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The Positive Identity Podcast Series, dedicated to celebrating positive race relations by highlighting the good work that people of different racial communities do for each other and the world. We're supporters of the Asian, Black, Hispanic, White Communities and beyond and are here for all people! Because we believe in the power of everyone to uplift, edify and take action to create positive unity.

The Positive Identity Podcast Stephen Grey

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Positive Identity Podcast Series, dedicated to celebrating positive race relations by highlighting the good work that people of different racial communities do for each other and the world. We're supporters of the Asian, Black, Hispanic, White Communities and beyond and are here for all people! Because we believe in the power of everyone to uplift, edify and take action to create positive unity.

    Jeff Keller, the Buffalo Massacre, the Reckoning We Have

    Jeff Keller, the Buffalo Massacre, the Reckoning We Have

    In the days and hours after the Buffalo Massacre, the pre-planned episode with Jeff Keller takes on a much more introspective and serious turn. Keller, bi-racial who lived through history and family strife growing up in America. Ron, dealing with the reality that this is happening and people like him are the target. Stephen, thinking deeply about how we need to radically change what we're doing to push back against this.

    Thinking positively and constructively is the name of the game for the Positive Identity podcast. But here... here they must reckon with history and an America where this is happening right now in 2022. Then they must see if this is who we are, and if it is even possible to change. The answer is exactly what you think. What you used to think

    “Positive Identity: It’s another week where we tell you inspiring and positive stories of people of different races doing good things for each other and the world. Then from there, we become better people and learn more how to make the world better for everyone.”

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ken Nwadike The Free Hugs Guy || The Positive Identity Podcast

    Ken Nwadike The Free Hugs Guy || The Positive Identity Podcast

    Stephen and Ron, the partners in justice, are at it again; this time having fun talking to Ken Nwadike, also known as the Free Hugs Guy. Ken Nwadike is a social media viral star and legend in peace activism in the United States. 

    Ken talks about how his love for running and the tragedy of the Boston Marathon Bombing led to the Free Hugs movement and how it evolved as racial tensions in America grew. Free Hugs went viral in the digital and real-world space by valuing real-life experiences with other people.

    We are a multi-racial society, yet racism and hate are still being taught in the United States. The Us vs. Them Mentality has split the United States in two. It is difficult to unify the two United States of Americas and end the cancer of racism and hate because of how deeply rooted this mentality is. Sadly, sometimes it takes a tragedy in order for us to realize our hate is superficial and our love and humanity for others are at the cores of our souls. However, love is stronger than hate, love is stronger than tragedy, and education is the way forward to unifying America once again.

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    “Positive Identity: It’s another week where we tell you inspiring and positive stories of people of different races doing good things for each other and the world. Then from there, we become better people and learn more how to make the world better for everyone.”

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Dr. Tara Green and the Power of Black Women's Stories || The Positive Identity Podcast

    Dr. Tara Green and the Power of Black Women's Stories || The Positive Identity Podcast

    Stephen and Ron speak to prolific author Dr. Tara Green about self-love, putting community first, and telling stories.


    Dr. Tara Green came from rural Louisiana and explains the calling of a writer to put other people first in their stories in order to give them a voice. Writers don’t have to be in the spotlight; they put others in the spotlight through their stories.


    One of Dr. Green’s latest works, “Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson“ celebrates a bisexual Black woman’s life as a writer and an activist for women’s and African American’s rights. Dr. Green’s journey of writing about Alice Dumbar Nelson spanned ten years, and she connected with her subject in ways she never thought possible.  Alice Dunbar-Nelson leaned in and on her community, using education and the media available to her to “Lift as We Climb;” meaning lifting others up as we, ourselves, also progress. As an activist, Alice Dunbar-Nelson understood the United States of America stands for equality, and can always work to change for the better. She used the legal and media system to demand rights for women and African Americans.


    Black women activists like Alice Dunbar-Nelson had complicated lives that they enjoyed. Finding joy in relationships, speaking to crowds, nature. 


    Her second book, “See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure During the Interwar Era” came out just recently about finding joy and pleasure in relationships through the eyes of powerful Black women during the Interwar Era. 


    For Black women today, there are still systemic challenges in America when trying to achieve the American Dream. However, by studying the past lives of powerful Black women, Dr. Tara Green points out Black women today and other women of color can use their gifts and perseverance to push past the challenges within the system. While achieving greatness, now is the time to take action to advocate for ourselves and others; “Lift as We Climb.”


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    "Positive Identity: It's another week where we tell you inspiring and positive stories of people of different races doing good things for each other and the world. Then from there, we become better people and learn more how to make the world better for everyone."

    • 56 min
    What We're Thankful For || The Positive Identity Podcast

    What We're Thankful For || The Positive Identity Podcast

    It's a new year, new approach and new way of thinking for 2022.

    But it's the past that defines the good we can do. And last year, the final podcast for Ron & Stephen was them talking about what they were thankful for. In an end of the year saw saw record coronavirus cases and feeling like 2021 was a F$^%ing mess, Ron and Stephen spent time trying to ask themselves what was good. What where they thankful for. What made them happy. 

    Happiness, and how we find happiness, informs our diverse and dynamic identities and in this podcast episode, Stephen and Ron talk about that happiness that helps define them.

    In 2021 there were things to be thankful for. In 2022, we can make even more things to be thankful for.

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    "Positive Identity: It's another week where we tell you inspiring and positive stories of people of different races doing good things for each other and the world. Then from there, we become better people and learn more how to make the world better for everyone."

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Rave Culture & Race Part 2 || The Positive Identity Podcast Series

    Rave Culture & Race Part 2 || The Positive Identity Podcast Series

    It's the Tuesday after EDC. 

    Stephen had just come back from the weekend of a lifetime. A week that changed how he saw the world and how he saw everyone in it.

    Ron of course has been in this world, for a good long 30 years. He knows the score. He knows that look in Stephen's face. He knows what it's like to hit the next level and go to the other side.

    Anyone who knows rave culture knows what we're talking about. How no matter your race or identity, the "experience" can take you to the next level.

    And in this podcast, we go to the next level.

    "Positive Identity: It's another week where we tell you inspiring and positive stories of people of different races doing good things for each other and the world. Then from there, we become better people and learn more how to make the world better for everyone."

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Rave Culture & Race || The Positive Identity Podcast

    Rave Culture & Race || The Positive Identity Podcast

    Ron and Stephen drop it the big one on us today. As in drop the fact that EDM culture and rave culture are both things are hugely impactful to race and identity in America.

    Ron is a pro at this, raving since the 90s. Stephen is the new kid in town, tearing it up in the post COVID world and about to head to EDC to make memories to last a lifetime.

    It's a world of joy, dance and happiness... and in this world Ron and Stephen discuss what the rave culture and EDM community has done for race relations. Then talk about how that environment can help inform how we can make a more unified and loving society.

    Also... you're gonna learn a little bit more about Ron and Stephen today then you could have ever imagined.

    "Positive Identity: It's another week where we tell you inspiring and positive stories of people of different races doing good things for each other and the world. Then from there, we become better people and learn more how to make the world better for everyone."

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jrosa20 ,

Podcast #8

Very sensible commentary and perspective with panache!
Both Ron and Stephen are so solid in themselves and their hope for the message of ‘Positive Identity’!

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