Black History Year

Black History Year

By PushBlack

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com.

Episodes

Their Secret Plot To Target Black Children Still Harms Us Today

A white truck pulled into her Boston housing project — but it wasn’t selling ice cream. Instead, it was a tobacco company giving menthol cigarette samples to children! And Black communities are still suffering deadly consequences of their secret, targeted marketing. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/24·3m 30s

MLK Owned Weapons Despite Preaching Nonviolence

In public, Martin Luther King Jr. was staunchly against firearms as a means of liberation. Privately, he owned weapons and hired armed security to protect himself and his family. Why the change? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/24·3m 18s

His Secret Book Saved Thousands Of Lives

This father’s family road trip had been going just fine until racists tried to run them off the road. No matter what, he promised himself, this would NEVER happen again – so he decided to do something about it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/24·3m 7s

This Subway Protest From 1986 Mirrors Black Resistance Today

It was a breaking point. They spilled out onto the streets, the bridge, the neighborhoods. And when they climbed onto the train tracks, risking everything, who would have known history would repeat itself only 36 years later? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/24·3m 28s

With An Entire Mob At His Doorstep, This Doctor Stood His Ground

Dr. Ossian Sweet once said he'd rather die like a man than live like a coward. Soon, however, his words would be put to the test. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/24·2m 49s

These Iconic Cookbooks Hold Some Of The Best Black Recipes Ever

It’s no secret that our people can throw down in the kitchen. These three Black cookbooks span the diaspora with tantalizing recipes worth rolling up your sleeves to make. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/24·3m 19s

How Chaka Khan Went From a Young Organizer to an International Superstar

In the late 60s, you could have seen a young Chaka Khan handing out Black Panther newsletters. She was a teenager when her stepmother got her into the Black radical group -- and it changed, her, and her eventual superstar music career, forever. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/24·2m 40s

How All-White Parties Became A Staple In The Black Community

What’s more Black than an all-white party? Everyone dresses in their flyest outfits, and an undeniable spirit of carefreeness in the air makes these celebrations uniquely ours. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/24·3m 24s

Alabama’s Boat Brawl Reminds Us That Black Unity Has Always Been Epic

Overnight the Alabama Riverboat Brawl became a viral sensation. From hilarious memes to petitioning for a national holiday, our camaraderie felt healing. Our people had come together in an epic way. But are we surprised? Historically we’ve been throwing down! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/24·3m 32s

The Great Migration Was Actually One Of Our Largest Movements Towards Freedom

They bought one way tickets and said goodbye to everything they knew. Many were terrified to leave, but they knew staying behind wasn’t an option either. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·3m 11s

She’s Known As The Most Dangerous Woman In The World

It was now or never. Fredia Gibbs wanted to cry, but her uncle told her that it was a matter of life or death. With sweat pouring and tears in her eyes, she tried again. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/24·2m 47s

An Erotic Icon. She Used Fame To Reclaim Her Sexuality

In a time where Black women were shamed for owning their sexuality, she showcased hers front and center. Her legacy reminds us just how powerful we can become when we take control of our narrative. Now that’s sexy. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/24·3m 37s

Our Hair Holds Power. What Does It Mean If We Cut It?

We’re so happy to see people of all ages rocking their crown. Hair holds immense spiritual power. But what if we cut it? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/24·2m 59s

The City Burst Into Flames When They Crossed Her Like This

Marie-Joseph Angelique wasn't anything to play with, so when her captors denied her release, she got literally fired up. The city went up in flames as she fled to a better life, but true hell still awaited her. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/24·3m 3s

How Miss Cleo Became A Pop Culture Icon

Miss Cleo had a divine gift and wanted to use it to help people, but money and deception got in the way. Was she the fraud we’ve been led to believe she is? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·3m 27s

Oklahoma’s Panhandle Is Home To Hidden Black History

Texas is known for being one of the biggest states in the country, but before anti-slavery laws were put into place, it was even bigger. Why did Texas shrink? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/24·2m 50s

Slavery Didn’t Stop Them From Taking Care Of Their Reproductive Health

Maintaining reproductive health during enslavement was difficult - but that didn’t mean it was impossible. From chewing cotton roots to studying their menstrual cycles, our ancestors had more than a few tricks up their sleeves. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/24·3m 47s

The Legend Behind The Original Black Mermaid Everyone Should Know

This “Little Mermaid” has been around for thousands of years — and we’re not talking about Halle Bailey or Disney’s whitewashed Ariel! SHE is the true Queen of the Sea, proving mermaids have ALWAYS been Black! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/24·3m 35s

She Kept Their Sick Family Secret For Decades

Nella Larsen wrote her way out of her family’s web of lies, keeping their darkest secret quiet for decades. The reason her family abandoned her and denied her existence is sickening.  _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/24·2m 59s

The Powerful Reason This Pioneering Artist Refused To Pass As White

Before he gained fame for his powerful artwork documenting Black life, he was offered a spot on a major league baseball team. But the reason he proudly turned them down will inspire you! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·3m 5s

The KKK Watched From The Window, But She Kept Working

Being MLK’s secretary came with high risks and few perks, but she wasn’t looking for glory. The KKK was after her, but she knew she had to persevere: MLK’s dream largely depended on HER! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/24·3m 20s

After Their Racist “Jokes”, This Black Woman Got The Last Laugh

Ears ringing, she stormed out of their office. They’d laughed at her and called her an ANIMAL! Little did they suspect that SHE was about to get the last laugh! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/24·3m 9s

They Arrested This 74-Year-Old The Day He Was Supposed To Be Released

Free at last, free at last! It was finally his release day. His ride would be here any minute now. The 74-year-old waited at the prison gate – but next thing he knew, he was ARRESTED AGAIN and sent back to jail!  _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/24·3m 18s

He Never Listened To The Haters And Blazed His Own Trail

He was a tall, skinny, hippie “flower child” punk who broke barriers for Black guitarists. But he never imagined that his gorgeous, reimagined version of a beloved American song would have such an unexpected response – and enrage so many white people! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/24·3m 14s

The Hidden History Of The Thousand-Mile Trek To Enslavement

From westward expansion to the southernmost gulf coast, this country romanticizes the “pioneering spirit.” But there was a larger, more violent expansion hidden away by history. It started with seven horrific words, and Black people still suffer their power today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/24·3m 30s

Sick And Tired Of Abusers, "The Help" Became The Power Holders

Dorothy Bolden was taken into police custody for refusing to wash another dish after hours. The white family who employed her assumed “the help” was too dumb and helpless to exercise her rights - but they never expected she’d call her sisters for backup! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/24·3m 18s

How The World's Most Powerful Empire Was Overcome

From westward expansion to the southernmost gulf coast, this country romanticizes the “pioneering spirit.” But there was a larger, more violent expansion hidden away by history. It started with seven horrific words, and Black people still suffer their power today. ___________________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/24·3m 12s

Evil "Voo Doo" Dolls? Just A Figment Of The White Imagination

New Orleans souvenir shops are famous – or should we say infamous – for these little dolls, often accompanied by pins and “spells.” But there’s just one thing wrong with so-called “voodoo” dolls. They don’t actually exist! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/24·2m 57s

How ‘‘Sucking Teeth’’ Became A Centuries-Old Custom

Growing up, we all somehow learned how to suck our teeth, many without realizing when we first learned to “mchewwww.” It turns out, Black folks have held onto this custom for generations. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/24·3m 34s

The Most Powerful Black Politician You've Never Heard Of

He may as well have been a unicorn: an honest, pro-Black politician during the Reconstruction era, where corruption and racism ran rampant! But soon he was dead – and his name would be as hard to find in history as a unicorn! But why? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·3m 16s

The Valuable Lesson Martin Luther King Learned About Who To Trust

Martin Luther King, Jr. couldn’t believe it. After everything, he’d been double-crossed by one of the most liberal and supportive white friends he had – JFK! But there was a silver lining to this rain cloud – and a powerful lesson was learned. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/24·3m 13s

What Happened When She Pushed Back Against MLK?

The Civil Rights Movement was in full swing. While MLK gave public speeches, she did the work on the ground, building community. But now, their one major disagreement threatened to stall the whole movement! Would anything help them cooperate? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/24·3m 28s

The Little Known Stevie Wonder - MLK Day Connection

The audience fell quiet as Stevie Wonder took the stage. Soon, joyous notes reverberated through the air, filling the entire night air with hope, power and inspiration. But this was no ordinary concert – he had a bigger purpose. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/24·3m 18s

The Real Reason Black People Love Butter Pecan Ice Cream

If this sounds absurd, that’s because it was. Back in the day, we couldn’t be caught eating vanilla ice cream. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/24·3m 3s

This Genius Black Herbal Tradition Has Been Around For Centuries

The roots of medical racism go deep, but the ways our people have always healed themselves are even deeper. We NEVER need whites’ care, and this herbalist tradition proves it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/24·2m 48s

The Upside-Down History Of Racist Dolls

What has two heads and is half black, half white, and all racist? The answer could turn your world upside down. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/24·3m 2s

She Exposed The Biggest Cancer Scam Of The Century

It was the biggest scam of the century. Cancer patients were being sold a fake cure, and she knew how to stop them. But there was one huge problem: according to the government, she didn’t even exist! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/24·3m 20s

This Rare Version Of The Bible Reveals An Uncomfortable Truth

We already know that when it comes to history, the records have been whitewashed and edited with white supremacy in mind. But the trickery didn’t stop with history. White supremacists also messed with the Bible – right in front of our faces! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/24·3m 22s

Why This ‘Freedom Food’ Is Important To Black Culture

Long before they were fancy, oysters were considered "dirty" food. But they've always been crucial for us, from being used to build shelters to serving as a spiritual tool. Here's why oysters are essential to Black culture. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/24·3m 17s

The Black Origins Of Surfing

We often hear that Black people don’t swim and do water sports. For example, many consider surfing a “white people activity.” But this is a bonafide ‘white’ lie. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/24·3m 23s

Black Families Dreaded This Cruel Day Every Year

New Year’s Day is a time for celebration, goal-setting, and a fresh start for many people today. But it wasn’t that simple for enslaved Africans. Like doomsday, January 1st loomed over their heads. What was so dreadful about the new year? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/24·3m 16s

This Black Ballerina Was Told To Paint Her Face White To Perform

She’d been practicing for years just for this moment. She floated onto the stage with a poise that had their mouths on the floor. As she’d hoped, the company wanted her as their star ballerina – but only on one racist condition. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/24·3m 15s

The First Black Circus Owner's Philosophy On How To Treat Performers

The circus was in town, and the tent was filled to capacity. Families traveled from miles around to see something they’d never seen. As the Ringmaster stepped from the shadows, the crowd gasped. What on earth was THIS? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/01/24·3m 0s

This Enslaved Man Mapped Mammoth Cave By Memory

The circus was in town, and the tent was filled to capacity. Families traveled from miles around to see something they’d never seen. As the Ringmaster stepped from the shadows, the crowd gasped. What on earth was THIS? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/23·3m 8s

