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Conscientization 101 podcast is a show published on Wednesdays which features workers, writers, artists, and others who are involved in the process of learning to perceive social, political, and economic contradictions, and are taking action against oppressive elements of reality. Each episode provides information and radical analysis that attacks the roots of the oppressive structures we contend with on a daily basis.



We place the issues of today within the context of the superstructure. This approach is paramount to developing a deeper understanding of society so limiting situations are brought into focus; which will create true resistance for the purpose of revolutionary transformation. While you are getting an in-depth analysis, we make sure to make this hella entertaining!!

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Conscientization 101 podcast is a show published on Wednesdays which features workers, writers, artists, and others who are involved in the process of learning to perceive social, political, and economic contradictions, and are taking action against oppressive elements of reality. Each episode provides information and radical analysis that attacks the roots of the oppressive structures we contend with on a daily basis.



We place the issues of today within the context of the superstructure. This approach is paramount to developing a deeper understanding of society so limiting situations are brought into focus; which will create true resistance for the purpose of revolutionary transformation. While you are getting an in-depth analysis, we make sure to make this hella entertaining!!

    EP.055 Raggo Zulu Rebel Emeritus: The Eloquence of a Scribe Part 2

    EP.055 Raggo Zulu Rebel Emeritus: The Eloquence of a Scribe Part 2

    On the long-awaited conclusion of our two-part series, Raggo Zulu Rebel Emeritus: The Eloquence of a Scribe, we discuss the following with Raggo Zulu Rebel:



    * An in-depth analysis of Raggo’s album Necromancy

    * The importance of understanding political economy, specifically understanding the superstructure as it pertains to Africanity/Blackness in Western societies

    * The comfort in the malaise and isolation people experience due to social media and how that relates to Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle

    * A critical critique of hashtag movements.



    and, much more!



    In addition to and in conjunction with the dialogue with Raggo, we discuss how Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Ayi Kwei Armah’s Two Thousand Seasons, and Anthony Sampson’s Black & Gold Tycoons, Revolutionaries and Apartheid work elucidates the necessity of imperialism (via colonial domination) to foster divisions amongst the colonized population. The divisions created by the colonizer are merely the first tools of ideological and psychological domination of the colonized, for the goal of the colonizer is cultural hegemony. The apogee of this phenomena is apparent when the colonized internalize the colonizer’s most potent ideological weapon…INDIVIUALISM!!!



    This episode features music from:



    * Raggo Zulu Rebel – Garden of Afrika

    * Fela Kuti – “Confusion Break Bones” from his album Underground System

    * Raggo Zulu Rebel: the tracks are “Elevator Musak", “First Stone”, and “Mac Cheez” from his album Necromancy

    * Raggo Zulu Rebel: the tracks are “Where You Going” and “...

    • 1 hr 49 min
    EP.054 Raggo Zulu Rebel Emeritus: The Eloquence of a Scribe Part 1

    EP.054 Raggo Zulu Rebel Emeritus: The Eloquence of a Scribe Part 1

    Emeritus is an appellation bestowed upon a person who has personified excellence in their respective profession, (usually a former holder of an office, especially a college professor) having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor. On this 54th episode of Conscientization 101 podcast, we present part one of a two-part dialogue with Raggo Zulu Rebel to discuss his retirement from his over two decades musical career, and why he is deserving of the designation of emeritus.

    It has been an honor to be privy to the eloquence of this scribe, our dear brother, Raggo Zulu Rebel.

    In part one of this trenchant, evocative, and sapient series we discuss the following:





    * The thin line the music industry creates between commodifying music and true cultural expression

    * Bourgeois privilege given to artists

    * African-centered dilettantes/opportunists vs. growing into a real understanding of building an African-centered, working-class political economy, and much more!



    This episode features music from:





    * Chairman Maf – This World from his album MUFF

    * Tha 4orce – My Brother’s Keeper (Instrumental) ,and

    * Raggo Zulu Rebel from his albums God Complex, Holy War, WildFire mixtape (official mix by D.J. Anansa),  God MC, Arthur Fleck, Necromancy, and No Sleep (No Days Off): the tracks are “Milli", “Shut Em Down (feat. Doc4”, “Star of David (feat. Tony As)”, “No Gas (feat. Big Dutty Deeze & Dah1)”, “Magic Forest”, “Game of Thrones”, “Lonely People (feat. ID3AL), and “Study”, respectively.



    Raggo Zulu Rebel social media and affiliated websites:





    * Twitter @raggozulurebel

    • 2 hr 11 min
    EP.053 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 3 of 3

    EP.053 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 3 of 3

    In the riveting conclusion of our three part series with acclaimed American Indian Movement activist-intellectual Ward Churchill about his venerable book Wielding Words Like Weapons: Selected Essays In Indigenism, 1995-2005, we discuss the effects of the settler colonial polity of Canada on American Indians.

    We investigate this phenomenon by examining the chapter titled “Kizhiibaabinesik”. The chapter is a poignant dedication to brother Ward’s late wife Leah Renae Kelly.

    This episode features music from:





    * Conscientization 101– "Decolonize This? Properly Defining Settlers – Part 1" from our Musical Commentaries collection

    * Wise Intelligent feat. Black Page – "By Design" from his album Ponzie



    Be on the lookout for the forthcoming book from Ward Churchill available for pre-order, From a Native Son: Selected Essays in Indigenism, 1985–1995.

    And for more works by Ward Churchill, click here.









