The Robert Wesley Branch Show

The Robert Wesley Branch Show
Real, raw, relevant, wise and inspiring talk on spirituality, personal vision & sacred purpose, metaphysics, and history.
Building Beyond the Basics
Apr 11 • 7 min
This is a story of the mental power to choose and decide. This is a story of reading and studying – beyond the basics. (6 Minutes) [TRWBS #244 – University of Success IV: The Will to Fail – November 18, 2017.]
Bread Upon the Waters I: Mansa Abubakari Keita II, Prince of Mali
Oct 18, 2018 • 27 min
This is the story of Mansa Abubakari II, 9thEmperor of Mali – a visionary, a risk-taker, a man whose dream was not deferred. [TRWBS #249 – Bread Upon the Waters – February 3, 2018.]
The Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat
Aug 5, 2018 • 13 min
This is the story of the distinction between the Bourgeoisie and the Proletariat - the capitalists who actually OWN the means of production and reap surplus value from that production (profit made by the Proletariat, but not given to them!) VERSUS those…
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Aug 5, 2018 • 10 min
This is the story of the “grapevine telegraph” - the informal, spontaneous word-of-mouth communication system used by Negro slaves in Civil War America to keep up-to-date on current events, and to stay one step ahead of their white slavemasters. This is…
Black Content Creators and the Telling of Our Own Stories
Aug 5, 2018 • 28 min
This is the story of Black content creators and the telling of our own stories. This is also the story of a resume I received from Detroit, some 20+ years ago, when I was an associate producer with Discovery Channel, and the person who sent it to me. This…
One Open Door at a Time
Jun 24, 2018 • 4 min
This is the story of one open door at a time. This is also the story of an earth angel, who opened a major door for me, back in 1989. [TRWBS #233 - Sugar Blues - April 15, 2017.]
Jun 24, 2018 • 4 min
Darren Dante Bonner breaks down the word “resurrect.” [TRWBS #233 - Sugar Blues - April 15, 2017.]
The Beginnings of Blaxploitation
Jun 23, 2018 • 18 min
This is the story of the beginnings of Blaxploitation. This is also the story of, perhaps, the biggest “pusherman” in your life - and the drug he is selling you: white gold, also known as sucrose, processed and refined sugar. This is, too, the story of…
The Evolution of a “Conscious” Black Man
Jun 15, 2018 • 24 min
This is the story of the evolution of a “conscious” Black man. This is also the story of bearing witness; and ancestral memory; and cultural retentions; and reclamations of spaces and narratives that may have inspired shame or pain; and the alchemy of…
Brother Kwesi: The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator
Jun 6, 2018 • 38 min
This is the story of the spiritual power of a Black male teacher/educator. Featuring: Brother Kwesi. Chicago. Teaches on the West Side.
Brother Clea: The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator
May 30, 2018 • 25 min
This is the story of a young brother (with three college degrees) who teaches art in a middle school in suburban ATL. [TRWBS #231 - The Spiritual Power of a Black Male Teacher/Educator - March 18, 2017.]
“Conscious” Fatherhood: Chapter Four: Dr. Willie L. Williams
May 5, 2018 • 42 min
The fourth in a series of conversations about what it means to be a “conscious” father. Featuring: Dr. Willie L. Williams.
“Conscious” Fatherhood: Chapter Three: When Mommy and Daddy Are Not Together
Mar 17, 2018 • 26 min
The third in a series of shows about what it means to be a “conscious” father. Who is that brother?
“Conscious” Fatherhood: Chapter Two: What Becomes of a Tribe in Trauma?
Mar 10, 2018 • 50 min
The second of a three-part look at what it means to be a “conscious” father. Who is that brother?
“Conscious” Fatherhood: Chapter One: Our Fathers
Mar 3, 2018 • 51 min
The first in a three-part look at what it means to be a “conscious” father. Who is that brother?
