Elementary Genocide is a documentary executive produced by award winning journalist/filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz. The documentary appeals to a wide general viewership by addressing the social, cultural, political and personal ramifications of how the federal government allots money to each state, to build prions based on the failure rate of 4th and 5th graders. In America, where half of the 4th grade is reading below grade level and more African-American males are in jail than are in college, ElementaryGenocide serves as a striking reminder of a flawed system in need of repair.
Elementary Genocide consists of candid interviews and voice-over narration culled from original interviews from professors, teachers, best selling authors, children, parents, celebrities, etc. A few notable appearances are made by Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Supreme Understanding, Dr. Torrence Stephens, Tracey Syphax, Killer Mike, Kadidra Stewart, Edward M. Garnes Jr., Okorie Johnson and Sistah Iminah.
Rahiem Shabazz continues the conscience-raising dialogue generated by his acclaimed documentary Elementary Genocide: The School To Prison Pipeline with his equally hard-hitting Elementary Genocide 2: The Board of Education vs The Board of Incarceration. Featuring interviews with noted educator and Black psychologistDr. Umar Johnson, Chief Juvenile Court Judge Steven C. Teske, fearless former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, former political prisoner and Black Liberation Army co-founder Dhoruba bin Wahad, popular social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins, award-winning education reformer Dr. Steve Perry and more, The Board of Education vs The Board of Incarceration uncovers the true purpose of today’s educational system and how it’s failing the African child. Going beyond the school-to-prison pipeline headlines and conspiracy theories, The Board of Education Vs. The Board of Incarceration proves that something sinister is afloat by digging deep to explore its origin, its existence and how to plot its destruction to save every Black child.
- Necessary Blackness Ep. 49 – Monetizing Gentrification w/ TJ Loftin February 7, 2018In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast host Rahiem Shabazz interviews Thomas “TJ” Loftin (Wealth Coach and Speaker) during his stop in Atlanta for the “Monetizing Gentrification” tour. TJ discusses creative financing and interest-based negotiation skills as well as why its important to preserve wealth in your business and community. The post Necessary Blackness […]Rahiem Shabazz
- Necessary Blackness Ep. 48 Marcus Garvey vs A. Philip Randolph February 5, 2018In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, we celebrate the work and legacy of Marcus Garvey. We explore the longstanding disagreement in ideologies of Marcus Garvey the Pan-Afrikanist vs A. Phillip Randolph the Socialist. W. E. B. Du Bois, and A. Philip Randolph and several other leaders were quite critical of Garvey, whose objectives […]Rahiem Shabazz
- Atlanta Film Screening & Community Dialogue – Elementary Genocide 3: Academic Holocaust January 27, 2018Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust Community Dialogue and Film Screening Saturday, January 27. 3:00 p.m. The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Rasha Entertainment Inc., will host a screening of Elementary Genocide III: Academic Holocaust. The latest installment of the Elementary Genocide series, produced by journalist and filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz. This powerful documentary continues […]Rahiem Shabazz
- Necessary Blackness Ep: 47 King Was AmeriKKKa’s Nightmare January 18, 2018In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz analyzes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life and how mainstream media tries to change the narrative of his message. The message of MLK is being changed to revise his history for the state sanction holiday we celebrate every year. Initially, the church was opposed to King’s […]Rahiem Shabazz
- Necessary Blackness Ep: 46 Racism In Advertisement, Oprah’s Golden Globe Award Speech & The Controversy Surrounding R&B Singer Ginuwine January 11, 2018 In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast, Rahiem Shabazz discusses “Racism In Advertisement” and how this is not a new phenomenon and how it existed for many years. The problem with Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globe Awards, the controversy surrounding R&B singer Ginuwine and how the dominant society is trying to decimate Black […]Rahiem Shabazz