A Moment with Erik Fleming
By Erik R Fleming
A Moment with Erik Fleming May 30, 2023
Act A Fool
It’s Not Safe Anymore
Combating the Mission
Profit Without Oppression Featuring Kim Crayton
The Colored Conventions Movement Featuring Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman
Redeem and Rebuild
Preventing Chicago Gun Violence Featuring Artinese Myrick
Fears and Misconceptions
My, My, My!
The Miscalculation of an Agent Provocateur
On Birth Of A White Nation, Professional Antiracism Matters, Political Polling and Colorism Healing Featuring Jacqueline Battalora, Dana Brownlee, Sumati Thomas, and Dr. Sarah L. Webb
Menace to Society
Special Episode: On Legislative Overview Featuring Rep. Michele Rayner-Goolsby and Brenda Lopez Romero
On Black Organ Donation, I'm Not Yelling, and White Fragility Featuring Robert Chelsea, Elizabeth Leiba, and Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Special Episode: On Black Voters Featuring D’Andra Orey
On Homeland Security, The Waymakers, The Resident Legal Diva and The Opportunity Agenda Featuring Juliette Kayyem, Tara Jaye Frank, Melba Pearson and Ellen Buchman
On Santos Saga and Recidivism/Reentry Issues Featuring Skye Ostreicher and Tanaine Jenkins
Special Episode : On Climate Change/Justice Featuring Jacqui Patterson and Amelia Marchand
On Political Psychology Featuring Dr. Reneé Carr
On Historical Filmmaking, Linguistic Imperialism and Religious Nationalism Featuring Loki Mulholland, Dr. Ayo Sekai and Katherine Stewart
On Big Dirty Money, Bodies Out of Place and Current Affairs Featuring Jennifer Taub, Barbara Harris Combs and Areva Martin
On RBC, Black Marriages and Authoritarianism Featuring Tonija Hope, Chris A. Matthews and Ruth Ben-Ghiat
On Mississippi Legal Victory and Refugee Advocacy Featuring Joshua Tom and Drocella MugoreWera
On Smarter Safety Solutions, TEEM Leadership and Blackjack Christmas Featuring Patrice Sulton, Dr. Cecelia Martin and Victoria Rowell
On Social Media Influence, Political Violence and Female Political Activism Featuring April Reign, Dr. Garen Wintemute and Ianta Summers
On Election Wrap Up and Own Your Opportunities Featuring Will Cooper, Coach Felecia Killings and Juliet Hall
In this episode, Attorney/Columnist Will Cooper and Minister/Activist Coach Felecia Killings give their insights into the results of the 2022 Mid Term Elections. I also interviewed Leadership Consultant Juliet Hall on her new book, Own Your Opportunities: A Story of Self-Discovery and Self-Determination.
On Violence Featuring Pastor Michael McBride and Dr. Shani Buggs
In this episode we address violence, particularly gun violence, in the African American community. Pastor Michael McBride, Director of the LIVE FREE Campaign, and Dr. Shani Buggs, Assistant Professor at the UC-Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, give their unique perspectives on how to end the violence.
On N.O.W. and the 2022 Elections Featuring Christian F. Nunes
On FordMomentum Featuring Maya Ford
On Media 2070 Featuring Collette Watson
In this episode, Collette Watson, Vice-President of Cultural Strategy for Free Press, explains the mission of Media 2070, an organization created to bring equity into media narratives. The episode concludes with my thoughts on hypocrisy in the law and order political debate.
On I'm Tired of Racism and Clarissa Uprooted Featuring Sharon Hurley Hall, Shanterra Randle-Mitchum, George Fontenette and Jaylen Wims
In this episode, Sharon Hurley Hall, co-host of the Introverted Sisters podcast, discusses her new book, I'm Tired of Racism, and the team from the Clarissa Uprooted project talks about the origins of the project and the value it serves in preserving the history of the Black community in Rochester, NY. In closing, I explain why I can't vote for Barabbus this election cycle.
