Black Diplomats

By Black Diplomats

The world is full of black people But when the mainstream media talks about the world, we hardly ever hear from them. Black Diplomats—a podcast dedicated to international politics and culture from the perspective of people of color—is going to change that. The 45-minute weekly show will take on domestic issues like immigration, policing, and protest movements through a globalized lens. The podcast is called Black Diplomats because I believe every black person is a diplomat at heart. It’s crucial that we claim space in the global conversation because much of that conversation directly impacts us—yet we so rarely lead it. The show will have a conversational style similar to VICE, with a twist of Desus and Mero humor to add an urban flavor, making it accessible to people who aren’t used to being centered in foreign policy conversations. It will resist the impulse of network television to pander to an “all sides” mindset. I believe there is a right and there is a wrong: Imperialism is bad. Racism is bad. White supremacy is a motivating philosophy for many powerful people. Black Diplomats will be something new. American media outlets aren't interested in people of color’s thoughts on global affairs—especially those outside of the mainstream. Although I'm a Russian speaker and travel to Ukraine every few months, I struggle to find opportunities to speak on foreign affairs. We need a new venue, and it should grow with our audience, tackling new subjects, highlighting new perspectives, and giving the black perspective on world affairs the respect it is due.

  1. 1.
    How American Exceptionalism Robs Haiti
    43:16
  2. 2.
    Producer's Note
    1:11
  3. 3.
    Recognizing the Armenian Diaspora
    36:41
  4. 4.
    Jewel of the Caucasus
    1:04:43
  5. 5.
    Ukraine, Navalny, and other people Putin is trying to kill
    58:00
  6. 6.
    Vets Want U.S. Out of Afghanistan
    1:14:07
  7. 7.
    Pam Keith on Matt Gaetz and Dems in Florida
    34:01
  8. 8.
    Black Diplomats on The Power Vertical
    58:00
  1. 9.
    Georgian political crisis with George Khelashvili
    1:01:27
  2. 10.
    Georgian political crisis with Sergi Kapanadze
    48:09
  3. 11.
    Matt Duss has advice for Bernie Sanders
    1:01:25
  4. 12.
    Navalny, Race & Russia
    1:06:36
  5. 13.
    Rep. Karen Bass Wants Diversity in the State Department
    48:10
  6. 14.
    Black & Asian Solidarity with Alicia Garza and Shaw San Liu
    53:29
  7. 15.
    Building Peace with Iran
    59:05
  8. 16.
    Turning Florida Blue with Pam Keith
    58:47
  9. 17.
    Impeaching White Supremacy with Pam Keith
    56:09
  10. 18.
    Rethinking America with Malcolm Nance
    55:43
  11. 19.
    Black Diplomats on Pod Save the World
    27:45
  12. 20.
    Black Diplomats on Press The Button
    32:05
  13. 21.
    The White Supremacist Insurrection
    1:13:47
  14. 22.
    Georgia Election Run-off with LaTosha Brown
    44:21
  15. 23.
    Black Diplomats News Show with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez and Lovely Umayam
    1:34:34
  16. 24.
    Reimagining Safety
    1:25:21
  17. 25.
    Former Black American CIA Operative Analyses America's Fractured Democracy
    1:03:04
  18. 26.
    What do Democrats owe Black voters?
    1:09:00
  19. 27.
    Election Analysis with In The Thick
    1:03:54
  20. 28.
    The Anatomy of a Kleptocracy, According to Gaslit Nation
    58:04
  21. 29.
    The War for Nagorno-Karabakh
    40:13
  22. 30.
    Trump's White Supremacist Foreign Policy
    58:00
  23. 31.
    No More Nukes!
    1:10:33
  24. 32.
    Revolution in Belarus - Special Series
    58:31
  25. 33.
    A Look at America from Ukraine
    56:36
  26. 34.
    Mike Espy for U.S. Senate
    30:16
  27. 35.
    Transgender Black Women Talk Global Liberation
    1:17:16
  28. 36.
    Revolution in Belarus 2 - Special Series
    47:51
  29. 37.
    Revolution in Belarus
    46:30
  30. 38.
    Taking a Break from American Racism in Ukraine
    38:32
  31. 39.
    Black Veterans Project
    1:23:22
  32. 40.
    Terrell Speaks on Biden/Harris
    55:13
  33. 41.
    Painter Aïcha Sacha looks inside herself
    37:20
  34. 42.
    The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights in Eastern Europe
    1:15:54
  35. 43.
    Colonialism Goes Nuclear
    45:11
  36. 44.
    On being a powerful Black woman...in Canada
    1:08:45
  37. 45.
    Catch Me If You Can
    33:20
  38. 46.
    Disinformation and Counter-Intelligence in Ukraine
    1:18:41
  39. 47.
    Romani take lessons from Black Lives Matter
    1:19:25
  40. 48.
    Slavery in 2020
    53:25
  41. 49.
    Travel in the age of 'dat Rona
    51:33
  42. 50.
    Hello World
    3:14

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