Black History Year

Black Power and a Black Agenda with Candace Hollingsworth

Black Power and a Black Agenda with Candace Hollingsworth

Black History Year - May 24, 2021 - 49:46

You’ve heard us say it before. The Black vote is powerful. But the two-party system wasn’t designed to actively engage our needs. So how do we reclaim our power in a political ecosystem that takes our vote - our power - for granted? Today’s guest has the insight necessary to begin answering that question. Candace Hollingsworth was the first Black mayor of Hyattsville, Maryland, and founder of Our Black Party, an independent political group whose mission is to advance a political agenda and address the needs of our people. We'll explore the history of independent Black political parties and the political actions we must take to reclaim our power. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company – hit us up at and share this with your people!PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Abeni Jones, Patrick Sanders, Tasha Taylor, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Briona Lamback, Akua Tay, Leslie Taylor-Grover, and Darren Wallace. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the podcast. Black History Year’s Executive Producer is Julian Walker.

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About The Show

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at