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Espresso Talk Today

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Espresso Talk Today

Robin Lofton and Frederick Douglas Lofton

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We confront issues and their effects on Black people in the United States and around the world. From climate change to white supremacy, police violence to veganism, we face these highly charged topics with courage and curiosity. Our uncommon conversation is quick, engaging, and enlightening. Grab an espresso and join the convo!
 
Part of Us: An En Vogue Fancast is a bi-weekly podcast celebrating one of the most successful and influential girl groups of all time: En Vogue. Hosted by four of En Vogue's biggest fans, Part of Us is a raw and entertaining podcast where we take a hard look at En Vogue — the good, the bad, & everything in between. Join us as we spotlight the group and its members, discuss the highs and lows of the groups enduring career, news, gossip, fashion, performances and more!
 
This is a lecture series about African American history. Each "wiki" lecture is approximately 5 minutes long and teaches about lessons from the past can be used to improve our lives and the future. These lectures are fun, interesting, and inspirational!
 
Shepherd of Hermas Mode Visual Audiobook Series. 📚 Audiobook chapters from the book of Visions by Hermas. 💫 It has been said that the books were as widely distributed as some of the gospels between the 1st and 4th centuries. It was quoted as an authoritative source of teachings by many of the church fathers, and listed after Revelation in early codexes. It was written by a Slave ✍🏽. It was then removed ✋🏻, lost, forgotten, and now re-discovered. Join us on this journey of re-discovery of thi ...
 
Historic Black settlements in Nova Scotia tell a long-neglected story and through studying them we can unlock invaluable, under-represented knowledge. On a journey of rediscovery, Shawn Smith and Laurice Downey present Loyalist Connections: Est. 1783. They are determined to shed light on these lost and disappearing communities, discuss why these communities could not survive or are fading, and what these collapses tell us about the historic and modern systemic racism Black Nova Scotians face ...
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
The church and religion has played and continues to play a big role in the African-American community. Yet, many of us who grew up in the traditional black church do not have an understanding of how our faith evolved under the duress of slavery and discrimination to be and to represent what it does today. The purpose of this broadcast is to provide that background knowledge while also pointing out the dividing line between what is just tradition and true faith in Jesus Christ.
 
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Men of Change

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Men of Change

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

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This audio experience takes listeners on a thought-provoking journey through the triumphs, challenges, and achievements of some of our country’s most righteous Black men. Themes are made more personal by the voices and testimony of DC community members in the Deanwood neighborhood and Ron Brown High School students. Start at any one of 8 tour stops, but to follow our guided path, start at Ron Brown High School. Ron Brown High School students, teachers, and Deanwood community members featured ...
 
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GSGEDM Behind-the-Scenes

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GSGEDM Behind-the-Scenes

Detroit Sound Project, Fusicology

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Welcome to the behind-the-scenes podcast of the feature-length documentary film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines! GSGEDM had its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival, and is coming to a screen near you soon. On GSGEDM BTS, Composer, DJ, and native-Detroiter Reggie Dokes (@ReggieDokes) guides you through an independent production company’s processes and impact that go far beyond what you see on-screen. Documenting the story of the true origins of techno music has been a 10-year internat ...
 
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We're back with a brand new season of Part of Us: An En Vogue Fancast! Joshua, Champ, Jonathan and Matan catch up with one another before discussing all pertinent En Vogue news. They also share their thoughts on an En Vogue Covers Album and consider if it was wise for the group to pass on recording one for Sony during one of the group's many reunio…
 
The ETT team concludes its Black Love series (January) by discussing Black women who have shown self-love and courage. Black love is often discouraged and criticized. Black love is often punished. Yet Black love endures and grows. In this episode, we will discuss the courageous women who have taken extraordinary steps to show self-love by practicin…
 
Racial encounters happen. Every. Single. Day. Anywhere. Anytime. Black people experience them so often that it affects our mental and physical health. Anticipating a racial encounter can also cause stress and trauma. Racial encounters often cause headaches, insomnia, trembling, stomach pain, and many other physical ailments. In this uncommon espiso…
 
"Song Yet Sung" by James McBride is a story about the Underground Railroad but also much more. The story takes place in 1850 about a decade before the start of the Civil War and follows a young woman, Liz Spocott, who has escaped from the plantation where she grew up. What follows is a thrilling chase and scavenger hunt of sorts as Liz seeks to und…
 
The Espresso Talk Today team presents a lesser-known essay written, in 1958, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This powerful essay discusses the 6 essential elements of nonviolent resistance. This shows Dr. King as a passionate scholar, a courageous clergyman, and a radical resister. Nonviolent resistance is powerful and effective. It does resist. Dr.…
 
If you're interested in learning about the second Black woman to receive a doctorate, the first Black person to receive a doctorate in economics, and the first Black woman to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Law, be admitted to Pennsylvania's state bar, and obtain both a Ph.D. and J.D. My Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Black His…
 
