To celebrate Women’s History Month, this episode of The Unapologetics Podcast is about black women, led by black women. Friend, Shawanee’ Patrick, hosts and facilitates the conversation on loving oneself in a world and society that perpetually treats our sisters as “the least of these.”
WSV’s Torrey Brown writes about an offensive Valentine’s Day themed image that circulated through the Los Angeles Police Department last week. The image makes light of George Floyd — who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020 — with a caption that read, “You take my breath away.”
Unconscious bias in medical care and a history of experimentation and exploitation of Blacks for medical knowledge has left many in the Black community questioning everything about the vaccines — from the racial demographics of who has been inoculated already, to whether people of color were studied in the safety and efficacy trials and whether the vaccines even work. State officials hope to ease those concerns and erase racial disparities in COVID vaccination rates.
Crank the speakers in your Uber and get ready as Lisha & Jules cover Lisha’s favorite movie (yes, again, it’s a whole thing), Carlos López Estrada’s 2018 feature length directorial debut, Blindspotting!
“I want to imagine that those in leadership couldn’t possibly be so willfully ignorant of the complications impacting the Black American experience. The conscious omission of our history, and history and reality is gaslighting at its finest. It’s cruel.”
“In all of my contemplating about how to heal and foster positive change within a community, I have never once considered ‘code switching’ to be an obstacle.”
“All Lives Matter” is a poem written by Three Rivers native Torrey Brown about the hypocrisy of detractors of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Do you know who Thomas Corwin is? Neither did I until I decided to do some studying up on the history of this great nation.
“There are many painful truths living and being aware as an American minority. One being the road to reconstruction is hard. But the call for justice reform is a torch that must be carried, a light that cannot be snuffed out. Nothing is going to change until the system is dismantled and reconstructed. Preferably with everyone effected present during the conversations. It can happen. It has to. Policy over everything.”
“As I stated last week, I have been very intentional about diversifying my Instagram feed over the last two weeks. It can be difficult to find diversity in the foodie, food blogger, and homemaker circles on social media, but that’s what we have hashtags for! This week, I would like to share some of my favorite Instagram accounts that are run by Black women.”
Malachi Carter brings the mic to Black Lives Matters in this episode of The Unapologetics Podcast originally published on September 2, 2019. Members of the Indianapolis chapter, Leah DeRae and Kyra Jay, join us to dispel the some of the myths surrounding BLM, protesting for social justice, and the work being done to bring value to disenfranchised communities.
“I think it is important to support black owned business, especially at a time like this where people are being divided more and more. Supporting black-owned businesses is not reparations, and it is not enough, but it is a small way that an individual can empower less privileged communities and help lift them up from the many systemic ways that they are oppressed.”
This week on The Unapologetics Podcast, Professor Ashley Mack-Jackson gives some words of wisdom from her experiences and unconditioning story.
“As a white man I am not held responsible in the court of public opinion for the crimes of my fellow whites. There are a few on Twitter who have tried, but it hasn’t really taken hold. Mostly I get to be me. Every time someone meets me, it’s a clean slate. A clean white slate.”
“Please excuse my blackness, I was born this way. My hair naturally curls, and the bass in my voice ain’t going away. Please excuse my blackness, I just want to buy a cigar. I’m not trying to steal anything, you are taking this too far.”
“If we are serious about healing as a nation, we must start by communicating. Unpolished and raw communication. I want to do my part in both listening and sharing because it is time for a change.”
Torrey Brown expresses his frustration with systemic racism and hypocrisy in his latest poem “Just my thoughts.”
“If you’ve ever questioned the concept of white privilege or have been confused by what exactly it means, situations like the protests in Lansing should provide clarity for you.”