Raw and uncensored monologues and conversations about race relations. The ins and outs of the unique perspectives of a black woman who is FROM the Pacific North West, specifically from the predominately white state and“ SUPER” white city of Eugene, Oregon. Be a fly on the wall...listen as myself and guests work through what Is seen, felt and talked about on a daily basis while living black.
Today, my guest Siobhan Cancel and I spoke on Tokenism. The truth around deconstructing systems of oppression for all of us, and the damage it does, the trauma. Although the conversation is light hearted, the subject is all too common and is a true barrier to inclusivity. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
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I'm joined by Chef Andre Royal, a published author of a 2 childrens books.(see below) The founder of the first Blackled and created timed run event to benefit a cause in the city of Eugene, The Suddenly Sleep Sleepwalk! Please see links below to support!
Our discussion covers our lived experience in interracial relationships, the joys and the lows, the perceptions and the misperceptions, preferences or none, we had a good time...There's even a love letter involved..written by Kokayi Nokashere. Join us!!
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to those who do that thing...and those of us who do not, THE LOVE IS STILL THE SAME (wink)
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With Martin Allums, a young black man working his way through and finds himself in a situation where his blackness and his boss’ white privilege may cost him dearly. We talk it out, and it’s a part 1- check it out
Black History is 365 days, first of all. I invite everyone to look at Black History Month a little differently- Lets deconstruct the white narrative in it, and make it authentic for each of us! Check it out...
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I am joined by Black Joy Oregon's founder Julianne Jackson who delivers insight, facts and some laughs.. We are telling our truth as openly as we can, this conversations covers the reality of changing a whole system, and if we can see ourselves without one, what develops next; how and for whom? Steps are necessary before leaps are taken...
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This episode discusses how we as a collective can ready ourselves for the truth of the future. To encourage realization of our personal connection to white supremacy, authenticity and how we can show up for this new society we are fighting for. Vulnerability isn't easy for most people, and for the growth this transformation is creating, it's the only way we can grow something NEW.
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All about this insurrection. It is vital that we name what happened on January 6th, it is ESSENTIAL that we do not allow history to code this horrific display of white privilege that killed 5 of their own, as an act derived and created because of one man. It is simply not true, and we need the people responsible: white people, to create a real response to their witnessing of white privilege, was this what you imagined? Now that the FBI decided their congress people could die for the rights of white supremacy nationwide, does that bring awareness to how this idea benefits every white person?
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I am joined by Leann Ashley who was confronted with a flaming racist on FB. She sent me the exchange and I had to address it. This man's delusions include "white people should not be dominated in our land" to "we invented the modern world" to "If it wasn't for us, THEY would be living in squalor" . I read his post several times to make sure we all understand the level of fear he is coming from. However, on a more critical analysis of his statements, how much of what he is saying is TANGIBLE evidence of the oppression BIPOC people have been stating all along. How much of what he is saying is just a description.....Join us!!
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Maisie Lin is my guest, she has a son who is passing as white. I am very fair skinned, and have been told that could "pass" . What does passing mean when you are ProBlack, or have a passing child and you don't how do you explain the difference? Is it actually beneficial for the child? Is there guilt from relief of fear.....JOIN US, we will walk through it!!
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Please join myself and Julianne Jackson, FOUNDER of Black Joy Oregon, in discussing the intricate relationship of Racism and Capitalism in the history and current direction of this country; how it shows up in our everyday lives. It was an hour and a half of straight fire!!
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Kokayi Nosakhere, community builder, author and historian in Southern Oregon= Ashland, Medford/ Oregon joins me to discuss the realities around Aiden Ellisons murder (2 weeks ago, by a 47 yo white man-over loud music) as well as Michael Ewell, a black vet (38) that was found shot on Southern Oregon Universities campus late this summer that was swept under the rug by the campus and the Ashland Police Department. As BIPoC leaders, community members, families try to put together the tragic details of each death the community is reeling in trauma. very little, if any reliable information or grievance by the city, the journalist, or the university has been expressed, which leaves us with only the writing on the wall around racial injustice in Oregon as a whole. Join us, to hear how the community is healing and the go fund me for Aidens family is listed. I still am unable to locate a go fund me link for Michael Ewell's mother.
