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The Black Box News

The Black Box News

By Cyrah Ward
The Black Box News is deeply rooted in questioning box-like thinking. Through a Black cultural lens, each episode will address a spectrum of topics that will challenge you to “check outside the box”.
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What is The Artist's Duty?
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's artist round table talk we will be talking with co-hosts Ama Gora and Ronya-Lee Anderson as we toil with the question, "What is The Artist's Duty?" – a question influenced by Mama Nina Simone and Angela Davis.
01:09:02
May 21, 2021
Passage, Milestones, Transformation
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's episode is the first of many Artist Round Table Talks. We will be talking with co-hosts Ama Gora and Ronya-Lee Anderson as we toil with the words Passage, Milestones, and Transformation.
56:17
April 16, 2021
Linguistic Trauma Porn
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's episode I will share some of my thoughts around the concepts of Trauma Porn.
09:16
March 5, 2021
Wild Bill
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's episode I will be sharing some of my reflections on the movie Judas and the Black Messiah and it aura of Black on Black crime.
21:16
February 19, 2021
Sensual Liberation
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's episode I will be sharing my thoughts on the policing of Black Womxn's bodies and their journey to sensual liberation. 
09:27
February 5, 2021
Not Much Has Changed
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's episode will be spent talking to my elders, my grandparents about just how stagnate The United State's growth has been as it pertains to racial equality. 
14:09
January 29, 2021
Remembering The King
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast.  Today's episode I will be remembering moments in my life that are centered around the legacy of Martin Luther King. 
11:06
January 18, 2021
Reading the Riot
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast.  Today's episode I will give my take on the emotion evoking language used to shape and frame the attempted seize of the Capitol. 
10:10
January 15, 2021
The Root (reboot)
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Season 2 of TBB News is upon us! This episode I give you the backstory behind The Black Box News and the main objectives behind why at such a time as this, TBB News is important, necessary, and a useful tool for social change. 
21:45
January 8, 2021
Got Soul?
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Today's Kitchen Conversation will look closely at Disney's recent movie Soul and dissect the racial undertones of this poetic Jazzed film.
17:13
December 31, 2020
Black Saving Grace
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Black Saving Grace's Kitchen Conversation is rooted in dissecting the rhetoric around the expectation that Black People are to be the saving grace of America whenever it benefits them. Triggered by the aftermath of the election, I hope we can have some real talk...
08:28
December 5, 2020
WAKE UP!!!!!
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. ​Wake Up's conversation calls out those who refuse to see Black bodies as human. Triggered by the verdict of the Breonna Taylor case, I heat up the kitchen with my refusal to accept societies unwillingness to see the value of Black Lives.
08:32
October 3, 2020
Not Your PROP[erty]
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Not Your Property is a unique retelling of my visceral experiences around my unavoidable consumption of the media's reporting on yet another case where white paranoia almost took another Black man's life. Centered around Jacob Blake’s, survival I express some of my very own intimate run-ins with police intimidation and the White man's audacity.
11:27
August 28, 2020
Strong BLACK Don't Crack
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News podcast. Strong Black Don't Crack is a facts reporting segment that reveals the true fragility of the Black Woman outer shell. With chronic stress as a silent killer, Black Women are in need of true systematic support rather than simply being praised for their beautiful outer shells.
07:57
August 14, 2020
Stop The Signifiers
I am humbled that you have joined me for another episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Stop The Signifiers is a call to action to stop the use of the term "Unarmed" when reporting the killings of Black bodies. To use the term "unarmed" is to signify that being armed, by any definition, authorizes impulsive killings of Black Bodies.
05:27
July 31, 2020
Birth Of A Nation
I am humbled that you have joined me for the very first episode of The Black Box News Podcast. Birth Of A Nation is a facts reporting segment that reveals the original use of White tears. I discuss White fragility and its dependance on appearing meek to unsure White Supremacy survives.
06:30
July 24, 2020