This week we are discussing the massive brawl on the Alabama Riverfront that went viral. We try and make sense of why it was seemingly a special moment for Black folks despite the violent optics and narrative that many are trying to associate with the fight.
In the second half of the show, we discuss the song ‘Try That in a Small Town’ by Jason Aldean and the effort to push the single to #1 on the charts. We examine solidarity on the right and far right and how the organizational efforts of these folks often shape outcomes for the rest of us.
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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.