Myrtle. She is the family griot, the holder of truth, and the one who inspires so much of my work as a Hoodoo. I learned some powerful family history and stories (right alongside you) in this interview. We talked about being descended from greatness and the resilience we can all pull from our ancestors, regardless of our religious beliefs (cause she is a devout Christian ya’ll). So excited to share some family gems and sage wisdom with you all. Sign up for Hoodoo 101 with Juju: #EndSars Links and Articles: Gullah Geeechee Articles: Donations Make a Monthly donation of $3 or more to A Little Juju Podcast One time donation Paypal: Cash app: $itsjujubae Venmo: itsjujubae Hit me up on my site for bookings, media, and site contact!
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