Rock 'n' Roll Icon Little Richard Penniman. Director of the Little Richard: I Am Everything documentary, Lisa Cortes.

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I SEE U, Episode 82: Sorry Y’all… It Wasn’t Elvis with Filmmaker Lisa Cortés

Posted on · Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy-winning producer and film director, Lisa Cortès, provides fresh perspective and analysis about her latest documentary that uncovers surprising revelations about musical legend, Little Richard.

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted the Culture Director, Sharon "Rocky" Roggio.

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I SEE U, Episode 81: A Mistranslation of Biblical Proportions

Posted on · Documentarian Sharon “Rocky” Roggio presents a compelling case in her directorial film debut that Christian opposition to homosexuality is based on a 1946 biblical mistranslation of Greek text.

Dr. Javoris Hollingsworth, Dr. Arlene Gordon-Hollingsworth and Graceyn Hollingsworth, the creators of the YouTube show Gracie's Corner.

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I SEE U, Episode 80: Sweet Sounds of Amazing Gracie

Posted on · The Houston family behind the visually popular YouTube channel, “Gracie’s Corner,” reveals how their digital platform showcasing their daughter highlights Black culture through education, the importance of family and empowers millions of children worldwide.

Palestinian Artist Nai Barghouti

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I SEE U, Episode 79: XENA, Palestinian Warrior Princess

Posted on · Classically trained flute player and renowned soloist, Nai Barghouti takes her distinct, Arabic jazz fusion into the world of electronic music, offering up rousing vocals to a high-energy track produced by multiple Grammy winner, Skrillex.

descendants of the enslaved Gullah Geechee and a resident of Sapelo Island, Reginald Hall

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I SEE U, Episode 44: We Shall Not Be Moved [Encore]

Posted on · One of the last descendants of enslaved Africans who live along the coastal regions of Georgia says they have been fighting for years to preserve their unique culture, retain their indigenous traditions and prevent their precious land from being taken away from them. This episode is an encore of the April 16th, 2022 broadcast.

Author of Black People Breathe, Zee Clarke.

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I SEE U, Episode 78: Say It Loud! Woosah!

Posted on · Mindfulness author Zee Clarke not only offers a meditative guidebook for Black people who seek healing from racial trauma but also provides insight for allies into the inequities these communities face, so that empathy and affirmation can lead to effective change and transformation.

Texas Blues Artist, Ruthie Foster.

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I SEE U, Episode 77: The Thrill is Ruthie Foster

Posted on · Four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Navy veteran, Ruthie Foster speaks candidly about how the U.S. military served as an escape for her and many others in sparsely populated areas who simply desired so much more out of life.

Kido Chicago Owner Keewa Nurullah

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I SEE U, Episode 76: The KIDO Gets It

Posted on · Generational entrepreneur Keewa Nurullah sheds light on her powerful legacy of being a Black business owner and why she created a unique, yet diverse kid’s boutique on the South Side of Chicago.

Environmental justice advocate, The Vessel Project , Director and CEO Roishetta Ozane.

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I SEE U, Episode 75: An Injustice To Remain Silent with Clean Energy Researcher Roishetta Ozane

Posted on · Environmental justice advocate, Roishetta Ozane, reveals the social challenges in addressing the impacts of climate change, as devastating storms and a booming industrial buildout continue to engulf Southwest Louisiana—while leaving susceptible communities of color to fend for themselves.

Jenny Dawn Cellars Founder and Owner, Jennifer McDonald

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I SEE U, Episode 74: I Heard It Through A Great Wine

Posted on · Wine trailblazer, Jennifer McDonald, is the owner of Wichita’s first urban winery—Jenny Dawn Cellars, an award-winning boutique establishment that she says creates a community ambiance of bringing people together despite the wine industry’s lack of diversity and inclusion.

Author Dr. Lindsay Gary

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I SEE U, Episode 73: The (Black) Woman in Red with Author Lindsay Gary

Posted on · Author and genealogist, Dr. Lindsay Gary, takes us on a remarkable quest through the perspective of place, with a preview of her new guidebook that highlights 50 cultural institutions and historical sites of Houston that were created and sustained by Black Americans.

Former Executive Editor of the New York times, Former Editor in Chief of the Marshall Project and author of What's Prison For? , Bill Keller.

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I SEE U, Episode 72: Prisons: A Colossal Waste of Human Potential with Author Bill Keller

Posted on · Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller stresses rehabilitation over punishment for U.S. prisons and argues that doing nothing to reform the current system feeds a continued cycle of crime, community dysfunction, poverty and hopelessness.

The Lion King of the Chicago Projects

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I SEE U, Episode 71: The Lion King of The Chicago Projects

Posted on · Author of ‘Raising Simba,’ Falisa Ray, offers up a story of resilience as she recounts how her quest of faith emboldened her to inspire her son’s dreams of becoming one of the world’s most beloved characters on Broadway.

NY Times Best Selling Children's Author, Tami Charles.

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I SEE U, Episode 70: Seeing (Me) Is Believing with New York Times best-selling author Tami Charles

Posted on · New York Times best-selling author, Tami Charles, acknowledges some improvement, but says there still exists a large diversity gap in children’s book publishing-adding that this disparity directly impacts both the over- and under-represented groups in our society

Top Left - Barber, Derrick Williams Bottom Left - I SEEU Editor Johnmitchell Goode, barbershop customers Dr. Wade and another barbershop client Middle Photo - Ken's Kutting Shoppe Owner, Ken Hicks. Top Right- Ken Hicks and Derrick Williams Bottom Right - Ken Hicks and Texas Coach Lovie Smith

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I SEE U, Episode 69: Black Men On The Cutting Edge

Posted on · Houston entrepreneur, Ken Hicks, reveals his challenges and triumphs as he, along with his clients and customers candidly discuss the power of support, connectivity and mental healing when experiencing the culture of Black barbershops.