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

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

    Showing Up To Fight Fires (with Gregory Washington)

    Showing Up To Fight Fires (with Gregory Washington)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including Black veganism, California's inmate firefighters, a Georgia co-op town, and self-care. Then, DeRay chats with Gregory Washington, President of George Mason University, to discuss the new reality of re-opening schools and the launch of new anti-racism policies.

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    • 55 min
    The Odds Are Stacked (with Julián Castro)

    The Odds Are Stacked (with Julián Castro)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including coronavirus test delays, Trump cancelling racial sensitivity training, Miami-Dade's cyberattacks, and Pasco County's pre-crime program. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with Julián Castro about his new podcast "Our America" and where he thinks the country is headed.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Get a Change of Scenery (with Kimberley Motley)

    Get a Change of Scenery (with Kimberley Motley)

    DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into recent overlooked news including Iowa's voter suppression, national standards for police training, curfew laws, and Chadwick Boseman's thoughts on the pain of being young, gifted, and Black. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with human rights attorney and activist Kimberley Motley about police violence and the latest tragedy in Wisconsin. 
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Everybody, Get A Therapist

    Everybody, Get A Therapist

    DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including H.P. Lovecraft's racism, Tennessee law, mortality rates, and hospital lawsuits. Johnetta Elzie joins again to discuss the national protests. Then, DeRay is joined by Dr. Nzinga Harrison of the "In Recovery" podcast about how companies can become anti-racist without re-traumatizing Black employees.

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    • 59 min
    [Check This Out] The Untold Story: Policing

    [Check This Out] The Untold Story: Policing

    Take a listen to the first two episodes of DeRay's, Sam and Netta’s new project. The Untold Story: Policing is a four-part podcast series from Campaign Zero and Lemonada Media. Join host and actor Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun: Maverick, Mrs. America) on his mission: to demystify police union contracts, separate truth from fiction, and deliver some concrete steps that can end violent police misconduct across the United States. You can binge the entire season wherever you get your podcasts. 
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    • 55 min
    Swing State Stress (with Ben Wikler)

    Swing State Stress (with Ben Wikler)

    DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into recent overlooked news including HBCUs joining Esports, streaming DNC, mental health in a pandemic, and Burundi's reparations. Johnetta Elzie joins again to update us about developments around the current protests. Then, DeRay chats with Ben Wikler, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, to discuss the fight over one of 2020's most important swing states. 


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    De'Ara: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/us/politics/democratic-national-convention-speakers-schedule.html
    Kaya: https://theundefeated.com/features/hbcu-esports-league-to-debut-next-week/
    Sam: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-14/burundi-demands-43-billion-as-reparations-from-colonial-rulers

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4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

irekte ,

Essential listening

Powerful and deeply thought provoking about privilege and power.

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Awesome show

Loved the Snowden interview. Keep it up!

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