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By Huey Bergstrom
(SAN FRANCISCO) The Golden State Warriors and Chase are launching the Beyond28 podcast, a monthly hour-long show celebrating Black culture.
The show, which launches April 21, will be hosted by ESPN's The Undefeated writer Marc. J Spears and feature activist and poet Imani Cezanne as the first guest.
The name is a reference to Black History Month and an attempt at highlighting Black culture beyond just those 28 days.
A 90-second trailer is available here and the Beyond28 Podcast will be available on all streaming platforms.
“I am proud of our commitment to Beyond28. The podcast will host rich discussions that recognize both the joy and adversity the Black community faces each day. These shared points of view have tremendous power to help create the change we all crave," said Warriors Vice President of Brand Marketing Amanda Chin.
The Beyond 28 Podcast is a collaborative effort between the Warriors, Chase, Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Audio Up Media.
Imani Cezanne won the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam with Emi Mahmoud and is the founding president of Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds (S.P.E.A.K).
“It’s critical that we continue celebrating Black culture beyond Black History Month, highlighting industry leaders, key achievements, and having in depth discussions about challenges and structural barriers still faced by the community,” said Vera Moore, Head of California Community Engagement at JPMorgan Chase.
The mixture of topics ranges from poetry, to history about the Civil Rights Act of 1965, to the impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities.