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Making A Difference

Unerased | Black Women Speak

Release Date: 02/03/2021

Breast Cancer Vigilance show art Breast Cancer Vigilance

Unerased | Black Women Speak

Moving beyond the hoopla and pink ribbons of October, we explore the elevated life-threatening stakes for Black women in detecting and fighting breast cancer, through the voices of women at various points of their own personal journeys.

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The Best of Unerased show art The Best of Unerased

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Producers of the Unerased podcast got together for end of year reflections, looking back to move forward. Along the way, they pulled out some seminal conversations from the 2021 season. Over a virtual feast of shrimp and grits and audio treasures host/audio producer Carolyn Malachi, coordinating producer Stephanie Renee’ and executive producer/creator Gwen McKinney explored our body, our temple; the art of beauty; the economics of aging and reparations. Join us for a toast of the season!

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Labor Pains — Unions, Yes! show art Labor Pains — Unions, Yes!

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The global pandemic national lockdown transformed work as we knew it, creating the “great resignation.”

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Women Making Media show art Women Making Media

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This episode embraces the raison d’etre of Unerased | Black Women Speak. No one can tell us what to say, how to say it, write it, or when we Scream, Stream, Blog, Record it. We’ve sounded our drums for centuries, before a printing press or radio airwaves existed. This show celebrates our narrative, stories and content conceived by, for and about Black women. In the spirit of patriots, pathfinders, poets, publishers and scribes — listen up!

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Reparations — Beyond Acres and the Mule  show art Reparations — Beyond Acres and the Mule

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How can you measure the damage from four centuries of bondage and soul pillage? What is the price tag on the sustained striping of our agency and possibilities? Blacklisting. Redlining. Whitewashing. 

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Pennies, Paychecks and Plans — The Economics of Aging  show art Pennies, Paychecks and Plans — The Economics of Aging

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Episode 16 takes a sober look at how older Black women carry the triple jeopardy of racism, sexism and ageism—especially from our wallets. We tap into our soon-to-be launched Primetime55+ campaign saluting older Black women, who are masterful at what they do. We are also joined by younger counterparts who plan to embrace the inevitable journey of aging with grace, wisdom and reverence. We close with a debut of a new theme song that embodies our spirit and mission.

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Reproductive Justice – From Past, Possibilities and Enlightened Policies show art Reproductive Justice – From Past, Possibilities and Enlightened Policies

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Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer once described the hysterectomy without her consent as a Mississippi appendectomy. Black maternal death in the U.S. is the highest rate in the developed world – and the toll is rising. Black women are more determined than ever to strip away gross structural racism and push for policies that affirm our right to the full ownership of our bodies within ourselves, our children and the communities we inhabit.

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Preconception Health – Our Life Cycle From the Womb to the Tomb show art Preconception Health – Our Life Cycle From the Womb to the Tomb

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If maladies like fibroid tumors, preterm birth, or maternal death are the window into our life cycle, preconception health is the house that contains the burdens, opportunities and realities of our health outcomes before, during and prior to birth -- whether we decide to conceive at all. We meet health professionals and equity advocates who share insights and tackle the complex labyrinth with overlapping birth, life and health consequences.

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Fibroids the Female Curse. Period. show art Fibroids the Female Curse. Period.

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We begin with an exploration of fibroid, uterine tumors swirling in more questions than answers. With little info on cures or causes, Black women are plagued with the benign tumors three times more frequently than White women. We kickoff this trilogy with the White Dress Project in marking July as Fibroid Awareness Month. Two project leaders join us to share their personal journey, confront myths, & propose action that breathe hope and unity into a condition that we once suffered in silence and alone.

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No Place Like Home show art No Place Like Home

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From urban cities to rural landscapes, the U.S. crisis of the unhoused is yet another pandemic. It’s estimated that nearly 200,000 people sleep on the streets every night and countless more are invisible, on the brink of foreclosures or evictions, dwelling in substandard housing or resorting to vehicular shelters. While this episode makes plain the national dilemma, we share stories about defying gentrification, beating the odds and tapping into the indomitable spirit that makes a way out of no way.

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