On Real Men Teach Featuring Curtis Valentine
On Libertarianism Featuring Larry Sharpe
On After Stop Woke and Dobbs Featuring Nadra Nittle and Jamesa Bailey
On Jackson Water Crisis Featuring Representative Chris Bell
In the aftermath of President Biden's September 1st National Address, I grapple with whether America has reached an inflection point towards white supremacy.
On Black Philanthropy Featuring Alisha Johnson Perry
From My Heart
On Conscious Conservatism and Political Analysis Featuring Coach Felecia Killings and Will Cooper
On Black Health Featuring Dr. Jayne Morgan
On Paying Tribute
This podcast is dedicated to the legacy of Bill Russell and Nichelle Nichols, as well as to the ideal of the separation of church and state.
On Racelessness and Advocacy Featuring Dr. Sheena Mason and Mark Talley
On Democracy Forward Featuring Skye Perryman
On Buffalo Honest and International Affairs Featuring Jillian Hanesworth, Alexandria J. Maloney, Nola Haynes
On Scapegoating Featuring Gina Maria Dobson
Roe Repeal Observation
This episode is my observation of the US Supreme Court's Decision to repeal Roe v. Wade.
On Inclusion and Economics Featuring Annemarie Shrouder and Rick Roberts
On the January 6th Select Committee Hearings
On Black Media and Black Humor Featuring Tianna Mañon and Kyndra Crump
In this episode, Tianna Mañon, CEO of Mañon Media Management, and Comedian Kyndra Crump discusses the importance of Black Media and Black Humor, especially during these turbulent times.
On The Idea of Reform Featuring Brian Winters and Mark M. Bello
This episode centers around the idea of reform. Brian Winters, founder of An American Union, discusses political reform. Attorney and Author Mark M. Bello discusses criminal justice reform.
On The BS of Replacement Theory
The rhetoric of "Replacement Theory" cost the lives of 10 African Americans in Buffalo, NY. This episode is dedicated to them.
On "Hush Money" and Systemic Racism Featuring Jacquie Abram
In this episode, Jacquie Abram, author of the book Hush Money, defines systemic racism and shares its impact on African Americans. In the second half, I address the celebration of the death of Kevin Samuels.
On Reproductive Rights Featuring Kelsey Walker
On Veterans Featuring Dr. Kaci Chamone
Dr. Kaci Chamone, Host of Speaking Freedom Podcast, discusses her military experience and what can be done to improve the lives of America's veterans.
Demagoguery and Crosshairs
On Implicit Bias Featuring Dr. Tracy A. Pearson, J.D. Ed.D.
In this episode Court TV expert Dr. Tracy A. Pearson explains Implicit Bias and it's impact on society, especially African-Americans. On the other side, I explain why politics should not be your moral compass.
Lessons Learned Featuring Rev. Dr. A. Louise Bonaparte
In this episode we are honored to have a true renaissance woman, The Rev. Dr. A. Louise Bonaparte, offer life lessons to some of this year's most compelling issues and her take on the strength of The Black Church.
On Black Employment Featuring Beverly A. Williams
Employment expert and author Beverly A. Williams discusses strategies for Black job seekers post-Pandemic. Later I discuss the slap heard around Hollywood, as well as Black Social Media, and the end of the Black News Channel.
On Black Emotional Baggage Featuring Johannes Atlas
Motivational Speaker Johannes Atlas discusses in this episode emotional baggage in the African-American community and the mindset to work through it.
On Black Women, Politics and Entrepreneurship Featuring Dr. Pamela Gurley
My Declaration of Allegiance (End of Season 4)
This episode closes out Season 4 with a warning to those who seek to suppress the rights of Americans.
On American Spirituality and The Black Church Featuring Dr. Obery Hendricks
This episode features an interview with Dr. Obery Hendricks, one of the most prolific African American Christian authors, on American Spirituality, more specifically the current state and future role of the Black Church.
