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An unapologetic, Lowcountry-based podcast from the Charleston Activist Network. Hosted by activist/organizer, Mika Gadsden

Mic'd Up Charleston Activist Network

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

An unapologetic, Lowcountry-based podcast from the Charleston Activist Network. Hosted by activist/organizer, Mika Gadsden

    The Press, Police Violence & Insurrection

    The Press, Police Violence & Insurrection

    Host Mika Gadsden shares her thoughts on the unchecked violence of local White Nationalists and their elected official sympathizers, Nancy Mace's star turn as a dubious darling of the GOP and the mysterious deaths of Jason Cooper and Jamal Sutherland.

    Sign-up for the Charleston Activist Newsletter:
    bit.ly/CANLIST

    This podcast is people powered. Here's how you can show support: bit.ly/SupportCAN , $mikagadsden on CashApp

    Support this podcast via Patreon: patreon.com/ChsActNet

    Follow the Charleston Activist Network on Social Media:
    IG: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Twitter: @ChsActNet
    FB: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Email Mika: Tamika@charlestonactivistnetwork.com

    • 35 min
    Latisha Imara of the Black Liberation Fund

    Latisha Imara of the Black Liberation Fund

    Mika sits down with local activist and leader with the Charleston-based Black Liberation Fund, Latisha Imara. Also, Mika features a short excerpt from candidate for State Attorney in Florida, Monique Worrell.

    Support Latisha & BLF: facebook.com/blackliberationfund

    Join The Book Club:
    forms.gle/vPXYSsf2gPZ9PayK7

    September's Selection, Charleston Syllabus:
    ugapress.org/book/9780820349572…arleston-syllabus/

    New to the show? Check out this previous episode:
    User-150973509 – Read-these-books-by-black-women

    Sign-up for the Charleston Activist Newsletter:
    bit.ly/CANLIST

    This podcast is people powered. Here's how you can show support: bit.ly/SupportCAN , $mikagadsden on CashApp

    Support this podcast via Patreon: patreon.com/ChsActNet

    Follow the Charleston Activist Network on Social Media:
    IG: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Twitter: @ChsActNet
    FB: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Email Mika: Tamika@charlestonactivistnetwork.com

    • 34 min
    The Mic'd Up Podcast With Mika Gadsden - White Rage And Winters Of Delay

    The Mic'd Up Podcast With Mika Gadsden - White Rage And Winters Of Delay

    As local Charleston media outlets follow the national, mainstream narrative of fear and violence, Mika speaks about how local white leaders and elected officials have justified white supremacist vigilante violence and what that means for the local movement. Excerpts from Carol Anderson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are included.

    Join The Book Club:
    forms.gle/vPXYSsf2gPZ9PayK7

    September's Selection, Charleston Syllabus:
    ugapress.org/book/9780820349572…arleston-syllabus/

    New to the show? Check out this previous episode:
    User-150973509 – Read-these-books-by-black-women

    Sign-up for the Charleston Activist Newsletter:
    bit.ly/CANLIST

    This podcast is people powered. Here's how you can show support: bit.ly/SupportCAN , $mikagadsden on CashApp

    Support this podcast via Patreon: patreon.com/ChsActNet

    Follow the Charleston Activist Network on Social Media:
    IG: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Twitter: @ChsActNet
    FB: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Email Mika: Tamika@charlestonactivistnetwork.com

    • 29 min
    The Historically Accurate, Antiracist Book Club For Charleston

    The Historically Accurate, Antiracist Book Club For Charleston

    This episode is dedicated to the trailblazing Black women of Charleston who, in 1927, established the Book Lovers' Club.

    Listen in as Mika kicks off her 1st ever book club meeting featuring the authors of Denmark Vesey's Garden, the August 2020 selection, Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts.

    To watch the virtual meet-up with closed captions and ASL interpretation, click here: youtu.be/t_2TWCJ0p6c

    Join My Book Club:
    forms.gle/vPXYSsf2gPZ9PayK7

    September's Selection, Charleston Syllabus:
    ugapress.org/book/9780820349572…arleston-syllabus/

    New to the show? Check out this previous episode:
    soundcloud.com/user-150973509/read-these-books-by-black-women

    Sign-up for the Charleston Activist Newsletter:
    bit.ly/CANLIST

    This podcast is people powered. Here's how you can show support: bit.ly/SupportCAN , $mikagadsden on CashApp

    Support this podcast via Patreon: patreon.com/ChsActNet

    Follow the Charleston Activist Network on Social Media:
    IG: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Twitter: @ChsActNet
    FB: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Email Mika: Tamika@charlestonactivistnetwork.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Read These Books By Black Women!

