Black History Month is a time to look back on all that Black people have contributed to America – but it’s also a great time to reflect on the impact of that history in the here and now. So this Black History Month, lend your ear to these four podcasts focused on important issues in the Black community today: financial freedom, the American justice system, mental health, and street activism around social and civil rights. These podcasts have it all, offering practical information and advice, incisive observations and insights, candid celebrity interviews, musical interludes, and much more to draw a straight line from the past to the present – and imagine a better future for us all.
Michelle Williams interviews celebrities, psychologists, counselors, doctors, stylists, and everyone in between on her podcast Checking In With Michelle Williams to “inspire you to go on this journey with me to better mental health.” Dr. Oz and Dr. Dharius Daniels offer professional opinions on relationships and holistic healing; stylist June Ambrose talks about choosing happiness; Lecrae opens up about hitting rock bottom: Michelle checks in about all of it in search of real talk and even realer healing.
Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings don’t want you to fumble the bag: They want you to Earn Your Leisure. So they break down the latest trends in business and finance and sit down for interviews with legends in business and entertainment – Mark Cuban, Killer Mike, Master P, and Dwyane Wade to name a few – for practical advice on managing credit and saving for retirement to how to start a trucking business, develop land, invest in cryptocurrency, and everything in between. If you’ve been wanting to make more money moves, this is the podcast you’ve been waiting for.
Attorney, TV host, and former public defender Eboni K. Williams and her cultural observer co-host Dustin Ross cross-examine legal cases that make the headlines with common sense commentary and savvy legal analysis. Whether it’s Zoe Kravitz filing for divorce, Tracy Chapman winning a settlement, or a police officer hiding behind qualified immunity, Eboni and her guests break down “how the law impacts our day-to-day lives, and what we need to know to protect ourselves and our loved ones.” Take a seat: It’s Holding Court With Eboni K. Williams.
Activists Tamika D. Mallory and Mysonne, the General host Street Politicians, taking an uninhibited look at politics, pop culture, social and civil rights. With guests like Ray J, Sterling Brown, and Trae tha Truth, they get into deep discussions about systemic racism, Black love, Black business, social media, music as a movement, the racial disparity in the healthcare system (especially with Covid outcomes), and so much more. If you’re sick of regular politicians, maybe it’s time to tune into the street.
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