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.
Black Like Me
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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.
Dr. Alex Gee hosts a roundtable of Thanksgiving conversation with his friends and family, Lilada Gee, Harry Hawkins, and Jim Bower. This feast of a discussion covers cultural and family traditions that bring unique flavors to the holiday. Listen in for one of the most fun Black Like Me episodes.
Dr. Alex Gee has an eye-opening conversation with University of Wisconsin Professor of History and one of the most celebrated lecturers in the Justified Anger African American History Class, Christy Clark-Pujara. Christy Clark-Pujara is a historian whose research focuses on the experiences of black people in French and British North America in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.
Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (New York: New York University Press, 2016).
Dr. Alex Gee welcomes his friend, General Marcia Anderson, to the Black Like Me podcast. They discuss the trajectory of her career as both a woman and African American in the military. She is a trailblazer in her service and work, exemplifying integrity and leadership. In 2011 she became the first African-American woman to become a major general in the United States Army Reserve.