Ray explores Black leadership from the emergence of an elite class, with varying perspectives and experiences.
In this episode part 1 of a 3 part series on Black leadership Ray explores the origins of Black influence and authority in America.
In this episode Ray explores the cultural and historical significance of Afro textured hair
In this episode Ray explores the history and complicated relationship with Black Americans and the police
In this episode Ray explores Black American association with the South and why Black are concentrated in urban areas of the country.
In this episode Ray talks about Black American naming practice, history, traditions and conventions from slavery to the 20th century
In this episode Ray completes the long journey of getting his stories heard, tells his life story and puts storytelling in context
In this episode Ray continues to explore his storytelling journey after the Risk show. He talks about his appearance on the Moth Radio hour, a story in Readers Digest and his performance on Snap Judgment, the impact of this story and his reflections on storytelling.
This episode traces storytelling in African American culture, from its roots in Africa, through the Middle Passage and slavery, and continuing through time until today. Ray touches on interesting topics like which stories White people hear and which stories are just for “family.” The episode concludes with Ray’s reflections on his introduction to the art and the first steps in his own journey.
In this episode Ray looks at the origins of a false narrative of African History
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