His Culinary Genius Helped Free Him From Enslavement

It was the closest he’d ever been to freedom. He was being paid, and Black folks around him existed freely! But before long, enslavement would rear its ugly head again – and he’d have to cook up some creativity to get free truly. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/23·3m 13s

He Was Targeted For Running A Radical Bookstore, But Refused To Back Down

They called him “an uncaged lion.” He stepped into court, chains hanging from his feet. He addressed the judge: “Your honor, you are nothing but a white racial bigot in judicial robes and you know it!” Who was he? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/23·3m 17s

He Was Known As The 'Father of Black Nationalism' And His Vision Was Clear

Before his papers were destroyed in a fire, this infamous abolitionist drafted compelling plans: for all Black Americans to LEAVE the racist United States! But why didn’t his blueprint for a freedom expedition come into fruition? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/23·3m 25s

How Black Unity Changed The Course Of One Family's Fate

It didn’t matter that they were defending themselves from an angry, armed white neighbor. But there was one thing that DID matter. It ended up saving this Black family from certain death – and we need more of it today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/12/23·3m 4s

Sojourner Truth Risked It All To Speak Up For Black Women

She rose slowly from her seat, standing six feet tall in a powerful stance. Her baritone voice quieted the room after the first word. She was ready, but were they? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/23·3m 9s

The Forten Sisters Used Their Riches And Resources To Fight For Black Liberation

They were born into wealth, but they didn’t hoard it for themselves! These badass sisters were committed to Black liberation, so they used their resources to show up for their community in a powerful way. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/23·3m 8s

The Generosity Of This Man Was So Great, It Bankrupted Nations

The ruler of the 14th-century Mali empire, this Black man is considered the wealthiest person in the history of the world. His estimated net worth was $400 billion. But that wasn’t what made him rich. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/23·3m 33s

She Risked It All To Radically Transform Education

How can our oppressors be our teachers? Malcolm X knew that white-washed history books have always lied to us, so he fought for us to control our education – by any means necessary. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/23·3m 11s

Malcolm X Believed In Black Control Of Education – By Any Means Necessary

How can our oppressors be our teachers? Malcolm X knew that white-washed history books have always lied to us, so he fought for us to control our education – by any means necessary. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/23·3m 20s

His Escapes Mirrored The Ancestors From Centuries Ago

His breathing heavy, he heard guards searching through the forest, shouting his name. He couldn’t get caught. Because just like his fugitive ancestors, who escaped the plantation centuries ago, he too was a runaway - a successful one! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/23·3m 6s

He Froze Racism In Its Tracks With This Invention

Our people were fighting for freedom – and this brilliant inventor had an epiphany. To succeed against white terrorism, we would need to be committed to one thing: problem-solving. And he gave us a perfect example. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/23·3m 16s

Her Legacy Continues To Inspire Black Culture Decades Later

She’s responsible for much of our cultural norms and celebrations. Her legacy? Being the iconic leader who took no mess. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/23·3m 11s

The History Behind Sweet vs Savory Grits

The sweet vs. savory grits debate is a longstanding discussion in our community. But is there a right way to enjoy comfort food? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/23·3m 21s

He Proved That You Can Fight Injustice At Any Age

For decades, he watched this country evolve and shift - and in many ways treat Black people the same. But how he went hard for our people even at 91 years old will inspire you to never stop fighting for our rights. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/23·3m 32s

She Changed The State Of Death Row In This Country

The 20-year-old mother woke up in a daze, neck sore. Shocked, she saw her husband beside her, dying. Shockingly, she would not only get sent to prison for her husband’s murder, but end up battling her entire country. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/23·3m 15s

The Delicious Evolution Of Soul Food

Culinary historian Micheal Twitty says: “Our food was never just food. It was medicine and a gateway to good fortune, and a mystical lubricant between the living and the dead.” Our cuisine has always been worthy of praise. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/23·3m 38s

Black Women Invented Rock, Proving the Enduring Legacy of Black Musicians

Her fingers plucked the guitar strings with an intensity no one had heard before. She created a bold, new genre. Yet when people think of rock, they forget all about Sister Rosetta Tharpe or countless Black women who still rock hard today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/23·3m 45s

What Does Black Quantum Futurism Teach Us About the Past?

Anti-Blackness wants us to think time travel is impossible. But is it? What if there WAS a way to go back? Anti-Blackness tried erasing us. What if we were able to find a way to erase it? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/23·3m 42s

Black People Saved This Brazilian Rainforest

Cascading waterfalls call the lush trees surrounding Rio de Janeiro’s most important rainforest home. But the woodland wouldn’t be the paradise it is today without the lifesaving seedlings our people planted. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/23·3m 41s

How This Library Paved The Way For Black Educational Spaces

The Louisville Western Branch Library was the first public library created for us and operated by our people. It was the result of residents banding together to call for an education space of our own. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/23·3m 9s

3 Essential Ways Black Travelers Protected Ourselves During The Jim Crow Era

Shoebox lunches, overalls, and a handy Green Book kept our people safe during turbulent times to travel while Black. Here’s how they did it and what we can learn from their genius. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/23·3m 36s

This Historically Black Town has an Important Lesson for All of Us

Lincoln Heights was full of hard-working Black people. The town’s history dates back to the 1920s when Black Southerners migrated to the Northern California town because they were promised something crucial. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/23·2m 58s

Do You Love Lavender? Here Are 3 Black History Facts Behind This Color

Black is our favorite color for multiple reasons. The beautiful shades of Black that make up our melanin are truly unmatched. But there’s another color that’s rooted in Black history. Here’s why we should also be rocking lavender. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/23·3m 39s

Why the Jezebel Myth is a Tragic Legacy of Slavery That Lingers Today

White enslavers used the term ‘jezebel’ to justify sexual violence. The jezebel myth has since persisted, reinforcing systemic oppression against Black women. This dangerous weapon of racism and sexism must be confronted, and here’s one way to challenge it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/23·3m 46s

How Fried Chicken Became An Iconic Food Of Black Culture

Few things are more glorious than biting into perfectly crispy fried chicken. It’s a quintessentially Black food with debatable origins and a layer of shame that we must never sink our teeth into. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/23·3m 44s

Why Jamaican Black Castor Oil Is Rich In Black History

Jamaican Black castor oil is packed with nutrients that help hair and skin flourish. But many may not know that this oil is also rich in Black history. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/23·2m 58s

African-Born Men Once Ruled What Was Considered The Mightiest Empire On Earth

The sacred halls of history are filled with the incredible tales of the prowess and might of African rulers. Four of those ruled over the Roman empire at the height of its power, and we should know their names. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/23·3m 33s

You’ll Never Look At Black-Eyed Peas The Same After This

Ain’t nothing better than a plate of soulful black-eyed peas over rice, served with cornbread and collard greens. But you’ll be surprised to learn where black-eyed peas actually came from and how they affect your health! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/23·3m 57s

Liberating His People Wasn’t The Plan - But He Did It Anyway

During the 1950s, the music scene was extremely segregated. Berry Gordy was a young Black man with a dream, who was determined to implement change. He wanted to help Black artists break into the mainstream music scene. But many today are quick to criticize how he went about it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/23·3m 4s

On Her Road To Massive Wealth, She Never Forgot Her Roots

She was an orphan, a servant, and a mother. But she also had her ears to the business world, and soon went from a fly on the wall to one of the richest Black women in HISTORY. How did she do it? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/23·3m 46s

The Undying Perseverance Of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

No matter the excuse, this was the LAST TIME her husband would put his hands on her – no matter how famous and well-respected he was. Her needs mattered as much as his did, and it was time to show the world the truth! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·3m 30s

Racists Killed Her Son, So She Became “The Most Dangerous Woman In Africa”

“Child murderer!" she screamed as they dragged her from the mayor’s office. Racist doctors had killed her son, and nothing had been done. But she had a plan for revenge – and was eventually called “the most dangerous woman in Africa!” _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/23·3m 10s

She Created This Hit Series To Inspire Black Girls To Keep Dreaming

Night after night she cried herself to sleep, hoping to escape foster care. One night she imagined she was a rockstar and it changed her life. Now an award winning author, she gave us a cheetah-licious pathway to her dreams. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/23·3m 28s

Introducing The Stolen Girls of Americus

In Americus, Georgia, 1963, three young girls meet at a local protest, only to face chilling consequences for demanding justice. Introducing The Stolen Girls of Americus, PushBlack’s new true crime narrative podcast, based on the true story of more than a dozen Black girls (ages 9 to 15) who were abducted by police during a 1963 protest in Americus, Georgia, where, for 45 days, their whereabouts remained a mystery to their family, community, and the world. Echoing the long history of missing Black girls, what happened next remains relevant today. -- The Stolen Girls of Americus is a co-production of Accelerate Change and PushBlack. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to show your support, please consider donating at www.stolengirls.com.  This episode features performances by: Joelle Denise as Shirley Green Brooke Brown as Lorena Barnum MJ VanDevere as Carol Barner Leslie Taylor-Grover as Bernice Green Debra Mittleman as Mabel Barnum  Precious Joubert as Helen Barner Additional voice support includes: Jareyah Bradley Cindy Kamtchoum Richie Kamtchoum Zul Manzi Bianca Tochi Len Webb Nate Woldu Chris Yates This episode is written by MJ Vandevere and Cydney Smith, and directed by Richie Kamtchoum. The editor is Julian Blackmore, with engineering provided by Nathan Wizard and Yanii Evans. Original music composed by Julian Blackmore.  Photo: Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos Our producers are Jill Janairo, Darren Wallace, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/23·40m 40s

She Created A 25 Year-Long Masterpiece To Help Tell Black Stories

They've tried to erase our stories for too long, but she wasn't having it! So she dedicated her life to her people – and spent 25 years creating this beautiful, Black masterpiece. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/23·4m 19s

She Saved 21 Lives In This Historic Trial

Twenty-one Black Panthers were about to go to prison for something they didn’t do! That is, until one determined young woman stepped up to secure all their freedom, all while pregnant … with Tupac Shakur. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/23·4m 25s

She Taught Enslaved People At This Secret Midnight School

It was just after midnight. Heart pounding, she looked over her shoulder and slipped into the school. If her enslavers found out, they might kill her! She was risking everything – but her task was so important, it was worth the risk. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/23·3m 35s

His Message Challenged Naysayers And Conformists

Donald White, better known by his artist name Dondi, was like many youths growing up in the rough streets of 1970s Brooklyn. He showed early promises as a talented sketch artist — but something more heroic, daring, and arousing vied for his attention. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/23·3m 23s

The Black History Behind ‘Jumping The Broom'

If you’ve ever attended a Black wedding, you likely witnessed the couple “jump the broom” towards the end of the ceremony. Many believe this practice dates back to slavery, while others argue it originated during the 1600s in the Ashanti kingdom in Ghana. Who’s right? Well, both of them. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/23·3m 46s

