In the first half of today's episode, we discuss the trailer for Disney's Little Mermaid and the backlash it has received since the reveal that Ariel is played by Black actress Halle Bailey. We also look into the backlash received by shows like House of Dragons and Rings of Power where Black actors have found their way into these fantasy lands.
In the second half of the show, we have a necessary conversation about the death of PnB Rock and other rappers whose deaths are usually high profile and involve guns. We take the time to break down the circumstances that lead to deaths like these.
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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.