PodCapers Ep. 153: Black Superheroes and Black Lives Matter with Archit Tripathi

This is what we need to be talking about now. Scott is joined by Archit Tripathi to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement, systemic racism in our society, and the impact Black superheroes can have. Please take the time to check out the links below and support the people working to make a better world. Thank you.

Great black podcasts to listen to:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blackcomicschats-podcast/id1013283715?mt=2 – Black Comics Chat

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bynk-radio-inc/carefree-black-nerd – Carefree Black Nerd: all about representation in comics/media

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hard-n-o-c-life/id1061825543?mt=2 – Nerds of Color, discussing various matters of nerd/pop culture 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerds-of-prey/id1078912913?mt=2 – Nerds of Prey, all female panel of nerdy black women

SERIOUS Podcasts:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/podcasts/1619-slavery-anniversary.html – 1619 Project podcast by NY Times

https://crooked.com/podcast-series/what-a-day/ – News podcast that covers stories that often slip through the cracks in mainstream media, particularly stories relating to race, inequality, and civil rights

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-a-black-woman/id1349812182 – Excellent podcast featuring a black female perspective on real issues affecting black lives 

BLM Support:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 – Official BLM donations page

https://action.aclu.org/give/now – Official ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) donation page

https://www.naacpldf.org/ – NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory – National Bail Relief Fund: Bail is used as a way to keep impoverished communities incarcerated

https://www.timeout.com/usa/news/how-to-donate-to-bail-out-funds-in-30-different-u-s-cities-060520 – A more localized list of bail funds in various cities

https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/legal – Provides education and legal defense against police brutality nationwide

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Edited by Alexandra Mirabal


A long struggle, Media, and Passing the Mantle – 08:00

Hard Conversations, Police Brutality, and Representation – 1:00:00

States Rights, Protests, and Shame – 1:30:00

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