73 episodes

Episode 72 of Real Black News features Jersey activist and teacher Zellie Imani sharing the truth about the school system and what parents need to know, his #NJShutItDown fight against racism at Predominantly White Institutions and the push for free college tuition for black and indigenous students. Zellie also breaks down reasons behind the anger of some black men. Other show topics include updates on Puerto Rico and the Nia Wilson trial in Oakland. This week’s “Black Wall Street Report” with Jatali Bellanton provides tips on intellectual property and patents.

Real Black News Raqiyah Mays

    • Society & Culture

Episode 72 of Real Black News features Jersey activist and teacher Zellie Imani sharing the truth about the school system and what parents need to know, his #NJShutItDown fight against racism at Predominantly White Institutions and the push for free college tuition for black and indigenous students. Zellie also breaks down reasons behind the anger of some black men. Other show topics include updates on Puerto Rico and the Nia Wilson trial in Oakland. This week’s “Black Wall Street Report” with Jatali Bellanton provides tips on intellectual property and patents.

    Ep. 72 Zellie Imani, Activist & Teacher

    Ep. 72 Zellie Imani, Activist & Teacher

    New Jersey activist and teacher Zellie Imani shares the truth about the school system and what parents need to know,  his #NJShutItDown fight against racism at Predominantly White Institutions and the push for free college tuition. Zellie also breaks down reasons behind the anger of some black men. Other show topics include updates on Puerto Rico and the Nia Wilson trial in Oakland. This week’s “Black Wall Street Report” with Jatali Bellanton provides tips on intellectual property and patents.  

    • 59 min
    Ep. 71 Gayle, Oprah, & Black Men

    Ep. 71 Gayle, Oprah, & Black Men

    Episode 71 of Real Black News features AfricanAncestry.com’s Dr. Gina Paige breaking down the DNA test results for Real Black News host, Raqiyah Mays. Entertainment journalist Ronda Racha Penrice discusses Netflix’s Who Killed Malcolm X docuseries and the Russell Simmons sex assault documentary. Other topics include Gayle King, Kobe, Color of Change’s fight against facial recognition technology, and HBCUs breaking into the marijuana business.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 70 Rachel Noerdlinger, PR & Crisis Expert

    Ep. 70 Rachel Noerdlinger, PR & Crisis Expert

    Ep. 70 features public relations and crisis management expert Rachel Noerdlinger discussing her Olivia Pope-like media activism work over two decades with everyone from Johnny Cochran to Rev. Al Sharpton. In a rare interview, Rachel discusses black media, dealing with her personal media crisis, being adopted by a white family, and her mother’s suicide. Other topics include the Mississippi Prison Protest, Ethiopia’s #BringOurStudentsHome campaign, and an update on the Charleston AME case.

    • 44 min
    EP. 69 RIP Kobe Bryant

    EP. 69 RIP Kobe Bryant

    Episode 69 of Real Black News features news on the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant, Malawi’s dreadlock school ban overturned, Iraqi protests across the US, an update on the Flint Water crisis and more. While former investment banker and CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, shares money-making investment tips on “The Black Wall Street Report.”

    • 43 min
    Ep. 68 Angela Patton, CEO, Girls for a Change

    Ep. 68 Angela Patton, CEO, Girls for a Change

    Ep. 68 features CEO of Girls for a Change, Angela Patton, awarded by Obama as a White House Champion of Change for grooming black girls to be leaders throughout 100 US branches. She talks preparing girls to work in all-white spaces, issues behind asking black women to be silent about black men & assault, parent advice, & what happened when her girls met VA Gov Northam after his blackface scandal. Ronda Racha Penrice talks black film in The Screen Grab. Plus news on Oakland’s Mom’s 4 Housing.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The 2019 Finale Episode

    The 2019 Finale Episode

    On the finale episode of 2019, before Real Black News returns in January 2020, Ep. 67 features host Raqiyah Mays discussing the season finale of Watchmen along with the Top 5 Black News Stories of the week ranging from Eric Garner and research on incarcerated boys of color to black-created apps focused on vocabulary and money.  Reporter Ronda Racha Penrice discusses the AAFCA Awards while CEO of Kids Who Bank, Jatali Bellanton, provides tips on the tiny details that go missing from wills.

    • 55 min

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