The “Black Mozart” Who Was So Good, Mozart Made Him His Nemesis

When 6 Strings Quartet dropped in 1773, the French aristocracy went wild for it. A well loved, respected and talented member of the upper echelon had just reinvented violin concertos. So why isn’t his name listed in the hallowed halls of music? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/23·2m 52s

The Oldest And Proudest Black Town Exists Because Of Him

Drive north, just outside of Mobile, Alabama and you’ll find Africatown. This historic, predominantly Black town is the incarnation of Africa in America and it wouldn’t exist without Cudjo Lewis. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/23·2m 58s

The Magical Root That Kept Frederick Douglass Alive

Frederick Douglass couldn't take any more whippings. It was either his life or his enslavers. But a chance encounter with an old friend led him to the magical root that saved his life. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/23·3m 4s

She Led The Way For Black Artists To Stand Up For Justice

Singer and songwriter Nina Simone wowed audiences as the “High Priestess of Soul” and an advocate for social justice. These inspiring quotes reveal her love and loyalty to the fight for change during the height of segregation. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/23·3m 4s

This Centuries-Old Drink Is Beloved By Black People Worldwide

Caribbean folk love sorrel. West Africans adore bissap. Black Americans love red drink. This centuries-old recipe is enjoyed across the diaspora, but what makes it so special to Black people? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/23·3m 7s

The Spiritual Significance Behind This Color Was Important To Enslaved Africans

Many homes proudly showcase porch ceilings, doors, and window treatments painted a specific color blue. The selection, many are surprised to learn, delves way deeper than a design preference. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/23·3m 15s

The Little-Known Civil Rights Leader Who Paved The Way For Rosa Parks

Sweat dripped down her back as the bus driver told her to move for a white lady. She said, “Absolutely not!” We’re not talking about Rosa Parks – we’re talking about someone they never wanted us to know. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/23·3m 11s

The Man Who Made Malcolm X The Hero He Became

Malcolm X might have stayed as “Detroit Red” if it wasn’t for a chance meeting in prison with Elton Bembry, better known as “Bimbi,” who showed him the power of education. But who was Bimbi? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/23·2m 51s

The REAL Reason Harriet Tubman Risked It All

Harriet Tubman was the hero of The Underground Railroad, but often people forget an important part of her history – the REAL reason she risked it all. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/23·3m 22s

The Circus Slaves No One Ever Talks About

Brothers George and Willie Muse were abducted by the famous Ringling Bros. circus. Though many thought the children would be lost forever, their mother demanded justice… and got it. _____________________________ 2 Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/23·3m 19s

Why July 5th Is One Of The Blackest Days Of The Year

Historically, July 4th, 1776, represents American freedom, but what about the enslaved Black people during that time? Should they have celebrated the independence of their oppressors? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/23·3m 7s

How The Peacock Chair Became An Iconic Cultural Symbol

A rattan chair woven together in a light brown hue with a balloon back and round base is familiar. From baby showers to Huey P. Newton’s famous photo, this chair has been special to us for generations—but why? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/23·2m 56s

The Civil Rights Singer Who Used Her Voice To Fight Back

Nobody could stop them in their tracks like Rutha Mae Harris. She stood on the frontlines with nothing separating her from them but the gun barrel she stared down. Then, Harris opened her mouth and began to sing. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/23·3m 18s

This Black Spiritual Was Never Meant To Be A Campfire Song

“Kumbaya” may be a beloved campfire song, but it was a Black spiritual before it was co-opted and became anti-Black. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/23·3m 4s

These 'Superstitions' May Just Be Ancestral Signs

If you ever had an itchy palm or a twitching eye and been told by an elder that it's a sign, that’s part of a centuries-old belief system many of us have been engaging in without knowing. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/23·2m 57s

The 'Ring Shout' Spiritual Tradition And It's Hidden Meaning

They circled outside the praise house. Hips began to swing, and feet glided across the red clay road as the lead singer let out a chilling note. The ‘Shout,’ a rich spiritual tradition, had begun. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/23·3m 20s

The Blackest City Outside Of Africa Teaches Us An Important Lesson On Liberation

This is the Blackest city in the world, outside the boundaries of Africa. And yet, it isn’t the utopia it should be. Here’s why what happens there is important to us here. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·3m 16s

He Is The Mastermind Behind The Black Panther Party's Iconic Visuals

It’s been decades since they disbanded, but we all know the visual identity of the Black Panthers. Think: the logo, the bold, bright colors, the illustrations of revolutionaries and cops. If that rings a bell, you need to know this artist. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/23·3m 22s

She Raised Her Fist Before He Could Raise His Baton

She raised her fist before he could raise his baton. WHAM. The police officer fell to the ground. He looked up at her, eyes burning with rage. She smirked down at him. She was not to be played with. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/23·3m 10s

His Scientific Invention Made The Moon Landing Possible

He was a hidden figure to many, kept out of the limelight because racists preferred it that way. But working in a white-run profession didn’t stop him from reaching for the stars. LITERALLY. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/23·3m 25s

The Unbelievable Legend of the First Black Samurai

He was forced to strip. Standing naked in front of the gawking masses, he scrubbed his skin raw to prove to them that his skin was, in fact, Black. Why on earth would he need to do this? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/23·3m 4s

He Fought Relentlessly Against Becoming The First Enslaved Man In America

Before enslavement was officially established in America, landowners would contract "indentured servants" - of any race - to work their land. If indentured servants survived the grueling seven years their contracts mandated, they were given their freedom and 50 acres of land. Not so for John Casor. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/23·3m 20s

This Legendary Singer Was A Positive Force In The Black Community

Her work was a counter-narrative to the violence that white media showed in our communities. Her music promoted the beauty of Black life and love. But how could she do this without selling her soul, like so many before her? She decided to take a break. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/23·3m 5s

This Self-Taught Photographer Documented Black Life Within The Segregated South

Gordon Parks knew a picture was worth more than 1,000 words: photographs could be weapons to fight white supremacy. Some saw his career, as a self-taught turned famous photographer, as a way out of the segregated South. But he knew it a way in. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/23·2m 56s

Why AAVE And ‘Blackronyms’ Hold Cultural And Historical Power

It's become a cool language trend where everyone wants to drop "savage" or "lit" to sound hip. While it may seem harmless, it perpetuates cultural appropriation and erases the history behind AAVE. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/23·3m 13s

3 Key Black History Facts Behind The Viral ‘Alabama Boat Brawl’ Incident

When Black people banded together to defend a Black worker from angry white boaters, we celebrated. But the history of the Riverside Park event is even Blacker than the brawl. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/23·3m 32s

His Organizing Skills Made Him Essential To Key Civil Rights Moments

A. Phillip Randolph would become a major asset to the successes of the Civil Rights movement due to his revolutionary organizing skills and deep interest for labor rights. Here’s how he used his passion to fight for us all. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/23·3m 11s

THE WIZ, a Tale of Liberation, with Julian Walker

Previously, on Black History Year, we discovered in real-time that Jay of PushBlack had never seen The Wiz. While the rest of the PushBlack podcast team had some fun at Jay’s expense, little did we realize the fun would follow him all the way home, as revealed in this bonus episode of Black History Year.  Podcast producer Len Webb and our audio engineer, Ronald Young Jr., sat down with Jay, aka Julian Walker of PushBlack, to discover why he stayed away from the 1978 film adaptation of the classic stage musical these many years, especially considering that he is a filmmaking and movie history scholar. We also discuss Julian's thoughts on the film as he equates The Wiz with PushBlack’s mission of centering and activating Black liberation in our people. The allegory he draws from his analysis is very intriguing.  ____________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, Somalia Ra-min, Gabby Roberts, and Darren Wallace. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack. Black History Year’s executive producers are Lilly Workneh and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/23·1h 3m

The Hidden Black History Of Memorial Day

Thousands of Black bodies had been tossed in mass graves after fighting for freedom — it was only right that they honored the fallen. Ten thousand people sang hymns and laid flowers. How did the Black history of this holiday get erased? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/23·3m 33s

5 Little-Known Mythical West African Beings

There are countless movies about dragons, unicorns, leprechauns, and sasquatches. But none of them can hold a candle to these five mythical West African creatures that deserve their own fantasy movies. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/23·3m 23s

They Burned Down Her School – And Lit A Fire In Her Soul

White terrorists had incinerated the young teacher’s school, and she’d been powerless to stop them. Physically, she was unwell, yet she vowed to seek revenge for her school, her students, and her work. How on earth did this sickly woman fight back? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/23·3m 11s

She Knew One Powerful Secret About Black People

She sat happily among her many children. She knew the world would throw incredible challenges their way because of their Blackness – but she also knew a powerful secret she would share to prepare them. What was it?. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/23·3m 12s

Reclaiming Our "Hairitage" with Lindsey Farrar

Today's History Story: The Crown Act Our people were born wearing crowns – but internal and external barriers exist that might impede us from donning them. Today’s guest, however, is harnessing the force of media to highlight the strength within our locks. Lindsey Farrar is an entrepreneur and strategist driven by her mission to shape culture and nurture young leaders. From this she co-founded CRWNMAG, a magazine centered around natural hair and the women who embrace it. Brace yourself for an episode that might lead you to question—and maybe uncover—the profound power residing atop your own head. To learn more about Lindsey's work, visit www.crwnmag.com Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/23·51m 33s

Did These Rappers Really Predict The Future In Their Songs?

Did your favorite rapper rock the mic AND tell the future? While lyrics can definitely resonate with what we see going on today, here are four times rappers actually predicted the FUTURE with their lyrics. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/23·3m 24s

The Little-Known Tale of Empire's Thriving Black Community

Silence hung so thickly in the churchyard that it was hard to breathe. There’d been yet another lynching, and the Black families in the nearly all-white community were exhausted. It was too much – they HAD to go. But where? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/23·3m 39s

These Historic Black Resorts Were Summer Havens

Back in the day, some of the most luxurious and happy summertime destinations in America existed just for our people to enjoy. How many of these do you recognize – and what happened to these all-Black havens? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/23·3m 44s

The Story Of The First Black Cookbook

She lay still until she was sure they were gone. Her son, confused and scared, cried softly. She’d been beaten and racists had stolen everything they owned, but they were both still alive. On God, she swore, this would never happen again! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/23·3m 1s

Transforming Black Wellness with Ashley Harmon

Today's History Story: Susie King Taylor and Herbalism Often unrecognized, vitamin deficiency has historically and presently wreaked havoc on the Black community, aided by a neglectful U.S. healthcare system. To safeguard future generations, it's vital to tackle and resolve the factors contributing to these critical deficiencies – and today’s guest is helping us confront these issues. Ashley Harmon is the founder and CEO of Mela Vitamins, the first wellness company custom formulating supplements for melanated people. Driven to action by the lack of mainstream vitamins that meet our unique nutritional needs, she has taken matters into her own hands to support our people’s well-being. Brace yourself for a conversation that challenges us to confront our health and the quality of our healthcare head-on. To learn more about Ashley's work, visit www.melavitamins.com. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/23·48m 44s

