Black Like Me is BACK starting next week! I’ve got some exciting new features, including my new Patreon page (patreon.com/blacklikeme), where you can become a partner and receive some fantastic benefits! Check it out, and get excited for next week!
Black Like Me will be returning for Season 3 very soon!
In the meantime, here are some things you can do:
1. Catch up on past episodes (Listen to the preview to get some suggestions)
2. Subscribe, so you get Season 3 episodes as soon as they are released.
3. Visit alexgee.com, for more great content.
4. Share episodes with your friends, so they can get caught up.
Election day is coming up this upcoming Tuesday in Madison, and the Black community in Madison has questions for our mayoral candidates. As you do research this weekend in preparation for voting, consider these questions and how the mayoral candidates have (or have not) addressed these 7 questions.
- Why do you want to be mayor during such racially tumultuous times?
- How did Madison get to the point of becoming ground-zero for racial disparities between black and white citizens?
- What is your connection to the black community, and how will that inform your work in making Madison a great community for blacks as well as whites and other people of color?
- How should we measure the success of mayor’s in terms of racial relations? What are the indicators or how do we assess one’s success?
- What about Madison would make it attractive to black middle class Americans?
- If you were a black professional, what opportunities and community transformation would need to exist in order for you to want to stay in Madison?
- If you were black in Madison, where would you go to hang out for cultural relief and affirmation?
If you want to hear more behind these questions and what I mean by them, check out the following short podcast to hear me talk through why these questions are important.
To listen on iTunes, click here.
Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with a fellow podcast host and friend, Michelle Higgins. Michelle is the Director and a founding member of Faith for Justice. Faith for Justice promotes and leads public justice actions and events that connect faith communities to the movements that seek to dignify and humanize Black lives. She is also the co-host of the Truth’s Table Podcast. Listen for an inspiring conversation that dives into Michelle’s background and current passion for her work in many areas.
Michelle Higgins Book Recommendation: Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital
Truth’s Table Podcast: www.truthstable.com/
Faith for Justice: www.faithforjustice.org/
Dr. Alex Gee is joined in the studio by the staff of Nehemiah’s Reentry Program to give an unfiltered and heartfelt commentary on some recent incidents in the local community. One incident occurred in the public schools to a young African American girl and the other at a Justified Anger community event with men in a reentry support group. Listen in to the honest conversation around these incidents and issues.
Learn more about Justified Anger