In the first half of today's episode, we go over some of the major news stories of the week and give some insight and context to the headlines you may have seen. We break down some of the more troubling events and provide a reaction to the stories.
In the second part of the show, we explain how we--as a show and as a community--process the trauma that we see in the media against Black and Brown bodies. We discuss how it feels to be a second-class citizen in this country. Our Way Black History Fact tells the origin story of R&B music.
Listen to Civic Cipher every Sunday morning at 7am on Hot 98.3!
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.