    The Podcast Was Just A Snippet Of  The Interview. Want To Listen To The Unabridged Interview? Click Here!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP.052 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 2 of 3

    EP.052 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 2 of 3

    We continue with part two of our three part dialogue with Ward Churchill regarding his august book Wielding Words Like Weapons: Selected Essays In Indigenism, 1995-2005.



    In part two of this puissant series we discuss Indigenous people in Western cinema. Specifically we discuss the functionality of pejorative depictions of Indigenous people in cinema to the settler colonial project known as the Americas, its effects on Indigenous people, and much more. We also begin a discussion about postality (i.e. post–colonial, post–racial, post–modernism, etc.), and why it is meretricious.



    This episode features music from:



    * Conscientization 101 – "Decolonize This? Properly Defining Settlers – Part 1" from our Musical Commentaries collection

    * Big Cakes – “One Thing I know (Remix)” feat. Majical, Paperboi Enj, & Big Frizzle from his album No Expenses



    Books mentioned in this episode include:



    * Kwame A. Akoto’s Nationbuilding: Theory & Practice in Afrikan Centered Education 2nd ed.

    * Kobi K.K. Kambon’s Cultural Misorientation: Misorientation: The Greatest Threat to the Survival of the Black Race in the 21st Century

    * Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of The American West



    And for more works by Ward Churchill, click here.







    The Podcast Was Just A Snippet Of  The Interview. Want To Listen To The Unabridged Interview? Click Here!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP.051 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 1 of 3

    EP.051 Wielding Words Like Weapons With Ward Churchill Part 1 of 3

    Sagacious, trenchant, and decisive are just a few ways to describe the writings of American Indian Movement activist–intellectual Ward Churchill. Informed by praxis, Churchill’s decades of work demonstrate a keen understanding that the fulcrum of the world’s political–economic contradictions are found in attenuating indigenous people’s political–economic independence and creating a helotized population.

    It was/is colonialism (settler colonialism in the case of the Americas), that lies at the heart of the current world’s misery, and any analysis to the contrary is not only unrealistic, but utterly naive and puerile. While others with the same level of Churchill’s public notoriety are content to vacillate in their commitment to decolonial struggle, and genuflect with imperialism without the slightest bit of ignominy, he—understanding the exigencies of TRUE decolonial struggle—has resolutely held true to the veracity of this analysis through the decades via the solemnity of his work. His book Wielding Words Like Weapons: Selected Essays In Indigenism, 1995-2005, is a primary example of his fidelity.

    In this episode of Conscientization 101 podcast, we present part one of a multipart dialogue we had with Ward Churchill regarding his perspicuous book Wielding Words Like Weapons: Selected Essays In Indigenism, 1995-2005.

    In part one of this evocative series we discuss the following:





    * The importance of cultural understanding through reading and examining political-economy

    * The concept of understanding the past to shape the future

    * Defining of the term “Indigenism”

    * The political–economic implications of the blood relations between Africans and American Indians

    and much more!



    Oh yeah, and we open this episode with one hell of a salvo!!!

    This episode features music from:





    * Buggin Malone – "Peltier’s Beat Goes On" and Deeskee “Right This Wrong (Instrumental)” from the album Free Leonard Peltier: Hip Hop's Contribution to the Freedom Campaign

    * Akala – “Let It All Happen” from his album The Thieves Banquet

    * Conscientization 101– "Decolonize This? Properly Defining Settlers – Part 1" from our Musical Commentaries collection



    Books and other works mentioned in this episode include:





    * Ward Churchill’s In A Pig’s Eye: Reflections On The Police State, Repression, and Native America and a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629632244/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=conscienti101-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1629632244&linkId=00eb4d522ed2760e46...

    • 1 hr 38 min
    EP.050: Sakhu Sheti With Raggo Zulu Rebel

    EP.050: Sakhu Sheti With Raggo Zulu Rebel

    In renowned African psychologist's, Dr. Wade Nobles, book Seeking the Sakhu: Foundational Writings For An African Psychology, Dr. Nobles breaks down the terms “Sakhu” and “Sheti” as the following:





    Sakhu Sheti are two terms from the Medu Netcher (Egyptian Hieroglyphs). The word "Sahku" means 'understanding, the illuminator, the eye and the soul of the being, that which inspires.' "Sheti" means to go deeply into a subject…'" (pg. 395, footnote 36).



    In our 50th podcast episode with U.K. based recording artist Raggo Zulu Rebel...“we came to a deeper understanding” about who we are as African people. So sit back and enjoy as we delve into such topics as: nationalism and cultural unity of Africa, cultural misorientation, the cultural basis of economics, and much more.

    This episode features sounds from:





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    Chairman Maf from his album Ginger: the tracks are "Imposter", "Pear Tree", “Besomuch and "Friday Night Soul" respectively, and







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    Raggo Zulu Rebel from his albums Selassie I Son (2007), The Return of Jah Messenger, and Jah Messenger: the tracks are “Dreadlocks Man ft. Spliff Range & Jah Mirikle", “Deeper”, “Old School ft. Sicko”, “Skylarkin”, and “RasTafari ft. Jah Mirikle, Rass Gregg & Spliffy” respectively.





    Raggo Zulu Rebel social media and affiliated websites:





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    Twitter @raggozulurebel



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    Instagram @raggozulurebel







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    Facebook Raggo Zulu Rebel



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    Website: https://www.raggozulurebel.com/



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    Bandcamp Raggo Zulu Rebel



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    Soundcloud Raggo Zulu Rebel





    Books mentioned in this episode were Chancellor Williams’s Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

    • 1 hr 53 min

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