Stop Giving Supremacy Fuel
This episode discusses how hard it is to dismantle white supremacy, but challenges all of us to do so.
On The Book "Stuck On The Outside" Featuring Herbert Eric Stephens
This episode interviews the author of the book "Stuck On The Outside", Herbert Eric Stephens, not only about his book, but his support of the former President as well. Disclaimer: Controversial theories will be discussed.
On President Biden's 1st Year Featuring William Cooper and Germar Derron
Columnist William Cooper and Lecturer Germar Derron give their assessment on the first year of the Biden Administration. Also I give my take on SCOTUS nominations, No Knock Warrants, and Depression.
On The Book "The 400-Year Holocaust" Featuring Dante King
This episode interviews Dante King, author of the new book, "The 400-Year Holocaust". Later, I discuss what the potential impact of the book may be toward race relations in America.
On The Film "Flint Tale" Featuring Marc Cayce
This episode has an interview with Marc Cayce, owner of Foremost Entertainment, and the director of the movie "Flint Tale" to discuss the movie and its impact. I also offer my take on some current political events.
On The Play "Incognito, An American Odyssey Of Race And Self Discovery" Featuring Michael Fosberg
An Interview with Michael Fosberg, creator of the play, "Incognito, An American Odyssey Of Race And Self Discovery", discussing the challenges of honest racial dialogue in America. I also shared my realization about racial reconciliation.
January 6th: The One-Year Assessment
This episode looks at where we are as a nation, one year after the January 6, 2021 Insurrection.
Wish For 2022
This episode is my wish for the upcoming year, 2022.
On Nation Building Featuring Calvin Correli
Calvin Correli, Founder and CEO of Simplero, discusses his vision for rebuilding America, and I offer my opinion about the setback to the Build Back Better legislation.
On Immigration Featuring Tahmina Watson, J.D.
An Interview with Immigration expert and activist Tahmina Watson, host of Tahmina Talks Immigration, to discuss the challenges to our immigration system.
Georgia On Everybody's Mind
All political eyes will be on the State of Georgia in 2022. This episode explains the importance of African Americans in this upcoming Georgia election cycle.
Two Weeks of American Justice
This episode summarizes the recent actions of the Rittenhouse acquittal, the Arbrey murder trial, and the Jones sentence commutation.
The Truth of Election 2021
This episode deciphers the truth about the results of the 2021 Election cycle, as it relates to the African American electorate.
Still Angry, Still Disrespected
This episode briefly discusses the root causes of our anger and our feeling of disrespect in America, as well as a solution to it.
Our Annual Day of Hope
Election Day, the first Tuesday in November, is our annual Day of Hope. It is the day we determine who will govern us. This episode addresses why elections are vitally important for African Americans to participate in.
The Politics of Disengagement
Several African Americans have moved out of the United States to have a better life. Many African American workers would rather work from home than go back to an office environment they are uncomfortable in. They have disengaged. Is disengagement a viable option to combat systemic racism? This episode delves into that argument.
At A Loss
The death of Colin Powell was a great loss. But more importantly, are African Americans, and the nation as a whole, losing overall daily? This episode addresses the issue of our current state of losing.
The Responsibility of Free Speech
Jon Gruden and Dave Chappelle are under fire for what they said. Should we be under fire for how we critique/condemn them? This episode addresses that question.
Identity is Identity
Sage Steele stated that she was intrigued that former President Barack Obama identified as Black, and that touched off a firestorm. This episode delves into why identity, race, gender and political party, is such a sensitive but worthwhile topic to dialogue about.
The Politics of Being Devalued
The tragedy of Gabby Petito has brought up the controversy of missing women of color who don't get the same national spotlight. Many believe that people of color are genuinely devalued and therefore their lives, and their misfortunes, don't matter. This episode addresses that belief.