    Read These Books By Black Women!

    Mika introduces listeners to some new, old and soon to be favorite reads authored or edited by Black women.

    Join My Book Club:
    https://forms.gle/vPXYSsf2gPZ9PayK7

    September's Selection, Charleston Syllabus:
    https://ugapress.org/book/9780820349572/charleston-syllabus/

    New to the show? Check out this previous episode:
    bit.ly/LatriceWilliamsOnMicdUp

    Sign-up for the Charleston Activist Newsletter:
    bit.ly/CANLIST

    This podcast is people powered. Here's how you can show support: bit.ly/SupportCAN , $mikagadsden on CashApp

    Support this podcast via Patreon: patreon.com/ChsActNet

    Follow the Charleston Activist Network on Social Media:
    IG: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Twitter: @ChsActNet
    FB: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Email Mika: Tamika@charlestonactivistnetwork.com

    Content/Clips featured in this episode:
    Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
    https://youtu.be/cmAxcRtv8qo

    Morgan Jerkins
    https://youtu.be/167nwN6fZZQ

    Saidiya Hartman
    https://youtu.be/bG5Y8NDdGtY

    Carol Anderson
    https://youtu.be/oDHJmOIiFho

    Keisha N. Blain/Chad Williams
    https://youtu.be/-lIMkD-Yunk

    Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross
    https://whyy.org/episodes/a-black-womens-history-of-the-united-states/

    • 46 min
    South Carolina's Reconstruction History w/ Nat'l Park Ranger Chris Barr

    South Carolina's Reconstruction History w/ Nat'l Park Ranger Chris Barr

    Park Ranger Chris Barr of the Reconstruction Era Historical National Park joins host, Mika Gadsden, for a enlightening conversation about what is, arguably, South Carolina's most progressive moment in political history - - Reconstruction.

    More on the Reconstruction Era Historical National Park: https://t.co/HbW1yDNLau?amp=1
    Follow Them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReconstructNPS?s=20

    Book Recommendations:
    The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten: A Free Negro in the Slave Era
    https://bookshop.org/books/the-journal-of-charlotte-l-forten-a-free-negro-in-the-slave-era/9780393000467

    Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Black-Reconstruction-in-America-1860-1880/David-Levering-Lewis/9780684856575

    Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
    https://bookshop.org/books/stony-the-road-reconstruction-white-supremacy-and-the-rise-of-jim-crow/9780525559559

    Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
    https://bookshop.org/books/reconstruction-updated-edition-america-s-unfinished-revolution-1863-1877-revised/9780062354518

    New to the show? Check out this previous episode:
    bit.ly/LatriceWilliamsOnMicdUp

    Sign-up for the Charleston Activist Newsletter:
    bit.ly/CANLIST

    This podcast is people powered. Here's how you can show support: bit.ly/SupportCAN , $mikagadsden on CashApp

    Support this podcast via Patreon: patreon.com/ChsActNet

    Follow the Charleston Activist Network on Social Media:
    IG: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Twitter: @ChsActNet
    FB: @charlestonactivistnetwork
    Email Mika: Tamika@charlestonactivistnetwork.com

    Book Club:
    www.charlestoncitypaper.com/CultureShoc…-charleston

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

SaraJayne916 ,

Be in the know about Charleston

Looking forward to hearing about Charleston’s happenings with Christian - always good conversation and insight on current issues and events around town.

HillaryBlev ,

Bringing History to Present Day

Mika is such a force. This podcast is not just for people in the Charleston area. If you’re looking for a smart, historical, witty, and informative podcast subscribe. Also sign up for her book club because I feel like everyone needs to read the books she suggests.

J Kirb ,

Listen and Learn

If you love history (especially the lesser taught stories), are interested in how historical leadership blueprints play out through current events, tend to be skeptical of local media narratives, and enjoy a little humor and snark thrown in for good measure - this is the podcast for you!

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