Mar 16, 2021
Ep 117 of Real Black News provides an update on Mississippi's water crisis, where some see hints of an end. Jackson, Mississippi councilman DeKeither Stamps joins the podcast to give an update (interview begins at 59:27). While hip hop journalist and author Clover Hope discusses her new book "The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip Hop" and how she documents the history of ladies on the mic from Sha Rock and Sheri Sher to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Clover, a writer on Beyonce’s Grammy-nominated musical film "Black is King," gives respect and light to women on the mic who’ve been overlooked or dismissed (interview begins at 31:25). Other topics include the weekly White Supremacy Report, Octavia Butler, Judas and the Black Messiah, the 78-year-old sista who’s a weight lifting champion, politicians pushing to return a portion of LA’s Manhattan Beach to descendants of Black former owners, and more of the top five empowering Black news stories of the week.