We Are Not A Monolith We Are Not A Monolith produces news and culture content about and for African Americans in the the Upper Midwest.
We Are Not A Monolith

We Are Not A Monolith

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We Are Not A Monolith produces news and culture content about and for African Americans in the the Upper Midwest.

Most Recent Episodes

Love is Action: Sen. Cory Booker Joins Shelby and Ike

Sen. Cory Booker joined Shelby and Ike to discuss his proposed policies as a Democratic candidate* for President, policies, he argues, that will bring the country back together. He believes that his appeal to African-Amercian voters makes his candidacy viable and that Hilary Clinton's 2016 loss was partly due to her failure to appeal to the lived experiences of the diverse nature of the Democratic Party. And he describes how his engagement in the African-American community drives his policy. *As

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

This time on We are not a Monolith, Ike and Shelby explore the holiday of Kwanzaa. They interview special guest Kemi Brown of Sioux City to learn all about this Holiday and how it's celebrated.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg: His Douglass Plan, His Agenda for Black America, and Bringing the US Together

We Are Not a Monolith welcomes Mayor Pete Buttigieg to talk about his Douglass Plan, the firing of Darryl Boykins, the first African-American police chief of South Bend, Indiana, and the challenges of bringing togehter a country divided along so many lines. Music by Joytribe recorded live at KBOO.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg: His Douglass Plan, His Agenda for Black America, and Bringing the US Together

Alabama Story: An Illustration of Race Relations, Power, and Courage

Inspiration can strike from anywhere. Reading the obits one day, Kenneth Jones came across the story of Emily Wheelock Reed, a librarian who lived and worked in Alabama during the 1950's and 60's. Trouble began for her when she added illustrator Garth Williams' book The Rabbits' Wedding to her stacks, a book that portrays the marriage of a black rabbit and a white rabbit. The White Citizen's Council and Senator Edward Oswell Eddins demanded the book be removed, and so began the Alabama Story.

Wednesday August 2, 2017- Part II

Ike and Shelby took over an entire hour of programing to discuss summer reading, music and their series, "Checking the Box".

Wednesday August 2, 2017- Part 1

Ike and Shelby took over an entire hour (well....technically a little more- be sure to listen to Part II) of programing to discuss summer reading, music and their series, "Checking the Box".

Checking the Box

Ike and Shelby are diving into a new series called Checking the Box- where they explore the vulnerability and consequences experienced when filling out everyday forms.

What's Happening in the Community

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No More Heroes: An Interview with Jordan Flaherty

This Sunday, the Blue Cafe will host author Jordan Flaherty for a discussion of his book No More Heroes , a critique of the savior mentality and helping people from different historical, cultural, and racial contexts. Shelby Pierce and Ike Rayford of We Are Not A Monolith joined Jordan via Skype to ask how he has come to speak on this topic and what he has to say. (Find the longer version of the interview here ).

WANAM: Longer Edit of Jordan Flaherty Interview

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