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R.O.G.U.E. (Reflecting On a Generation Under-Empowered)

R.O.G.U.E. (Reflecting On a Generation Under-Empowered)

By Jonathan Bateman
R.O.G.U.E. (Reflecting On a Generation Under Empowered) is a youth-led podcast that strengthens relationships amongst youth and builds bridges with older generations by discussing impactful topics that span multiple communities. This podcast is made possible by a grant from Steps To Success and is set to launch its first season on July 31st, 2020.
R.O.G.U.E founder, Jonathan Bateman, is a 16-year-old resident of Montbello. Jonathan observed how media profoundly shapes youth priorities concerning their aspirations, neighborhood attachment, and community engagement.
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Plan of ATAC Part 4: Capacity
There are only 24 hours in a day. Humans only have two hands. And we all have only one life. I struggled in 2020 with making my priorities clear, which made it difficult not to overload myself with activities. As creatives, entrepreneurs, and dream chasers, we all have to focus on what's most important and block out distractions.  After this episode, take some time to use the reflection resource at this link Click where it says Audience Capacity Reflection. Thank you for listening.
February 26, 2021
Plan of ATAC Part 3: Audacity
Have you ever been afraid to take a risk?  There are some days when I am afraid to get out of bed. Not because I don't think I can handle life's responsibilities; rather, I know that I am more than capable of impacting the people around me. Pressure causes big players to make big plays and causes bench players to sit out of the game. 2020 taught me how to make big plays even when no one was watching. The question I have for you is, what type of player are you? After this episode, take some time to use the reflection resource at this link Click where it says Audience Audacity Reflection.  Thank you for listening. 
February 20, 2021
Plan of ATAC Part 2: Tenacity
Tenacity: noun the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip. What are some of the different things you wanted to grab hold of in 2020 but couldn't? Did any opportunities slip between your fingers?  There were times last year where I wish I could have a do-over (that never happened). But it's never too late to look back at the past and reflect. In part 2 of Plan of ATAC, I take some time to share my challenges with you. Afterward, be sure to reflect on your own. Click this link  Feel free to reflect where it says, 'Audience Tenacity Reflection' to participate. 
February 12, 2021
Plan of ATAC Part 1: Authenticity
R.O.G.U.E. Podcast Episode 4 Part 1: Authenticity.  2020 was a "becoming of age year" for me. I slowly realized that true Authenticity meant rejecting every "should," "must," and expectation placed upon me by society. We all have to let go of burdens that have been handed to us by others if we want to move forward.  If you want to reflect on your journey, click this link and hit Audience Authenticity Reflection. Thank you for listening.
February 5, 2021
Plan of ATAC Trailer
This is the fourth episode of the R.O.G.U.E. Podcast titled: Plan of ATAC. ATAC stands for Authenticity, Tenacity, Audacity, and Capacity. 2020 was a crazy year, and a lot of us want to forget it. But I want to reflect on what I learned and how I grew. I believe that this is the only way to move forward with purpose. This episode will be released in four separate parts; every Friday until the end of February, I will release the next theme. To include the audience, I will also be releasing resources to help you reflect on your journey. Check this link at the end of every week to find the latest reflection exercise. Thank you for listening. 
February 5, 2021
Birth of a Nation--The Black Female Body--Learning Valuable Lessons from White Supremacy
Birth of a Nation was a 1915 film directed by D.W.Griffith. This is three hours of filmmaking that single-handedly changed the perception of the white woman and black man in American for generations. Birth of a Nation led to the KKK being resurrected, spurring the lynching of thousands of black men for alleged, “inappropriate” interactions with white women. Interestingly, all of this had an indirect and often overlooked effect on the black woman, her body, and lifestyle. There is a drastic contrast in the lives of black and white women that needs to be discussed.
July 22, 2020