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Should the UN Step in to Stop Police from Killing Unarmed Civilians? Plus Jasiri X Interview!!

                                                                                                      

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                                                                                                                            Photo  Courtesy of NY Post

The police murders of unarmed citizens from Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson and others have sparked outrage across the country. The issue is polarizing cops and the African-American community at heights not seen arguably since the 80's. Beyond the race issue, many Latino, Asians and White citizens are finding themselves on very bad ends of police encounters.

However, the recently video taped unarmed civilian killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina brings a new chill to the discussion. Additionally, the severe beating of a San Bernadino County man by the sheriffs dept. after he totally complied has people asking a lot of questions. Recently the Wisconsin community announced they plan to try and take the case of unarmed civilian Tony Robinson to the United Nations.

The idea of taking the US to the UN for crimes against African Americans has been on our tongues since the era of Malcolm X. But will it help? What can be done to change the way cops interact with Blacks and others so its less likely to end in death for the civilian or the cop? Also, how are most Hip-Hop media outlets helping or hurting the discussion? This is what we talk about today on Bishop Chronicles.

                                                                                                                     Photo by: Adisa Banjoko

Then we talk with the ever opinionated and inspiring rapper and activist, Jasiri X.

 

 

Vince Krause on Skateboarding, Jiu-Jitsu and Paul Walker

After a few weeks off, the BC family gets hit with a unique hard hitting exclusive. Adisa Banjoko shares details on the impact recent incidents of gun violence have taken on him. He shares the toll it took on him mentally, spiritually and physically. Walk with him as he travels to Hawaii in search of personal clarity and meets a very unique individual near the shores of Waikiki Beach.

 

Listen to him speak with Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Vince Krause. Mr. Krause shares how the art of jiu-jitsu bonded he and acting icon Paul Walker as students of the gentle art. Bishop Chronicles takes you on a deep journey that speaks not only to Walkers' dedication to perfecting the art, but also his efforts in perfecting his character as a human being. The duo spent several years training in Hawaii, LA, Atlanta, Puerto Rico and South Africa during the filming of the Fast and Furious film series.

Between the conversation you will also learn deep aspects of skateboarding culture, speed chess in Hawaii,  and the unifying force of jiu-jitsu. You have never seen this side of Paul Walker, and you can only see it here on BC.

Ferguson, America, Race and Reality PLUS: Exclusive Talk from RZA to Incarcerated Youth!

 Ferguson, America, Race and Reality PLUS: Exclusive Talk from RZA to Incarcerated Youth!

RZA and Adisa Banjoko visit the St. Louis Chess Club after speaking to incarcerated youth and visiting the World Chess Hall of Fame. Adisa Banjokoserved as Education Consultant and lead researcher for the Living Like Kings Exhibit (open now till April 26th 2015).

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Episode 23: Mike Relm and Adisa Banjoko Look at 2013

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Adisa Banjoko and Mike Relm look at 2013 from front to back. From the passing of Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, to Kendrick Lamar, to Ronda Rousey shutting up any doubters, Scandal, Real Husbands of Hollywood...Its a great fun show. We're glad to have you with us. Happy New Year!!!! 

 

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Episode 17: Why is Spike Lee on Kickstarter? Kanye Wrote Best Rap Verse of All Time? I Don't Think So!! Plus, we interview Chris Corrales on Health & the Art of Structural Integration

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Kanye says the second verse of New Slaves is the best verse of all time. Not for him, but of all rap. We here at The Bishop Chronicles love Kanye as a producer, respect him as a rapper- but that's just crazy talk. We give two prime examples in the new issue here.

Later we talk about Spike Lee on Kickstarter and what is says about Spike and Hollywood. Jay Z and Belafonte having beef as well as the horrific wave of bad tattoos around the world.

 

After speaking on that and more, we interview Chris Corrales of www.medicinevoluton.com about alternative health methods. He does Structural Integration also known as Rolfing. It has amazing impact on how the body feels and operates. On top of that, he's got a crazy jiu jitsu history that will take you from San Diego, to The Bay, Brazil, Abu Dhabi and back!!  

 

Chris Corrales breaks down structural integration aka Rolfing. It helps the body function more fully.

Chris Corrales breaks down structural integration aka Rolfing. It helps the body function more fully.

Episode 15: Top 10 Mistakes BJJ Fighters Make in MMA + Chessboxing Filmmaker David Bitton

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What a show. We talk about the sad loss of Anderson Silva, jiu jitsu icon Roger Gracie and the nature of entertainment and warrior psychology in the UFC. We also start looking at Jiu Jitsu in MMA and a few reasons BJJ guys have come up short in the cage as of late.  

We also talk with David Bitton about his new kickstarter film Chessboxing The King's Discipline   You will learn a lot about why this film needs to be funded!!

Episode 13: Jay Z and Samsung Take Everything to the Next Level, 2 Chainz Gets Jacked, A Pimps Redeption and Mark Weinstein Talks Internet Privacy

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Jay Z is killing the game, AGAIN. 

Jay Z is killing the game, AGAIN. 

