Black Reality Think Tank Podcasts

MAAT: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

The Black Reality Think Tank is humbled and extremely honored to have as our guest Dr. Ra Un Nefer Amen on Tuesday 8/4/20 at 7 pm central time. Dr. Ra Un Nefer Amen will share with Dr. WilliamRogers, host, and the listening audience, a guide on using the principles of MAAT as a guide for living healthy successful lives.

Dr. Ra Un Nefer Amen is a world-renowned bestselling author, best known for the Metu Neter Series (1-7) and a host of other publications. He is a lecturer, spiritual teacher, health practitioner, and counselor. He is the Shekhem Ur Shekhem (King of Kings) and Ashem UrAshemu (Chief Priest) of the Ausar Auset Society (AAS) which he founded in Harlem, New York more than 45 years ago. In those 45 years, the society has grown to an international community with branches in more than 35 cities in the USA, three cities in the UK, and chapters in Canada, Ghana, South Africa, Bermuda, Trinidad, and Tobago. There are also many, many individual followers, participants, and well-wishers from practically all over the world. As Chief Priest, spiritual teacher and counselor of this international community, he has been extremely successful in guiding its members towards the accomplishment of living healthy successful lives in a truly holistic sense. Based on the ancient Kamitic Spiritual teachings, he provides incomparable knowledge and guidance on the proper development of the spirit, mind, and body.

LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY: PROFILE OF THE GARY CONVENTION OF 1972 AND BLACK LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA.

The Black Reality Think Tank host a conversation on leadership in Black America then and now. Guest include renowned author/educator Dr. Bruce Bridges and International recognized poet/author, and participant of the original Black Panther Party Brother Marvin X. The discussion will focus on the “leadership” platforms of the National Black Political Party convention held in Gary, Indiana in 1972, the Black Powermovent of the ’60s, and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement of today.

A Conversation With Dr. Mawiyah Kambon

The Black Reality Think Tank is honored to host a conversation with the esteemed elder Dr. Mawiyah Kambon . In the year 2000, Dr. Mawiyah Kambon served as the president of the National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). That year she convened the annual professional convention which brought 500 Black psychologists and their families to Ghana, West Africa. The gathering in Ghana was symbolic of spiritual reclamation through traditional healing. As a result, Black and African-centered psychologists were empowered with resources to improve more lives worldwide. Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Psychologists.

Dr. Mawiyah Kambon is a trained traditional healer of the Akan culture and has the title as Nana Efia Nsia Asantewaa. She and her son Dr. Obadele Kwame Kambon take hundreds of individuals annually on a self-discovery African reconnection journey to Ghana on the annual Sankofa Journey. She developed the Sankofa Journey because she recognizes how critical it is to embrace African identify as a foundation for the cultural, spiritual, and psychological healing of Black people.Dr. Mawiyah Kambon believes it’s time for our people to rise to our traditional greatness and that in order to rise we must heal individually and collectively from the ruptures and inter-generational trauma we have experienced. She also believes that “African-centered therapists have the power and responsibility to heal our community, restore our ability to self-determine, and change our collective destiny.”

MUSIC AND THE BLACK FAMILY

How does music from the past and present lay a foundation for families? The Black Sista Talk- Where You Can Breathe Radio Program will discuss this development.

Discussion is moderated by Co-hosts LeWanda Williams and Leo;la Williams. Host is Dr. William Rogers.

INTELLECTUAL WARFARE BETWEEN THE AFRICAN AND EUROPEAN WORLD

In order to wage a successful campaign of physical warfare against a nation, the battle must begin with the mind and intellect. Europe’s physical onslaught 0f Africa began in its universities, churches, books, art, religious artifacts, religious text, music, statues, etc. Is that battle of ideas and intellect still being waged by Europe on African people today? If so how and how can the process be halted? Can there be a counter intellectual and cultural attack by the African world and if so how and when?

These and other questions and thoughts will be discussed by the Black Reality Think Tank host and community panel, 

HOW DO WE EXPLAIN AND TEACH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN ABOUT WHITE TERROR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE AND BLATANT RACISM IN AMERICA PAST AND PRESENT?

Should the history of terror, lynchings, bombings, and murder of Black people by whites be taught at home and in schools? If so, to what level of intensity and depth must the educator pursue? Should we let the children view lynching images as an exemplary model for teaching? Or, should we wait until they are older, in order not to risk implementing some type of trauma response? These and other questions will be explored in this edition of the Black Reality Think Tank.

The host Dr. William Rogers and his guest, Ms. J LeShaé Jenkins, Executive Director at BOOM – Building Opportunities & Opening Minds and several of the programs educational summer interns will discuss “Teaching African American Youth About White Terror Racism.”

IT ALL MUST FALL!!!

IS THIS NECESSARY?

YES, because of Structural Racism: It ALL must FALL!!!

The Black Reality Think Tank will discuss this unfolding phenomenon in America. Our panel of community activists and thinkers will explore the methodology relating to the deconstruction of structural racism.

Structural Racism is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time. Structural racism is not something that a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead, it has been a feature of the social, economic, and political systems in which we all exist.

Program Host Dr. William Rogers

WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE NAZIFICATION OF AMERICA

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. ”

― James Baldwin

Some historians argue NAZISM is not a foreign idea in American politics. Some even say that the roots of German Nazism come from America. If these things are true, what does it mean for Black people in America?

TO BE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK

The Black Reality Think Tank is honored to have as a conversationalist one of the world’s renowned viola and viola d’amore players, Clifton Harrison. Brother Harrison has performed as a chamber musician, recitalist, and in orchestras throughout Europe, the United States, Central America, and Asia. He is the viola player in the acclaimed Kreutzer Quartet with whom he has recorded extensively. As a member of the quartet, Clifton is currently an artist-in-residence at Oxford University. He has been artist-in-residence at Goldsmiths, Southampton, and Bath Spa University and continues a close association with the Royal Northern College of Music.

On top of his many accomplishments and musical honors, he is an American “homeboy” with deep roots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Durham, North Carolina. He is the grandson of one of the great Black preachers and educators of our time, Dr. Grady Davis, pastor emeritus of Union Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. He is also the son of the former Interim Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer…

The discussion centers around his career as a classical music artist, a musicologist, and a Black man living in England. In the midst of COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd, how can music minimize our fears and elevate our spirits? This and other questions will be explored.

The program host is Dr. William Rogers and Dr. Bruce Bridges will join the conversation as co-host.

White People Want To Know What They Can Do!

The title of this book is extremely relevant to life in America today, even though it was published in 1968.  All the injustice and white liberal “benign” racism Lester describes in his book, has not been changed in the intervening 50 + years.

The Black Reality Think Tank discusses white fragility and white privilege the poison that divides us as people and makes you forget that we are all descendants of an African woman. Shame on you to deny your heritage, shame on you to deny us our history and lineage, shame on you for saying racism does not exist. Shame on the white guy/girl that says that I am not a racist because I have black friends while allowing colleagues and family members to say racist things. Shame on you for voting against reparations. People let’s be honest and have a talk about racism as this is the only way to rid ourselves of fear. Do white people want to help black people then let’s discuss how they can do this? Come join the Black Reality Think Tank co-host Lawanda Chambers and Leola Williams tonight, June 9, 2020, at 7 pm central time (streaming live) timeforanawakening.com or call in to join the panel discussion at (215) 490- 9832.

The program host is Dr. William Rogers.

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