Coolikan Podcast #4 – Epidemics and Entertainment

By:  Obehi, Acasia and Elise

The Coolikans sit down and discuss high profile topics that took October by storm, including the Ebola epidemic and the national response to the first reported cases in the U.S. We also take time to review Fall’s evening television, movies, and entertainment.

NOTE: Given the subject of this podcast, we want to clarify that when talking about student loan debt, we are hoping for a computer virus to wipe out the loan repayment system NOT a human virus.  We are about health and wellness and don’t want people to get sick, we just want our student loan debt to be miraculously cleared.

Honorable Mentions 

Year of Jubilee: CLICK HERE

Psalm 91: LINK

Ebola: CDC Ebola Website CLICK HERE

The Mindy Project: LINK

Dear White People: LINK

A.O. Scott New York Times Critique of “Dear White People”: LINK

ABC Thursday Night Lineup: LINK

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Coolikan Podcast #3: C is for Coolikan

By – Elise, Obehi and Acasia

Who and what exactly is a Coolikan?

Some of you may have read our articles or listened to a few of our podcasts. On this episode, we discuss who we are, why we got started and what we’re hoping to achieve through this platform.

 

Enjoy!

 

Photo credit: Florian Klauer (Unsplash – https://unsplash.com)

Coolikan Podcast #2: Intimate Partner Violence, the NFL and the Church

In February, Baltimore Raven’s star running back Ray Rice punched his then fiancé, Janay,  in an Atlantic City hotel elevator knocking her unconscious.  Seven months later on September 8th, after TMZ released footage of the attack in the elevator,  the Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice’s contract (source). This is not the first incident of domestic violence in the NFL or any other sports league.

“From 1989 to 1994 alone, 140 current and former professional or college football players were reported to police for violent acts against women, the Washington Postreported in 1994.” (source)

In fact, the following is a link to an article, which breaks down the rate and history of NFL arrests (by type) since 2000 – NFL Arrest Rates: LINK

On this post, we  discuss Ray Rice’s suspension, the NFL culture and intimate partner violence.

*Honorable Mentions*

Prince Ea: “How never to FAIL at anything EVER again”: LINK

Prince Ea: “Why I think this world should end”: LINK 

20 Standout Groups Stopping Domestic Violence: LINK

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin

Clutch Magazine Article on Womanism: LINK 

*editors note (correction): Ray Rice said alcohol triggered his reaction and he turns into a different person.  But he didn’t say he was an alcoholic

Coolikan Podcast #1 – Racial Healing, Reconciliation and the Church

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On August 7th, Coolikan member Acasia Olson boarded a train and set out on her 10-day cross-country campaign to promote racial healing and reconciliation in the U.S.  During her time on board, the nation experienced a flare up in race relations as Michael Brown, a young unnarmed African American male, was shot by a cop in Ferguson Missouri.  Acasia continued hosting conversations on race and racial healing with people across the nation in hopes of learning what we as a nation can do to heal and dismantle racism.

On this episode, we talk about race, reconciliation, the Church and the need for this nation to heal.  

The honest intersection of confronting an unjust society as a disciple of a loving and radical God:

“God, I don’t want to believe that you died for all these people who [stole, lynched, lied, shot and oppressed].  Just like you died for me you died for them, and I am struggle to accept the fact that you did…How do I learn to see them with the heart and love you have, because you died for them like you died for me…”

Honorable Mentions:

Pastor Matt Chandler Speaks Up White Privilege  – Article here