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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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    • 4.7 • 118 Ratings

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

    The Work Continues (with Jonathan Katz)

    The Work Continues (with Jonathan Katz)

    DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including a new Black tech hub, forged DNA evidence, and a reverse migration to the South. DeRay interviews Jonathan Katz on his new book Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and Breaking of America's Empire. 
     
    News:
    Myles https://www.businessinsider.com/blacktag-founders-black-creators-audiences-platform-2022-1
    Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/14/black-migration-south/
    DeRay https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072766152/virginia-beach-forged-evidence-investigation


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Speak Up and Honest (with Samira Sangare)

    Speak Up and Honest (with Samira Sangare)

    DeRay, Myles, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including Black climbers on Mount Everest, false positive drug tests in state prisons, and the life and death of Black political icons Sidney Poiter and Lani Guinier. DeRay interviews activist Samira Sangare about her work and advocacy with Saratoga Black Lives Matter in New York State.
     
    News:
    DeRay https://www.news10.com/news/nys-inspector-general-report-reveals-rampant-false-positive-drug-test-results-in-state-prisons-led-to-undue-punishment/

    Myles https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/a38695714/oprah-sidney-poitier-interview/

    Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/mount-everest-black-climbers/2021/12/31/b5d28a70-3757-11ec-8be3-e14aaacfa8ac_story.html

    De’Ara https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/us/politics/lani-guinier-dead.html
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    I'm Ready (with Myisha Cherry)

    I'm Ready (with Myisha Cherry)

    Myles, De'Ara, Kaya, and DeRay welcome the new year and cover the underreported news of the week— including DC police failed attempts to reprimand officers, Black artists revolutionize medical illustrations, Proud Boys regroup to local municipalities, and the life & death of bell hooks. DeRay interviews philosopher & longtime friend Myisha Cherry on her book The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle.
     
    News:
    Myles https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article256616171.html
    De’Ara https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/8892939002
    Kaya https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/14/us/proud-boys-local-issues.html
    DeRay https://revealnews.org/article/dc-police-tried-to-fire-24-current-officers-for-criminal-offenses/


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Have the Conversation (with Anushay Hossain)

    Have the Conversation (with Anushay Hossain)

    DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including high rates of dementia for Black and Latino women, Las Vegas persecution of minor sex-trafficking victims, and the life & death of Elder Malidoma Patrice Somé. DeRay interviews writer and a feminist policy analyst Anushay Hossain on her book Pain Gap: How Sexism & Racism in Healthcare Kill Women.
     
    News:
    Kaya https://wapo.st/3GEUknG
    Myles https://www.malidoma.com/main
    DeRay https://www.wapo.st/3oTKY1l
     
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    • 47 min
    All is Not Lost (with Tony Messenger)

    All is Not Lost (with Tony Messenger)

    DeRay, Kaya, De’Ara, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week—including a Miami Art Basel policy change, Josephine Baker's high honor in France, Black tech entrepreneurs tackling health care's race gap, and the world of underground adoption. DeRay interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Messenger on his book PROFIT AND PUNISHMENT: How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice.

    News:
    Kaya https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/04/arts/design/art-basel-miami-diversity.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Style
    Myles https://www.npr.org/2021/11/30/1059776777/josephine-baker-france-pantheon
    De’Ara https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/11/29/1056494505/how-black-tech-entrepreneurs-are-tackling-health-cares-race-gap
    DeRay https://www.propublica.org/article/they-took-us-away-from-each-other-lost-inside-americas-shadow-foster-system
     
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Communication is Key (with Barrett Holmes Pitner)

    Communication is Key (with Barrett Holmes Pitner)

    DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including GoGo at the Grammy's, exoneration with no restitution, a Hendrix family dispute, and thousands of Latino drivers labeled as white. DeRay interviews Barrett Holmes Pitner about his new book The Crime Without A Name: Combatting Ethnocide and the Erasure of Culture in America which was named one of NPR's 2021 Best Books of the Year.
     
    News:
    DeRay
    https://twitter.com/RichardAWebster/status/1462774838150545410?s=20
    De’Ara
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/gogo-dc-grammy-awards/2021/11/22/e7db3fd0-4b16-11ec-b73b-a00d6e559a6e_story.html
    Myles
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/13/jimi-hendrix-family-dispute-escalates-over-use-of-name-for-music-school
    Kaya
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/27/us/kevin-strickland-exonerated-fundraiser.html


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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

hsprngf ,

A Necessary Listen

As a white teenager who has been spurred by the recent developments in the blm movement to educate myself further on black issues today, this podcast is incredibly helpful. The stories, personal and news related, backed with interviews and evidence along with statistics have given me many new perspectives. This is a human issue and I implore you to listen. Hear the stories and fight for change. Check your privilege, educate yourself so that you can speak up and have your voice mean something. Thank you for educating so many people.

Nonie (London) ,

Essential listening for enlightenment

Very moved by the latest episode discussing the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. As a Brit I often don’t understand nor appreciate how American history in particular how the civil war shaped false theories that have expounded and continue to perpetuate racial divide and discrimination. Thank you for the enlightenment and look forward to hearing more!

Joaniem1089 ,

Imperative listening

I love this pod and it is a highlight of my week. I have learnt so much and been so inspired by Brittany, DeRay, Clint and Sam . Thanks for your great work in educating, inspiring and keeping us all informed. It is very much appreciated.

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