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My guests, two members of "Black Joy Oregon" : Jewel Larsen, and Claire Snider of Salem join me to discuss the dangerous narrative around the murder of Black people in the media. We focus on the recent murder of Aiden Ellison 19, shot to death by angry white man, age 48 over a dispute around loud music.
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To forgive and forget is a demand on black people without the work of white folks. Its a complicated idea in intimate relationships, and even bigger on a society level. I explore a little of both and give some food for thought, and a challenge of investment.
The Navajo and Hopi nation SAVED us by flipping Arizona in this last election, and I'd like to extend the thanks by helping spread the word of a much needed help as the area is ravaged by Covid. If you go to this link there are ways to donate to make sure they are getting the help they need!!
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Racism isn't something that just floats in the air and no one can trace who and how it has been protected by the white community as something that is inevitable to human nature. The truth is, Racism is a delusion of grandeur. Considering extreme racism as a mental crisis could lead to real healing for the entire community, white, and BIPOC. Take a listen and let me know what you think!
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I invite two guest with me to discuss the Elections of 2020. How, as black women, do we see the progress made when Kamala Harris was selected as Vice President. Please listen in. We went over time, because it was a subject we all felt so passionate about...2 hours!! Join us !!
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I'm giving my thoughts on mental health wellness, boundaries and how to make it Wednesday of this week! Please join me for a moment if you're feeling the least bit anxious or wound up around this US elections.
My guest Isiah Wagoner is a black man running for Mayor in Eugene as a write-in candidate. He has made previous remarks about Black women that are highly controversial and absolutely unfortunate. As he would be the first black Mayor if he won, I felt it was important to address who he is, what he represents, and what he has to say about his reputation marred with misogyny. Join us. ***Check our this Same episode in video on YouTube each week ***
Everyone is feeling this heaviness that is surrounding us. We are doing our best to work through it and make it to the other side. My guest and I have a great conversation around how microaggressions are adding up in ways that are some what expected and not so expected. PTSD is a reality for most black people in America, conscious or not. Join us in hearing some intimate stories about coping and moving through as together as we can be.
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So. Monday is Indigenous Day, previously Christopher Columbus Day and I'm encouraging us to move on from the controversy. It is time for us to stop arguing about the validity of BIPOC trauma at the hands of colonization. I have a meme on IG that has lead to some ignorant comments that I just had to address...join me won't you!!
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I was stuck on a plane with a Trump supporter, for 5 hours. It was....an experience. Check it out.
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In a time of pain, fear and crisis we look for leadership. We look for something or someone to talk to us about where to go, how to be. Black women are notoriously labeled as strong. In times like these, LISTEN to strong black women. We have lived through this trauma and have resolved societies hatred for us into grace, candor, strength and resilience. If you're looking for leadership, we have been here thriving. I invite you to explore and reassess your very own strength to thrive in this incredible hard moments in time. Each person has PURPOSE, I explore how collectively our impact is and can be felt for generations......Join me.
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This month September 2020, I have had one year with the radio station Kepw.org...My guest Willamette Racism Response Network is with me to discuss lived experience, creating while in crisis, and exploring new ways to heal our community. White conditioning, mental health, and seeing our own value has been a journey. More on my guests: Check WRRN on IG@willametteRRN, their FB page and website www.willametteRRN.org
With the RNC, the shooting of Jacob Blake, death of Chadwick, summer fires-it feels like being Black is even harder than usual. How are we coping?? How do you cope? How can we still see and love each other?? It’s all here
FB and IG censored my advert for my merchandise and for my website, stating political tones. It is because my name has Black Girl in it. The commercial has Race Equity. Blackness as a commodity is a foundational sin of this United States, and here it is playing out yet again in 2020. Please join me as I work this out.... BTW, link to my website here where you can see what I'm up to, and where you can buy some unapologetic merchandise.
I welcome my guest Kokayi, to the show as we share similar household conversations as we grew up. He is a community leader. He coins himself The community builder, he is an activist. Our households were both unapologetically black households, that lived in this world in proximity to differing cultures, both balancing oppression. Perspective on white pain, and black beauty are explored...join us!
Joined by Marcus Holloway, aka m5!! We discuss why the fear and need to hold onto things we don't understand can hinder us from growth and ultimately love. We talk personal journey, ask the question what if racial inequity was just a lack of love or a misuse of an idea of love. How do you recognize healthy love and love that is conditioned, like racism. Racism has love?? depends on who you ask.
