BlackChat the Podcast

BlackChat launched its third stream of programming in the form of a podcast on January 8th, 2020. BlackChat the Podcast is live and is available on all major podcast streaming services! BlackChat the Podcast is a series of conversations between !Kona and Morgan, interviews with members of the Black community, and a celebration/exploration of being Black in Canada.

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007: Is Rome Burning? BlackChat the Podcast

Recorded March 30, 2020 at 9:21 PM. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Samwel Uko. Tony McDade. George Floyd. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. #saytheirnames We are roughly 3 months into a global pandemic. 6 Black bodies.  Today marks day 5 of protests in cities across North America taking the streets demanding murder charges against all 4 officers involved in the death of George Floyd, and justice for all Black lives that are killed by the hands of white supremacy and colonial violence. Buildings and vehicles have been set fire. Police in riot gear accompanied by K9 units and choppers in the sky have deployed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds. Cities have called in the national guard to assist in 'containing the protests'.  Roughly 1400 arrests have been made so far across America. Trauma is on all of our feeds. Seepings it's way into our conversations and relationships. the white people in our lives are acting weird. So much virtue signalling. So much performative allyship. So many challenging and conflicting feelings… Times are heavy. We love and are thinking of all our beautiful Black kin across the continent and across the globe. We see you. We hear you. We love you. And we will stand with you forever and beyond. You are sacred. you are beloved. You are cherished. Your life matters. Your joy matters. Your dreams matter. your love matters. Please take the time to share and donate to the links below… Canda: Black In BC Mutual Aid Emergency Relief Fund Race-Based Data Collection for Covid-19 Other Resources for non-Black folks to contribute to Black Communities in Canada The US: Petition – Justice for Breonna Taylor Minnesota Freedom Fund George Floyd GoFundMe Reclaim The BLock Minneapolis Louisville Community Bail Fund…/louisville-community-bail-fund/
  1. 007: Is Rome Burning?
  2. 006: PART ONE – The "Real" Race Card with Desmond Cole
  3. 005: Kinky While Black @ West Coast Bound
  4. 004: Surviving the Apocolypse with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
  5. 003: Sliders and Solidarity
  6. 002: PART TWO with Jillian Christmas
  7. 002: PART ONE with Jillian Christmas
  8. 001: Welcome to BlackChat

We are stolen people residing and operating on the stolen ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish peoples. Including but not limited to xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, S’ólh Téméxw, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ peoples. It is our foundational belief that Black liberation can not and will not happen without the liberation of Indigenous peoples.