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The Black Myths Podcast

Jan 19, 2021

In this episode, we philosophically engage the myth of Trickle Down Blackness -- the concept that if a select group of Black people can gain access into elite spaces then the fruits of that access will magically trickle down to the masses of Black people. Joining us to discuss this phenomenon is Assistant Professor of...


Dec 16, 2020

In part 2, we speak with the co-chairs (Alexis Tardy And Mat Davis) of the Indiana Racial Justice Alliance on how they as a grassroots organization can organize to decentralize against police power. They discuss their demands: Defund, Community Control, and Ending Cash Bail and Pre-detention. We explore the terrain of...


Dec 8, 2020

With last month's grand jury announcement that no charges will be filed against the IMPD officer (Dejoure Mercer) who killed Dreasjon Reed, members of the Indiana Racial Justice Alliance (Nabeela Virjee & Nigel Long ) join us for a conversation on how police bury victims through the bureaucratic process. We go in-depth...


Nov 24, 2020

We are still joined by Dr. Charisse Burden and Dr. Jared Ball. In part two of our conversation on 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,' we explore how the themes discussed in the first episode (Anti-communism, Black buying power, The Black bourgeoisie, etc) relate to our current political moment. We discuss the...


Nov 17, 2020

In part one of this conversation, we discuss the origins of the phrase 'Revolution Will Not Be Televised' coined by the late poet Gil Scott-Heron, how the phrase has been misunderstood, and the history that preceded it.

Our guests are Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Dr. Jared Ball. They discuss Their subsequent works: "