Meet Maisie Davis. She is black (bi racial), a single mother, gay, disabled, chronically ill and she is one of our newest Eugene Commissioners! She runs a food delivery resource called The Peoples Freedom Food and is KILLING THE GAME. We discuss how she has made it to this point, how her life and the many facets she answers to have pushed her to this point. I was SO happy to have her on the show, she will surely be back again!!
My guest Vanessa Fuller, a black business owner here in Eugene, and I talk about how this pandemic disproportionally effects the black community, the STRESS, and returning to school during a Pandemic. It feels a lot like Money over People, and in order to thrive we believe we need to have a different conversation....Listen in...
A week ago my daughter and I came across a store owner and a homeless man. The homeless man was mentally unstable and the store owner and her employee was threatening calling the police. She had already called and was waiting on the phone. The verbally abusive man was there all of 2 minutes. He had gone. My daughter, 16, having witnessed the whole thing, asks the woman not to call the cops but to call Cahoots. A crisis response team we have here in Eugene that are a trained group of medics, nurses, volunteers who respond to these types of crisis' INSTEAD of the cops. They are non violent and are an alternative to the cops. The woman refused. This of course prompted my daughter to get me, which I then approached the woman and again asked her to reconsider her actions. She still refused. When the cops arrived, l left. I then posted a 5 minute video, you can see on Facebook now, and soon on YouTube stating the situation. When the video reached over a few thousand views, the store owner thought sheh should state something as well. After a couple hundred comments, she reached out to me to "discuss" what happened. ...... I refused, this podcast tells you why. It wasn't until later that night, I realized what a fateful day it was, a 5 year anniversary....listen in...
Today I sit down with two lovely people Cherie Gatson and Serena Markstrom Nugent. One woman is bi racial and passing and the other transracially adopted and "recognizably" black. They are both active and vocal in this National uprising around Human Rights struggle with Race. Their perspective, being so closely related to whiteness has been challenged and even their experience as black women invalidated when speaking their truth in part of this changing national narrative. We are hearing their stories of how "nice white people" are unknowingly attempting to erase their place and their dignity in this movement.
Eugene Juneteenth's celebration was the largest to date. It was organized in 10 days by 6 women and one man. It was impressive and well done...but like anything black folks do, there was backlash and questionable actions...we are here to discuss it all...
Dr. Adaurennaya C. Onyewuenyi joins me to discuss the trauma around police in schools, the discrimination the education system is designed to uphold, as well as directions that real solutions could develop from. Everyone has work to do in recognizing white supremacy and how we work with it to uphold the decimation of our children's quality in education.
The uptick in support, emotionally, financially, and by actual gifts has been welcomed, and overwhelming. We discuss the longevity of this support, is it sustainable support or is it as long as black death is popular. The correction to the podcast mentioned at the end of the episode: .
ALSO, I say in the end of this episode that I am joining my brother on his podcast, and I said the title of his podcast wrong, FOR SHAME!! The podcast is called the Power of Ideas...and here is the link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-power-of-ideas/id1507614282?i=1000477084863
Mallory, Stormie and myself are back together in person and it's oh so good!! We discuss the sensationalized death of Black men and the cascade of white tears that come after. The impact this has on the black community, and the actions needed to gain trust. It's lively, hilarious and insightful. This episode is a free flowing, and was recorded previously on Facebook live.
Love is love. Black women and white partners require a level of self awareness that dives further into white supremacy than most people are willing to address unless faced with circumstances that require it. When desire and curiosity make authenticity questionable, you are treading on victimizing. We talk about black women and white partners and what it takes to bridge that gap, and have truly WHOLE, healthy and authentic relationships
Part 2 I'm joined by Mallory and Stormie (briefly) to discuss being Bi-racial, black and white and feeling uncomfortable in Black Spaces. Mallory being bi-racial herself dives into her perception of the experience, while we discuss the necessity of self exploration, rejection of white normative behaviors and expectations, and the difficult road to self acceptance.
Part 1 of 2, of a conversation discussing the common thread of conversation from bi-racial, black and white, that they are on many instances are not accepted by their fully black counterparts. We call BS..and you can listen here as to why,,,
In 1992 my parents decided to move from Oregon to Costa Rica, yes. Central America. They thought we should drive!! Myself, my sister, my parents and my dog gathered in our car and away we went....Please enjoy the pretty funny perspective of two young teenagers heading off to another country and the adventure that ensued!!
