On this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series we broke down the results of the 2017 Alabama Senate race. A small section of the black community attributed the victory to the number of black women who voted for Doug Jones. Statistics show that black women were 17% of the voters and black men were 11% of the voters. One narrative floating around is suggesting that black women solely secured the victory for Jones, saved Alabama from racism and black men don't deserve to be with black women. We used our time to dig deep into the numbers to help our listeners understand why we believe Jones won, and how the combination of black men and black women votes helped Jones secure his victory. We also took a closer look at Doug Jones; who is Doug Jones and what has he done for black people as a politician? Tune in to hear what we have to say about the topic.
On this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, we give you part two of our discussion about American rape culture. Patrick and Joseph were joined by Mo and Tam of the Tea Time: Black Women Talk Podcast. Last week's episode Joseph explored the origins, the environment, the nurturing and impact of the culture of rape. This week, Mo and Tam were able to give their perspectives about rape culture as black women in America. Both women have experience raising children in this country; one household is raising all girls, the other is raising all boys. We were able to gain different viewpoints about the culture of rape and how it affects the members of our community. Enjoy the podcast!!!!
On this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series we delved deep into the American culture of rape. Host Joseph Ward does his best to examine the culture of rape from its genesis to now; why is rape still so prevalent in the year 2017? The discussion centered around the way rape was used in the founding of America, the breaking of the black male slaves, and how the rates of increased rape are directly related to war. We believe as long as we see rape and rape culture as a male issue, we are overlooking a section of the population who were also socialized within the culture of rape. Yes, men make up the largest number of perpetrators, but the culture of rape could not exist without buy in from both men and women. We do our best to examine the culture and hopefully help create a lane for dialog about rape culture, and a drastic culture change within our communities. Tune in!!!!
On this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series we delve into the fall of Muammar Gaddafi as the leader of Lybia, and the slave trade currently going on in the country. Do the two events have anything in common, why is the Lybian Government saying they had no idea the slave trade was happening, and why isn't the UN doing anything about it? Robert Mugabe is not longer the President of Zimbabwe after being forced out by the Military. Emmerson Mnangagwa is the new president of the country, one of his first moves is to give land in Zimbabwe to white farmers. Was this the best move for Zimbabwe to make and what will the future bring for the country? Tune in to hear our thoughts!!!!
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