The first half of this week's 'Entertainment Episode' is dedicated to our reactions to the assault on Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars by Will Smith. We use this segment to explain the weight this moment has on Black people which we believe to be heavier than for non-Black people.
The second part of today's 'Entertainment Episode' focuses on similar incidents of conflict in the Black community when it is on display for the world to see. We discuss rap beefs, viral fight videos, and even a bit more about Chris Rock and Will Smith. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to Hattie McDaniel...the first Black person to win an Oscar.
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About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.