The recent surge of Haitian immigrants seeking entry into the United States has produced some horrible images. Will those images lead to a better immigration policy? A better diplomatic relationship with Haiti? Should we even make images like that viral at all? This episode addresses all those questions.
Not The Time For Destruction
The Owens-Klacik feud struck a nerve. This episode explains why and further makes the argument that we don't have time for these feuds.
The Numbers Are A'Changin'
For the first time, the white American population has dropped below 60 percent. What does that mean for African-Americans and other people of color? This episode attempts to address that.
Impact of The Fall
Why does the fall of Governor Cuomo and the Fall of Kabul, Afghanistan have an impact on African-Americans? This episode tries to answer that question.
So You're A Black Candidate Running...
This episode gives insight to the challenges of being a black candidate for statewide office and how to overcome them.
What We Allow
This episode challenges African Americans to build on the promises made in 2020 to them.
Yearning To Be Free
This episode deals with how the current crisis in Haiti and the protests in Cuba relates to our struggle for freedom in the United States.
My Last Appeal
This episode, in light of the recent SCOTUS ruling to weaken the 1965 Voting Rights Act, is my last appeal to Congress for passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act.
The 3 Objectives of Black Political Leadership
There are three fundamentals for African American political leaders, or aspiring political leaders, to adhere to. This episode delves into them.
Thank You, But...
We are thankful for the new holiday, but we, African Americans, need so much more. This episode lays out what we need.
War is Coming
This episode discusses the possibility of a race war in the United States based on the actions of a few stoking the fires for many.
Two US Senators are stonewaling democracy by holding on to the romantic notion of bipartisanship through maintaining the fillibuster. This episode explains why keeping the filiibuster in not only hinders democracy but it is not even a legit parlimentary procedure.
The Return of Good Feelings?
This epsiode reminds us of another time in American history when a political party became irrelevant, with additional discussions about Ms. Osaka and the Tulsa Race Massacre.
The Power of Image
This episode discusses the impact the power of image has on African Americans as we mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death.
Protect the Vote, Protect America
There are two pieces of Federal legislation that are waiting for passage in the United States Senate that will protect our right to vote, and thus protect America. This podcast discusses those bills and their historical imporatnce.
Screw 'Em Liz
The House Republican Caucus is going to strip Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY01) of her leadership position because she will not support The Big Lie. In this podcast, I discuss why she should have never given them the satisfaction and how we, the American people, can end further GOP self-destruction.
Finishing the Thought
It seems that more than Senator Scott believes that America is not a racist nation. They are also wrong and I'll defend that position further in this podcast, which talks about history and critical race theory.
Scott is Wrong
United States Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said recently that "America is not a racist nation." In this episode I discuss why that is a disingenuous statement and what he should have said.
A True Beginning
Derek Chauvin has been found guilty in the murder of George Floyd. What now? I discuss why this event can be a true beginning for African Americans to end systematic racism.
The Paradox of the World
Were you taught that a nation of believers would be divided? Could you conceive that non-believers are doing the spiritual work of a nation? This episode discusses this very phenomenon in our society.
Are We Ready To Lead?
By 2040, People of Color will be the majority population in the United States. The question is, are People of Color, especially African-Americans, ready to assume the mantle of leadership being in the majority entails? This episode gives my answer to that question.
3/25 Political Freestyle
Needed: Vaccine for White Supremacy
While we are in the midst of a massive rollout of a vaccine for COVID-19, what we really need in America is a vaccine to end white supremacy. We'll discuss why in this podcast.
Audacity of Fear
Ebb and Flow
Lost Cause Yet Again
Fixing the GOP
Fighting for Our Soul
Let it be Greene on the Other Side
Our Worst Moment
Fix It, America
Time To Be Clear
The 2020 Legacy
What will be the legacy of the year 2020 as it relates to African-Americans? I discuss some possible answers to that question in this episode.