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Recent Episodes

Revolutionary Roots: Exploring the Impact and Legacy of the Haitian Revolution

Feb. 25, 2023

The latest episode of Staying On Code delved into the book, The Black Jacobins, by historian C.L.R. James. I briefly explored the Haitian Revolution, a pivotal event in the history of the Americas and the world, and its rel…

American Sirens: Black EMT Pioneers

Feb. 17, 2023

In this episode, we're exploring the incredible story of the first paramedics in the United States who were Black. Join us as we delve into the book American Sirens with author Kevin Hazzard, and former Freedom House paramed…

The Color of Law with Seanathan Polidore

Jan. 27, 2023

If you think Black people live in projects because they want to, if you think only Black people have ever lived in the projects, if you think discrimination in lending and housing is a thing of the past, you need to listen t…

Let's Talk About the Constitution

Jan. 20, 2023

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Staying On Code! Guest commentator, Gracia Collins-Rich and I are keeping it real as we talk about the Constitution, who it's REALLY for, and why Black people have been fighting for centur…

Guest: Gracia Rich

Recent Blog Posts

The Impact and Legacy of the Haitian Revolution

Discussing The Black Jacobins by historian C.L.R. James, the Haitian Revolution, and its relationship to the expansion of the United States.

Freedom House: Black EMS Pioneers

This page talks about Freedom House and the Black men who became America's first paramedics. It also provides a cursory reading list on Blacks and health…

Supplemental reading list for Allow Me to Retort

This page includes several books that are great additional supplements to Allow Me to Retort.