Podcast 534 – Where There is Unity , There is Strength

After a three week break, the podcast returned with some new features and a mission.  The Black Man With A Gun Podcast which will celebrate its tenth year this December, has evolved to highlight the accomplishments and events of a growing segment of the gun community, African Americans.

The host recognized the energy, enthusiasm and zeal of over a dozen new voices in the movement and seeks to amplify it as the old Ebony and Jet magazines did for the black community when he was growing up.  Blanchard also seeks to provide accurate history, perspective and conscientious commentary to positively influence all Americans through this medium.  He is still the pastor of “patriots, pistoleros and paladins, and is a proud American trying to hold the fabric of those principles together for all his listeners regardless of color.

This week introduces two new voices.  The founder of the National African American Gun Association, Phillip Smith, lends his positive prose to the podcast along with Marcus Allen Weldon.  Mr. Weldon, had the misfortune of learning firsthand about what happens after you apply lethal force and will be sharing information, encouragement and discourse in the future.

Firearms instructor and entrepreneur, Michael J. Woodland returns with training tips.  




This week in History

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960–1973)
On February 1, 1960, four black college students in Greensboro, North Carolina, demanded service at a Woolworth’s lunch counter. When the staff refused to serve them, they stayed until the store closed. In the following days and weeks this “sit-in” idea spread through the South.  At first several hundred and then several thousand students participated in protest against this form of segregation.

Although SNCC, or ‘Snick’ as it became known, continued its efforts to desegregate lunch counters through nonviolent confrontations, it had only modest success.  In May 1961, SNCC expanded its focus to support local efforts in voter registration as well as public accommodations desegregation.

Other points mentioned:
·         Segregation
·         Marion Barry
·         Stokely Carmichael / Kwame Toure
·         H. Rap Brown / Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
·         Black Panther Party
·         Civil rights era struggle
·         Quotes from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gun Review

Smith and Wesson Model 649   revolver
·         Weight: 22.2 oz / 629.4g
·         Caliber: .357 Magnum, .38 S&W SPECIAL +P
·         Capacity: 5
·         Barrel Material: Stainless Steel

S&W 5 shot .357 revolver


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One thought on “Podcast 534 – Where There is Unity , There is Strength”

  1. I’m very excited to see your return to podcasting. I appreciate and enjoy your entire ‘cast but always particularly appreciate the history segments. Thank you for your time and your efforts.

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