7 Episodes

By: Reginald Jones

Hosted by Reginald Jones, the Intelligentsia21c podcast lends opinions and new ideas on trending issues in society. Taking on topics through a racial equity lens, the podcast will offer deep perspective on Society's challenges and opportunities. Including recognized guests, the Intelligentsia21c podcast provides thought provoking commentary and is an engaging platform for our time.

Intel 3-2021: Black Business Status
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Black-owned business statistics for 2021 from Fundera - a business financial resource, shows continuing challenges for Black businesses to start, grow, and be sustainable compared to white counterparts. Access to capital continues to be a major issue. The data indicates inequities in the financial system on loan approvals, amounts, and interest rates.

Justice Served: Derek Chauvin Guilty

Nearly a year after George Floyd's life was taken by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing Floyd. The evidence was compelling. No doubt, the cell phone video of Chauvin's actions captured by 17-year old Darnella Frazier proved critical in the conviction. The video spread across the world. We could all witness the nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds Chauvin held his knee on Floyd's neck until he was dead. This podcast recounts the verdict, captures reaction from the corner at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis where Floyd was killed, and raises the urgency of...

Intel 2-2021: America's Hate Trait_anti-Asian Attacks

America's hate trait was shown this past week with the killing of eight people in Atlanta-including six Asian American women. This tragedy comes on the heels of data released from the University of California's Center for Hate and Extremism that reports hate crimes against Asian Americans up by 150 percent across major U.S. cities.

The Quest for Civil Rights_Yesteryears Fight, Today's Plight

The Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s was pivotal in fostering equitable treatment for Black people. However, it did not bring enough to quash systemic inequities. The plight continues today. The Black Lives Matter Movement is at the forefront. This podcast looks at yesteryears Civil Rights Movement and considers today's continuing effort for racial equality.

Intel 1-2021: New Reports On COVID-19 Impacts On Black People

Information just reported issues of access to the COVID-19 vaccine in communities hit worst by the pandemic; and reductions to U.S. life expectancy at birth caused by COVID-19. The highest being for Blacks.

Introducing Intelligentsia21C - Framing Racism on Blacks in America

This inaugural Intelligentsia21C podcast episode introduces the Intelligentsia21C platform and delves into issues of systemic racism impacting Blacks in America. Intelligentsia21C is a curated platform that uniquely brings critical analysis to political, social and economic topics—all examined through a racial equity lens. Reaching audiences through this podcast, website Blogs, and on social media, Intelligentsia21C engage a range of guests from seasoned thought leaders to grassroot figures working on the ground. The platform exposes audience members to diverse views on racial inequities and ways to address them. Built from the idea of social circles that em...

57 Years Later: Why We Can't Wait Any Longer

"57 Years Later: Why We Can't Wait Any Longer" takes its theme from Martin Luther King Jr.'s book, Why We Can't Wait that chronicles the 1963 Birmingham movement for racial equality. Again African Americans find it necessary to challenge America's systemic racism. Unrest has captured wide consciousness in this country and around the world. In “57 Years Later: Why We can't Wait Any Longer" we delve into today's plight for racial justice. The podcast will take a deep look into the protests, the demands, and what constitutes victory.