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Honoring Black Lives, Stories, and Culture

Honoring Black Lives, Stories, and Culture

Evergreen is celebrating Black History Month this February by showing some love to our favorite episodes and shows that honor black culture, promote intimate conversations, and share black stories.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black and White

Stephen Dorsey delves deeper into racial discourse through conversations with insightful guests who have their own take on what’s at play. Because it’s time to Be Better, Do Better, Live Better, Together. Presented by Flatiron Wealth Management.

Ross Cadastre : On today's episode of Black & White, Stephen sits down with Ross Cadastre, CEO of Innovative Talent Solutions and Board Chair of the Black Business Professionals Association. Their conversation includes Ross's immigration to Canada, his early entrepreneurial story, the generational wealth gap, the work of the BBPA to assist Black entrepreneurs in Canada, and more.

Burn the Boats

Burn the Boats is an award-winning podcast featuring intimate conversations with change-makers from every walk of life. Host Ken Harbaugh interviews politicians, authors, activists, and others about the most important issues of our time.

Dara Starr : Political Commentator Dara Starr Tucker talks about why many white Americans hide behind “politeness” as an excuse for not confronting racism.

Stacey Abrams : Stacey Abrams talks about her new book, Rogue Justice, and the systems that influence American life from the shadows.

Lecia Michelle : Lecia talks about her new book, The White Allies Handbook, and how white people must use their voices to actively dismantle racism.

Medal of Honor

Ken Harbaugh tells the stories of service members who have distinguished themselves through an act of valor. These stories feature recipients from the Civil War to present day, including a few who were originally overlooked for the medal.

PFC Oscar Austin : PFC Austin served in the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for absorbing a grenade blast and taking a bullet that would’ve killed his fellow Marine.

Sergeant Andrew Jackson : Color Sergeant Smith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for keeping his unit’s battle flag out of enemy hands in the Civil War.

Riffs on Riffs

Hosts Joe Watson and Toby Brazwell take a hard look at legendary tracks of the past and present, connecting the dots on the music they sample and the songs that inspired them.

99 Problems and a Big Fire Ain’t One : In this episode, we’ll find out how this 80’s video legend helped eliminate some of hip hop’s biggest problems — and along the way, help Alicia Keys set the world on fire. // What we geek out over in this episode: bad music videos, Gremlins, answer songs, Jay-Z singles, “Mississippi Queen”, Rick Rubin, and bongos.

How Music Can Save Your Life

Brendan Slocumb, musician, educator, and author of the upcoming novel “The Violin Conspiracy” is here to tell you how music can save your life— it certainly saved his.

Daniel Roumain: Racism as a Virus. Brendan is joined by Daniel Roumain: composer, performer, educator, and social entrepreneur. He has worked with artists from Philip Glass to Bill T. Jones to Lady Gaga; appeared on NPR, American Idol, and ESPN; and has collaborated with the Sydney Opera House and the City of Burlington, Vermont.

Ken Ford - The King of Strings : Brendan is joined by “the king of strings” himself, Mr. Ken Ford! Strap yourself in, because this dude is the real deal. Ken tells all about his unlikely path from IT guy to full-time musician, “faking it till you make it,” and the importance of playing for yourself.

"Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part." — John Lewis

Looking for more podcasts and episodes celebrating black excellence? Take a look at the shows below:

Innovation In Equality : Innovation In Equality seeks to confront the racial and gender gap in entrepreneurship and VC investing through candid conversations with experts and influencers.

Living for We : In 2020, cityLAB of Pittsburgh released a study that ranked Cleveland dead last in terms of livability for Black women. On Living For We, we talk to Cleveland's Black women about their experiences at work, at school, in the doctor's office, and in community with each other in an attempt to answer the question... is Cleveland really as bad as they say it is for Black women?

Crazy and the King : Julie and Torin are serious about destroying the lame, losing and punitive Diversity and Inclusion narrative while chasing a narrative of ambition and freedom to explore.

Unleash Your Supernova : Through stories of the gutsiest founders and Rainemakers around the globe, you will learn tips, hacks, and words of wisdom to help you grow and thrive along your personal journey. Hosted by Nova Lorraine.

Inclusive AF : Inclusive AF is a place where you get to hear real, authentic, and sometimes tough discussions on issues that are important to every community. The hosts and guests share their insights, opinions and ideas about how to make the world Inclusive AF.

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