Instagram Live Feature Friday - Ep. 6: Disaster Preparedness & Restorative Practices w/ @naturally_melle_marie (3/26/21)

Check out this conversation between our Founder @taharkaanderson and @naturally_melle_marie who is a community care provider from South Central Los Angeles. The love she provides her people is guided by the interdependent African ethic of Ubuntu, which means “I Am, Because We Are." Tune in as they discuss her wisdom on how to prepare for various kinds of emergencies, the ways she provides various forms of care to Black communities, and her use of restorative practices to support healing in Black communities.


Instagram Live Feature Friday - Ep. 5: Mass Incarceration & Politicized Art w/ @keshad.adeniyi (3/12/21) 

Check out this fire conversation our Founder @taharkaanderson had with @keshad.adeniyi who is an artist, activist-scholar, and advocate from Watts & South Central Los Angeles whose global work has been with communities harmed by carceral institutions (prisons, jails, detention centers, etc.). So many gems were dropped in this conversation that you can definitely learn from and incorporate into your own development and support the freedom and liberation of Black people. And don't forget to go listen to his latest EP "WhAt's Real?"

Website: www.keshadadeniyi.com


Instagram Feature Friday - Ep. 4: Black Myths & Debunking Propaganda w/ @too_black (3/5/21)

Check out the amazing conversation our Founder @taharkaanderson had with our good friend @too_black based in Indiana. We covered everything from Black politics in Indiana, Black capitalism, assimilationism, American imperialism, internationalist politics, community organizing AND they roasted each other through it all!


Consider supporting the podcast's Patreon: www.patreon.com/blackmyths


Instagram Live Feature Friday - Ep. 3: Leading @neweralongbeach w/ @kingizauh & @honeybluu (2/26/21)

Check out our conversation with President @kingizauh and Executive Director @honeybluu of @neweralongbeach ! We got to know them personally and discuss how @neweralongbeach organizes on a grassroots level to meet the material needs of Black communities.

Instagram: @neweralongbeach


Instagram Live Feature Friday - Ep. 2: Community Organizing & Activist Scholarship (2/12/21)

  • Check out our IG LIVE FEATURE FRIDAY that we had with Inglewood's very own Activist-Scholar @dr_kunta23 !!! We got a chance to know him personally and discuss his 10+ years of experience as a Community Organizer and his research that focuses on Youth-Based Social Movements, Political Identity, and Resistance to the Prison Regime.
  • Website: www.davidcturner.com & follow @brossonsselves and @la_studentsdeserve


Instagram Live Feature Friday - Ep. 1: Serving in the Afrikan Black Coalition & Political Education (2/7/21)

Check out our IG LIVE FEATURE FRIDAY with Political Education Director @makonnentendaji and Political Education Specialist @rei.esteem from the @afrikanblackcoalition. We discussed their lives growing up, their political development, how they serve Black communities, and the importance of political education!


Podcast: Season 1, Ep. 2 & 3: Boosie & the Sexual Vulnerability of Black Men & Boys

Host: Taharka Anderson, M.A.Ed. - Instagram - Website 
Guest: Makonnen Tendaji - Instagram - Website 



Recommended Reading: Academic Journal Articles  Recommended Reading: Books 
  • The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry 
  • Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men by Thomas A. Foster
  • Female Aggression by Helen Gavin and Theresa Porter 
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson 
  • Let’s Talk About the Body: Boundaries, Consent & Respect by Jayneen Sanders
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk 


Podcast: Season 1, Ep. 1: Greatness is a Result of Resilience in the Struggle

Overview: Whether you're a student trying to find the courage to keep pushing through those deadlines and finals during covid, or just someone who needs some motivation to keep going in the face of adversity, be fulfilled as he speaks on the theme Greatness is a Result of Resilience in the Struggle. This speech  is from 2015, when Taharka was selected to be the Graduate Student speaker at CSULB's Black Graduation.