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Black Hair

Kiana Davis is a Renton Technical College adjunct faculty, poet and author working on a project called Unyielding Roots. The project is on hair esteem and self-love amidst a world that doesn’t get your hair culture. (this story originally broadcast in February 14, 2020) (more…)

Black Panther Party Women

The Black Panther Party was active in Seattle, offering protection and services for the local black community.  Services included a free breakfast program which fed hundreds of children in Seattle, and a free health clinic, today monikered as the Carolyn Downs clinic in Seattle’s Central District.   The women of the Black Panther Party were a force behind the movement.  (more…)

The Book They Can’t Erase – The Jeli, Keeper of Stories

Arsalan Ibrahim’s life was turned upside-down one day with the purchase of a West African music CD.  This marked the start of a long journey into deep connection with his ancestry and lineage of storytelling.  Today, Ibrahim is a Jeli of the Mande tradition, using the kora as the vehicle to pass on stories and support the bridge of knowledge between Africa and North America.

Special thanks to Logic Amen and the Griot Party Experience for this story.

 

Yes! Magazine: Multiracial Families

What happens when white parents adopt black children and move to black neighborhoods? YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams interviews the magazine’s contributor Angela Tucker about this topic, based on the magazine’s article, “What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods“.

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2 Stories: PTSD and the Media – and a Ferguson Story

KBCS’s KD Hall interviews clinical psychologist, Chalon Ervin about how some of us can experience post traumatic stress disorder by constantly being exposed to tragedies in the media.

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Musician, Author and Theologian, Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou was arrested for praying in front of Ferguson, Missouri riot police, in 2014 during the protests for slain teenager, Michael Brown. He shares that story with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Depression in the Black Community

This three-part series addresses common attitudes toward depression in the black community as KBCS’s KD Hall interviews Chalon Ervin, clinical psychologist.

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The Racial Reality of Being Mixed Race

What does it mean to mixed race? It’s a term recognized but rarely considered in conversations about race and racial identity. However, it should be since according to reports, multiracial individuals are the fastest growing youth group. Seattle-based author and activist, Sharon H. Chang debuts her first book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World.

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Sharon is having her first book signing on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 PM at  Kinokuniya Books in Seattle.

Dr. John Carlos and Dave Zirin on sports and politics

1968 Olympian, author and Olympic Project for Human Rights organizer, Dr. John Carlos and author and sports writer, Dave Zirin talk sports and politics. Dr John Carlos authored his memoir with Dave Zirin, “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World.” That moment is when Olympic medal winners in the 200 meter race, John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black gloved fists in protest during the national anthem at the Olympic prize ceremony. Peter Norman, the silver medalist also pictured in the iconic photo, wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support. This was more than a moment. It was a movement.

Dr. John Carlos and Dave Zirin sat down at our KBCS studios with Music + Idea host, Sonya Green.

Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century

Seattle is home to a special exhibit right now which invites visitors into a thoughtful conversation about race.  It’s at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, and it’s called Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.

In it, 26 artists share their creative visions of race.  They depict the brutal realities of racism in the past and present, the ways race shapes the immigrant experience, and the hope that can be found amidst the complex realities of race in daily life.  Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century is on exhibit at the Wing Luke Asian Museum through mid-November.

Guests:

  • Sharon Maeda, former art teacher in the public schools and member of the Wing Luke Community Advisory Committee for this exhibit.
  • Jasmine Brown, featured artist in the exhibit
  • Carina DelRosario, featured artist in the exhibit

 

Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130703_Wing Luke Exhibit

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