EPISODE FIFTY!

NWAP shirtsIt’s our fiftieth episode!

We’re so glad to be able to consistently bring you content and for each of our listeners. This week, catch up with us as we discuss the shooting of two local news reporters in Virginia, Ben Carson’s comments on Black Lives Matter, and J. Cole.

Also, a special treat for you. NWAP t-shirts and hoodies are on sale! Check us out on Teespring.

As always, send any thoughts, questions, comments or concerns to nwapcast@gmail.Com. Also, we welcome your comments in audio form! Please record any thoughts (under 2 minutes) on our topics or corrections and we’ll air them on our next show!

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  1. Hello,
    I recently starting listening to the podcast and I am definitely a fan. I enjoy and appreciate hearing four obviously intelligent Black men share varying perspectives on a range of topics. It’s quite refreshing! The friendship and chemistry you guys have comes across effortlessly and I wouldn’t change a thing.

    My comment/question for the group is about a conversation you guys had during Episode 50 regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement. I agreed with much of what was said. Smooth Orator referenced a WashPost article in which the writer criticized the Movement’s lack of coherence, focus, and its failure to have a “leader;” unlike how things were done during the King era. I’m paraphrasing, of course.

    For various reasons, it seemed to be the consensus among all of you that the Movement was best positioned as “decentralized,” and one without a “face.” Herein lies my question(s).

    With BLM grassroots chapters appearing in cities across the country, can those who are involved say with clarity what the mission of the organization is? Are there clear goals that can be articulated so that everyone is “on message?” Most importantly, is there a message or a collection of messages/demands that can/should be articulated to lawmakers who can help shape state and federal policy? I think this is where having leadership becomes important–at least for me. Someone has to set the strategy, communicate it to the chapters across the country and outline tactics to get the work done. Or am I way off base?

    I know the Movement has made a conscious effort to distance itself from the way things were done in the 1960s in terms of church and political party involvement, etc. In your opinion, does what I am asking fall within the realm of “old-style” activism?

    So many of us want to see this Movement grow, succeed, and get to a point where, policy makers, especially these raggedy-ass presidential candidates are FORCED to lay out a strategy IN WRITING (!) to address the concerns of the Black community.

    With that said, do you guys still think the “decentralized” model is the best approach? Why or why not?

    Ok, I’ve rambled long enough 🙂 Thanks for reading and considering my question/comment. I look forward to more great podcasts from y’all. PEACE!

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