4 Fashion Trends Black Culture Created

When it comes to fashion, we know one thing is true. From the front pages of magazines to the runways of fashion week, if it’s popular and on trend, it came from us. Here’s proof! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/23·3m 12s

Her Actions Helped Spark A Revolution Against Police Violence

She was arrested over 100 times for freedom fighting. She wore flowers in her hair, took no mess from cops, and her middle initial stood for “Pay It No Mind.” And? She helped start one of the most important riots in history. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/23·3m 28s

These Black Superheroes Defy Storytelling Tradition

It’s no secret that many of the superheroes we see on our TV and movie screens were created by white writers. On top of that, the racist backstories and depictions of our favorites have stayed at the mercy of Hollywood. Until now. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/23·3m 22s

Why Black Midwives Views These Types of Births As Sacred

The baby slid out of its mothers’ womb. The midwife caught it and immediately a shiver went through her. A translucent veil covered the baby’s face. The energy in the room shifted. A powerful spiritual leader had just been born. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·3m 28s

Reframing Black Kids' Self-Esteem with Kahran and Regis Bethencourt

Today's History Story: Frederick Douglass and Photography Black children today are frequently confronted by harmful misrepresentations of their existence, promoted by anti-Black mainstream media and colonized societal norms. However, inspired by past movements like "Black Is Beautiful," today's guests are dedicated to reshaping and reframing the image of our youth, one beautiful Black portrait at a time. Renowned photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt are a husband-wife duo and the imaginative forces behind Creative Soul Photography. With more than ten years of working with hundreds of children, families, and brands, they strive to use photography to illuminate Black children in imagery that reflects their inherent excellence. This episode offers a fresh perspective that envisions the power and potential residing within Black children. To learn more about Creative Soul Photography, visit www.creativesoulphoto.com. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/23·46m 31s

How Two Cousins And Their Adventures Helped Pioneer The Black Travel Movement

The cousins were setting sail for the trip of a lifetime. They expected scenic train rides, gondola rides, and eating their way through new cuisines, but something eerily familiar from home followed them on the journey. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/23·3m 16s

The Enslaved Gardener Who Turned Pecans Into A Cash Crop

He tended to the plantations, gardening day in and day out. It was tiring, but he secretly worked on one of his best ideas. And today we’re absolutely nuts about it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/23·2m 47s

Medicine In Our Country Was Built On The Experimentation Of Black Bodies

The battle for bodily autonomy in the Black community is nothing new. We’ve been fighting for the right to control our bodies for centuries. But the acts doctors performed in twentieth century North Carolina are especially heinous. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/23·3m 25s

The Black Space Economy: The Future of Generational Wealth with Janeya Griffin

Today's History Story: Fannie Lou Hamer Fights for Economic Justice Thanks to the remarkable contributions of Black women, who were often relegated to the status of hidden figures, humankind successfully touched down on the moon. With that single step, a world of possibilities opened up, giving way to today’s billionaires who casually embark on interstellar joy rides and invest in new ‘outer limit’ ventures. What does this mean for us, and should Black folks claim our place in the new Space Economy? Today's guest is well-versed in these matters and addresses hard-hitting questions about space colonialism, generational wealth, and what the future in space could look like for Black people. Janeya Griffin, the self-proclaimed Commercializer, is a strategy consultant and serial social entrepreneur. As an advocate for intellectual property, social justice, and generational wealth, she now works with the Equity Space Alliance to ensure that the new space economy remains diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible. To learn more about the burgeoning space economy and how you can be involved, visit www.equityspacealliance.com. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/23·49m 13s

Bridging the Disconnection Gap to the Incarcerated with Frederick Hutson

Today’s History Story: Their Black Love Endured Decades Of Slavery And Separation They endure a profound sense of disconnection and isolation within cold confines, feeling adrift even in the midst of others. But many fail to realize that this isolation, like the cruel echoes of history, is not by happenstance—it's a meticulously designed and devastating consequence of incarceration. Today’s guest, however, innovated a solution to mitigate that isolation and connect incarcerated people with their loved ones. That man is Frederick Hutson.   Frederick is a social impact entrepreneur, Air Force veteran, and formerly incarcerated person. During his four years in prison, he experienced first-hand the predatory nature of the 1.2 billion dollar inmate communication industry. He chose to turn what was negative into a means to help his community and created a product called Pigeonly that helps to ensure incarcerated individuals have access to others outside the inhumane walls of prison. To get started with Pigeonly, or learn about the amazing projects underway, visit www.pigeonly.com.     Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/23·47m 29s

The Re-Education Of Hip-Hop Culture with Dr. Joycelyn Wilson

Today's History Story: Gil Scott-Heron What is hip hop, really? While hip hop music has become an international phenomenon and multi-billion dollar business, folks often forget that hip hop is bigger than music alone - it's a culture rich with history and lessons that could benefit our people more than ever today. Today, on Black History Year, we're remembering the true essence of hip hop, and doing so with the help of none other than Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, whose innovative STEAM programming is ensuring future generations benefit from the innate lessons within this coveted subculture. Dr. Joycelyn Wilson is an integrative curriculum designer, cultural studies educator, and faculty of Hip Hop Studies and Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. She founded the HipHop2020 Innovation Archive, an ed-tech start-up inspired by the intersection of teaching and learning in hip hop culture, and co-created Your Voice Is Power, a curriculum learning experience with modules that teach how music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to fight racism. To learn more about her work, visit www.drjoyce.net. For more info on the Four Four Beat Labs, visit www.fourfourbeatproject.org. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, Darren Wallace, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/23·59m 59s

How Zora Neale Hurston Finessed Her Way Into Creating A Powerful Legacy

She is one of the most important storytellers in our history but anti-Blackness tried to make her a sellout. But she was too quick for that. She finessed the hell outta white money. Talk about reparations! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/23·3m 11s

At 109 Years-Old She’s Ready To Tell Her Haunting Truth

Don’t call her a “victim” because she’s a survivor. At 109 years-old, she lived through the horrors of the Tulsa Race Massacre. And she refuses to be silent. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/23·3m 12s

Destroying--Then Rebuilding--The Black Man with Phil Agnew

Today's History Story: Million Man March Under white supremacy, many Black men have been rewarded for fitting into its anti-Black definition of masculinity – and it’s often been to our people’s detriment. But there are people reimagining who the Black man is and working to decolonize and reconstruct the Black man from head to toe, inside and out - mind, body, and soul. One such person is today’s guest, Phillip Agnew. Phil is a community organizer who, in 2012, co-founded the Dream Defenders in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin. More recently, he’s co-founded Black Men Build, an organization that represents a wide group of Black people from all walks of life – organizers, artists, communicators, educators, and creatives – who have come together to grapple with issues that are challenging Black men using social, economic, political, and spiritual tools needed to evolve and power Black futures. To bring Black Men Build to your city, or learn more about the incredible work they’re doing, visit www.blackmen.build. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/23·51m 20s

He Was Silent For 8 Years Today, We All Know His Voice

His is one of the most iconic voices in history. But as a child he experienced a traumatic incident that made him stop speaking. It took a miracle to take him from silent to superstar. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/23·3m 20s

Could This Black City Have Been The Greatest Wonder Of The World?

Benin City was well ahead of its time. With palm oil fueled street lights, a sprawling palace, and a great wall four times that of China’s. So why doesn’t this wonder exist today? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/23·3m 51s

The Racist History Of Soft Drinks

At one time, Black folks stuck to drinking Pepsi and would almost always choose it over Coca-Cola. Why? Hint: it’s not because of the taste. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/23·3m 6s

This Magnetic Blues Singer Brought New Life To The Harlem Renaissance

She took the stage with swagger. Her top hat and tuxedo perfectly complimented her full figure. The music started, she leaned forward on her walking cane, then spewed out the filthiest lyrics ever heard, right into their shocked faces! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/23·3m 18s

Solving Hunger with Jasmine Crowe-Houston

Today's History Story: We Must Stop These Deserts From Destroying Black Communities Hundreds of millions of people are going hungry across the world, a world that produces billionaires hording the globe's wealth. In the United States alone, food insecurity hits Black communities especially hard, depriving our people of a fundamental need that impacts every aspect of life. Hunger is a problem that desperately needs solving, and today's guest is going above and beyond to tackle this vital issue. Jasmine Crowe-Houston is an award-winning social entrepreneur who, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her own kitchen, founded Goodr, a sustainable waste management and hunger relief company that leverages technology and logistics to help its partners reduce their food waste and provide meals to those in need. She has been featured on CNBC, Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Fast Co., New York Times, and named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 influential female founders. She's also a children's book author who, in 2021, released her first children’s book, Everybody Eats, which focuses on character building and educating kids about food waste. To learn more about Jasmine and how to get involved in solving the food crisis, visit www.goodr.co. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/23·34m 51s

The Sensual Black Social Dance That Shook The Nation

The juke joint was smokey and dimly lit. The band played a slow bluesy number, inviting couples onto the dance floor. Pressed tightly together, pelvis’s cradling one another and rocking back and forth, couples swayed into the night. This was Slow Drag. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/23·3m 30s

These States Tried To Ban ‘Sesame Street,’ But Parents Fought Back – And Won

They were harmless. A tall, yellow bird. A blue monster who loved cookies. And all the children who came to play. But it was all too Black for this state. And the day they banned the show shares eerie similarities with today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/23·3m 33s

The Racist History Of Universities Using Black People As Mascots

Robert Fraizer was doing his job. He stood on the sidelines and cheered like he was supposed to, but when this football team of racists lost, they took it out on him–their mascot-in the WORST way. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/23·3m 27s

This Nation Has Hidden The History Of Their Only Black President

Every other president had been heralded; even the ones who did more harm than good to their nation. He gave everything to unify the country in a time of war, and yet, his story would go untold for over a century. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/23·3m 12s

Digitizing Black Realities with Alton Glass

Today's History Story: Why Do Some People Think Black People Can Fly? Advancements in technology touch every aspect of life. Immersive technologies that were once only imagined in science fiction are now giving people the ability to suspend reality and create entire worlds in virtual space. It sounds like something from an Octavia Butler novel and, true to the genre, it raises ethical questions on advanced technology’s social, political, and cultural impact on humanity and Black life. To explore these ideas, we’re sitting down with Alton Glass. He is a filmmaker, visionary entrepreneur, and founder of GRX Immersive Labs, where he leads a team of new media gurus tackling contemporary issues through immersive storytelling./ He’s also the co-Creator of TIME magazine's "The March,” which is an immersive installation on the 1963 March on Washington. His latest project POV: Points of View is a sci-fi VR series that explores the impact of implicit bias on artificial intelligence and law enforcement practices. Be prepared to have your reailty rocked in this interview. To learn more about the work Alton Glass and his team of creators are doing, or to bring his technology to your community or organization, visit www.GRXimmersive.com or find him on Instagram @GRXImmersiveLabs. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·46m 4s

How A Black Man Popularized The Potato Chip

The potato chip is one of the most popular snack foods in the world. But did you know it was actually an accident from the kitchen of a Black chef? Here’s how a happy accident changed the way we snack forever. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/23·2m 59s