What is Black self-love? This controversial show presents the history, obstacles, and challenges of Black self-love. Slavery, racism, and stereotyping have directly affected the expression of Black self-love. Join us to learn the elements of Black self-love and how Black Americans have struggled (against the odds) to show love for themselves, their…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the seventh day of Kwanzaa! On this seventh day, we celebrate Faith or Imani (in the Ki-Swahili language). African Folktale: Damon and Pythias Musical Selection: A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! Asante Sana for joining our Kwanzaa celebration!…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the sixth day of Kwanzaa! On this sixth day, we celebrate Creativity or Ku'umba (in the Ki-Swahili language). African Folktale: The Feast Musical Selection: Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! See you tomorrow to continue our Kwanzaa celebration.…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the fifth day of Kwanzaa! On this fifth day, we celebrate Purpose or Nia (in the Ki-Swahili language). African Folktale: How Walukaga Answered the King Musical Selection: Stand Up (from Harriet) by Cynthia Erivo Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! See you tomorrow to continue our Kwanzaa celebrat…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the fourth day of Kwanzaa! On this fourth day, we celebrate cooperative economics or Ujamaa (in the Ki-Swahili language). Ashanti Folktale: Ananse and the Bearded Rock Musical Selection: Bambugu Blues (Album: I speak Fula) by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! See you…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the third day of Kwanzaa! On this third day, we celebrate collective work and responsibility or Ujima (in the Kiswahili language). Poem: The Christmas Reunion Down at Martinsville by Augustus M. Hodges Musical Selection: Keep Fighting for Peace by Cory Henry Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! Se…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the second day of Kwanzaa! On this second day, we celebrate self-determination or Kujichagulia (in the Kiswahili language). Short story: "The People Could Fly" by Virginia Hamilton Musical Selection: "Goodbye Song" by Cynthia Erivo and Terence Blanchard Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! See you…
 
We had the opportunity to interview choreographer and director Frank Gatson Jr. During his career, Frank has served as the creative director for many artists, including En Vogue, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Destiny's Child, Toni Braxton and Beyonce. Frank is now partnering with the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin to create a reimagined YWCA. The Intergeneratio…
 
Join the Espresso Talk Today team to celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa! On this first day, we celebrate Unity or Umoja (in the Kiswahili language). Short story: "One Christmas Eve" by Langston Hughes Musical Selection: "One Love" by Bob Marley Harambee (Let's come together) and enjoy! See you tomorrow to continue our Kwanzaa celebration.…
 
Watching holiday movies is a long tradition. But have you ever watched African American holiday films? Or read Black holiday stories? Grab an "eggnog espresso" and get ready to be entertained and uplifted! Join the ETT Team as they discuss their favorite Black holiday movies. They also examine the importance of Black films and the differences betwe…
 
Hello friends, I am back again, finally, after more than 5 months of a forced absence. Thank you to those who have taken news! don't worry, my prolonged absence is not due to a lack of inspiration, of topics to share with you, or a breakdown of our Sankofa, it was really a much more prosaic reason, simply professional. One must pay the bills, right…
 
Time for a Real Talk! Today's Real Talk show follows up on the uncommon conversation with Cardiologist Clyde Yancy. In this important show, Mel and Robin discuss the 8 Essential Steps to Heart Health that Dr. Clyde Yancy presented. These steps are simple but not always easy. Yet they can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 80 percent! Join…
 
Black people are constantly assessing their environments. We feel surveilled in stores. We feel excluded in museums. We feel ignored in restaurants. We feel watched in libraries. We feel cautious in many white public spaces. This hypervigilance is the effect of anti-Black racism and anticipated threats to our safety and success. Racial hypervigilan…
 
Habari Gani! Let's prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa! It's all about Black history, Black culture, and Black empowerment. Learn the basics about Kwanzaa from Master Storyteller Mama Edie. Why was Kwanzaa started? Who started it? How do I celebrate it? How can I live the Kwanzaa principles? Great questions! They will all be answered in this dynamic and u…
 
Episode 1 | Discover The Lost, Removed, Forgotten Book 📚 The Shepherd by Hermas 💫 Chapter 1 of Vision 1 from The Book of Visions Spread the word: Its removal was a True Injustice! Written by a Slave named Hermas ⛓ The Removed, Lost & Forgotten book 📖 ✋🏻 The book after Revelation 💫 A culturally canonical book 🏛 Produced by the 'Shepherd of Hermas Mo…
 
If you're interested in learning about an enslaved young man who became one of the first Black Harvard Law School grads and went on to become a lawyer, activist, and diplomat, then my Archibald Henry Grimké Black History Facts profile is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/archibald-henry-grimke.…
 
Self-care is important during the holidays. Self-care is important every day. It's not easy, but it is necessary for good mental and physical health. It's necessary for happiness and well-being. Mindfulness & Life coach, Roxanne Brew, joins the Espresso Talk Today team for an uncommon discussion on simple and effective self-care techniques that can…
 
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