This podcast that takes a deeper view into Black life in America by examining the intersection of history, narrative, and experience.
EP 21 Childs Play
In this episode Ray explores the legacy of Black Children taken as slaves from Africa, growing up on Plantations and their social worth and development in America
Blacks and Indians
In this episode Ray explores the complex history and relationship between Black Americans and the Native people of America
EP 19 Black Leadership Part 3 Challanging Authority
Ray explores Black leadership from the 40s to present its challenges and its legacy
EP 18 Black Leadership Part 2 The Elite Class
Ray explores Black leadership from the emergence of an elite class, with varying perspectives and experiences.
EP 17 Black Leadership Part 1 Sources and Orgins
In this episode part 1 of a 3 part series on Black leadership Ray explores the origins of Black influence and authority in America.
EP 16 Black Hair Issues
In this episode Ray explores the cultural and historical significance of Afro textured hair
Blacks and Indians
Your raydo of intro music is really classy and enjoyable.
The History I was taught was completely whitewashed.
Buffalo Soldiers must’ve been quiet the sight to behold.
As with the Tuskegee Airmen whose fighter squadron never lost a B-52 boomer under their command
Give this man a National Public Radio Show!
Refreshing and real. Stands above typical public radio. Americans need someone to speak to our true experience. How raw it can be for the majority of us not born into the upper and middle classes. The brutality of caste here in the USA. The unaddressed trauma of slavery, Jim Crow and continuous racism. Appreciate the understanding he brings to the Black experience, the history and inside perspective. Ray as a presenter and host is a pleasure. This podcast has easily become one of my favorites. Brave, and honest. Voices like Ray are essential to bring America to the beloved community. He speaks beautifully to the hardest topics which perpetually go unaddressed.
Love you Ray!
I don’t usually write reviews on here, but Ray Christian is such an excellent storyteller and 100% deserves a 5 star review. I originally heard him on The Moth, Snapped and Spooked. Glynn Washington mentioned this podcast and I was immediately hooked. I listened to it years ago and am re-listening now. I just saw a review that someone posted; the person gave Ray a one star review because he didn’t agree with something Ray said about Obama(?!)That’s another reason why I decided to finally write my first Apple Podcasts review, to cancel out that doofus’s review. The Doofus probably writes reviews on Amazon based on the speed of the delivery.