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Cedric Johnson, game week arrives for Ole Miss football + a mess for Rebel softball

Talk of Champions

In this edition of Talk of Champions, powered by Thomas Chandler of Modern Woodmen, Ben Garrett and David Johnson discuss game week arriving for Ole Miss football and the latest in the Rebel softball investigation. Later, Ole Miss defensive end Cedric Johnson joins (57:11) to talk fall camp practices, his sophomore goals and much, much more.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 8mins

30 Aug 2021

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#128 - Cedric Johnson: Architecture

Storytellers of STEMM

Today's storyteller is Cedric Johnson! Cedric is very good friend of mine, who is an architect, loves sports, and has the most contagious laughter I've ever heard. I've known Cedric for a long time but I met him because of kickball (yay sports) and our mutual good friend Brittaney Spruill, so I enlisted Britt to guest host with me in this episode!! Britt is also an architect so in this episode we ask Cedric questions about why he chose architecture, about his favorite project and his dream project, and about his career experiences along the way. We also talk all about doors (so many doors), building an airport, design, software, changing tech, and so much more. Cedric is one of my favorite people and I'm so excited and honored to share this conversation with you. Enjoy! ---You can find Rachel Villani on Twitter @flyingcypress and Storytellers of STEMM on Facebook and on the shiny new Twitter account @storytellers42. You can find Cedric on Twitter @cj70422.Book List: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park HongEpisodes referenced in this episode: We keep talking about Tim, and that's Tim Spruill (Episode 8).  Recorded on 22 May 2021.

1hr 7mins

7 Jul 2021

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Jacobin Show: The Triumph of Militant Liberalism w/ Cedric Johnson

Jacobin Radio

Every Wednesday at 6 PM ET, The Jacobin Show offers socialist perspectives on class and capitalism in the twenty-first century, the failures of liberalism, and the prospects of rebuilding a left labor movement in the US. This is the podcast version of the show from June 23, 2021 with Jen Pan and Paul Prescod hosting. Cedric Johnson, associate professor of political science and African American studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, joins us to discuss the past year of racial justice protests and the swift ascent of what he calls "militant racial liberalism." Read Johnson in Jacobin: https://jacobinmag.com/2020/06/blackwashing-corporations-woke-capitalism-protests/p> Subscribe to Jacobin for just $10: https://jacobinmag.com/subscribe/?code=JACOBINYT Music provided by Zonkey: https://linktr.ee/zonkey Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jacobinmag

1hr 33mins

25 Jun 2021

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Part 13 of THE MICHAEL BROOKS TRIBUTE SERIES: Identity and the Left Ft. Vivek Chibber, Cedric Johnson & Todd McGowan with Bhaskar Sunkara (moderator)

The Michael Brooks Show

In honor of Michael Brooks and his work we are hosting a series of round table discussions. This series is made possible because of our Patrons. To support this work and to listen to all of the tribute panels as soon as they are released become a Patron of The Michael Brooks Legacy Project at 
https://www.patreon.com/TMBS. Thank you Russell Sbriglia for all the work and love you have put into this series. 
To support TMBS crew Matt & David’s work become a Patron of LEFT RECKONING
 https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning This panel was edited by Forrest Miller @AlwaysFlacko, and produced by Russell Sbriglia and Lisha Brooks @for_mjb

1hr 15mins

19 Feb 2021

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Unregistered 151: Cedric Johnson

Unregistered with Thaddeus Russell

Born and raised at the end of Jim Crow in Opelousas, Louisiana and now a professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cedric Johnson joined me to discuss his origins in black institutions in the post-segregation South and his brilliantly provocative scholarly work attacking the very ideas of race, “whiteness,” “blackness” … Continue reading Unregistered 151: Cedric Johnson →

2hr 8mins

2 Feb 2021

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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 96: End of the Year Show w/ Touré Reed, Cedric Johnson, and Pascal Robert


