11 episodes

The Parity Project Podcast is a show where we discuss parity and equity in every industry and profession in America and interesting stuff happening across the globe. This podcast is an extension of The Parity Project, where Black folks and our allies are working to raise the percentage of equity and inclusion to reach parity with our population in the US which is 13.4%. We can change the world if we come together and lift every voice. We've spoken to Black showrunners, politicians, podcasters, directors, composers, athletes, and many, many more. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/parityprojectpodcast/support

The Parity Project Podcast Ronald McCants

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Parity Project Podcast is a show where we discuss parity and equity in every industry and profession in America and interesting stuff happening across the globe. This podcast is an extension of The Parity Project, where Black folks and our allies are working to raise the percentage of equity and inclusion to reach parity with our population in the US which is 13.4%. We can change the world if we come together and lift every voice. We've spoken to Black showrunners, politicians, podcasters, directors, composers, athletes, and many, many more. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/parityprojectpodcast/support

    Black Autistic Lives Matter

    Black Autistic Lives Matter

    In this episode we  speak with Diane J. Wright, the founder of Autastic.com. Home to the world’s largest online community of late-identified autistic adults, two of the only spaces dedicated to people of color with autism, and the only community of its size for people with autism that’s founded by a woman of color.


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    • 51 min
    WE aren't done. Don't get too comfortable yet: Election 2020

    WE aren't done. Don't get too comfortable yet: Election 2020

    A week after the historic election of the first woman to the office of the U.S. Vice President. We sit down with Political Strategist, Journalist and Public Advocate Jasmyne Cannick. Jasmyne also sits on the Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s County Central Committee. We chat about Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the need to educate and inspire our fellow citizens to stay engaged and understand that local elections are equal if not more important than national elections to their livelihood. 





    Show Notes: http://iamjasmyne.com/ Twitter: @jasmyne Instagram: @hellojasmyne


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    • 44 min
    Cleared for Takeoff

    Cleared for Takeoff

     This week we explore parity and equity in the context of Air Traffic Controllers.  Our guest is Kevin McCants, an  Air Traffic Control Supervisor at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Center, one of the 500 Black male FAA controllers. We discuss Kevin's journey and path to becoming an Air Traffic Controller as well as some of the barriers for black folks trying to get into the career. Lastly, we explore some ways in which we can create opportunities to expose young Black kids to this amazing field. 

    If you have a son, daughter, niece or nephew, make sure you do your part and share this episode with them.




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    • 52 min
    Trans-Forming Politics

    Trans-Forming Politics

    On this episode the Parity Project visits what re-imagining public safety in the time of #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter looks like with the first openly Transmale elected to public office; City Councilman Phillipe Cunningham of Minneapolis. With the election right around the corner, Phillipe breaks down whats at stake with the coming election and why it is so important to get out and vote!

    SHOW NOTES: 

    Councilman Phillipe Cunningham

    https://cunninghammpls.org/

    City of Minneapolis

    https://www.minneapolismn.gov/

    Brookings Institution - Black Vote Disenfranchisement

    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/how-we-rise/2019/09/12/setting-the-record-straight-on-black-voter-turnout/

    Current U.S. Census Facts ( Nationwide )

    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219

    Register to Vote

    https://www.headcount.org/

    Where to Vote

    https://www.vote411.org/




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    • 51 min
    Educated Segregation & America's Desire for a Permanent Second Class

    Educated Segregation & America's Desire for a Permanent Second Class

    In this episode, the crew takes up the U.S. education system. We identify issues and float potential solutions to create equity in funding and access to opportunities that may lead to better outcomes for historically under-resourced communities. Later on, we breakup with another prominent celebrity which raises issues surrounding cancel culture. Tune in to join the discussion. 


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    • 1 hr
    Composing While Black

    Composing While Black

    This week the guys sit down with Charles Dickerson, Earl Wooten, and Wilfred Farquarhson of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.  We get the much needed scoop about the state of Black affairs in the classical music world. Our guests share with us the importance of both creating space and maintaining authentic Black excellence in a field not necessarily known for its diversity. Also we find out why DISNEY and the ICYO are going to the movies.





    SHOW NOTES:

     links :

    https://icyola.org/ Inner City Youth Orchestra L.A.

    Social Media:

    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/icyola

    Twitter   https://twitter.com/icyola_

    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/icyola_/

    You Tube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_NWnEGqCTZsmAJEqh6Qxg?app=desktop

    https://sscyo.org/ South Side Youth Orchestra  Chicago

    Social Media:

    Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/sscyouthorchestra/

    Twitter   https://twitter.com/sscyo_official

    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/sscyouthorchestra/


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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A Tribe of Creatives

Issa Rae says you have to find your tribe! This podcast is my extended tribe! Great podcast! The energy and jewels shared by these amazing hosts and guests have been a renewed motivator! I can’t wait to see what’s next!

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