The Blackitics Podcast Episode 1: The Black Vote
Welcome to the first episode of the Blackitics podcast. Weekly, co-hosts Kwaisi France, Richard Hazel, Dr. Bamidele Olatobosun, and Walter Shelton promote their own unique political views by suggesting worthwhile negotiations the black community should engage in, laws and policy of interest to black people, and what effective resistance to the prevailing status quo looks like for black people in America.
Blackitics: The Black Vote
This week’s episode focused on the history and power of the black vote amidst the backdrop of the 2020 election including why and whether that vote should go to the Democratic Party, the “disaffected” black and latino male affinity for Trump and opposition towards Kamala Harris, and the possibility of reparations for American descendants of slavery or black people generally. We hope you enjoy and Walter will be able to make it.
Kwaisi France is co-founder of KTB Media LLC and a 2003 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earning his B.A in philosophy, politics and economics with a concentration in political science and a 2015 graduate of the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business with a JD/MBA concentrating in public sector economics. He acquired just under a decade of professional experience in asset management and commercial negotiations at firms including T. Rowe Price, Provident Investment Company, Scottrade, Legg Mason, and Boatti PLLC. Kwaisi is also currently teaching U.S. History and Economics at The Saint Frances Academy in Baltimore, MD where he is also head of the Honor’s Program. All views are his own.
Walter Shelton is a 35 year old Historian, Podcaster, Mediator, Docent, Writer and Transit Professional with B.A. in History and M.A. in Legal & Ethical Studies from the University of Baltimore.
Dr. Bamidele Olatobosun is a 38 year old Bay Area transplant, and an Associate Medical Director at a community health center. He got his MD from Wake Forest in 2010, and his MBA from UNC in 2013.
Richard Hazel is a 2007 graduate of Lincoln University with a BS in Political Science. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and currently works in the financial sector. He considers himself to be a proud progressive.
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