This episode moves faster than a freight train. We open talking about Kanye West and Kim Kardashians new baby, we move from there to look at how Jay Z has taken mantle over as king of all big business in Hip-Hop. He has truly replaced MC Hammer as he redifines what it means to be a businessman in Hip-Hop. After the viewing of the Maga Carta Holy Grail ad on TV during the NBA Finals, there can simply be no question about his place in the game. 

From there we take a look at the 2 Chainz attempted jacking in SF and a deeper look at the history of rappers getting gaffled in The Bay. DJ Quik could have told him how it was in The Bay, but there is a cultural shift in industry business that has cut off mainstream rappers from the communities that buy their music. Lean back and learn something! 

Legendary pimp and author Iceberg Slim and his partner in crime Partytime. How does a pimp gain redemption after all the pain they have caused? Iceberg knows.

Legendary pimp and author Iceberg Slim and his partner in crime Partytime. How does a pimp gain redemption after all the pain they have caused? Iceberg knows.

From there we take a look at the deeper elements of author Iceberg Slim and ask the question "Can there ever be redeption for a pimp?" His work gave birth to the Blaxploitation films of the 70's, and was the motivation for artists like Ice T, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Jay- Z and Cash Money Record founders Baby and Slim. Was there more to Iceberg than meets the eye? Cash Money Content is currently owns the bulk of Ice Berg Slims work and is selling it to a new generation of young people. How might this affect those hyponotized by the "pimp life"? From there we end with a fantastic interview with CEO of Sgrouples.com Mark Weinstein having a serious talk about privacy and whats really at stake for the American public.  

Mark Weinstein of Sgrouples.com talks about the deeper elements behind the NSA and FBI looking into your personal, digital world. 

Mark Weinstein of Sgrouples.com talks about the deeper elements behind the NSA and FBI looking into your personal, digital world. 

Episode 8: A Deeper Look at the Boston Bombings Pt. 1

This was probably the hardest show for me to record, because the topic is so complex and the end result will have impact on ALL American citizens and the potential to being a new era of peace. We are talking about the Boston Bombing.

After a short look at some current events like Jason Collier coming out in the NBA and some cool news about Yahoo! and the implications of Snoop Dogg (promoting a gun buy back program), we talk about the Boston Bombers.

We know what you have seen in the media. We know what you think you may know about the Boston Bombings. Nevertheless, there are a lot of conversations NOT happening in regards to the terror attacks themselves and the religions, social and political implications they leave in America's wake.

In this episode we talk about how little we really know about the attacks, about those blamed for the attacks, about Chechens, about Islam in America and the failure of the media to really investigate this issue with sincerity, instead of sensationalism. 

This will be an ongoing discussion. This is not about conspiracy theories. This is about taking a hard look at what happened, what we understand (and don't understand about these attacks and who is being left out of the conversation to our detriment.

This is not a show made for people on the hard left or the hard right. This is for the people looking to learn the truth about where we are, how we got here and what we can start to do so we can leave this state of confusion and violence.

We hope you take this show seriously. We hope you join us in the search for truth and peace.

Bishop Chronicles Episode 6: Ronda Rousey Potential Weakness, Interview w/ Rener Gracie and Rapper Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples

This is the weekend we have a lot of fun looking at some things we love. Hip-Hop and MMA!!! First Adisa breaks down his trip to Cambridge to speak at Harvard. He speaks especially about how Bay Area people are not built for East coast weather.

Then we move on to talk about the Ronda Rousey Liz Carmouche fight. It was magnificent, but, some say Rousey had a key weakness exposed. Do you agree?

Liz Carmouche on Ronda's back at UFC. 

Liz Carmouche on Ronda's back at UFC. 

From there, we talk about something I think we sprouting up all over America in the next decade or so: The rise of cults. Cult behavior is popping up in all kinds of odd places and the idea here is really about protecting your own mind and faith in your OWN ability to solve issues. 

Finally we talk with the one any only Rener Gracie and Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples about the differences between MMA and Gracie Jiu JiuJitsu. While many think they are the same, they are worlds apart. Rakka makes some great insights showing the connections between what Gracie Jiu Jitsu is and what the MMA industry market to the masses, have a striking correlation to what Hip-Hop is and what the Rap industry market to the masses. Come learn a bit more about the sport you love.

Alan "Gumby" Marques, Mike Relm, Adisa Banjoko, Rakaa Iriscience, Rener Gracie and Henry Akins at Area 51 (thats G-14 classified). 

Alan "Gumby" Marques, Mike Relm, Adisa Banjoko, Rakaa Iriscience, Rener Gracie and Henry Akins at Area 51 (thats G-14 classified). 

Adisa Banjoko freezing his ass off after his Harvard lecture, with two White guys ( video mastermind JP Garzone and author Brian Coleman) totally comfortable in the arctic weather of Boston. Look at his face. This is a Black man clearly built for the west coast. 

Adisa Banjoko freezing his ass off after his Harvard lecture, with two White guys ( video mastermind JP Garzone and author Brian Coleman) totally comfortable in the arctic weather of Boston. Look at his face. This is a Black man clearly built for the west coast.