10 episodes

How do we identify a shared vision for our collective good in society? As we wrestle with this timely issue, you are welcome here to listen to us tackle tough questions, to share your own ideas, to seek encouragement and to be reminded that we can seek and support ways that promote our collective well-being. Subscribe by listening via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or other streaming services and adding us! . (All content copyrighted, Aspiring Spirit, LLC 2020).

The Aspiring Spirit Podcast Dr. Kenann McKenzie & Andrew DeFranza

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

How do we identify a shared vision for our collective good in society? As we wrestle with this timely issue, you are welcome here to listen to us tackle tough questions, to share your own ideas, to seek encouragement and to be reminded that we can seek and support ways that promote our collective well-being. Subscribe by listening via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or other streaming services and adding us! . (All content copyrighted, Aspiring Spirit, LLC 2020).

    Year End Reflections on 2020

    Year End Reflections on 2020

    2020 has been impactful in many ways... we looking forward to reconvening in 2021

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    • 15 min
    A Discussion on “13th” and the renewed agenda for criminal justice

    A Discussion on “13th” and the renewed agenda for criminal justice

    A review of how the film “13th” by Ava DuVernay highlights the issues with the criminal justice system historically via the 13th amendment, and what it may mean for a renewed agenda for increased fairness and transparency in the criminal justice system. This agenda would mean addressing discriminatory policies and practices that have brought about public outcry.

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    • 25 min
    The symbolism of anthems: Lift Every Voice!

    The symbolism of anthems: Lift Every Voice!

    A reflection and commentary on the use of anthems in reflecting our aspirations. Ending with a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing!”

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    • 17 min
    A political agenda divides Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter

    A political agenda divides Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter

    In this episode, we raise the issue of how the dichotomy created by groups and politicians between BLM and BlueLM is changing our thinking in unproductive ways.

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    • 23 min
    Anti-racism in Bob Marley’s music, a short reflection

    Anti-racism in Bob Marley’s music, a short reflection

    Bob Marley is the beloved face of Reggae music thought the world. He was also a social justice warrior who spoke plainly about the need to disavow racial oppression. Kenann reflects on his song “War/No More Trouble”.

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    • 8 min
    The Current Relevance of “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

    The Current Relevance of “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

    While reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”, we can find some present and common themes to inspire our thinking today.

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    • 21 min

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Just what we need in this moment. A thoughtful and intelligent conversation of finding our common humanity in a divided world. Asking the hard questions that call us to rise above the fray, no easy task. Highly recommend this authentic and honest dialogue.

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