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Black History Buff Podcast

36 EpisodesProduced by King KurusWebsite

The Black History Buff podcast is a fun and thrilling journey through time. Covering the full historical tapestry of the African Diaspora, you’ll hear tales covering everything from African Samurai to pistol-wielding poets. More than just a podcast, the show is a bridge that links communities throug… read more

36 Episodes | 2018 - 2024

Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - A life of Music and Colour

November 16th, 2022

3:20

In this episode, we take a brief look at the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor


This episode was made with the support of Olu Lawal, Awele Ibeaji, Ebi, …

Doris Miller - Hero of Pearl Harbour

July 11th, 2022

7:01

Doris Miller was a United States Navy cook third class who was killed in action during World War II. He was the first Black American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

In this episode, we take a brief look at his heroic life …

The Shameful Phenomenon of Sundown Towns

May 3rd, 2021

4:57

What are Sundown Towns?

A sundown or sunset town was a city, town or neighbourhood in the US that excluded non-whites after dark. The term sundown came from the signs that were posted at the Towns borders stating "Negro, …

Why fire and rain are enemies an African folktale

June 30th, 2020

17:02

In this episode, we will be visiting an Ancient African folktale that tells us why Fire and Rain are enemies!
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The Little Rock Nine

April 7th, 2020

26:01

During the summer of 1957 nine students enrolled at Little Rock high central high, which up until then had been an all-white school. In this episode, …

1st day of school: The little Rock Nine Preview

February 18th, 2020

8:15

While creating my soon to be released episode about the Little Rock Nine, I got to thinking about education, school and specifically my first day at …

A cry to war

January 28th, 2020

47:25

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Welcome to season 2 of The Black History Buff Podcast.  This season kicks off with an interview with a young man named Enosadeda Odiase

Nosa is a former engineering …

28: Benjamin Banneker Time Lord

September 17th, 2019

18:13

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Todays Black History Blitz is about a self-taught mathematician, astronomer, compiler of almanacs, a writer, an inventor and the man who may have completed the Design for …

27: African Proverbs, Myths and Legends - Go together

September 10th, 2019

15:50

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This is King Kurus from the black history buff podcast and before I get into this weeks …

26: For Critical thinkers only

September 3rd, 2019

2:09

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25: Proverbs, myths and legends: Find me in the storm

August 27th, 2019

8:15

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Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican activist, and entrepreneur who founded the UNIA and campaigned for a better quality of life for all black people.  The Pan African red …

24: Black History Buff Blitz: Imhotep Father of Medicine

August 20th, 2019

10:17

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Have you ever wondered how the medical profession came to be? or in fact who started the profession at all? Well, take a seat and prepare to be amazed because …

23: Black History Buff Blitz: Kareem Abdul-Jabarr

July 31st, 2019

4:36

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Todays Black History Blitz is about the 7’2, Kung fu fighting, book writing legend. Kareem …

22: Proverbs, Myths and Legends: Grain Basket

July 23rd, 2019

3:12

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I'm going to be very honest here and make a confession. I'm a procrastinator, there I said it and it feels good. It’s taken me ages to finally admit that. So this …

21: Proverbs, Myths and Legends: The Big game

July 16th, 2019

1:48

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Todays Proverb is an Igbo saying from Nigeria:

“The big game often appears when the hunter has given up the hunt for the day”

This saying really resonates with me as …

20: Kandake Amanirenas - Konquering Queen of Kush

July 14th, 2019

14:00

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This Episode is about an African Queen who defined Rome and carved out a place for herself in …

19: Black History Buff Blitz: Stage Coach Mary

July 9th, 2019

2:29

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To tide you over while Im researching and writing longer episodes I've created a new segment called Black History blitz. Short, bite sized and fun, like any good …

18: Black History Blitz: Cathay Williams Buffalo Soldier

July 2nd, 2019

1:35

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To tide you over while Im researching and writing longer episodes I've created a new segment called Black History blitz. Short, bite sized and fun, like any good …

17: Brother Jourdan's Response

June 25th, 2019

18:06

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Todays episode features a scathing response to possibly the most Ill advised “take me back” letter ever and some wisdom from an ancient African proverb.

Every so …

16: Proverbs, Myths and Legends - The man who never lied

May 14th, 2019

7:09

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Welcome to the first of many episodes where I bring you some amazing myths and legends from the African diaspora. This episode is about a wiseman who offends a …

15: My story

April 23rd, 2019

14:05

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In this episode I take the opportunity to say thank you to the amazing supporters of the show and to you the listeners. 

I speak about why I started the show and …

14: Miss Lala - The Iron Jawed Acrobat

April 9th, 2019

12:37

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There is a common misconception about Europe and Black people; that basically, there are no black people there other than maybe in London. As a first-generation …

13: The Legend of Bill Richmond - The First Black Sports Star

March 4th, 2019

17:51

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This Episode Is about Bill Richmond. When we think about black sports stars we often go to …

12: Jessica Jane Robinson / Resilience Birthright

March 4th, 2019

59:26

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In this episode I am joined by Jessica Jane Robinson.  Jessica talks to me about reggae, becoming Miss Alameda and climate change . In the show Jessica mentions her movie …

11: Blazing Billards

January 21st, 2019

10:22

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Cisero Murphy (1937–1996) was an American professional pool player. Murphy was the first …

10: No dogs, No Blacks, No Irish: The Xavier Asquith story

January 7th, 2019

41:21

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This is an interview completed with the Family members of Asquith Xavier.

The Interview took place over the phone with Ebanie Xavier and Edrina Xavier, who speak …

9: Rory Flack: Ebony on Ice

December 11th, 2018

1:11:39

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Welcome of the first of the "Your stories told your way" Segment While interacting with people on …

8: Madison Washington and the Mutiny on the Brig Creole

December 4th, 2018

23:44

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This episode is a simply amazing story of love, heroism and mutiny on the high seas, so please kick back relax and enjoy the show. Madison Washington was an …

7: Alexandra Pushkin - Black father of Russian literature

November 15th, 2018

25:06

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In this episode of the Black history Buff podcast, we look at the life of Alexandra Pushkin. I also look briefly into the Russian "Caucasian War" at the end of the show. Born …

6: No Negro's On Netflix Part 2

November 9th, 2018

13:58

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Netflix is not representing BLACK BOY’s on it’s platform and I decided to call them about it. This is my …

5: No Negro's On Netflix

October 30th, 2018

2:57

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Sooooo while enjoying some down time with my son both of us doing our best to not be social Justice Warriors. We kind up ended up finding a small cause to fight for. You can …

4: Reflections

August 30th, 2018

3:36

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Just some thoughts.
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3: Coretta Scott King

July 30th, 2018

23:46

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This is a special episode dedicated to shining a light on some amazing women who have been "Hidden in plain sight" and quietly airbrushed from history. This …

2: Yasuke: The Forgotten Black Samurai

July 15th, 2018

6:56

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Welcome to the Black History Buff Podcast - This episode is about the forgotten Black Samurai Yasuke. Find out who he was and how he gained the title Samurai.

There …

1: Henry "Black Death" Johnson

July 15th, 2018

10:20

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Welcome to the Black History Buff Podcast - This episode is about the amazing Henry Johnson a private in the legendary Harlem Hell Fighters. Find out who he was and …

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