While in quarantine, we are all flexing our hobbies, and things that relax us, inbetween the bouts of when we are stressing, This episode is with Sociologist Ian Waller, who practices Astrology as I do. We are talking about the predictive nature of Astrology and what and how it is showing up around this Virus, for the next year.
Me and my girls, Nell and Stormie get together for the first time since being quarantined to check in, chat about what the hell has been going on...the big transformation...is this helping? Is this hurting? What can we do, what are we doing??? a little bit on even where the show should go from here.....Join us
After popular demand for a part 2, here it is. We've included an extra guest, Serena Markstrom Nugent, who identifies as bi-racial Black and white, but states she LOOKS racially ambiguous. We agree that building authentic relationships can be challenging for a number of reasons. However, here in the PNW, race seems to be the major bridge to cross before ever reaching the point of authenticity, but why? We break down some possible barriers in this arena.
Nell DeLigio and I get into some comments and conversations that were brought to our attention after our first episode, White folks in Black Spaces. We also add in some things that we wanted to say on the first episode but didn't get to. This conversation is ongoing, and we appreciate any feedback. I look forward to including Nell on upcoming episodes as well.
My guest mysticalhealing.guide walks us through how spiritual bypassing, self denial, and cultural appropriation have deep intersectionality to white guilt. How that carries over effecting black energetic well being.
This topic is huge. We decided to start with our shared experience as women who perform West African Dance. The idea that white women have ownership in this arena is a HUGE problem in the PNW. It is alienating, racially ignorant, privileged and grossly entitled. IMHO, it is why this community is stifled. Welllll, we talk about it. We have AN EXTREMELY talented dancer who performs Zimbabwean and Guinean dance, who is white, and an ally, She has things to say to her counterparts who are dancing in white privilege bliss....take a listen as we chime in....
Author IC Bailey, from Toronto Canada joins us to discuss his book, Conversations with White People, his extensive influence online, and the inevitable consequences of white America holding space in black culture, and its effect on Black people. This would be our last conversation, as IC passed away 12/12/19. He will be sorely missed.
Discussion about the truth of Transformation. It ain't a Hollywood fairytale. Transformation is ugly and it hurts, but we've been through it, and this episode gives our stories-the ugly truth of transformation.
A well respected Black Psychiatrist, Dr. Catherine Reed takes little over an hour to delve into how micro-aggressions and getting through the Holidays can be tricky. How these daily occurrences can lead to mental health issues. With the holidays here, we discuss how micro-aggressions can come from any where at any time and are generally masked through "good intention". We discuss family toxicity as well as coping skills.
Please stay tuned for information around Help lines and resources if a Mental Health crisis does occur or if you or anyone you know may need help.
Author Wesley N Chase, joins us to discuss his book “As the Chasm Grows” (The Black HipHop And Black American Contrast), we delve into definitions of blackness, how to cultivate community, and address how to create more black representation and experiences when you live in spaces that don’t support it.
A white queer community member who has taken it upon herself to educate herself around White privilege, fragility and race relations; she discusses her point of view, experience, and how she tries to encourage her white counterparts to be curious.
Educational disparity: Black and brown children are not given the same support, encouragement or resources to go to college, this is a fact. My guest is a college recruiter and a woman of color, who discusses experiences of discrimination and what she has done to overcome. Additionally adds information on what colleges are actually looking for when our children to apply. This is part 1.
My brother, Ian Waller, whom I was not raised with and I, talk about the family you're born to, and the family you choose along the way, It is a sensitive subject for some, and an uplifting for others. Take a peek into our family journey and growth.
My niece, a black student standing up for a white friend in a space held for Black Students only, where they vent their true feelings-things only black folks understand are said. She found herself in an awkward position of defending this friend who she feels was misunderstood...and mis-stepped in her budding ally-ship.
2 parts-before and after we get our food at dinner at Agate Alley in Eugene ...we talk boundaries, Work, Life, Race talk, communities, and space people take, broken hearts-friends and the loves, growing up emotionally and more! THANK YOU Emeilia!!!
We sit down for a lunch before I part to Houston in just 7 days...Racisl ambiguity is what comes up for us, as Tatia is mixed race Black, White and was self taught Spanish, which she speaks fluently....take a listen...