Og Mandino’s “University of Success” III: How to Count Your Blessings
Oct 28, 2017 • 19 min
This is a story of how to count your blessings. This is also a story of Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People. Mr. Carnegie says that 90 percent of the things in your life are going right – and 10 percent are going wrong.…
Manageable Challenges
Oct 14, 2017 • 18 min
This is a story of how you manage a challenge – and the three questions you ask yourself in the process. This is also a story of how mastery requires perfecting the balancing of opposites: this is a mystery and a key. This is also a story of temptation…
The Roots of Race
Apr 22, 2017 • 83 min
This is the story of the roots of race in America, beginning in Europe, with Carl Linnaeus, Johann Blumenbach, then moving stateside with Thomas George Morton, and Louis Agassiz – and their scientific racism. This is also the story of race, class, and…
Sugar Blues: Killing Us Sweetly with Its Taste
Apr 15, 2017 • 31 min
Digging up the historical roots of sugar cultivation in North, Central, and South America; discussing the slaves that harvested the crops then; and exploring the effects of the over-consumption of sugar on Black folks today. Special guest: Renate Seldon.
The Evolution of You VI: Education or Indoctrination?
Mar 11, 2017 • 105 min
Are you being educated or are you being indoctrinated? Featuring the groundbreaking work of educator Jane Elliott and her infamous Blue Eye/Brown Eye experiment. Special guest: former educator Judy Martin Coles discusses her years teaching in classrooms…
The Evolution of You V: Cultivating Your Consciousness
Mar 4, 2017 • 133 min
Walking in the world, being worldly, carnal, even while your High Calling germinates within you. Discussing how your spiritual identity is revealed once you separate yourself from profane people, places, and things. Special guest co-host Farris Long…
The Other Side of “Thanksgiving”
Dec 3, 2016 • 130 min
Tracing the “traditional his-tory” of the 1621 (first) Thanksgiving celebration between the Wampanoag and the Mayflower Compact survivors, from the perspective of the European colonizers of these United States of America. Talking about the European…
Toxic Masculinity: Breaking the Soul Ties
Nov 12, 2016 • 143 min
RWB Talks. Racism, Religion, the KKK, and the Silent Majority. Reeling from what for many was the surprise election of “45” to the presidency of the United States, we are discussing the reality of white nationalism now being at the center of American…
Pre-School to Prison Pipeline: Breaking the Soul Ties II
Nov 5, 2016 • 129 min
RWB Talks. The Execution of Ray Jasper. Examining the prison-industrial complex through the abolitionist writings of Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau’s work “Civil Disobedience.” Also, telling the crime and punishment story of former death row inmate…
Pre-School to Prison Pipeline: Breaking the Soul Ties I
Oct 29, 2016 • 130 min
RWB Talks. Because he refused to “snitch” on his co-conspirators, 18-year-old Reno was sentenced (under the felony murder rule) to life without the possibility of parole, and he has been serving his time for over 20 years now, at one of the 27…
Og Mandino’s University of Success II: How to Fashion Your Own Brand of Success
Oct 15, 2016 • 163 min
A Woman’s Worth (The Divine Feminine). Using FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s October 13, 2016 speech in Manchester, NH as a backdrop, we deep-dive into the spiritual power and purpose of the divine feminine principle, exploring womb energy, the balancing of…
Og Mandino’s “University of Success” I: How to Look Back on Where You Have Been
Oct 8, 2016 • 137 min
Donald Trump and the Unapologetic Acting Out of Wealthy White Male Privilege. Sharing on how the Republican Party created Donald Trump: they birthed him and now they have to burp him. Reading the “Energy” in Your Life. Life experience is a series of…
The Evolution of You IV: Upleveling Your Mind
Sep 24, 2016 • 136 min
Tracing the ancient Kemetic wisdom of DHWTY-Djehuty-Tehuti-Thoth-Hermes-Mercury to the natural laws and spiritual principles found in the Kybalion, focusing on the concept of Mentalism. From ancient Egyptian “Thoth” to our English word “thought” – words,…
The Evolution of You III: Involution. Evolution. Ascension.
Sep 17, 2016 • 125 min
Involution. Evolution. Ascension. Amplifying on Jeremiah 1 and sharing on our cosmic origins before we were formed in the human womb, our journey of spirit through this earthly experience, and our soul’s eventual rise from this blue planet. As Above, So…
The Evolution of You II: Third-Eye Consciousness
Sep 10, 2016 • 117 min
We are exploring the science and the spirit of the pineal gland, which gives vision of Divine things to those who have spiritually “awakened.” Dante teaches on the Mind of Christ. Mai Maiesha shares her “waking up” story. And I share with her how she…
The Evolution of You I: The Revolution is Televised. And Live-Streamed.
Jul 16, 2016 • 162 min
Recorded just a few days after the executions of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we are processing the pain, grief, anger, and outrage at the deaths of those brothers at the hands of police. I begin by sharing the story of 1973 New Orleans sniper…