Dr. Alex Gee reads his powerful poem, “Colonizer, Please,” written in response to his trip to Ghana in 2019 for the 400 year anniversary of the start of the African slave trade.
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In the final episode of Season 3, Dr. Alex Gee recaps some highlights and themes from this season. As a bonus, two poems written from Dr. Gee’s experiences in Ghana are included in the episode.
If you are a Patreon supporter you will also be receiving an extra, powerful video reflection on Dr. Gee’s experience at the Slave River in Ghana.
How should White people handle racial missteps? How should white allies support people of color in the moment? Dr. Alex Gee discusses a recent race-related encounter that he couldn’t help but bring up to help others understand all sides of the incident. The crew of the Black Like Me podcast help process the encounter as they witnessed the moment.
Dr. Alex Gee has an in-depth conversation with Marlon Anderson, who was fired from a Madison high school for telling a student not to call him the n-word. Dr. Gee has known Marlon since his youth. For the first time, hear the whole story of how Marlon’s high school son, Noah Anderson, rallied support behind him as the president of the Black Student Union. Noah organized a student walk-out, petition, and discussions with school administration.
Dr. Alex Gee interviews Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc., who pioneered a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and a new marketplace for people of African descent looking to more accurately and reliably trace their roots. Leveraging her pioneering spirit, lifelong entrepreneurship and corporate expertise, Paige travels the world helping people demystify where they’re from so that they may better understand who they are — optimizing success in their lives, communities and businesses.
From Oprah Winfrey, John Legend and Spike Lee to Condoleezza Rice and The King Family, Paige has had a personal hand in demystifying their unknown African roots. Dr. Gee discusses the revelation of his own African roots that were shared by Dr. Paige while they were in Ghana.
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Dr. Alex Gee captures an exclusive interview with Dr. Yusef Salaam of what became known as the “Central Park Five” and are now known as “The Exonerated Five.” You won’t want to miss Dr. Salaam’s powerful and honest story that details his resilience, integrity, and faith in the midst of great injustice.
Dr. Yusef Salaam’s story has been presented in Ken Burn’s documentary, “The Central Park Five” and Ava DuVernay’s award-winning Netflix series, “When They See Us.” Since his release more than 20 years ago, Yusef has become a family man, father, poet, activist, and inspirational speaker. He has committed himself to advocate and educate people on the issues of mass incarceration, police brutality and misconduct, false confessions, press ethics and bias, race and law, and the disparities in America’s criminal justice system, especially for young men of color.