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Staying On Code is dedicated to uplifting the Black race. Host Audra Russell uses nonfiction books written by and/or about people of the African diaspora to inspire candid discussions about being Black in America. Guests run the gamut from authors and book influencers to bookstore owners and community leaders. Staying On Code is a biweekly show that will air every other Friday.

Staying On Code Audra Russell

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Staying On Code is dedicated to uplifting the Black race. Host Audra Russell uses nonfiction books written by and/or about people of the African diaspora to inspire candid discussions about being Black in America. Guests run the gamut from authors and book influencers to bookstore owners and community leaders. Staying On Code is a biweekly show that will air every other Friday.

    Between Nature & Race: Unpacking Black Faces, White Spaces

    Between Nature & Race: Unpacking Black Faces, White Spaces

    This week we dive deep into the intersections of environmentalism and Black communities. Ever wondered why Black people seem underrepresented in nature spaces? 🌳 Dr. Raymond Willliams and I explore Black Faces, White Spaces by Carolyn Finney - challenging society's narrow view of Black individuals & the environment. 📚 Black people aren't just victims of environmental racism. Black communities have always connected with the great outdoors, against the misconceptions & prejudices that exist. Let's shatter these myths.
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    Learn more about Dr. Williams at the following links:
    https://medium.com/ballasts-for-the-mind
    https://twitter.com/rtwilliams16
    https://www.instagram.com/rtwilliams16/
    You can purchase all the books discussed on the show at https://www.resistbooksellers.com. Don't forget to like this show on your favorite podcast app Subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/3Dgnomk Visit https://www.stayingoncode.black and visit the SOC Plus blog for even more books on this topic!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Unveiling Valor: Black Heroes of World War II - A Journey Through Half American

    Unveiling Valor: Black Heroes of World War II - A Journey Through Half American

    Uncover the untold stories of Black heroes who shaped World War II and America's struggle for equality. Half American brings to light their courage, resilience, and fight for justice. Tune in as Reggie Bailey and I take a powerful journey through the pages of forgotten history.
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    Learn more about Reggie Bailey at the following links:
    https://www.booksarepopculture.com
    https://www.twitter.com/reggiereads
    https://www.instagram.com/reggiereads
    You can purchase all the books discussed on the show at https://www.resistbooksellers.com. Don't forget to like this show on your favorite podcast app Subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/3Dgnomk Visit https://www.stayingoncode.black and visit the SOC Plus blog for even more books on this topic!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Black Fortunes: Exploring the Legacy of 19th Century Milllionaires

    Black Fortunes: Exploring the Legacy of 19th Century Milllionaires

    Welcome back to Staying on Code! In today's episode, we're discussing the groundbreaking book, Black Fortunes, by Shomari Wills. Join us as we dissect the struggles and achievements of these trailblazers, who defied societal norms and systemic racism to make a significant impact on their communities. We'll discuss the vital lessons to be learned from their lives, as well as how their stories continue to inspire and inform the Black community's entrepreneurial spirit today.



    You can purchase all the books discussed on the show at https://www.resistbooksellers.com. Don't forget to like this show on your favorite podcast app Subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/3Dgnomk Visit https://www.stayingoncode.black and visit the SOC Plus blog for even more books on this topic!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Affirmative Action Paradox

    The Affirmative Action Paradox

    In the latest episode of Staying On Code, I took a deep dive into the origins and implementation of affirmative action in America. The lens: When Affirmative Action was White by Ira Katznelson. This book offers a sobering examination of who wrote the policies, how they were written, and who benefitted from them. Hint: it wasn't Black people. My guest was Mr. Clif Thompson of the Underground Book Club.
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    You can purchase all the books discussed on the show at https://www.resistbooksellers.com. Don't forget to like this show on your favorite podcast app Subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/3Dgnomk Visit https://www.stayingoncode.black and visit the SOC Plus blog for even more books on this topic!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Revolutionary Roots: Exploring the Impact and Legacy of the Haitian Revolution

    Revolutionary Roots: Exploring the Impact and Legacy of the Haitian Revolution

    The latest episode of Staying On Code delved into the book, The Black Jacobins, by historian C.L.R. James. I briefly explored the Haitian Revolution,  a pivotal event in the history of the Americas and the world, and its relationship to the expansion of the United States.
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    If you'd like a copy of The Black Jacobins, you can buy it from Resist Booksellers, the official bookstore of Staying On Code. Here's the link: https://resistbooksellers.com/product/the-black-jacobins-toussaint-louverture-and-the-san-domingo-revolution/
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    You can purchase all the books discussed on the show at https://www.resistbooksellers.com. Don't forget to like this show on your favorite podcast app Subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/3Dgnomk Visit https://www.stayingoncode.black and visit the SOC Plus blog for even more books on this topic!

    • 27 min
    American Sirens: Black EMT Pioneers

    American Sirens: Black EMT Pioneers

    In this episode, we're exploring the incredible story of the first paramedics in the United States who were Black. Join us as we delve into the book American Sirens with author Kevin Hazzard, and former Freedom House paramedic John Moon. We get into the history of how these pioneering individuals broke down barriers and revolutionized the emergency medical field. We discuss the challenges they faced and the impact they had on modern emergency medicine. Get ready to be inspired!
    You can purchase all the books discussed on the show at https://www.resistbooksellers.com. Don't forget to like this show on your favorite podcast app Subscribe to our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/3Dgnomk Visit https://www.stayingoncode.black and visit the SOC Plus blog for even more books on this topic!

    • 1 hr 12 min

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