This Attempt To Reform The Slave Trade Unearths A Timeless Lesson

This act was supposed to be anti-slavery. Or at the very least, make life easier for enslaved Africans. But then things backfired. And this history actually teaches us a valuable lesson today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/23·3m 38s

How The Godfather Of Rap Redefined Our Understanding Of Revolution

Even if you haven’t heard his music you’ve heard his message. “The revolution will not be televised” was him calling out injustice. But now, in the era of social media, we must ask: should the revolution be televised? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/23·3m 30s

To Be Fat, Black, and Ugly In America with Da'Shaun Harrison

Today's History Story: Our Hatred Of Fat Is Actually Anti-Black In many ways, the health and wellness industry is killing Black people. For our audacity to exist with melanated skin, we’ve historically endured subjugation, political and economic disenfranchisement, and centuries-long death. And it hasn’t stopped yet. We’ll talk about it with today’s guest, Da’Shaun L. Harrison. Da’Shaun is a self-described Black, fat, trans, disabled, queer abolitionist, community organizer, writer, and editor at Scalawag magazine. Their award-winning book, Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness, explores desirability politics, gender, policing, and the fallacies of healthiness. To learn more about their work and to purchase their book Belly of the Beast: The Politic of Anti-Fatness, visit www.dashaunharrison.com. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer and host is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/23·54m 18s

The Ancestral Reason Why Black People Believe Ginger Ale Heals

Ginger ale has been in our folks’ get-well-soon arsenal for decades. It’s akin to a cure-all and although the soft drink has questionable ingredients, there may be a generations-old reason why we love it so much. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/23·3m 15s

This Police Department Fired A Black Woman For Saving A Life

So-called “good cops?” They get fired. This former officer, who stopped another officer from performing a dangerous chokehold, lost everything. But that wasn’t the end of her story. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/23·3m 0s

How To Survive An Apocalypse with Li Sumpter

Today's History Story: This Deity Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Our Ancestors For millenia, mythologies and religions of the world have predicted a great calamity–an event so catastrophic that it will stop the world as we know it and bring forth the apocalypse. If the natural disasters, racial injustices, and widespread wars of today are any indiciation, one could say those mythological predictions were correct. One could say we are, in fact, living in the end of times. Today’s guest sure would. Li Sumpter is a mythologist, eco-activist, and multi-disciplinary artist who is confronting earthly challenges, like racial injustice, food shortages, war, natural disasters, and other atrocities, through what she calls the art of survival. Using D.I.Y. media, afrofuturism, and gameplay to cultivate eco-awareness and community action, she’s tackling real and imagined existential threats to mind, body and spirit, offering practical and creative solutions that we can use now to survive an apocalypse. You can learn more about Li’s eco- and survival art, like Graffiti in the Grass, and other initiatives at www.mythmediastudios.art. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer and host is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/23·50m 30s

These Four Black Wedding Traditions Honor Our Heritage

For us, navigating the world isn’t always easy, but Black love helps carry us through. We’ve been incorporating these four beautiful traditions into our weddings for centuries. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/23·3m 31s

This Legendary Musician’s Argument Against Cultural Appropriation Is Still Relevant

Ray Charles was music royalty, but that didn’t stop a white interviewer from trying to embarrass him. But never fear – the music legend’s clapback shut down the reporter and roasted mediocre white artists to a crisp! We love to see it. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/23·3m 42s

He Made A Laughingstock Out Of White Supremacy

The white man smirked. He was confident. The debate topic in 1929: were Black people equal to whites? But with one sentence, W.E.B DuBois had the white man laughed offstage – and ruined his whole career! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/23·3m 18s

Here’s How ‘Minding Our Business’ Got Us Free

When was the last time you told someone to “mind their business?” Were you aware that you’d just used a code word rooted in Black liberation? Here’s how “the business” got us free. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/23·3m 21s

Clean Water Is A Stolen Right with Moses West

Today's History Story: This Powerful Spirit Reminds Us That Nature Is Never Black And White In a world where water scarcity is robbing Black folks of this most basic necessity, access to safe drinking water is a human right that millions are being denied. Fortunately, today's guest is using technology and activism to bring solutions that we’ll break down in an interview you don’t want to miss. Moses West is an Army veteran, engineer, and advocate for social and environmental justice. As the founder of the Moses West Foundation, he is fighting to help neglected communities become self-reliant by offering sustainable atmospheric water technology. Moses is literally leading our people, and the world at large, to freedom one clean sip of water at a time. To get involved or learn more about the fight for water equity, visit www.moseswestfoundation.org. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer and host is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/23·48m 33s

The Devilish Truth Behind The Anti-Black Doorway We Rarely Talk About

Standing next to the door, you wouldn’t even think a child could fit through it. So how did hundreds of our ancestors pass through? And what does it mean for us today? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/23·2m 56s

Presenting BLACK HISTORY YEAR S7 - Innovation

Jay is back with Season 7 of Black History Year dedicated to the Innovators in our midst challenging the norm and changing the lives and future for Black people world wide. New season premieres Monday June 19, right on time for your Juneteenth celebration. New episodes drop every Monday. Available wherever you find podcasts. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/23·1m 29s

Toning Down Their Blackness Was Never An Option

Hustling to make their dreams come true, The ‘Niggerati’ did what some considered against their morals: accept funding from whites. But they NEVER let the money water down their Blackness.  _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/23·2m 56s

The Liberation Lesson We Can Learn From This All-White Town

Families fish along the town’s dusty river bank, and children play on its rural backroads. They all flock to the ice cream stand every evening. There’s not one Black person in sight, yet this town is in an African country. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/23·3m 7s

How Okra And Black-eyed Peas Keep Us All Connected

One thing about us, we gon’ eat. Black food is diverse, but these three foods are in plenty of dishes across the diaspora. Which is your favorite? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/23·3m 10s

Her Invention Led To The Creation Of A $4 Billion Dollar Industry

She didn’t feel safe. How could she when crime in Queens, New York was through the roof? She had to do something. When she did, security went to another level. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/23·3m 15s

He Created An Underground, Black-Run Economy And It Thrived

Casper Holstein peeled back the newspaper and began studying the money exchange's numbers when THIS genius idea sparked. And what he did next created a thriving economy that sustained us for years. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/23·3m 18s

This Prince Outsmarted His Captors In The Most Genius Way

It was just another day in the young prince's world until everything turned upside down. Captors snatched him; soon, he'd spend the next forty years enslaved on a Missippi plantation. Would he ever make it back home? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/23·3m 5s

Introducing Queens of The Court

WNBA and Audacy are proud to publish the premiere WNBA podcast - Queens of the Court.  Hosted by hoops legend Sheryl Swoopes and women's sports journalist Jordan Ligons Robinson - the weekly show combines news and information, stats, as well as in-depth interview segments with some of the most notable names in and around the WNBA, and deep dives on the history of the game and its pro teams. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/23·3m 20s

This HBCU Was Founded By Visionary Black Farmers

They had 23 acres and a dream. White supremacy always tried to play in our faces about education, but these founding Black farmers started this legendary HBCU because they knew one thing. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/23·3m 22s

Their Black Love Endured Decades Of Slavery And Separation

Black love is one of the strongest in the world. We love each other through the toughest of times and the story of Uncle Levi and Aunt Aggie exemplifies this. Here’s how an enslaved couple kept hope alive until they met again. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/23·2m 57s

How Baby Formula Companies Thrived Off Black Dollars For Decades

Annie Mae Fultz got attention wherever she went in her small rural community. Aside from being tall and hard of hearing, she was about to do something hardly anyone heard of in the 1940s: give birth the quadruplets. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/23·3m 18s

These Ancestral Messages Have Been Hiding In Plain Sight

We all know these iron fences when we see them, but little do we know they're holding hidden ancestral messages in plain sight. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/23·3m 23s

Atlanta's First Black Millionaire Had An Unlikely Beginning

He may have been born into slavery but achieved ultimate financial freedom. Alonzo Herndon built an empire, and his story can inspire us to find our own wealth today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/23·2m 59s

She Escaped Slavery By Using This Clever Trick

Heart pounding, she clamped her hand over her mouth and stifled her scream. Someone was banging on the door. What if she’d been spotted entering the safe house? If the enslaver reported her missing? Would her trick work to ensure her freedom? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/23·3m 4s

She Saved Thousands Of Black Infants With Her Anointing

Sweat drenched her face. She was having a baby at home and there was only a five-year-old girl to help her. While she writhed in pain, the girl held her hand and got to work – somehow this child knew EXACTLY what to do! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/23·3m 14s

How Henrietta Lacks' Death Changed Medical History

The scientist couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Every other sample of cells he’d seen died quickly in his lab, but these cells, from a poor Black woman, doubled every 24 hours! He had to get more of them – at any cost. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/23·3m 43s

The FBI’s Obsession with Aretha Franklin

Our people love us some Aretha Franklin. We've been two-stepping to her greatest hits for generations. She was our beloved "Queen of Soul." So why the hell was the FBI surveilling her for years? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/23·3m 22s

This Sacred Practice Will Make You Reconsider What You View As ‘Trash’

Instead of respecting boundaries, white archeologists pillaged our ancestral graves. As they dug through centuries of history, they found countless jars and bottles – which they dismissed as trash. Little did they know, these jars and bottles represent something crucial to our spirits. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/23·3m 19s

They Kept A Dangerous Secret For Black Liberation

They were the perfect weapon against racism, but it was dangerous. If they got caught, they would lose their jobs – or perhaps their lives. This secret group fought for our rights, and we never even knew they existed! Who were they? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/23·3m 4s

She Did The “Write” Thing For Our People

She was living her best life. She was rich, famous, and respected. Still, there was one thing that was eating away at her soul – that challenged her very existence. How she overcame the challenge is literally one “for the books!” _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/23·3m 19s

Could This Be One Of The Most Racist Games In History?