Well, 2020 is almost over, and I feel comfortable saying that all of us, except for about 600+ billionaires can't wait to bring in the new year. 2020 will be forever known as the year of tragedy. COVID-19 ripping through the world killing over a million world wide, and over 330,000 in this country alone. Infecting 1 in 1,000 Americans t could there be hope on the horizon with breakthroughs in vaccines? While we were locked down to attempt tot flatten the curve of the pandemic we saw the country stand up to what many feel is the scourge of state violence at the hands of law enforcement. With these urban uprisings a new conversation of defunding police arose. Were these protests and uprisings the birth of a real movement to change the way we look at policing or has it been co-opted by a class of foundation careerists? The Trump era for many is over with the election of Joe Biden, but will the architect of the 1994 Crime Bill be the answer to state sanctioned police violence with his (and his party's) austerity record? We'll intorgate these questions AND SO MUCH MORE. Cedric Johnson Clip: https://youtu.be/Sg7mSGJVM-g Touré Reed Clip: https://youtu.be/LGj4PgDCIQ4 Pascal Robert Clip: https://youtu.be/fjbz7htz6Dw Thank you guys again for taking the time to check this out.  We appreciate each and everyone of you.  If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!  Become a patron now : https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland Medium: https://medium.com/@jasonmyles/they-dont-really-care-about-us-e2f1703ca39e

2hr 47mins

3 Jan 2021

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Cedric Johnson

Black Oxygen

In one of his poems, Paul Laurence Dunbar said, “we wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes.” In this episode of Black Oxygen, Cedric Johnson, Community Services Manager at MGE, talks about his reckoning and the process of removing his mask to survive and thrive in Madison, Wi. The conversation is rich and covers many topics current energy challenges of many Madison families, the process of learning about and loving oneself, some of the hidden gems in Madison and so much more. https://ourlivesmadison.com/article/the-chameleon/


23 Nov 2020

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The Problem, the Process and the Promise - Dr. Cedric Johnson

Storefront Church

A timely message we encourage all to hear. In the midst of an unprecedented season of loss, Dr. Cedric Johnson shared from Joshua 1:1-9, the importance of grieving. Grieving is necessary because it's through grief that we heal.


22 Nov 2020

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39 Cedric Johnson on thinking historically about racial justice and the policing crisis

Change Lab: Conversations on Transformation and Creativity

Last year, Cedric Johnson embedded himself at ArtCenter for a week-long residency. Included in that visit was a talk about the policing crisis as well as a workshop with students exploring what it means to “do good” in the world through art and design. These issues have only become more timely in the intervening year. But as any good historian will tell you – and Cedric most definitely fits that description – history has a way of colliding with the present if you wait long enough. As a professor of political science and African American studies at University of Illinois at Chicago, Cedric has dedicated his academic career to studying and writing about the relationship between class, race and social change. These ideas coalesce in rich narrative detail in his award-winning book, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics.Cedric has a gift for communicating complex and sometimes disruptive ideas with warmth, clarity and impressive skill. Throughout his extensive writings (and in his interview with Change Lab), he emphasizes the need for addressing the roots of racial injustice in class inequities, from persistent poverty and the “crimes of survival” committed as a result of “structural unemployment.Our conversation was full of ideas, both grounded and groundbreaking, that are critical to creating sustainable social change. Particularly germane to the ArtCenter community, were his observations on the importance of decommodifying education (i.e., making it accessible to all students regardless of their ability to pay). This, he insists, is an essential stepping stone toward creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive college campuses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


11 Nov 2020

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E10.2: Policing the surplus population, pt 2: with Cedric Johnson and Clare Hammonds

Socialism in the Time of Corona

Cedric Johnson contests virtually every aspect of our current left-socialist consensus on policing in the U.S.: its origins in slavery and Jim Crow, the problem of police unions, even the possibility of a police-free society. We recorded this conversation a few weeks ago at the height of the protests, and now that those have cooled a bit, Johnson’s arguments may receive a fairer hearing. Johnson is Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago. His most recent books include the 2011 edited volume The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New Orleans (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), and Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). Our conversation is based on Johnson’s chapter “Trumpism, policing and the problem of surplus population”, in the new book Labor in the time of Trump. We’re joined by one of the editors of this book, Clare Hammonds, who appeared earlier in Episode 7 of this podcast. Hammonds is Professor of Practice and Graduate Program Director at the UMass Amherst Labor Center. See also Johnson's "The Panthers can't save us now," Catalyst Spring 2017.


9 Aug 2020