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Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show created to foster allyship for social justice. Hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward, this show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with diverse populations across the country. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse. FB/Instagram/Fanbase: @civiccipher

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United States

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Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show created to foster allyship for social justice. Hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward, this show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with diverse populations across the country. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse. FB/Instagram/Fanbase: @civiccipher

Twitter:

@civiccipher

Language:

English

Contact:

8184157831


Episodes
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061524 The History of Juneteenth

6/15/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact highlights the history of Juneteenth as told by the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

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061524 How to Celebrate Juneteenth (Part 2)

6/15/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, we give a bit of context for Juneteenth and then discuss how to go about celebrating it respectfully. We provide some encouragement for those wanting to partake in the national holiday along with us! Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58

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061524 The Attack on Political Correctness became the Attack on Woke (Part 1)

6/15/2024
Send us a Text Message. The first part of today’s episode sees us discussing the history of successful attacks on concepts based in human decency that have been rebranded by the Right as “radical.” We discuss the history of the attack on ‘political correctness’ and the parallels of the attacks on the term ‘woke.’ Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

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060824 Way Black History Fact - Mary McLeod Bethune

6/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact highlights one of the most powerful and influential women in the history of this country—Mary McLeod Bethune Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

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060824 Vu Le on Why We Should Think About Non-Profits Differently ft. Leanna Taylor (Part 2)

6/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, discuss the impact of the war in Palestine, and its effect on things stateside. We also discuss reparations, the landback movement, and actions that individuals can take to support non-profits in their communities. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58

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060824 Vu Le on Why We Should Think About Non-Profits Differently ft. Leanna Taylor (Part 1)

6/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. Today Leanna Taylor joins us as a guest host as we interview the one and only Vu Le to discuss the many challenges faced by non-profit organizations. In the first part of this episode, we discuss community-centric fundraising, progressive vs. conservative funders, and some of the challenges that organizations face in securing funding. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:23:51

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060124 Way Black History Fact - How 'In Living Color' Changed the Super Bowl

6/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact is covers how the 90s Black sketch-comedy show In Living Color changed the Super Bowl Halftime Show and turned it into the spectacle that we know it to be today. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

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060124 The Difference Between Republicans and Conservatives (Part 2)

6/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, we try and outline the differences between not only Republicans and Democrats, but between Republicans and conservatives as well. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58

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060124 Are Black People a Monolith? (Part 1)

6/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. For the first part of today’s show, we talk about whether or not Black people are a monolith, and whether or not Black people should be during this election cycle. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

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052524 Way Black History Fact - The Youngest Person Ever Executed in PA

5/25/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to Alexander McClay Williams…the youngest person to ever be executed by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

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052524 Why Do Black People Want More Police? (Part 2)

5/25/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, we discuss an article that highlights Black people’s support of increasing or maintaining police presence despite having a strained relationship with law enforcement. We give our thoughts as to why this is happening. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58

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052524 The Inauthenticity of Celebrity Presidential Endorsements (Part 1)

5/25/2024
Send us a Text Message. For the first part of today’s show, we discuss presidential endorsements from celebrities and how disconnected they can be from everyday folks. We discuss how historically this has been associated with more liberal candidates, and how publicly suggesting they will withhold their votes may have negative implications for their supporters. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

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051824 Way Black History Fact - The First Open Heart Surgery

5/18/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams…the first person to perform a successful open heart surgery. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

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051824 What Makes Police Problems Systemic Problems? (Part 2)

5/18/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, we discuss ways that police problems are systemic problems rather than individual ‘bad apple’ problems. We discuss a story from Los Angeles where 66 officers were placed on leave to make the point. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58

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051824 How Can There Be Good People on Both Sides? (Part 1)

5/18/2024
Send us a Text Message. For the first part of today’s show, we read a letter from a listener asking how we could suggest that there are good people on both sides of a given issue. The listener compares this statement to one made by Donald Trump and suggests that either we are both right or both wrong. We respond. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

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051124 Way Black History Fact - The First Black Woman in Space

5/11/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the first Black woman in space, Dr. Mae Johnson. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:01

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051124 Working with Folks with Opposing Views (Part 2)

5/11/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, we continue with today's theme, and discuss what it’s like to work with folks with opposing views. In this segment, we share some best practices we have learned along the way in hopes you will find some value in our experiences. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58

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051124 How to Talk to Someone with a Different Opinion (Part 1)

5/11/2024
Send us a Text Message. For the first part of today’s show, we discuss ways to meaningfully engage with folks who have opposing political views. We share stories of how this looks in the real world, and how to adopt these procedures in your own story. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:59

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050424 Way Black History Fact - Black U.S. Concentration Camps

5/4/2024
Send us a Text Message. Our Way Black History Fact comes from our comrade @chrisdier3 discussing the US Concentration Camps in the 1920s and another way the Government violated their agreements with Black Americans. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:04:02

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050424 The Arizona Abortion Ban and the YWCA (Part 2)

5/4/2024
Send us a Text Message. In the second part of the show, we discuss how women’s bodies are legislated (and to what end), the connection between women’s rights and racial and economic justice, and how the next presidential election will shape the future for women. Support the Show. www.civiccipher.com Follow us: @CivicCipher @iamqward @ramsesja Consideration for today's show was provided by: Major Threads menswear www.MajorThreads.com Hip Hop Weekly Magazine www.hiphopweekly.com The Black Information Network Daily Podcast www.binnews.com

Duration:00:22:58