The man’s voice could be heard over almost everything else at the fall carnival. “Three tries for a nickel,” folks heard the promoter yell. “Hit the Negro in the head and win a prize!” What kind of game was this? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/23·3m 13s

Unraveling the Myths of Marie Laveau: The Real Story Behind the Legend

Everyone knew her when they saw her. Something about the way she walked – like she owned the Earth and everything on it – mesmerized and horrified those around her. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/23·3m 24s

Honoring the Legacy of "Black Moses": David Hamilton Jackson

The young man blocked out the white crowd’s jeers as he walked on stage. He was going to say what he had to say. Period! What was so important for him to say that he’d face a dangerously racist crowd? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/23·3m 7s

Beulah Mae Donald: The Woman Who Took on the KKK and Won

She didn’t care that she lived in a racist town. Her son had been murdered by the KKK, and she vowed to get justice! Was she delusional? Or could one determined mother really bring down an entire system of hatred? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/23·3m 10s

The Dark Truth Behind the "161-Year-Old Nurse" in George Washington's Life

The old woman sat waiting. Essentially a sack of bones, she barely took up any space in the tiny chair. The curtain began to lift, and the stage lights brightened – but nobody noticed the tears in her eyes. What was this spectacle? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/23·3m 49s

How Robert Smalls Moved In Secrecy, And Won

He was terrified. They all were. But with their freedom on the line, he stood at the wheelhouse of the Confederate ship and signaled their fleet. What happened next would set them free. Or kill them. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/23·3m 7s

How Formerly Enslaved Bermudians Created This Holiday After Emancipation

When slavery ended in Bermuda, Black folks had a plan for the following year. Now that they were paid employees, it was time to regain their power from white supremacy, and they did it in the most genius way. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/23·2m 56s

The Complex History Behind Why Black People Love Cognac

Our people have been "passing the Courvoisier" for generations, but this brown liquor's legacy goes beyond rap lyrics. Cognac found a home in Black culture for one terrible reason. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/23·3m 10s

They Exposed A 'Slave Market' Exploiting Black Women In 1930s NYC

It was pouring rain, but Ethel stood on the street corner awaiting her next offer. Someone finally stopped and honked. The pay? 15 cents! She reluctantly agreed, and was whisked away – for a long day of Hell. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/23·3m 20s

The Real Reason We Eat Red Food On Juneteenth

On Juneteenth, Black folks gather around tables full of joy, love – and red-hued foods like BBQ, watermelon, and punch. Many believe consuming red food and drinks is a way to honor their ancestors, but could there be an even deeper connection? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/23·3m 23s

Introducing This Little Light with Flea

Hosted by Flea, founding member and bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, This Little Light is a podcast about falling in love with music. Flea interviews musical guests from all genres to discuss the teachers who guided them, the influences that inspired them, and how the lessons they learned as young musicians have shaped their creativity, resilience, and careers. This Little Light, a production of Cadence13 and Parallel, available now with new episodes dropping weekly, is available for free wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/23·2m 20s

She Created A Black Superhero To Inspire Black Children For Decades To Come

Like the sun, our people radiate with power! So when her son doubted his Blackness, this superhero mother stepped in – and created something legendary! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/23·2m 47s

His Fury Changed The Course Of U.S. History

He was free! But his wife and son weren’t. Their enslaver had finally agreed to sell his family to him – and no price was too high to retrieve his family. But a cruel twist of fate would make Dangerfield Newby prove his worth. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/23·3m 31s

He Exposed America's Greatest ‘Little White Lie’

“A lie doesn’t care who tells it,” an old saying goes. But sometimes, it’s exactly who’s telling the lie that makes it so powerful. And this man had a solution to fighting against the lies often said about us. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/23·2m 55s

Durag History And The Criminalization Of Black Culture

It’s a $2 piece of headwear, but we’ve always worn them like crowns. For almost as long as durags have been a staple in Black culture, white supremacy has tried to criminalize us for wearing them. How did this all start? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/23·3m 20s

BACK ISSUE S3 Trailer

Back Issue is BACK with a brand new season! Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. Host Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most formative stories in pop culture. We start out with not just another hair story but a conversation about the gendered politics of specific hairstyles as Josh sets out on a mission to get a silk press. We’ll also reflect on iconic award speeches, explore what our brains do on gossip, break down the backstories of Degrassi and Cheetah Girls, decide if Josh should become the next Black ex-pat, and discuss which multi-hyphenate performers are deserving of their flowers. Listen and follow Back Issue wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/23·5m 13s

The First SWAT Team Was Made To Terrorize Black People

Cops burst into the building, armed with military grenades, and fired 5,000 rounds of ammunition. The teenage Panthers whispered prayers before grabbing their own guns – and shooting back! But they weren’t the only ones these sneak attacks happened to. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/23·3m 29s

Her Work Disproved An Entire Field Of Racist Research

In a world where skin color has subjected us to centuries of oppression, discrimination, and white terrorism, she stepped forward with a radical idea: everything we think we know about race is a lie. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/23·3m 7s

She Fought For Workers’ Rights Even After This Bloody Massacre

Gunfire. Shouting. Hanging. All because cops couldn’t stand workers fighting for their right to an eight-hour workday! This formerly enslaved woman was in the middle of all the chaos. Who was she? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/23·3m 16s

She Paved The Way For Black Women's Suffrage

She fought so hard, for so long, and yet – she felt so small. Her life was falling apart. Her health was failing her, and she was running out of time. Would she live to see the impact of her work? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/23·3m 42s

They Weren't Ready For James Baldwin To Keep It THIS Real

Tension hung in the air between the two men like an old, wet quilt on a clothesline. On one side stood James Baldwin. On the other, a white man who was about to have a debate he would NEVER forget. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer." To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/23·3m 29s

This TV Father Demanded Dignity Over Jokes

It was over. Really over. One of America’s favorite TV dads was officially killed off the show without warning! While fans were shocked by his sudden death, what happened behind the scenes was even more outrageous. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/23·2m 59s

This Newspaper Was Crucial To Telling Important Black Stories

With just 25 cents to his name, he hit the ground running with his dream. The young visionary wanted more for our people and was determined to let the truth speak for itself. He just had to get the word out! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/23·3m 13s

The Truth Was Like Fire Shut Up In His Bones

They told him his work was too controversial and rejected it from the academy! But he knew Black people worldwide needed to know the truth – so he published it on his own. What was so important that he could not keep quiet? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·3m 28s

The Relentless Pilot Who Took Black Aviation To New Heights

A folktale tells of a time when Black people could spout wings and fly. Though it may be a myth, this young pilot took those words to heart! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/23·3m 7s

The History of The Silent Protests Speaks Volumes

It’s open season on Black lives. We are murdered by police, hunted by white vigilantes, and relegated to second-class citizenship. Nevertheless, we ALWAYS make our voices heard. But one of our first attempts to unite didn’t involve our voices at all! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/23·3m 25s

How One Teen's Drowning Caused An Entire City To Riot

The crowds swarm the city, throwing rocks, punches, and insults. The cops pretend to control the crowd, but they’re really helping white rioters attack Black citizens. How did this happen in a city known for its diversity? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/23·3m 14s

Why Was This Man Called Black Moses

The young man blocked out the white crowd’s jeers as he walked on stage. He was going to say what he had to say. Period! What was so important for him to say that he’d face a dangerously racist crowd? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/23·3m 0s

This Powerful Movement Was Inspired By Our Black Excellence

Like clockwork, cops would raid the young man’s restaurant looking for drugs. And every time, they found nothing! He had to do something about this harassment – but how could he fight against such a huge system by himself? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/23·3m 7s

His Honesty Helped Raise Awareness Around AIDS

He was terrified for his life. There were sores all over his body - was this the new virus the CDC was warning everyone about? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·3m 7s

How This Great Inventor Called Out Thomas Jefferson’s Hypocrisy

Benjamin Banneker was infuriated! After designing the nation’s capital and inventing gadgets to benefit everyday life, our people were STILL treated like chattel. It was time for a public dragging, and he knew exactly whose wig he needed to snatch. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/23·3m 4s

Black People Found Hope In This Black Mecca During Turbulent Times

Before Miami was the hotspot it is today, it was a terrible place to look like us. White supremacy kept our people from the palm tree-lined beaches and art deco rooftops, but we didn’t care! THIS place was our secret escape from it all. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·3m 5s

These Incarcerated Revolutionaries Found Liberation, Even Behind Bars

They were three Black troublemakers in a white, bloody prison. They wore black berets, spent decades in solitary, and rattled the cages they’d been put in. This is the story of the Angola 3 - and how they became prison’s worst nightmare. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/23·3m 18s

The Black Origins Of House Music

Drake and Beyoncé recently dropped new projects inspired by house music, but many quickly claimed it was “for white people.” But this generalization isn’t our fault! Here’s the truth about who REALLY started the bass-pumping genre. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/23·3m 20s

How This Janitor Defied Medical History In The Most Unexpected Way

Holding her infant to her chest, a woman pushed past the young man sweeping the floor. Her child was suffocating. She couldn’t wait for the doctor. Smiling, the young man left his broom and reached for the baby. What was he doing? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/23·3m 0s

Despite The Racism He Faced, Basquiat Stayed Committed To His Art

They claimed they wanted to support his work, but then they showed up at his studio with the most racist “gift” he’d ever seen! Little did they know, his sweet revenge would come sooner rather than later. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/23·3m 11s

Why Did A White Doctor Give Fannie Lou Hamer A "Mississippi Appendectomy"?

The young woman gasped and sat up in her hospital bed. She felt lightheaded from the pain coursing through her – and realized her midsection had been cut open! This was supposed to be a simple procedure. What the Hell had they done? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/23·3m 4s

Is “Whooping” Children Just A Part Of Black Culture?

Whooping our children has always been assumed to be part of Black culture. We do it because we love them – so we can ensure they learn to “act right.” But what if whoopings actually teach our children? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/23·3m 13s

The Top Three Myths Told About Nat Turner

When he arrived at the last victim's house, he let her pray before shooting her dead. Please believe Nat Turner was about that life because he was about his people! But these lies? Don’t believe them. They’re whitewashed fantasies. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/23·3m 16s

How This Brilliant Inventor Transformed Black Homes

As a young inventor, he wanted to change the world – but as he got older, he realized that he could actually transform Black people’s lives closer to home. How did his curiosity and brilliance cause him to do both? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/23·3m 13s

This Black Economic Tradition Apparently Never Existed

At a time when Black women were thought to be either enslaved or impoverished, them having money and status was unheard of. Still, this ridiculous lie ran so rampant, some historians still believe it today! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/23·3m 6s

They Lied About This Massacre To Protect A Racist Myth

This was one of the bloodiest massacres in American history, but it’s been mostly erased from history! Why? Because it reveals the truth about a terrible racist myth we’ve all been taught. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/23·3m 0s

The True History Behind Billie Holiday's Most Impactful Song

The air was thick with tension. Police lined the back of the auditorium, daring her to sing the first note. “Southern trees bear a strange fruit,” she sang before all Hell broke loose. Here’s the history behind Billie Holiday’s most dangerous song. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/23·3m 30s

This Rare Version Of The Bible Reveals An Uncomfortable Truth

We already know that when it comes to history, the records have been whitewashed and edited with white supremacy in mind. But the trickery didn’t stop with history. White supremacists also messed with the Bible – right in front of our faces! _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/23·3m 21s

The Racist, Not-So-Sweet Origins Of The Ice Cream Song

Sometimes, it feels like everything is racist, and this one might take the cake. For most, this famous song sparks sweet nostalgic joy of happy childhood summers. However, its origins are rotten as Hell. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/23·3m 11s

The Undeniable Black Roots of ‘Sesame Street’

If it’s one thing whites will do, it’s steal something of ours and try to claim it as their own. But Sesame Street was explicitly made for us. Here’s the truth they don’t want you to know. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·3m 8s

They Invented This Cruel Plan To Keep Black People Enslaved

You might already know about the loophole in the 13th Amendment that allowed slavery. But did you know there’s a loophole in THAT loophole that's still being used today? And, as always, it’s used to brutalize and exploit Black people the most. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/23·3m 23s

