60 episodes

The Black Myth Podcast is an informative conversational show analyzing popular myths about Black culture of a sociopolitical nature. Translation: We debunk the bs said about Black People. Host - Too Black. Co-hosts - Shelle, Terrell, Kam, and Ryan.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

The Black Myth Podcast is an informative conversational show analyzing popular myths about Black culture of a sociopolitical nature. Translation: We debunk the bs said about Black People. Host - Too Black. Co-hosts - Shelle, Terrell, Kam, and Ryan.

    Myth: African Wildlife Conservation (W/ Dr. Aby L. Sène) Pt. 2

    Myth: African Wildlife Conservation (W/ Dr. Aby L. Sène) Pt. 2

    In part 2, we discuss the deeper mechanisms of how African Wildlife Conservation operates in Africa including the ecological factors. We dig into the neo-colonist components of how indigenous rights are co-opted to pit Africans against each other. We also discuss the necessary means to empower indigenous Africans to struggle to regain their land. 
    Dr. Aby Sène-Harper is a faculty of Parks and Conservation Area Management. She is a trained interdisciplinary environmental social researcher whose work advances socially and ecologically just approaches to managing public lands, natural and cultural resources in the US and in Africa. Her research lies at the intersections of parks and protected area governance, livelihoods, nature-based tourism, and Race and nature.
    Support Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/blackmyths
    Land grabs and conservation propaganda https://africasacountry.com/2022/06/the-propaganda-of-biodiversity-conservation
    Western Nonprofits Are Trampling Over Africans’ Rights and Land https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/07/01/western-nonprofits-african-rights-land/
    THE RED DEAL: INDIGENOUS ACTION TO SAVE OUR EARTH https://www.commonnotions.org/the-red-deal
    https://www.survivalinternational.org/

    • 58 min
    Myth: African Wildlife Conservation (W/ Dr. Aby L. Sène)

    Myth: African Wildlife Conservation (W/ Dr. Aby L. Sène)

    We sit down with Dr. Aby L. Sène to discuss African wildlife conservation as it's practiced by the west in Africa. Sène covers how African Wildlife conservation is another extension of European colonialism including militarization, enclosure, and primitive accusation. Essentially conservation serves as a front for colonialism. 
    Dr. Aby Sène-Harper is a faculty of Parks and Conservation Area Management. She is a trained interdisciplinary environmental social researcher whose work advances socially and ecologically just approaches to managing public lands, natural and cultural resources in the US and in Africa. Her research lies at the intersections of parks and protected area governance, livelihoods, nature-based tourism, and Race and nature. 
    Support Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/blackmyths
    Land grabs and conservation propaganda https://africasacountry.com/2022/06/the-propaganda-of-biodiversity-conservation
    Western Nonprofits Are Trampling Over Africans’ Rights and Land https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/07/01/western-nonprofits-african-rights-land/
    THE RED DEAL: INDIGENOUS ACTION TO SAVE OUR EARTH https://www.commonnotions.org/the-red-deal
    https://www.survivalinternational.org/
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Myth [Revisited]: "What's Africa Got to do with Me?"

    Myth [Revisited]: "What's Africa Got to do with Me?"

    We're taking a month off due to scheduling but we'll be back in July. Until then we want to leave you with this episode, “What’s Africa Got to Do with Me? This myth corresponds with some of the new episodes we have coming up so we thought this would be a good time to re-air it. Enjoy!
    Original description
    "Regardless of how one identifies, the facts are clear that the state of Africa has a tremendous impact on our daily lives. The resources stolen from Africa are sold as products in America, the exploitation of Africa funds the system that oppresses us in America, both of the American ghetto and African communities operate as neo-colonies for extraction, and the entire African Diaspora is sold myths of propaganda about each other. We establish these connections by digging into the book "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa" by activist-scholar Walter Rodney.
    This episode is premiering on the day that would have been his 79th birthday. March 23rd, Is also our one-year anniversary as a podcast. Thank you to all of our supporters."

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Myth: Rooting For Everybody Black Pt. 2 (Pt. 3 Myth of Trickle-Down Blackness w/ Olufemi. Taiwo)

    Myth: Rooting For Everybody Black Pt. 2 (Pt. 3 Myth of Trickle-Down Blackness w/ Olufemi. Taiwo)

    In part 2 of the myth Rooting for Everybody Black (Pt.3 overall of the Myth of Trickle Down Blackness), we continue our talk with Georgetown University Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, about his new book Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else).
    This episode picks up right where we left off. Continuing with elite capture as our philosophical lens, we discuss the pitfalls of two additional popular phrases "All Skin Folk Ain't Kinfolk" and "Crabs in a Barrel." We also discuss if elite capture helps produce "bad people." 
    Book
    https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1867-elite-capture
    Please support our Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/blackmyths
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Myth: Rooting For Everybody Black (Pt. 2 of The Myth of Trickle-Down Blackness w/ Olufemi.Taiwo)

    Myth: Rooting For Everybody Black (Pt. 2 of The Myth of Trickle-Down Blackness w/ Olufemi.Taiwo)

    In this episode, we talk with Georgetown University Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, about his new book Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else). In early 2021 we interviewed Taiwo about his essay of a similar name (Identity Politics and Elite Capture) to debunk the myth of trickle-down blackness --the concept that if a select group of Black people can gain access to elite spaces then the fruits of that access will magically trickle down to the masses of Black people.
    Pt. 1
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-myth-of-trickle-down-blackness-w-ol%C3%BAf%E1%BA%B9-mi-o-t%C3%A1%C3%ADw%C3%B2/id1504205689?i=1000505786323
    This episode picks up as part two of that conversation. With elite capture as our philosophical lens, we discuss the pitfalls of popular phrases like "Rooting For Everybody Black" and "All Skin Folk Ain't Kinfolk" that obscure class differences among Black people and allow a faux racial solidarity to dilute our politics. We also discuss if class suicide can weaken the negative impact of elite capture.
    Book
    https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1867-elite-capture
    Please support our Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/blackmyths
     
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Myth: The System is Broken Pt. 2 (w/ Dr. Yannick Marshall)

    Myth: The System is Broken Pt. 2 (w/ Dr. Yannick Marshall)

    In this episode 2, we continue to cover the fallacies of the popular phrase "The System is Broken" in our discussion with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Knox College, Dr. Yannick Marshall, about his article "A Short Dictionary of Liberal Language on Policing." We discuss the following terms: Broken, begin to, both sides, change, deterrence, feared for his life, flawed or imperfect, healing, held accountable, legacy, know his heart, peace/peaceful, reform, supposed to, and tragic. We discuss the state and how it creates and absolves systems for white capital.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/5/25/a-short-dictionary-of-liberal-language-on-policing
    Support our patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/blackmyths

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Ms.Kindred ,

An Amazing Pod

Highly informative and has me pulling up my notes app to type in the different resources that come up in the discussions. If I have any critique, it’s that drum interlude that pops up every so often. It’s loud and jarring and I initially thought my phone was malfunctioning and warping playback. If possible, please fix it.

Meuanderonelse ,

Enjoyable content

Really great topics discussed on this podcast; I just finished the life-changing conversation with Dr. Joy James. My one request is that you please change your transitions. They’re very abrupt, and the drum sound is super loud which makes the listening experience feel very choppy. Otherwise great podcast!

Deborah75 ,

History lessons, great discussions, awesome hosts

and the best guests. Please listen it will leave you thinking and most importantly with great resources to dig in more. I’m on my 2nd listen of all eps just so I can learn more. thank you!!

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