I’m a Black woman who loves Wisconsin. That said, with so few Black folks in the state, sometimes I need a little extra dose of Black oxygen. A place where I can breathe, connect, restore by hearing and listening deeply to Black folks in this shared journey of life. This podcast will feature and highlight the Black voices in Wisconsin and a little beyond. I hope that these conversations will lift your spirits and give you a few moments to breathe. Get your candles lit and your incense burning. It’s time for Black Oxygen.

— Angela Russell


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Recent Episodes:

Black Oxygen: The importance of slowing down with Carisa

Drawn by our access to nature and overall cost of living, singer-songwriter Carisa moved to Madison from New York City two years ago. In...

Black Oxygen: “Madtown Momma” Alicia Hazen

Born and raised in Racine, Wi, Alicia Hazen is a Madison-based blogger, model and influencer covering the Midwest lifestyle, fashion and motherhood.  She is...

Black Oxygen: Cleveland James

Cleveland James, a retired higher education professional, was one of the key architects of the UW-Madison PEOPLE program.  Originally from Charlotte North Carolina, Mr....