The Juneteenth Message MLK Left Black People Before His Assassination

Juneteenth may be a national holiday now, but long before the celebration of the historic event was widespread, MLK had his eye on Juneteenth for another reason. He wanted to send us a message, and that message is still desperately needed today. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/23·3m 12s

Reconciling History As a Black Anarchist with Ashanti Alston

Today’s History Story — A Rallying Cry That Inspired Oppressed People Worldwide It was in Plainfield, NJ, in 1971 where our guest - Ashanti Alston - joined The Black Panther Party, radicalized in the wake of the 1967 Newark Riots and Malcolm X’s assassination years earlier. Ashanti would begin his life as an anarchist on that day, and it has guided his every step – through the Panther Party, then the Black Liberation Army, his incarceration, and his work honoring the sacrifice of political prisoners in the name of Black liberation with The Jericho Movement. Ashanti sits with us now with a 21st-century view of the impact of his radical brothers and sisters and the lessons learned from a lifetime of seeking Black liberation. _________________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/23·44m 23s

Pulling Back the Curtain on Police Propaganda with Andrea Ritchie

Today’s History Story — They Exploited A Black Child For Copaganda Social media posts showing police officers posing with Black protestors or hugging young Black kids who appear openly afraid are promoted, often by police departments themselves, to show their officers in a positive light. This is an effort to counter negative narratives and aims to shape the public’s perception by painting cops as kind, friendly and heroic when the truth does not reflect this. Andrea Ritchie is here to tune our eyes and ears to catch this “copaganda” in practice and educate us on the alternatives baked in our ancestry. Ritchie is a police misconduct attorney and organizer whose writing, litigation, and advocacy have focused on policing and criminalization of women, especially LGBTQ women of color, who have been victims of police violence. She is the author of Invisible No More, a history of state violence against women of color, and co-author of No More Police: A Case for Abolition with Mariame Kaba. _________________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/22·56m 17s

The History Behind The Black Holiday Tradition Of Gifting Fruit Bags

Ever gotten a stocking or bag with an apple, an orange, some walnuts, a candy cane, or some variation of this during Christmas? There’s more to this Black holiday tradition than just a nice holiday snack – here’s how it all started. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/22·3m 12s

Though Held Captive In A Free State, She Plotted Her Freedom

Her feet were blistered from the long walk to their new home. But California was a free state, and she would soon join other residents as a free woman – or so she thought. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/22·3m 12s

The Power of Creating Our Own Media with Maori Holmes

Today's History Story: She Refused To Play Their Racist Game The first great Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux inspired the 70s revolution of urban dramas and comedies that served as the launchpad for the gritty hip-hop action pieces and soulful family romances of the 80s and 90s. Today, the Black experience is the face of billion-dollar movie franchises and multiple award-winning and groundbreaking series. Black people all around the globe are claiming the rights to our culture and our heritage and streaming our stories across the planet. Is this a Black Renaissance, or is it just dues being paid? Our guest, Maori Holmes, has thoughts on that and more. Maori Holmes is the founder and creative director of the Black Star Film Festival. BlackStar creates the spaces and resources needed to uplift the work of Black artists outside the confines of genre. They elevate artists who are overlooked, invisibilized, or misunderstood and celebrate the broad spectrum of aesthetics, storytelling, and experiences that they bring. _________________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/22·42m 18s

They Canceled Della Reese's Show For An Absurdly Racist Reason

Singer Della Reese couldn’t believe it. Her white producer was threatening to take her career-breaking show off the air. When she asked why, he gave the most absurdly racist and unjustifiable reason. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/22·2m 59s

Medgar Evers' Dying Words Are Still True For Us Today

The gunshot ripped a hole through his body. His wife shoved their screaming children into the bathroom and crawled to the front door to check on him. There he lay, drenched in blood – trying to whisper three crucial, final words. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·3m 18s

This Lie Still Harms Black Women Generations Later

This iconic character was created to silence and control enslaved Black women. Enslavement has been over for generations, but her hold over Black women remains relevant. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/22·3m 18s

This Powerful Rebellion Sent A Clear Message To Hollywood

Coons. Mammies. Jezebels. That’s how Hollywood wanted to paint us on the big screen. But one group of Black filmmakers refused to play nice. Would their ambitious rebellion defeat the ignorant portrayals of Black people? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/22·3m 30s

Building Better Labor Unions with Bianca Cunningham

Today’s History Story: White Americans Kept Unions Exclusive – But Black Workers Still Triumphed The right to earn a living wage under just and safe work conditions is as inalienable a right as our freedom of speech. Still, the history of Black people in the American labor movement is rooted in injustice. White supremacy has sought to keep Black workers from the best jobs, the most robust industries, and their sacred labor unions. However, today is a different day, as Black workers now occupy more seats at the labor union table than any other race or ethnicity in America. Here to help us explore this dramatic change is Bianca Cunningham, campaign director at The Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE), a non-profit that directly takes on the financial institutions and anti-democratic actors that are responsible for pillaging communities of color and poor families, subverting voting rights, and destroying our environment. She’s also the co-founder of the AfroSocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus of the Democratic Socialists of America. Bianca will share her story of unionizing her retail job, taking that first step towards reconfiguring the makeup of labor unions everywhere. _________________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/22·44m 39s

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline with Judith Browne Dianis

Today’s History Story: The Five Terrible Ways Schools Are Preparing Our Children For Prisons Hundreds of thousands of Black students are trapped in schools where officers and authority figures unfairly police their behavior. These biased practices and policies rob many students of their futures and feed them into the school-to-prison pipeline. You may be familiar with this term, but it goes deeper than you might know. In this episode, we talk with Judith Browne Dianis, the “Godmother” of this phenomenon, to comprehensively understand the school-to-prison pipeline. She is a movement lawyer, professor, and executive director of Advancement Project, a civil rights organization committed to actualizing “America’s promise of a caring, inclusive, and just democracy.” As a pioneer in deconstructing this insidious structural institution, Judith has published transformative reports like Derailed: The Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track. She’s been doing this work for 20-plus years and isn't stopping anytime soon. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/22·46m 9s

This Legendary Singer's Most Famous Song Sparked Suspicions Around His Untimely Death

Sam Cooke's smooth voice and good looks created the pop music we know today. However, 60 years after his lifeless body was found stripped naked in a seedy motel, questions still linger surrounding his death. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/22·3m 14s

Why The KKK Was Sick of this Black Doctor

One of the most famous doctors of his time could not step foot in a hospital to treat his own patients, even if they were about to die! What did he do to deserve such treatment from the medical community? _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·3m 5s

Healing Generational Trauma in Your Own Backyard with Yonnette Fleming

Today's History Story - Racists Poisoned This Black Farm - But her Comeback Made Them Sick There are some wounds that no amount of antiseptic can heal, and these open wounds have, for generations, left Black folks traumatized. The antidote is right under our noses, however. Today’s guest will teach us how to harvest our healing through harvesting the land. Yonnette Fleming, aka Farmer Yon, (is a Guyana-born and Brooklyn-based healer, urban food justice farmer, and educator. She’s authored the book titled “A Time for Healing: Recipes for Health and Reconnection to Mother Earth,” and is the V.P. of the Hattie Carthan Community Garden. She is on a mission to bridge the gap between generations to unite in exchanging historical knowledge for sustainable living and health. Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/22·22m 48s

A Brutal and Bloody Battle Of The Soul We Should All Know About

"We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields." - Yaa Asantewaa. She bellowed these words, a charge to her people. They wouldn’t bow out from this fight - they couldn’t. The liberation of their very souls depended on it.  _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/11/22·3m 3s

The Sour, True History Behind The Baby Formula Shortage

New parents looking for baby formula are likely to find empty shelves these days! Everyone’s throwing blame for the shortage, which is causing infant deaths and illness. But for Black parents, baby formula issues have a long, troubling history. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/22·3m 12s

Harry Belafonte Tricked A Racist Landlord In The Most Genius Way

When yet another landlord denied Harry Belafonte's rental application, he knew it could only be because of race. So he got an idea – and they were NOT ready for the trick he had up his sleeve. _____________ 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The production team for this podcast includes Cydney Smith, Len Webb, and Lilly Workneh. Our editors are Lance John and Avery Phillips from Gifted Sounds Network. Julian Walker serves as executive producer. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/22·2m 56s

The Fight for Food Justice with Cheryl Whilby

Today’s Black History Story: White People Are Stealing From Us AGAIN Using This Scheme White supremacy is starving Black America, almost literally snatching food from its mouth. Access to healthy food continues to decline, and countless vulnerable Black people are slowly perishing because of it. But there's a growing population pushing against this racist food system... and it's a population that might surprise you: Black farmer-activists. Today, we're sitting down with Cheryl Whilby to learn about the Black tradition of farming and how Black farmers are transforming the food system by returning to the soil. Cheryl Whilby is the Communications & Development Director at Soul Fire Farm, "an Afro-Indigenous-centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system." She is also one of the 12 Black food system leaders who developed the Anti-Racist Farmers Market Toolkit in collaboration with the Farmers Market Coalition. For more information, visit soulfirefarm.org. _________________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company. PushBlack exists to amplify the stories of Black history you didn't learn in school and explore pathways to liberation with people who are leading the way. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com — most people donate $10 a month, but every dollar makes a difference. If this episode moved you, share it with your people! Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/22·38m 55s

Blaxit to Africa and Redefining Freedom with Toddré Monier

Today’s Black History Story: His Trip Proved He Had The Wrong Idea About Africa W.E.B. DuBois. Maya Angelou. Stockley Carmichael. Pauli Murray.  These are just a few names of prominent Black activists who moved to the motherland during their lifetimes. For them, moving to Africa presented an opportunity to redefine their relationship with America and their African identities. It significantly shaped their self-view. Strengthened connections to their ancestral roots. Sparked a new understanding of what it felt like to be HOME.  In the 21st century, while vacationing on the shores of Zanzibar, our guest - put the wayward thoughts of many into practice, excavating her life in California to sow roots in Nairobi. Toddré DaLaura Monier is a culture and wellness writer committed to inclusion and sustainability. She’s also the producer and host of BLAXIT 2 Africa, a podcast designed to encourage people of African descent to return to the Motherland. Her dream is for our people to self-actualize, but she believes that we can’t reach our fullest potential in the United States. Toddré ’s mantra is that “the United States doesn't deserve us and in this episode, she presents a case for why Africa does. ____________________ HISTORIC OPEN - Ryan Coogler: His Trip Proved He Had The Wrong Idea About Africa ____________________ Black History Year (BHY) is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The BHY production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/22·38m 48s

Decolonizing How Kids Learn with Akilah Richards

Today's Story: Could This Be The Alternative Our Children Need For Education? There hasn’t been a time when learning wasn’t important to Black people, whether for enrichment or survival. Unfortunately, white supremacy has corrupted information and spread it through an anti-Black school system. Solutions exist, though, and one solution on the rise is unschooling young black people. Today’s guest is a leading voice in the unschooling movement. Akilah S. Richards is a mother, author, educator, and founder of Raising Free People, a network committed to community organizing at the intersection of privilege, parenting, and power. For more information on her consciousness-building work and on raising liberated people, visit RaisingFreePeople.com. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith, Len Webb for PushBlack, and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/22·42m 43s

How Young, Black Voters are Transforming Black Futures with Arekia Bennett-Scott

For decades, Black people have fought to gain the right to vote. In racism's face, we've marched and protested. While the list of heroes who risked—and lost—their lives in the fight is never-ending, we refuse to let their deaths be in vain. One population has grabbed the baton from our fallen heroes to further our progress: young Black voters—and they are working hard to shape Black futures in truly transformational ways. Today's guest knows this personally.Arekia Bennett-Scott is the executive director of Mississippi Votes, a youth-centered organization led by young people who are invested in electoral justice and the progression of Mississippi. For more information on her political, legislative, and community work, visit MSVotes.org. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/22·43m 29s

The Healing Art of Storytelling with Dr. Reva Hines

So many of our stories have historically been hijacked, buried, and rewritten until our very essence has been silenced and erased. Our voices are strong, however. We can be the storytellers of our lives, our community, and our futures. But it’ll take healing. Today’s guest is well-versed in the healing art of storytelling and shares with us how telling stories can help heal wounds. Dr. Reva Hines is an Alphonse Jackson Professor of Political Science at Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also holds certification in Narrative Therapy and Community Storytelling. She has helped individuals take ownership of their narratives and translate their personal stories of trauma into calls for personal triumphs and voices of victory. She'll help us do the same today. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/22·40m 37s

Towards a Liberated Future with Jay from PushBlack

Welcome to season six of Black History Year! For five seasons of Black History Year, thinkers, activists, and scholars have come through with hard-line answers that lay bare roadmaps you can use to overthrow white supremacy and manifest a liberated future. Season six won’t disappoint – there’s a roster of guests eager to share their visions of freedom. But first, in the spirit of Sankofa, we’ve got to revisit the annals of Black History Year and ask past guests… “What does Black liberation look like to you?” BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Tasha Taylor, and Lilly Workneh. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Len Webb for PushBlack and Ronald Younger, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producers are Mikel Elcessor for Limina House and Julian Walker for PushBlack. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/22·31m 26s

Stevie Wonder Was Blind To The B.S. When It Came To MLK

The audience fell quiet as Stevie Wonder took the stage. Soon, joyous notes reverberated through the air, filling the entire night air with hope, power and inspiration. But this was no ordinary concert – he had a bigger purpose. Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn about Stevie Wonder and Martin Luther King Day 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. 2-Minute Black History's executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/22·4m 26s

Black History Year Season 6: Building Together

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com. PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/22·1m 9s

They Enslaved Him – And That Was Their Biggest Mistake

They kidnapped him as a child. They took him far from home and enslaved him. Who would have thought that he would be the voice to unravel their cruel institution? Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn the story of Olaudah Equiano 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. 2-Minute Black History's executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/22·4m 2s

They Left Him To Die – But His Legacy Lives On

They enslaved his family and double-crossed him. And when he fought back, they brutalized him and threw him in an alley, left for dead. And yet, he WASN’T dead. Not by a long shot! Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn about The Ghost of Hog Alley 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. 2-Minute Black History's executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/22·4m 36s

They Refused To Believe A Black Cowboy Could Be This Genius

“Cowboy Bill” Pickett created a genius technique – and they hated him for it! This Black cowboy revolutionized rodeo, so they wanted him to hide his Blackness to compete? Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn the story of Cowboy Bill Pickett. 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. 2-Minute Black History's executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/22·3m 45s

She Tricked A Wealthy White Man – And Hid The Truth For Decades

"She leaned over the crackling fire and watched each piece of paper from her lifetime of secrets burn slowly. White supremacy had forced her hand – but no one, especially not her boss, could ever find out what she had done." Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn the story of Belle de Costa Greene 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. 2-Minute Black History's executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/22·4m 34s

He Exposed The Truth – Even When The FBI Threatened His Life

A secret FBI break-in. Stolen files. A threatening letter sent to a Black minister. And finally, the lawsuit he filed against the US government – before he died at only 47 years old. Today on 2-Minute Black History, we learn about Muhammad Kenyatta vs. COINTELPRO 2-Minute Black History is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. Producing the podcast we have Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/22·4m 6s

A Live Conversation with PushBlack

Though Season 5 has come to an end, these conversations can't stop as we continue fighting for Black liberation. At PushBlack, we never stop talking. Today on Black History Year, we’re featuring an episode from PushBlack’s Instagram Live series, a show where PushBlack team members have tough but candid discussions that we as a community need to have with each other. Tune in as Jareyah, Brooke, and Tabitha discuss an issue targeting Black America: fatphobia. Remember to join the conversations, the community, and to never stop talking. See you next season. Peace. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/22·34m 40s

A Culture You Can't Kill

Today, we’re sifting through the Black History Year rolodex to bring you the spiritual and cultural thinking that imperialism has continuously attempted to kill. Check out the full interviews from today's highlighted guests: Escaping the Plantation with Dr. Christena Cleveland Still Alive and Still Fighting with Robert Lee Johnson The Power of Black Cooperative Economics with Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nenbhard Cultural Continuity and the Recovery of Black History with Debora Heard Black Art and Liberation with Rosalind McGary The Power of the Black Voter with Nse Ufot How to Bend Reality with adrienne maree brown God Talk and the African Roots of Faith with Dr. Anthony Browder Black History Year is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/22·41m 11s

Black Love: A Return Home with Dianne Stewart

Today’s History Story: Black Love Non-Monogamy Dianne Stewart is back to talk about Black love. We’re continuing the conversation about Deconstructing Black Love so that we can rebuild and reconnect with spirituality, heritage, and how we love ourselves and each other outside of white supremacy. In that interview, we learned a lot about love, particularly how as African descended people, love is more than romantic. It’s heritage. It's community. It’s us. Dr. Stewart is a professor of religion and African American studies at Emory University with a focus on religion, culture and African heritage in the Caribbean and the Americas. She’s written several books including Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African American Marriage and Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands.You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/22·57m 16s

The Erasure of Black Disabled Voices with Anita Cameron

White supremacist erasure and whitewashing of Black disabled people’s voices and stories has happened for centuries now—and for centuries, too, ableists have abused our disabled ancestors. This violent erasure bleeds into our present--including in our own community. To give us more insight, we'll be talking to Anita Cameron. As a Black, disabled person, Anita has dedicated almost 40 years to community organizing and making sure that folks with disabilities have equitable rights in society. Black History Year is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/22·34m 43s

Introducing: History is US

Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Originals that asks questions about who we are as a nation, and what race might reveal about our current crisis. Through the voices of distinguished historians and scholars, this limited series gives listeners the background and education to understand how we got here and how we can all use history to clarify the choices before us. There will always be something distinct about our present day, yet history haunts. “History is US” is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham Studio. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/22·4m 15s

The Black Protest Calendar and the Creation of Black Holidays with Dr. Keith Mayes

Today's History Story: A Black Holiday Tradition The Black struggle is real. But life isn’t all oppression. Our culture, our community, our Blackness is something to celebrate, and many of our ancestors celebrated through traditions and holidays that you might not know exist. Today's guest, Dr. Keith Mayes, will school us on the empowering history of the holidays we created. Dr. Keith Mayes is an associate professor in the Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota. With a specialty in Black history, social and political movements, race and perception, and of course Black holidays, he’s going to help us really dig into what and why we celebrate. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/22·38m 21s

The Black Barber Shop with Quincy Mills

Today's History Story: Black Barber Shops The Black barbershop is a cultural institution. It's a place where you can get much more than a haircut. You get community. You get jokes. You might get politicized. And you will get the straight talk that we often hold back when navigating a larger public that's committed to white supremacist systems. What we don't often talk about when thinking of the barbershop is it's vital role in the Black economy. To help us understand both the politics and economics of Black barber shops, we’re sitting down with Quincy Mills. Quincy is an associate professor of history at the University of Maine and College Park. He teaches courses in 20th century African-American history, particularly business and political history. He's authored, "Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America,” and is working on a new book called “The Wages of Resistance: Financing the Black Freedom Movement." BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the show. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. NOTE: Today's history story is a fictional account of what so many Black barbershops experienced historically To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/22·40m 15s

Deconstructing Black Love with Dianne Stewart

White supremacy has systematically broken the heart of Black America. Its toxic presence has, for generations, harmed our self-concept and even how we view each other. History tells another story, though. Today’s guest is going to help us get to the heart of the matter. Dr. Dianne Stewart is a  professor of religion and African American studies at Emory University.  Inspired by her research and teaching in Black love studies, much of her work examines the structural forces that, across four centuries, have made coupling and marriage difficult for Black people. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover.  Producing the podcast we have Marcelle Hutchins and Cydney Smith. Our editor and audio engineer is Joanna Samuels.  Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/22·55m 21s

Digital Blackface and Spectacularizing Blackness with Dr. Francesca Sobande

Today's Historic Story: Ray Charles vs. Elvis Every time we hop on Twitter, Instagram, or any other social platform, we’re running into brands who use insidious tactics to get into our pockets. From "Black" CGI influencers to brands that align themselves as Black allies when they just want Black dollars, it's all digital anti-Blackness and it's causing more harm than we may know. Leading today's conversation is Dr. Francesca Sobande. She's a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University. She’s a researcher and writer who’s authored several books and published work about “woke-washing,” digital (re) presentations of Black people, and how brands mis-use, exploit, and commercialize such notions like Black social justice activism. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Briona Lamback, Zain Murdock, Tasha Taylor, and Leslie Taylor-Grover. Producing the podcast we have Marcelle Hutchins and Cydney Smith, who also edits the show. Our audio engineer is Joanna Samuel. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/22·50m 51s

Revising White Revisions with David Ikard

Today's Historic Story: Nearest Green No matter what laws change or how much progress they want us to believe we’re making, racism only evolves and makes it even more necessary for us to get creative in the fight for our liberation. That means, we’ve got to take back our stories. We do that toay with Dr. David Ikard. He is a professor of African American and Diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University. An award winning author of 4 books, his work centers Black issues, social justice, and the lives of Black men and boys. But Ikard isn’t just a scholar. He’s an artist too. it’s no surprise that most of his paintings relate to black folks, social justice, self-determination, nature, and the rawness of our collective humanity, he says. Check out his work online at Ikard Gallery to see for yourself. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at https://BlackHistoryYear.com​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes: Tareq Alani, Leslie Taylor-Grover, Brooke Brown, Shiavon Chapman, Abeni Jones, Zain Murdock, Akua Tay, Tasha Taylor, and Darren Wallace. Producing the podcast we have Marcelle Hutchins and Cydney Smith, who also performs our narrative pieces. Editing and engineering the podcast, we have Joanna Samuels. Black History Year’s executive producer is Julian Walker. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/22·54m 58s